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14 December, 2007

Royal joyride

An amusing story, sent in by an associate. US popstar Justin Timberlake comes to the UAE and plays a major UAE venue. Three RAF pilots on the Tornado F3 deployment in the Gulf go along to the show. "Drink is taken as it is with Irish navvies and fighter pilots," the source notes.

Somehow, the three pilots find themselves unsure of how to return home - one thing leads to another and they end up breaking into a shiny sheikhmobile.

"On the road, the cops. Shit. Arrested. Worse shit: turns out the sheikhmobile belongs to the brother of El Presidente himself."

The men have now apologised but will appear in court next week on car theft and drinking charges.

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28 Comments:

Anonymous Grand Theft Auto said...

I'm impressed that they were alive long enough to be able to make an apology.

But seriously, -if- you are gonna steal a car in a country like this, do you really have to go for what must have been a yellow Lamborghini with a one-digit license plate? Maybe the alcohol made it look like 33333.

14 December, 2007 01:48  
Anonymous theshsadow said...

The real story here is what 3 old men were doing at a Justin Timberlake concert in the first place :)

14 December, 2007 03:23  
Blogger Mita said...

Interesting cure for hangovers!!

14 December, 2007 08:40  
Blogger Kyle said...

This incident is truly a shame.

These guys are supposed to be disciplined, based on the kind of training they endure, which separates them from any ordinary person. Something similar to an officer and a gentleman but instead they turn off these elements and go into an adventurous hijack mode.

What really upset me is that they got caught!

First, they’re a disgrace to their Training Officer who would have put in numerous hours to make them what they’re supposed to be. Second, they’re a disgrace to their squadron. And third, they should be hauled in front of a disciplinary committee and issued a stern warning of a dishonorable discharge should they repeat their ‘first & last’ adventure again.

14 December, 2007 10:21  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"What really upset me is that they got caught!"

Tornado pilots eh?! Probably got caught because the limo was more high-tech than their planes. ha ha

14 December, 2007 12:02  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/506295-uae-flatly-rejects-citizenship-for-foreign-workers

SD - please comment or blog about the blatant denial of the UAE citizenship.
So one can buy property here, contribute heavilty to charity, be 90% of their market, but not be one of them.
Ok - time to leave.

14 December, 2007 12:27  
Blogger al-republican said...

And these guys are supposed to be the "cream" of UK!

I wonder if they fly their tornadoes under the influence, too? Flying under the influence! Also, no wonder these guys regularly end up killing their own comrades in what they shamelessly term, "friendly fire".

Thank God for alcohol!

14 December, 2007 13:58  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

@kyle

"What really upset me is that they got caught!"

Please explain that.. would you rather they weren't so they could do it again?

14 December, 2007 16:38  
Blogger UAE Students said...

been away for a while...it's amazing how nothing changes!

14 December, 2007 16:46  
Blogger Kyle said...

Anonymous at 12/14/07 – 16:38

Look, that is a not stand-alone sentence but a part of my whole comment. So, please don’t dissect and interpret.

It also takes a sarcastic jaw-swing at those guys who primarily being officers & gentlemen, are also supposed to be wizards in stealth-based maneuvers.

So, make of it what you can!

14 December, 2007 18:41  
Blogger ammaro.com said...

Thief Code #436: When you steal an automobile belonging to a high-profile figure, do not drive on main roads and try to keep a low profile.

14 December, 2007 20:37  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you Green ?
I realised there are a lot of peeps out there that need some serious help in dealing with their insecurity, jealousy and envious issue’s. Seriously some peeps out there are so envious of the UAE’s development they can’t wait to post some slander. They skipped through all the colours and turn green with envy and jealousy.

Many people don’t want the UAE to be successful or at least not as successful as to eclipse their own country. They cannot deal with the fact that someone other than themselves is the centre of attention. Those poor poor souls need some help and even though I am no psychologist or Doctor, I’ll try my best:

1- Understand the emotion: Jealousy is usually a combination of fear and anger; a fear of losing something, and anger that someone is "moving in on" something that you feel belongs only to you.

2- Envy:Do not envy you have control over envy, so stop looking at what is not yours. Some people find it helpful to count their blessings or ask for help.

3- Communicate your feelings: Sharing your true feelings with someone without blaming them can create a deep sense of connection between the two of you and open up a dialogue about the path of your relationship.

4- Change any false beliefs that might cause jealousy. There are often false beliefs that underlie jealousy and fuel emotion. If you examine the belief, many times, you can eliminate the jealousy.

5 -Irrational jealousy usually stems from your own insecurities and low self-esteem. Address these issues first.

I hope this helps a few people otherwise just grow up.

Taken from:
http://arabianheartnsoul.blogspot.com/

14 December, 2007 23:18  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you Green ?
I realised there are a lot of peeps out there that need some serious help in dealing with their insecurity, jealousy and envious issue’s. Seriously some peeps out there are so envious of the UAE’s development they can’t wait to post some slander. They skipped through all the colours and turn green with envy and jealousy.

