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UAE Caught In Espionage and Interference

by Oui Sun Nov 13th, 2022 at 09:27:32 AM EST

It's Not Putin

No surprise whatsoever as I have established thes facts many years ago ... the rest is US policy set for self-interest ... rewards friends buying military war arms, sanction our adversaries and the evil empires out there ‼️

The UAE steered U.S. foreign policy in its favor through a series of legal and illegal exploits, according to an unprecedented U.S. intelligence report.

US intelligence document describes UAE efforts to influence American politics - report | The Guardian |

A classified US intelligence report details efforts undertaken by the United Arab Emirates to influence American politics, offering a scrutinizing look at a close US ally, according to the Washington Post.
Written by the National Intelligence Council, the report says that the UAE has for years - across multiple presidential administrations - illegally and legally attempted to shape US policy. The Post cited three anonymous sources who have read the report, which the council has been showing to policymakers in recent weeks.

Those familiar with the report said that it included influencing measures known to national security officials, but also operations that "more closely resemble espionage", the Post said. According to the report, the UAE has spent over $154m on lobbyists since 2016 and millions more on donations to US universities.

The National Intelligence Council, an analytical arm of the US intelligence community, has not publicly responded to the report. The UAE's ambassador to the US, Yousef Al Otaiba, said he was "proud of the UAE's influence and good standing in the US".
"It has been hard earned and well deserved. It is the product of decades of close UAE-US cooperation and effective diplomacy," he said in a statement to the Post. "It reflects common interests and shared values."

See this leak to the media as a stern warning from the White House to the United Arab Emirates not to cozy up to China and Russia .... Joe losing the Middle East. Clown Prince Salman and OOEC+.

UAE suspends talks with US on $23 billion deal for F-35s, drones | TOI |

[Work in Progress ...]


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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Nov 13th, 2022 at 03:55:55 PM EST
UAE and Shared Values with US of Trump |  Oct. 26, 2017 |

Shaikh Mohammad briefed the US President on the Libyan issue and the move taken by concerned parties during their latest meeting in Abu Dhabi.

The talk also touched on the efforts by the international community to combat violence, extremism and terrorist groups, among other issues of common interest.

Shaikh Mohammad stressed that the UAE and the US have strategic partnership and are allies for a long time as their relations are based on a long history of deeply-rooted ties in political, economic, military and security domains and are based on mutual respect and common interests and values.

"The UAE is always keen to develop its strategic relations with the US and taking them forward to greater heights, especially in view of their identical views over regional and international issues, foremost of which is the GCC security, Middle Eastern crises, fight against terrorism and threats posed to the security and stability on the global scale," Shaikh Mohammad said.

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Nov 13th, 2022 at 03:58:26 PM EST
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Rex Tillerson reaffirms US commitment to Syrian peace, rules out Assad in future government

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has reaffirmed a commitment to reviving the Geneva peace process. He added that Washington sees no future for President Bashar Assad in Syria's government.

Tillerson told reporters that the reign of the Assad family was "coming to an end" after what he called a "fruitful" discussion with UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura, who later addressed the UN Security Council by videoconference.

US Congress Report on Syria policy post-ISIS

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Nov 13th, 2022 at 03:59:08 PM EST
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UAE and Port Show: Misdirected Outrage and Asking the Wrong Questions | @BooMan by DuctapeFatwa | Feb 23, 2006 |

Millions of Americans unable to purchase medical treatment, "government" programs designed to exterminate the poor, the infirm, the elderly. Swelling ranks of homeless, kidnapping people and disappearing them into torture camps that dot the globe, invading and occupying other countries, Halliburton, Wal-Mart, Abu Ghraib photos.

All these things put together do not hold a candle to the outrage expressed by Americans, all across the political spectrum, over the recently announced purchase by Dubai World Ports (DWP), a port management company based in a US client state, of a British port management company whose contracts happen to include some American ports.

Port security is important, you see, because evildoers who hate freedom might exploit weaknesses in America's port security to smuggle in other evildoers who hate freedom. And dirty bombs and anthrax. Wal-Mart would never let that happen. Or Halliburton.

So let's consider some facts for a change. First, client states. Let's take UAE. No, it is not a democracy. If the citizens of UAE, and other client states, were permitted to elect their own governments, it is almost certain that the governments elected could not be counted on to put US business interests above the needs of the citizenry.

It is equally certain that those elected governments would be opposed to many longstanding US policies, especially those that impact other nations.

This is why Americans pay so much of their hard-earned tax money to ensure that these rogue citizens are kept in strict crackdown, to prevent such terrorist acts as kicking out princes and emirs and electing a government of their own choosing.

