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29 September, 2008

Kylie UAE terror plot

There could surely be no source in the world more reliable or well-informed than the greatly respected Daily Star newspaper, so Kylie Minogue may want to consider wearing a kevlar miniskirt when she performs at the Atlantis in November:

Spies have reportedly uncovered a terror plot involving Kylie Minogue's forthcoming gig in the United Arab Emirates.

According to the Daily Star, British spies are investigating a threat to the concert, which is scheduled to take place at the opening of the Atlantis Hotel in Dubai on November 20.

"We believe terrorists may be planning to carry out attacks in the United Arab Emirates," a British Embassy spokesperson is quoted as saying.

"Attacks could be indiscriminate and could happen at any time, including in places frequented by expatriates and foreign travellers."


Meanwhile, journalists who long ago sold their souls for free "seven star" hospitality are raving about the wonders of the sandlands' latest superhotel.

Longer time expats sadly remember the days when one could sit among the shady palms on the Ritz Carlton beach, with no cranes lighting up the night sky behind and before. The days when the sea was a black infinity lit only by the moon, not by the garish concrete splendour of endless Palm Islands and skyscrapers.


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17 Comments:

Anonymous Shishkabob said...

Not all the journos were so impressed :-)

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/article1740532.ece

The eighth chunder of the world???

29 September, 2008 14:23  
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30 September, 2008 01:52  
Blogger screwed.mind said...

shishkabob, the article was really funny I laughed for five mins :D

On a side note, I think in 10 years time from now, to get another "..est" in Dubai, they have to throw Bin Laden naked himself in a cage for public view to draw some attraction :D

I'm sure all this would be washed off by a hurricane caused by global warming which is in turn fueled by all the petrol they burnt for building these stupid structures in the most ridiculous place on earth. This will be called natural "recycling".

30 September, 2008 01:55  
Blogger Abid said...

Didn't the Brits say there was gonna be a terror attack in the summer also? Why should we believe them?

30 September, 2008 03:56  
Blogger Stone said...

or maybe since the earthquake just rattled the place a bit, some are hoping that Kylie might bring it down.

And i totally agree... those were the days!

30 September, 2008 12:25  
Blogger Kyle said...

I, for one, don't doubt the credibility of this threat, any threat that is disclosed by an external source. No matter how modern/moderate the view, what lies beneath is still a Police State. As for the current threat, well they're asking for it with all the superficial glamor & unethical practices thinly masked by religion. Essentially, these people have to choose; excessive glamor / bling or religion. Neither can co-exist without a conflict. It's the law of specifics in today's world. You can't have both and play pretend that all's swell in LaLaLand PERIOD

As for marketing their excesses in worldwide media. It makes me wonder if they really have any takers for these excessive packages at some of the big names (The Atlantis, Burj Al-Arab, Madinat Jumeirah, The Emirates Palace in Abu-Dhabi) or if they're just a sham? Not to belabor the point, I mean seriously, who the devil in their right mind would go for these absurdly priced hokey hospitality pleasures? Unless their occupancy lists vermin infestation such as drug & arms dealers, white collar criminals and those siphoning state wealth that rightfully belongs to its citizens?

Have I missed anybody else?

Here's hoping no innocent(s) are targetted in a sniper's crosshair!

30 September, 2008 22:32  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So when do you think a sub-prime like crises will happen in Dubai?

I've known some people are quietely getting out their cash now out of UAE and i've heard some stories, people who speculated in the real estate sector are getting desperate to sell now but there are no takers.

How long can they hold out?

01 October, 2008 13:56  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Real Estate? Apparently prices are already droping and people locked into mortgages they cannot repay will simply walk away. Foreclosures will happen. This market is long due for a price correction and if you have the cash and are bold enough to buy there should be some juicy properties for the taking.

01 October, 2008 14:44  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Real Estate.. They have very effective measures to keep the rent up thus the real estate prices. 1 villa 1 family! Very soon 1 villa 1 person .... soon 1 person in every other villa. So on and so forth! And with the power that they weild they ban all bad things from entering this safe haven. These include deported labourers, bad guy with bangers to Tsunamis and earthquakes.
Lord save us from our protectors!
-FR

01 October, 2008 15:19  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A reliable source from a local daily has forwarded this on to me.I have personally gotten over there to find the truth and hell yea,i guess someone is onto something.

