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18 May, 2006

Reinstate the Shah

The ongoing spat between Iran and the UAE over various disputed islands has spilled over onto fake islands. To summarise the exciting drama:

Iran: Your man-made islands will harm our environment.

UAE: That's none of your business. Your nuclear plans are a risk to the whole region. And Tehran is the world's fifth most polluted city. And give us Mousa and Tunbs back.


It's a charming example of the traditional Arab divert-the-blame game. When your opponent tosses over his ball, ignore it, and throw several other balls back at him instead. Developments on Iran's doorstop are clearly its business, so a less petulant response might be to send over the usual Nakheel dossier: Why The Palm Is The Best Thing For The Environment And Marine Biodiversity Ever.

That apart, Iran's recent transformation into the North Korea of the Gulf is a concern. The shamals blow enough Persian sand and dust over the UAE already without adding fallout to the mix. So it wasn't too much of a surprise to see this headline in the same edition of Gulf News:

Association ordered to reinstate Shah

Disappointingly, it was actually about Dubai's Indian Association. No ousting the Mad Mayor and his Mullahs just yet.

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30 Comments:

Blogger unJane said...

I heard the other day that National Geographic has filed a suit with the UN against the UAE gov for 'the largest man made destruction of marine and coral life in history', relating to the various island projects. Of course, I haven't seen anything in print in the GN, so it must not be true.

18 May, 2006 07:20  
Blogger Garhoud said...

What about your favourite No.1 newspaper? Ma'afi news neither?

18 May, 2006 11:35  
Blogger Emirati said...

Well, personally im waiting for the impending airstrike on them, and a hopeful chance for the UAE airforce to wipe the floor with them.

18 May, 2006 11:45  
Blogger Bloglingo said...

Interesting article:

Huge artificial islands destroy Dubai's coral reefs

http://www.cdnn.info/news/eco/e050227.html

18 May, 2006 12:27  
Blogger SIN said...

Here’s another one, with a rebuttal from a Nakheel scientist.

http://news.mongabay.com/2005/0823-tina_butler_dubai.html

18 May, 2006 14:28  
Blogger Cokey said...

Emirati..

Well, personally im waiting for the impending airstrike on them, and a hopeful chance for the UAE airforce to wipe the floor with them.

Umm I know your a stupid dumb local but could you clarify the 'them'. You are personally waiting for Iran to bomb UAE? or UN to bomb UAE ? or Iran to USA ? Iran to Israel? Anyways all Emiratis (locals) opinions are crap never the less they always have one comment to give weather its labor strikes, enviromental mess or prostitutes here.

"All of the thing said are BASELESS" Our UAE the best. Very good. Tourism come up. We no use Oil, our sheikh got brains in 2004"

18 May, 2006 19:08  
Blogger Cokey said...

Iran 'creating new problems with friendly countries'

Btw....Which are the 'Friendly' countries ?!

I think Iran should take over Abu Dhabi and then Dubai ?

18 May, 2006 19:11  
Blogger Cokey said...

Emirati..Lol. UAE AIRFORCE ?!!

Hahaa....Whereever you wish to wipe or mob the floors..What will you do with the force of 2 F-16's.

Lol.

18 May, 2006 19:13  
Blogger Emirati said...

Countries which try to develop relations with you the team your rooting for cheerleader.

When the Americans bomb them, sooner or later, theyre going to fire back. We have a very large and capable airforce that you probably dont see because youre too busy to look up in the sky since youre busy either getting boffed by your boss after you forgot to 'mob tha flawr' or your boyfriend.

:)

18 May, 2006 21:06  
Blogger Emirati said...

Reading your profile, someone local must have really done something bad to you..

Excellent :) You can now inform me on how sandal sole tastes like.

18 May, 2006 21:10  
Blogger Cracking Boy said...

Emirati,
I love u!.... u just can't stop spraying ur daydreaming scenarios everywhere...

I think if US bombs Iran, UAE will take over Iran and becomes the largest oil producer of the world... then UAE will buy Iraq and Afghanistan from US with all the oil money.. then UAE will attack and occupy Turkey and becomes part of European Union... on the other side UAE will pay US to bomb Pakistan and then UAE will take over Pakistan as well... then it remains small time countries like Qatar, Bahrain, Oman and others, no big deal... they would be afraid by then and surrender themselves.... Then UAE will pay more to US to bomb Saudi and take over Saudi... Now remains the problem of India....Until now, UAE has become so large that all the population of India will be hired as labors all over the new UAE so the India land would be empty and UAE will take over it.

