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Qatar bids to become ICAO HQ

Old 25th Apr 2013, 13:57
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Qatar bids to become ICAO HQ

US says no (you mean they give a damn about ICAO?)
France says 'convince us (shouldn't be difficult, given Qatar's resources.

Canada fights to keep ICAO in Montreal
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Old 25th Apr 2013, 15:05
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When you have money ( and Qatar has a lot), everything is possible...even organizing a Football World Cup by 45 degrees!

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Old 25th Apr 2013, 17:26
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Furthermore, I propose to move United Nations to Dubai!
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Old 25th Apr 2013, 19:36
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Furthermore, I propose to move United Nations to Dubai!
yes and NATO to Teheran!
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Old 26th Apr 2013, 01:53
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Headquarters

Vatican to Mecca?
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And outsource the care of all Her Majesties prison inmates to the tender mercies of the Indian prison service.
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Old 26th Apr 2013, 13:07
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Qatar cannot even organize a piss-up in a brewery and now they want ICAO HQ and not to forget host a world cup . i'NDIA aka Hamad Int Airport is a perfect example.
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Old 26th Apr 2013, 13:56
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Furthermore, I propose to move United Nations to Dubai!
Just back from Dubai Mall. From the looks it seems they have already moved.
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Old 26th Apr 2013, 15:45
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M5.5 Been to London recently? Nothing compared to that Dubai Mall

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Old 26th Apr 2013, 18:05
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M5.5 Been to London recently? Nothing compared to that Dubai Mall
Of course. But most of Africa was missing. So, I still go with Dubai mall.
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Old 30th Apr 2013, 12:17
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Maybe they got confused.
Having said that, IMHO Qatar is far from being a free and democratic place.
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Old 1st May 2013, 02:04
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Having said that, IMHO Qatar is far from being a free and democratic place.
Bl00dy well spotted............................
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Old 1st May 2013, 04:25
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Something has to fill all those new empty office blocks in Doha
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Old 1st May 2013, 08:32
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ha, laughable

Maybe they can have ICAO and rename it to:
International Corrupt Aviation Organisation.....

The amount of Bribing and red tape manipulation that will go on if this relocation moves to Qatar (and other M.E locations) will defy the imagination.
But, once again, seems like another move to establish a brand name reputation simply by having another "leading organisation" move here;

Unfortunately, I wonder if ICAO officials have actually seen the state of the buildings and the "safety" codes that dont exist here, not to mention the human rights issues with Qatar and the M.E in general that ICAO could be tarnished with....

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Old 1st May 2013, 11:03
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I guess the Israeli ICAO office would have to be in another location if Qatar are successful?
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Old 12th May 2013, 19:52
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Not exactly the best way to convince Canadian officials to grant you increasingly greater access to their airports for your national airline.

Dumb move Qatar, very dumb move.
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