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Old 24th Apr 2009, 13:17
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Visionaries?

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Shocking video footage shows UAE royal sheikh brutally torturing man - Posted

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Old 24th Apr 2009, 14:02
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Old 24th Apr 2009, 18:01
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Angry Very sick...

I have seen and heard a lot in my 15+ years in this region but this is the sickest thing I have ever seen, I think I have to throw up.....I am speechless.
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Old 24th Apr 2009, 19:59
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Angry International ban

Now after I have thrown up...the UAE should be banned from all international bodies, particular the UN Human Rights body until there is a full investigation conducted. I shall circulate this sick video to all European, Asian and North American media with a call for such a ban. Well the country is going down the drain so they return to their roots. No surprise. I think we should take them the cars away in the first place. No matter what nationality, you do not do this to a human being nor an animal.

Very soon all holidaymakers in Europe and North America will get the taste of the real UAE.

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Old 24th Apr 2009, 20:05
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Does this video even surprise anyone who has lived here more than a month?
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Old 24th Apr 2009, 20:31
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I wish I hadn't watched that video, feel like throwing up... No joke.

What really scared me is the presence/actions of POLICE OFFICERS !!!

The video speaks for itself,
No more rumor buster...
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Old 24th Apr 2009, 21:02
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A monstrous ego tinged with genuine sociopathic and sadistic tendencies, but lacking in any courage to deal with things alone. This pathetic excuse for a sheik has become mentally distorted after too many years of being pandered to and now we can only hope, Inshallah, that he will be punished. I hope that his father and family will take matters into their hands before the WWW will cause them much shame.


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Old 24th Apr 2009, 22:43
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UAE Torture | THIS WEBSITE HAS APPARENTLY BEEN BANNED IN THE UAE BY THE ROYAL FAMILY.

official website, maybe blocked now
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Old 24th Apr 2009, 23:21
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surprised

NOT the least bit...They think they area above all
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Old 25th Apr 2009, 00:27
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Does this video even surprise anyone who has lived here more than a month?
I called my wife to watch it when I first saw the link. Her comment was illuminating: "What's sad is that neither of us doubted for one moment that it's genuine or were even a little surprised." Sadly, she is right.
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Old 25th Apr 2009, 05:45
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Devil Setting an example...

Maybe he should have used waterboarding® Department of Justice, USA ?!

Fwiw, there are more than a few scallywags in the Uk whom I'd readily inflict that upon... just pass me that shambok and give me some swinging room!
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Old 25th Apr 2009, 15:34
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Disgusting!


Would you please make sure when you send the footage to all Europeans and North Americans that you also send footage from Abu Graib prison showing all the sickening American’s sexual insult and torture against the Arabs.
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Old 25th Apr 2009, 16:18
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You are all right guys...but in fact, this really happens everywhere..I can give you more savage examples happening in the US, and authorized by rulers too. We don't want to get into this, do we?!

You know it's happening. So if you can't live with it, just leave it all for good!
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Old 25th Apr 2009, 17:07
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1. Other crimes do not legitimate this one or any other crime for that matter!
I agree..but there are some posts disgusted about this area of the world, while they've forgotten the systematic bloody massacres and butcheries that happen back in their home countries and by their slaughtering leaders and decimating armies!

It's Fing unfair!


Those involved in Abu Graib where charged and sentenced, serving up to 25yrs in prison.
You must be kidding!!

The majority of those have not been sent to court, convicted, or even received a judgment that translates their barbarian crimes. And I understand your false data about those murderers because of your media horns!


While in this region people from the primitive tribe walk literally away with murder

Now do you really want me to name those who have walked away with murder?!! I bit you know them by heart!

What a shame!
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Old 25th Apr 2009, 17:39
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This thread should be in "Jet Blast".
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Old 25th Apr 2009, 18:42
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You are all right guys...but in fact, this really happens everywhere..I can give you more savage examples happening in the US, and authorized by rulers too. We don't want to get into this, do we?!
Sorry, but this type of behaviour does not happen everywhere, particularly by the leaders of our respective societies (EU). We have checks and balances and laws to prevent it, furthermore if it were to happen then there would be serious legal implications apart from the fact we hire and fire our leaders. Secondly, please remember that the US is not the only country in the world, one for which you seem to hold in disdain. Indeed, I am quite certain that the majority of the comments on this board are not from Americans anyway.