Saturday, October 04, 2008
01:05:44 AM
Ms General manager,s office,
Sheikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi Street
P.O. Box 3025
Ajman, United Arab Emirates
Telephone +971 (0)6 714 5555
Fax +971 (0)6 745 1222
Attn : Mr.Rick Eckhardt
Rick,
Sub: Immoral activities in your washroom adjascent to worldcup sports bar
The Sikh community across the globe, joined by all people fighting for justice,equality and a morally profilient society is outraged at the repeatedly provocative incidents,last incurred at 23:45 hrs dated Friday,October 03 2008, at the Kempinski hotel in Ajman,specifically referring to the ladies washroom arena near the Worldcup sports bar,towards the farther end of the left hand corridor of the worldcup sorts bar.In the authorized presence of a russian security guard ,we have noticed several times,arab men indulging their presence in the washrooms for women, and despite several reminders earlier,we have noticed that the practice still continues.
The same stands a last and final reminder.
No males shall hereby enter the female washroom arena;areas that shall be ethically guarded by the respectful genders
We demand that the security guards at the denoted times be dismissed witrh immediate effect.
We recognize a corporate and moral responsibility to ethical business practices that should guide your decision-making process. Our hope is that your awareness of the serious ramifications and its derogatory nature will prompt you to make a righteous decision.
Failure to abide by the same shall result in indefinite damages.Your dead line stands the the 5th of October 17:00 Hrs.
Towards a better society,our fight remains,
The Sikh Coalition
American Gurdwara Prabandhak Committee (AGPC)


ROCK ON

04 October, 2008 17:05  
Anonymous Khaled said...

Dear Westerners/White People,

I am constantly dumbfounded by the utter lack of objectivity whenever the subject-matter is turned to the Arab countries you people live in.

It seems the placates of Fraternité, Egalitè, Liberté are reduced in an instance to a mere marketing plot, ego boosters the equivalent of which can be bought and sold in the most ramshackle of markets.

I actually googled the story. Ironically, the papers which have reported the unfortunate start are Emiratis. Both the National and Khaleej Times (The Indian as well, which is perfectly understandable) ran stories on the sorry state of affairs and the horrid organisation.

The ones which were beaming on the whole matter are:
The Belafast Telegraph
Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
Wirtschaftswoche
The Telegraph
The Los Angeles Times
.. among others.

I have been reading this Blog, along with the written by the Ukrainian woman, for quite some time. The constant tenor is that you people are demanding a betterment, a change, in every field and area there is and I agree in many areas with you (Labor is a point that sticks out along with a strong market reform).

However, the only change you are unwilling to deliver is a change in your own standards. If you want to report a story, ANY story, stick to the facts, research the incidents involved and refrain from the Old Ladies Tea Party standard that serves you and the white supremacists that occasionally hover on your comments section.

Change yourself before you demand change from others!

Start first with the abuse of labor within the white expatriate community who come from nations that already have labor laws protecting the workers in those nations. Or are your ideals as dispensable as your underwear, if you choose to wear any!

Oh, I forgot, these laws do not protect the nearly 6 Million (by some estimates) illegal laborers on your fields, the sex slaves from the former Soviet blocs and countless others who do the jobs you will not touch.

Again, I am not holding the Arab world or the Gulf region as a prime example in anything but cruel and inhumane treatment of workers. However, I am just flabbergasted at the fact that you are willing to travel thousands of kilometres, while knowing perfectly well of the situation there, and yet you complain when your own countries (which are democratic) are not better in many areas!

Grew the hell up!

You are not created in the image of God!

Your cultural supremacy is a natural accident (read Jared Diamond)!

I'm dying what you people are going to drum up this time as an answer.

05 October, 2008 08:07  
Blogger BlackRainbow said...

I mostly agree with Khaled though i wouldnt say that cultural supremacy is a natural accident.Its far from being a natural accident..


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05 October, 2008 20:25  
Anonymous Khaled said...

@blackrainbow

Please elaborate. How is cultural supremacy created in your opinion?

I would like to hear an other opinion. In case writing on this blog is too tedious a task, my e-mail is personalcoach@gmx.net

06 October, 2008 00:47  
Anonymous Amir Hussain Khadim said...

The white supremacy is not a natural accident.. its a cycle that goes on and on...Whites are dominant at this point in time. Blacks/browns have been dominant and will rise again only to fall back in another 500 years

The people on the top become complacent and sink lower, the people below work harder to be on the top and rise....All natural and just as the nature intended to keep us busy :)

Amir Hussain Khadim

07 October, 2008 10:21  
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08 October, 2008 17:49  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Depends on which site you visit. Some places are lot of funs but soem are not. :)

10 October, 2008 14:43  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

isnt kylie austrailian to start off with??? so what does the british secret service have to do with her security ?!?!!??!

im just confused

19 November, 2008 14:40  

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