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03 August, 2005

IMAXed out with marines

If there was any doubt about the nationality of the baseball-capped, crew-cut, popcorn-munching-coke-guzzling crowd of tank-shaped young men at Ibn Battuta IMAX - none remained after their cheery greeting to Margery:

"Howdy!"

US marines enjoying a night out. One wonders why they even bother to wear mufti, they are instantly recogniseable wherever they go. Guns, grenades and dogtags hanging out couldn't make them any more obvious.

The cinema is about the best entertainment option at the moment, with nightclubs silent and radio stations playing classical music in honour of dead King Fahd. It seems a sorry tribute for a gentleman who far preferred a more energetic nightlife, according to the BBC and various other international news organisations.

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9 Comments:

Anonymous snow white said...

It's brilliant watching them in the passport queues at Dubai Airport - all with camouflage rucksacks stamped as property of US military. Takes us back to days of yore in Dubai when Rock Bottom was "invaded" by those coming down from Jebel Ali port, to pillage and plunder the women of Dubai.

04 August, 2005 10:19  
Blogger Hurricane_ said...

The pride of the U.S of A military ( THE MARINES) . I bet that was a sight for woman in the DUBAI who have never seen men built like them.

04 August, 2005 16:50  
Blogger Emirati said...

yes brilliant to see a bunch of marines who have just butchered a few dozen Iraqi sunnis under papa bushs orders.

05 August, 2005 20:48  
Anonymous Kishore J Sasi said...

But what is there to watch in the Ibn Battuta IMAX? T-REX??!! The "Batman Returns" running there is not an IMAX version!!!!!

I was hopping to see the 'Episode III' on IMAX but they disappointed me bigtime.

06 August, 2005 09:12  
Blogger Hurricane_ said...

emirati: Call them MARINES or call them BUTCHERS the reality is they are there and nobody can do a DAMN thing about it.
Personally I would love to see the ARAB world unite and TELL us to leave, but its sad that no leader in the arab world has the balls to do that. The only one who had any balls was found hiding in a spider hole.
Why doesn't your govt close the US army bases in the UAE ,in which you won't have to see our BRAVE men walking in your MALLS.

06 August, 2005 10:18  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

talk about keeping a low profile.

06 August, 2005 13:17  
Blogger Emirati said...

1. There are no US bases in the UAE, the US operates on a UAE owned airbase occasionally called al dhafra.

2. The UAE and US government have an agreement, I am not one to make them change their mind but I am morally against any US Invasion of Iraq and have seen the way the marines treat iraqis on unofficial video.

08 August, 2005 10:18  
Blogger Hurricane_ said...

The UAE owned airbase, dhafra . Is that not on UAE soil ?. Yeah I can see why you are against the Iraq war but is your govt because if they are ,shouldn't they break they defense agreements with the US ? They won't because they don't want to be on our SHIT LIST.

09 August, 2005 20:49  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hurricane listen...
let me congratulate u for ur extreme lack of unecesssary knowledge.. could u zip ur mouth,,, ur words will not change a damn thing.. and change that stupid nick ur using... huh,, hurricane, the Katrina one u probably meant,, dnt be shy we all received the news about that hurricane... what are u doing in my country? poor jobs in america or wherever ur country is? or ur 2 them ur 2 expensive 2 live in such cheap countires..

17 June, 2006 02:38  

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