By 2050, UAE population will be composed of 1,200,000 locals and 1,250,457,459 expatriates…. 2051: UAE pays to UN to scrap off the term ‘Middles East’ and replace it with Great UAE.

I think you should publish your theories in a book and name it:
“American Dream,
A Rejected Pilot’s Blaspheme
Volume I: Empire’s Upstream”

19 May, 2006 02:54  
Blogger al-republican said...

All the jokes and mud-slinging aside, why would anyone want the US to bomb Iran? I think it would be most unfortunate (and inexcusable as well) if any of the Middle Eastern countries supported an attack on Iran. I personally think (and I know Cokey will want to choke on something about this) that the UAE would not want to be caught in the middle of a US-Iran eventuality.

For all the taunts of how "dumb" Emaratis are, and all the internal problems put aside, I think the UAE follows a very diplomatic and successful foreign policy. Perhaps this is the single reason why you dont see "terrorist" and the 21st century "saviors" (NATO allies) activities here. UAE is strategically located for an attack on Iran, but so are other states. I hope for the goodness of mankind that no GCC country joins America in its ludicrous quest for regime change in Iran. And I say this with tongue-in-cheek!

The Iranians are a free nation. We need to respect that. They may have problems, but so does everyone else. This whole pre-emptive strikes-on-enemy-country-and-then-install-puppet-regime is a failed doctrine as we have seen with Iraq and Afghanistan. The idea needs to be trashed!

19 May, 2006 09:55  
Blogger Tim Newman said...

This whole pre-emptive strikes-on-enemy-country-and-then-install-puppet-regime is a failed doctrine as we have seen with Iraq and Afghanistan. The idea needs to be trashed!

I shouldn't worry. I can't see Americans supporting regime change any time in the future. As you say, Afghanistan and Iraq has demonstrated that this is a collosal waste of time and money.

Nope, from now on it will be back to the Our-Son-Of-A-Bitch policy, coupled with Regime-Elimination-And-To-Hell-With-The-Consequences, by the latter I mean the same as the Iraq war but the invading troops pulling out to the peripheries as soon as the capital has fallen.

19 May, 2006 10:06  
Blogger Cokey said...

Cracking Boy,

Lol. I laughed for atleast 10 mins on that.That was simply hillarious and so true. It describes what exactly locals think like.

Atta Boy! Way to go.

Al-Republican,

Now heres someone sensible I can see (Dont worry, not sarcastic)

I think the UAE follows a very diplomatic and successful foreign policy. Perhaps this is the single reason why you dont see "terrorist" and the 21st century "saviors" (NATO allies) activities here..

Yes Republican, I agree with you that UAE is deplomatic and successful but not satisfied enough with the reasons.

As you see UAE's history. It has been housing every kind of Mafia. From Russian Warlords to Indian Gangsters. Afghani druglords to Terrorists funds and money laundering. It is actually a safe haven for every kind of people. No body wants to ruin it since they all need one place to rest at! So no where in the future you would see a 'terrorist attack or bombings'.

Another frank reason, UAE is like a panzy! It doesnt have the guts or balls you can say to go against anyone. Just one bomb scare and you would see all Kandura going up and away out of country.

Emirati,

You will always be an illeterate. Its spelled 'F L O O R' not Flawr. Talk some more bullshit here and you will soon learn English from someone. Anyways dont tell the teacher, I want to go BEE in the bathroom, its 'I want to go PEE'

Regards,
Cokey/Dubai Spy

19 May, 2006 23:17  
Blogger bandicoot said...

This much ill-will and jingoism is truly frightening. I fail to see the point in all of these pure personal insults cat fights. If this was a market place, I’d say that the goods here, with 1 or 2 exceptions, are just too damn rotten! As for the Shah business, I'm not sure how many Iranians would welcome this idea (except for political desperadoes and Iranian fat cats who fled the country after the fall of the Pahlavis). The Shah was neither a democrat, nor a benign dictator. He maintained his peacock throne with terror, corruption and nepotism, backed by the ruthless Savak and the military. Replacing today’s lunatics with yesterday’s dictators, may be fine material for sarcasm , but is not a good solution.