Being a client state means that your state owned company cannot buy the UK company unless Washington says it can. And in this case, Washington said it could. And did not stipulate that contracts to manage US ports be excluded, and then award them to the Chinese company. The one that runs both ends of the Panama Canal. Or the one in Singapore. Or the other one that I forget where it is, maybe it another Chinese one.

Now let's consider port security. Drugs, weapons and human beings are the most profitable businesses in the world. Having secure ports could impact, even reduce profits of American entrepreneurs and wealth builders. Risk takers. Owners in the ownership society.

The questions Americans should be asking are:

  1. How does maintaining client states at the cost of my well-being and that of my family, in order to facilitate the commission of crimes against humanity assure me the benefit of security, safety, and a future for my children?
  2. How does corporate rule benefit me, featuring, as it does, cronyism, shady deals, and most of all, putting profit before my well being and that of my family?
  3. Similar to #2: How does keeping America's ports safe for entrepreneurs and wealth builders who are building their wealth in the profitable drugs, weapons and human beings businesses benefit me and my family?

Expand "Freedom" and "Democracy" ... our moral values ...

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Nov 13th, 2022 at 04:35:05 PM EST
Whistleblower exposes $7 billion no-bid Defense Department contract | CBS News - June 30, 2019 |

Bunny Greenhouse was an unlikely whistleblower. In 2005, Greenhouse was the highest-ranked civilian at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 

"When I took my oath of office it said that you will conduct the business of contracting impartially ... and with preferential treatment toward none. I saw preferential treatment toward KBR," she told "Whistleblower" host Alex Ferrer in "Bunny's War: The Case Against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers." 

KBR was Kellogg Brown and Root -- back then, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the oil services firm Halliburton.  In the weeks prior to the invasion, Greenhouse learned that KBR was being considered for a massive no-bid contract known as Restore Iraqi Oil, or RIO.

In 🇺🇸 America's needless wars ... people die. 😡

National Security, Windfalls of War, Winning Contractors and Political Donations | 2003 |

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by Oui (Oui) on Sun Nov 13th, 2022 at 04:36:03 PM EST
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#StopAipac #StopApartheid #StopFascism

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Nov 14th, 2022 at 10:34:15 AM EST

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Nov 14th, 2022 at 10:34:50 AM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Nov 14th, 2022 at 10:35:31 AM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Nov 14th, 2022 at 10:36:08 AM EST
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And remember, "WC" stands for "water closet", and this has truly been a toilet.
by rifek on Fri Dec 9th, 2022 at 06:05:54 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Nov 14th, 2022 at 11:14:20 AM EST

    While these two foundational tragedies are often discussed separately and in abstraction from the constitutive historical global contexts of nationalism and colonialism, Bashir's talk will explore the historical, political, and cultural intersections between them. He will argue that these intersections are embedded in cultural imaginations, colonial and asymmetrical power relations, realities, and structures. Critically investigating these intersections, he will claim, paves the way for a new political, historical, and moral grammar that enables decolonization and egalitarian bi-nationalism in Israel/Palestine.

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Nov 14th, 2022 at 11:15:46 AM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Nov 14th, 2022 at 11:17:08 AM EST
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  • Teenager accused of Ingraham High School shooting could face murder charge
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    by Oui (Oui) on Mon Nov 14th, 2022 at 11:32:18 AM EST
    Strict Islamic State with Sharia Law ... watch the clerics 🕌

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    by Oui (Oui) on Fri Nov 18th, 2022 at 12:29:28 PM EST
    'Well, this is awkward': Budweiser deleted tweet as World Cup 2022 hosts Qatar ban beer

    Budweiser has issued a now-deleted response as World Cup hosts Qatar banned the sale of beer just two days out from the start of the tournament.

    An announcement on Friday confirmed the sale of all alcoholic beer will be prohibited at the eight World Cup stadiums in Qatar.

    Alcohol will still be served inside stadium hospitality zones and at fan parks.

    Corporations are people too ... but people can't be seen in stadium business class facilities.

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    by Oui (Oui) on Fri Nov 18th, 2022 at 12:30:30 PM EST
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    can't live with it, can't live without it.
    by Cat on Fri Nov 18th, 2022 at 05:40:54 PM EST
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    by Oui (Oui) on Thu Dec 8th, 2022 at 07:36:21 PM EST

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    by Oui (Oui) on Thu Dec 8th, 2022 at 07:36:55 PM EST
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    All US politics and finance passes through an oil barrel.
    by rifek on Fri Dec 9th, 2022 at 06:04:00 PM EST
    Same in the EU, but with Qatar's gas
    https://www.rfi.fr/fr/en-bref/20221209-soup%C3%A7ons-de-corruption-au-parlement-europ%C3%A9en-par-un -pays-du-golfe-quatre-arrestations-en-belgique
    by Tom2 on Fri Dec 9th, 2022 at 06:09:39 PM EST

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