From check point to check mate

posted by
January 11, 2012
by Patrick Cockburn  
Posted in Commentary

"Checkpoints are common to every country in the Middle East and beyond. They play a central role in the daily lives of people from Tripoli in Libya to Peshawar in Pakistan and from the mountains of south-east Turkey to the marshes of southern Sudan. Nobody knows their number, although it must be in the tens of thousands, and they vary between being a minor inconvenience, a reassuring sign of security, and a place of terror and/or execution." (01/11/12)  
  • estiengorcock

    Way to go Mary Lou! The first check point I see around here maned by civilians I intend to slam on the gas and go through guns blazing. Around here we call them "car jackings" not "check points".

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