UAE gave $100 MILLION in Katrina Aid

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    the plot thinkens.....


    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060224/ap_on_go_pr_wh/ports_security_katrina
     
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    Sad, very sad.....Even the USA has a price...

    Start practicing everyone... :bow3: :bow3: :bow3:

    I'll say it...I hated Bill, but W is doing WAY more damage to the USA than he did. I'm ashamed I voted for the guy, TWICE!
     
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    Yeah, the US is such a mizer and recipient for disasters. Selfish bastards:

    http://64.233.179.104/search?q=cach...ami&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=1&client=firefox-a
    http://64.233.179.104/search?q=cach...ake&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=2&client=firefox-a

    Lest is be forgotten, even to Iran we gave, post 9/11:

    http://www.usaid.gov/iran/

     
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    Its kinda sad that all other countries only gave us 26 mill. Even a 100 mill isnt much, thats like one weekend box office for a big movie.
     
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    I still say that it doesn't repay the fact that no matter how much we press them, any terrorist or international criminal with any connections in the UAE government is immune to law enforcement in that country. Look it up. I can't remember the guy's name, but there's been a guy running illegal arms through Dubai for years. He doesn't even bother being covert about it. His cargo planes have his name all over them, and he's a known international criminal. However, one of his cousins or something is a sheik of some sort in the UAE, so they've never bothered to do anything to him.

    I appreciate the gift, but I wish they'd stop throwing money at us and actually act like allies for once.
     
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    It should be noted that the UAE provided the funds on September 19, 2005. On October 17, 2005, representatives of the UAE approached the Adminstration regarding the acquisition of the ports. Can you say "Quid pro quo..."?
     
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    It should also be noted that the hurricane struck on August 29th, meaning the money was provided about 3 weeks after the storm.

    Would you have preferred they sent the money a few years ago so it didn't look suspicious, or maybe wait a few years (while the money can be used)?

    I don't like the port agreement either but I don't think we can hold their donation to the victims against them. If the money had went somehow to the administration or one of the 'big oil companies', then I would agree with your thinking.

    I say we let all the radical muslims take over our ports, and then bomb and sink all their ships as they arrive. :)
     
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    Asounding....with a case like that, I am sure we can have them eliminated from the face of the earth!

    I heard some guy heard that there is a possibility that some guys could maybe get a hold of a device that isn't really known to exist that could blow up a city block if his shoe would light that lives in Georgia.
     
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    Well hell--lets ban all muslim investment in the US, ban all imports from muslim countries, pull out of Afghanistan and Iraq and be done with it.
     
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    You are correct Hobbit: His name is Victor Anatoliyevich Bout...The air carrier he owns is "Air Cess"

    see: www.ruudleeuw.com/vbout9.htm for more details
     

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