I too agree that the type of behaviour seen on the news is despicable, especially when it is carried out by leading member of a Royal family and indeed in this case, a government, and over what, some money? No Sir, instead of getting defensive, surely one must react to this obscene behaviour by condemning it in the strongest possible manner, after all was this not carried out by a leader who is supposed to set an example, what kind of example is this? At the end of the day it really does'nt matter where this man comes from, what he did is totally wrong and unacceptable in any civil society. Sadly he has embarassed his family and his people badly.
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Old 25th Apr 2009, 18:45
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SilveR5...

"You are all right guys...but in fact, this really happens everywhere..I can give you more savage examples happening in the US, and authorized by rulers too. We don't want to get into this, do we?!"

..SilveR5...Savage examples in the US?...If you can find any American Leader (or family member of a leader) on tape, shoving a cattle prod up someone else's ar.se..then show it.

"Now do you really want me to name those who have walked away with murder?!! I bit you know them by heart!"
..Again.. If you want to start listing names..yup, you'll probably come up with FAR MORE SOURCES....WHY?..Because FREEDOM OF SPEECH and FREEDOM OF THE PRESS IS A BASIC HUMAN RIGHT IN WESTERN COUNTRIES!!!! Newspapers are not shutdown if they UPSET the leaders of a country. (7 DAYS shutdown in 2006) Very unlike this part of the world. This tape would have been WORLD NEWS A VERY LONG TIME AGO HAD IT BEEN ANY WESTERN LEADER..... Mr. MOE could not deal with that now could he???

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Old 25th Apr 2009, 19:14
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“The incidents depicted in the videotapes were not part of a pattern of behaviour, ” the Ministry of the Interior said in a statement, according to ABC.

“All rules, policies and procedures were followed correctly.”
If you live / work in the sandpit, beware!

The Interior Minister is Sheik Issa’s half-brother. They are among the country’s 22 royal sheiks.
Surprise surprise!

Disgusting.....

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Old 25th Apr 2009, 19:16
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I am disgusted..........

Right on mate, I send it to all European newswires.

For those guys who think leaders in the West do this i.e. USA, Canada, EU or else, show me please the video footage or evidence. Gordon Brown in a sceen like this is highly unlikely. Ok for the US and the rest of the world, 9/11 was the darkest moment in commercial aviation....any questions? Our profession got "raped" big times by people like him!!! As for the Bush administration, well I do not support it but George Bush will not run his car over these guys right?? F What happened in the UAE by a so "called" Royal ( what is their right to call them Royals anyway, I thought the UAE is a Federation not a Monarchy.....) is brutal tortue, allowed by the UAE laws. I rest my case.
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Old 25th Apr 2009, 19:38
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Che Guevara wrote:
Sorry, but this type of behaviour does not happen everywhere, particularly by the leaders of our respective societies (EU). We have checks and balances and laws to prevent it, furthermore if it were to happen then there would be serious legal implications apart from the fact we hire and fire our leaders.
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after all was this not carried out by a leader who is supposed to set an example, what kind of example is this? At the end of the day it really does'nt matter where this man comes from, what he did is totally wrong and unacceptable in any civil society. Sadly he has embarassed his family and his people badly.
But the same behaviour could indeed equally be said about GWBush, albeit that he did his torturing 'by proxy', i.e. the military / CIA did it for him, and he had it legally sanctioned by the Department of Justice... therein it was all of it done in the name of the American people by the supposed leader of the 'free world'.

That the British (and others) aided and abetted the 'rendition' of suspects for the (known?) purposes of torture makes the behaviour of certain leaders of the 'free world' all the more questionable... which is probably why you'll not hear many of them saying that what the Sheik did was a bad thing... lest they themselves be called hypocrites?!

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