Since my head is buried in history and videos at the moment, I thought I would drop a tidbit and a link to one of my favorite writers, Sultan Knish and an article about the United Arab Emirates. Here is a taste, and make sure you go read the whole story including Part II. Follow the money and the coverup and it will always lead you to the crime….
The Rising Threat of the UAE
Until Dubai Ports World, a company owned by UAE ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, attempted to buy six major ports in the United States, few Americans were paying serious attention to the rising threat of the UAE.
Where regimes like Iran or Pakistan offer up more direct threats to the West in the form of nuclear arsenals and terrorism sponsorship, the UAE represents a soft threat that may be ultimately be just as dangerous because it is understated.
While the UAE provided 2 of the 9/11 terrorists, had close ties with the Taliban and served a stop on the smuggling network that moved nuclear technology from North Korea to Iran, the UAE has avoided the bellicose confrontational rhetoric, instead operating under the radar.
Where states like Iran or Saddam’s Iraq routinely blew their oil money on weapons and a military that could never actually pose a threat to the West in anything except non-conventional weapons, the UAE has relied on the United States to provide regional security, while aggressively pursuing a program of economic conquest of the US and Europe.
The UAE may have many of the same ties to terrorists that Saudi Arabia does, but it has done a far better job with its own public image, building business ties with Western companies and slowly taking them over. The DPW takeover may have been a shock to the system, but it is part of a slow creeping pattern of UAE businesses seizing pieces of the Western economy.
Compared to the brutal tyrannies of Iran or Syria, or the ruthless public suppression of protest in Egypt or the armed militias of Lebanon or Gaza, the UAE seems to show a placid and sunny face of benign despotic family rule. The UAE of course is ultimately a tyranny based around the same system of clan and family interests that dominates much of the Middle East’s politics, even when it’s disguised by terms like Federation or Prime Minister. But above and beyond that the UAE is Sparta with a warrior class replaced by a business class.
Make sure to read the rest; fascinating stuff….
P.S. The war on Terror is being fought on the wrong front….
Even if there were nothing else, Sultan Knish would deserve the applause of the world just for having a name like “Sultan Knish”.
Interesting posting. Those oil-rich Gulf states are actually among the most backward of the Arab countries (in areas like the status of women, for example), yet they’ve long managed to maintain a more positive image in the minds of Americans than other Arabs have. That in itself suggests a fairly sophisticated propaganda effort at work.
Here’s is what I want to say to all who have money in banks and credit unions: Make sure your money is in a SOLID financial institution! Credit unions do a lot of business through car loans, equity loans, etc. In California, especially, credit unions can be risky. Why? Because California is bankrupt! State employees are having to take mandatory furloughs (2 days/month). I am taking my money out of my credit union and putting it into a bank that is rock solid and has done NO home equity loans (they survived the Great Depression).
Gold and silver are volatile, because they are affected by market fluctuations. Putting your money into gold coins and bars would be HEAVY and where would you put it?
We MAY be facing financial armageddon (hopefully not). Watch out for yourselves.
A UAE Company took an 8% stake in AMD (it’s the main competitor of Intel) awhile back.
Ginny? Is your financial advisor telling you to put your money into a rock solid BANK? Get back to me on that, K?
oh BTW, if your money is sitting in the bank and it is not worth anything at all – does it matter that it is there and guaranteed by the same people that devalued it?
Each and every member of Congress should be notified that he or she is personally liable (can be sued) for his or her own failure, or the same in conspiracy with other members, to perform what is a ministerial and constitutional duty, that is, to require and/or insist that Presidential electoral votes only be counted for candidates who are “natural born citizens” under Article II of the United States Constitution, the failure of which creates a cause of action for deprivation of claimants’ constitutional rights (as allowed under the Bivens case) against employees of the Federal Government, in this case, to a lawful President and Commander in Chief, and therefore, for deprivation of adequate continuation of the United States as a Constitutional Republic. The constitutionally tortious conduct is not subject to congressional immunity and would be the jettison of Article II of the Constitution by failure to stop and/or object to the counting of electoral votes for Barack H. Obama who has admitted that at the time of his birth his father was a Kenyan/British citizen and not a citizen of the United States of America.
I realize that the money may not be worth anything in the very near future because of hyperinflation, but if I invest in gold how do I know that that too may eventually be worth nothing? Maybe the only thing to do is stuff it into my mattress! Then I’d better insure my house for more! No, really, I don’t have any answers, I just know that we are heading for the big D. It’s very frightening. Don’t forget the Weimar Republic, Germany; I think we’re headed there. I’d better get my wheelbarrow ready to fill with money so I can go to the store and buy a loaf of bread.
One more thought, though, I will be speaking to my financial adviser on Friday to discuss gold investments,and any other options I may have.
Merry Christmas to everyone, and God Bless America (cause we’re gonna need it).
Ted, all those aholes should be run out of office on a rail! There are so many things wrong with our country, starting with the Federal Reserve! They’re all afraid to take the power away from the Fed; two have died trying: Louise T. McFadden and most likely John F. Kennedy. Learn about the Federal Reserve! Read The Creature from Jekyll Island, and/or watch this video: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-8484911570371055528
We have lost our way on so many fronts.
For those of you that have serious cash, one idea you can check into is opening a bank account in say Switzerland and converting your american to that currency – NOT THE EURO. It is an idea that you may want to check out for yourself. I on the other hand have nothing more to lose as I am one of the working poor, and am rich in many other ways.
Merry Xmas All!
COMPLETELY OFF TOPIC!!!!
If you missed them last night, enjoy the lights today, whether you’re celebrating Christmas, Chanukah, the Solstice of last weekend, Kwanzaa or simply enjoying your unadorned Festivus pole!!!
5. The Heart of the Season: Celebrating the Season with Light…New Mexico Luminarias
Merry Christmas, Logistics Monster!
The Bilderberg Group, very, very interesting! Perhaps this is the “shadow government” so many have suggested exists.
The more I learn about my government, the more I wish there was a ground movement. How would we accomplish that? There are so many of us newly awakened citizens, but what do we do with what we have learned? Do we wait until civilization as we know it no longer exists? Is that when the people will rise up?
When I try to tell some of my family about what I now know, i.e. the Federal Reserve for example, or that we are heading for a depression and worse, they get angry or laugh, they just don’t want to know about it. My sister called me, “Miss Chicken Little the Sky is Falling”.
However, myself and some of my family are preparing for what may be coming our way. We are taking the necessary steps to make sure that we have protection, clothing, food, and information so that we can live.
Excellent Thought Ginny,
I keep a hurricane kit and an earthquake kit and if those two events don’t happen then I am just that much ahead. This situation is the same…be prepared and if by some glorious miracle sh** doesn’t hit the fan, then we are all just that much more ahead. I’m not holding my breath…we are doomed to repeat history.
Yes in deed, my friend.