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Submitted by Paul la Demain (United States), Aug 9, 2007 at 12:31

Excellent refresher course. There's another significant border dispute that deserves recognition: the boundary issues between Yemen and Saudi Arabia; a dispute that has simmered since the creation of Saudi Arabia.

People forget that Saudi Arabia is a relatively new state. It was created in 1932--twelve years after the Brits declared Palestine a Jewish state. Abdullah (the first monarch of SA) used the same tactics against the inhabitants of the Arabian Peninsula later employed by Arafat: terrorism and wholesale slaughter of unarmed civilians--women, children, etc.

The same technique Islamics are engaged in near the oil fields of Algeria and against Israel--the thorn in the Saudi hide. It has been responsibly reported that Abdullah persuaded the Brits to recognize his conquest of the Arabian peninsula and his creation of a theocratic monarchial dictatorship with the argument that since Britain had already recognized Palestine as a Jewish state, the Brits should by the same principle recognize his newly conquered region as an Islamic state. And so the Brits did, in or about 1932.

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