20 May, 2006 00:29  
Blogger hdastoor said...

Hey Cokey,
Stop being rude to Emirati.
He may get carried away but u have no right to call him names. he has a right to his opinions, but by abusing him instead of a sensible discussion and pointing out how u think is wrong, ur just sounding stupid. Emirati may make so grammatical mistakes, so what!! Is that the best u can come up with. Can u even speak a smitten of Arabic, even while living in an Arabic country. Dont think so. Put up some good ideas and thoughts , right now ur rants sound plain dumb

20 May, 2006 09:42  
Blogger hdastoor said...

Hey Cokey,
Stop being rude to Emirati. You need to dissect what and where u think he is wrong and refute his statements sensibly. Right now ur sounding plain stupid and rude

20 May, 2006 09:44  
Blogger LizzieD said...

Cokey,
It's spelled I L L I T E R A T E, not 'illeterate.'

20 May, 2006 13:28  
Blogger Riddle Of The Sand said...

http://www.tradearabia.com/tanews/newsdetails_snDEF_article105301.html

Draw your own conlusions.

20 May, 2006 14:31  
Blogger Cokey said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

20 May, 2006 15:39  
Blogger Cokey said...

Lizzied,

You really think I want to teach him 'correct' english! i'l be glad to see him bark his car and drink Bebsi!

20 May, 2006 15:41  
Blogger Slagothor said...

Cokey;

After perusing your profile, I seriously believe that you are the one that needs to be on the receiving end of some English lessons.

Or are you an adherent to the post-modernist "traditional spelling is so trite" school of "thought"?

Nothing is funnier than watching some dimwitted lower-middle-working-class yobbo pisstank try to display his self-styled innate superiority over the brown people. You'd have difficulty establishing superiority over a recently used chamber-pot.

20 May, 2006 19:32  
Blogger The Wanderer said...

LOL

20 May, 2006 23:26  
Blogger Cokey said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

21 May, 2006 00:59  
Blogger ssosw said...

Anyone remember Balushi..Is he still around. Cockey's bullshit reminds tha good old days when we had to read Balushi's crap.But that was a lot more fun....

21 May, 2006 08:47  
Blogger al-republican said...

ssosw, Balushi was banned for his outlandish remarks. Clearly there are a few more who are blatantly being racist and are enjoying posting here. I hope it has nothing to do with skin tones!

21 May, 2006 12:27  
Blogger secretdubai said...

Balushi was banned for his outlandish remarks

He was banned for trolling. Deliberately inciting a reaction through offensive and inappropriate comments.

Which pretty much sums up what Cokey is doing, so I'm going to start deleting.

I don't mind people attempting to make controversial arguments about race and culture. Throwing out racist insults does not constitute that, in any way shape or form.

21 May, 2006 15:22  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

[i]I don't mind people attempting to make controversial arguments about race and culture. Throwing out racist insults does not constitute that, in any way shape or form.[/i]

Does this mean I can come on here and call EVERYONE a bastard?

22 May, 2006 12:20  
Blogger ssosw said...

Everyone here would include you too. Be smart asshole.

24 May, 2006 08:48  
Anonymous Uaeiyah said...

Hey everyone,

Sometimes I really do wonder why it is that people are so racist amongst each other. I am an Emirati girl and it really kills me to see people hack at each other when they sometimes don't reflect on themselves.

I have to deal with expats in Dubai not giving a chance to Emiratis trying to enter the private sector work force; indicating that they're not experienced enough and don't speak English. I bet in Japan the local citizens there are not forced to speak a language other than their own for a job! Really pushes the wrong buttons on my side. If people would just get on with their little bit in life and make an excellent job of it...then all else would work out for the best. If you keep expecting from others this world would never move forward. Everyone just do your bit and don't talk about a subject that you have no say in the decision made. Do your bit and leave the rest up to those that live and breathe the situation.

Ladies and Gentlemen; please have a bit more tolerance and less violence. The world would be a much better place!

26 June, 2007 15:57  

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