Vice President Biden Apologizes For Saying True Things About Who Funds Terrorism

By: Monday October 6, 2014 12:35 pm

As hard as it is to believe, the politics of the war in Syria has gotten even more dysfunctional. Vice President Joe Biden has now apologized both to the leader of Turkey and United Arab Emirates after correctly stating – publicly – that the two nations bare considerable responsibility for the jihadists operating in Syria. [...]

 

UAE-Hired Lobbyists Planted Anti-Qatar Stories in US Media

By: Friday September 26, 2014 1:50 pm

Try to act surprised. A familiar cast of characters has been caught writing stories at the behest of lobbyists for foreign governments. According to The Intercept, the government of the United Arab Emirates has been using American so-called journalists to vilify a rival gulf state, Qatar. By planting stories in US media publications UAE hopes to distance US policymakers and the public from its gulf state rival.

Guggenheim Protest Highlights Labor Conditions on UAE Luxury Island

By: Monday February 24, 2014 3:15 pm

Saturday night at the Guggenheim Museum in Manhattan, art lovers experienced an intervention action designed to highlight the labor conditions on Saadiyat Island in the United Arab Emirates. A franchise of the New York’s Guggenheim, Guggenheim Abu Dhabi, is under construction on the man-made resort island

American Sentenced to a Year in United Arab Emirates Jail for Parody Video

By: Monday December 23, 2013 3:16 pm

No joke. A parody video in the UAE can get you in serious trouble. Shezanne Cassim has been sentenced for a year in jail and faces fines of over $2,700 because of a satirical video he posted on YouTube poking very gentle fun at gangster culture in the Dubai, UAE neighborhood of Satwa.

U.S. Aid to Egypt: Let Them Eat F-16′s

By: Sunday July 14, 2013 4:00 pm

There is something almost obscene about the announcement out of Washington that the U.S. is going ahead with plans to deliver more sophisticated military equipment to Egypt, despite the military coup that overthrew President Mohammed Morsi.

Through Bradley Manning, Jeremy Scahill Learned Blackwater’s Erik Prince Was Going to United Arab Emirates

By: Wednesday April 24, 2013 11:15 am

In June 15, 2010, The Nation’s Jeremy Scahill reported that “sources close to Blackwater and its secretive owner Erik Prince” had claimed that the embattled head of the world’s most infamous mercenary firm” was “planning to move to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).”

Scahill noted, “The Nation learned of Prince’s alleged plans to move to the UAE from three separate sources. One Blackwater source told The Nation that Prince intends to sell his company quickly, saying the ‘sale is going to be a fast move within a couple of months.’”

The Oil Weapon and the Fight for Hegemony of the Middle East

By: Wednesday June 8, 2011 3:01 pm

Saudi Arabia’s efforts to get OPEC to raise production has foundered on opposition, mostly from those on the other side of the fight for hegemony of the Middle East and the world, starting with Iran. The vote came down to Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Kuwait, and UAE against Iran, Iraq (!), Libya, Algeria, Angola, Ecuador, and Venezuela.

“He is hoping to build an empire in the desert, far from the trial lawyers” to Train Anti-Iranian Soldiers

By: Sunday May 15, 2011 7:40 am

Erik Prince’s latest scam–to hide from the trial lawyers–involves using retired US servicemen to train Colombian mercenaries to “defend” the United Arab Emirates.

A Look at Today’s Uprisings in the Arab World

By: Friday April 8, 2011 4:48 pm

Friday has been a typically major day for protests around the Arab world, so let’s take a look at what went on today.

US Response Muted on Acquittal of UAE Royal Shown Torturing on Tape

By: Wednesday January 13, 2010 5:20 pm

The U.S. military and industrial alliances can’t be made to bother themselves with Sheikh Issa’s self-made how-to tape on torture and mayhem, nor the fact that their erstwhile allies can get away with horrific crimes. Should justice stand in the way of the billions of dollars in profits to be made? I only ask one thing: Watch the tapes, and consider how far down you, as a citizen of the United States, really wish this country to fall.

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