Many people don’t want the UAE to be successful or at least not as successful as to eclipse their own country. They cannot deal with the fact that someone other than themselves is the centre of attention. Those poor poor souls need some help and even though I am no psychologist or Doctor, I’ll try my best:

1- Understand the emotion: Jealousy is usually a combination of fear and anger; a fear of losing something, and anger that someone is "moving in on" something that you feel belongs only to you.

2- Envy:Do not envy you have control over envy, so stop looking at what is not yours. Some people find it helpful to count their blessings or ask for help.

3- Communicate your feelings: Sharing your true feelings with someone without blaming them can create a deep sense of connection between the two of you and open up a dialogue about the path of your relationship.

4- Change any false beliefs that might cause jealousy. There are often false beliefs that underlie jealousy and fuel emotion. If you examine the belief, many times, you can eliminate the jealousy.

5 -Irrational jealousy usually stems from your own insecurities and low self-esteem. Address these issues first.

I hope this helps a few people otherwise just grow up.

Taken from:
http://arabianheartnsoul.blogspot.com/

14 December, 2007 23:19  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh we pilots of the great royal 'air' force.
We scan the skies from the starboard to the port.

And it doesn't matter where we are.
In a cockpit or a gig of a big star.
We will show the best of our training drills.
And if we got caught then it's only frills.

Get me Brandi and mind your business folks.
Hell with the local sensitivities and all the bollocks.
I am a Brit and can't do anything about it.
We are the best ilk and the smartest.

15 December, 2007 01:48  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kyle, I find your logic immensely disturbing. .

those guys who primarily being officers & gentlemen, are also supposed to be wizards in stealth-based maneuvers.

So you are basically condoning all the clandestine dirty operations of the CIA on foreign lands if only they don't get unraveled, compromised or the agents involved get caught?

15 December, 2007 01:55  
Blogger Kyle said...

Anonymous at 12/15/07 - 01:55

In addition to my don't dissect & interpret, might I also add 'don't deviate' by bringing in your textbook textured dilettante views about clandestine ops.

First of all, this label has nothing to do with any intel agency but the guys addressed in this label. Second, the stealth reference here addresses those pilots, their training & flying skills, and not covert ops. Third, we can exchange views on worldwide intel agencies and their covert ops when this blog owner posts a label in similar context.

15 December, 2007 08:22  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

are they gonna have to pay for the damages? on their salary it could take a while

15 December, 2007 13:15  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

btw: does anyone know what anon @23:18 is yammering on about? I wasnt aware the UAE was criticized at all in this post!

15 December, 2007 14:11  
Blogger tobasco said...

Anon 14 December, 2007 23:18 did a copy n paste job from my blog.

I can assure you that it wasn't me. Even though I could do with a bit of shameless advertising every now and again.

15 December, 2007 14:50  
Blogger the real nick said...

Kyle,

What really upset me is that they got caught!

I am with you there mate. What the airforce hase come down to!It's a crying shame.

First we train our elite soldiers and pilots at great expense and then they are too bloody incompetent to act professionally in an iffy situation and manage a getaway!

15 December, 2007 17:57  
Blogger J-T Sullivan said...

Drink is taken as it is with Irish navvies and fighter pilots

I didn't know the Irish had a navy & fighter pilots?

Damn, that's a first for me!

I thought they had all moved to the East Coast to show off their Greens on St Patrick's Day - LOL

15 December, 2007 18:46  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Western militants acting like barbarians, now aint it typical, from Iraq to Japan...

15 December, 2007 23:33  
Blogger Desert_Weasel said...

A timely seaonal ditty to the tune of we three kings

We three jocks of air force are,
Tried to steal Sheikh Nayan's car
But we were pissed, the car was missed
and now we're staring at bars.

16 December, 2007 12:44  
Anonymous Rose in Dubai said...

oh for f sake!! Clearly UAE citizenship involves having a sense of humour bypass so count me out anyway!!

16 December, 2007 14:40  
Blogger littlejimmy said...

al-republican, I think you'll find that most blue on blue incidents are attributable to trigger-happy US forces, not British pilots, you ignorant arse.

16 December, 2007 23:25  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The car belonged to the Crown Prince - whats more tragic is that the car was unguarded, the first thing the cops did after dragging the three guys out was check it for suspicious devices. Even more tragic was that the Interior Minister was having dinner with the Commissioner of the London Police when he was told...not good for British pride!

17 December, 2007 09:40  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Desert_Weasel:
(40 something living in Dubai for 8 years now..)

I hope it doesn't last for a decade! your poem sucks you prick

17 December, 2007 19:49  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://www.khaleejtimes.com/
DisplayArticle.asp?xfile=data/
theworld/2007/December/
theworld_December605.xml§ion=theworld

18 December, 2007 18:48  

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