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Ties Cut With Qatar

Old 6th Jun 2017, 14:30
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Originally Posted by harry the cod View Post
ADFUS

I have no idea where you're from, I do not care. My point was to merely highlight the irony of your statement blaming only the UAE and Saudia for supporting terrorism. It's often forgotten that the major protagonist in the fight against terrorism is also a former supporter of the very principles it despises. Only when the US mainland became a target did it's 'protected citizens' take a less jaundiced view to the British occupation of Northern Ireland and their often blind support for a terror organisation that was killing innocent people in the name of freedom! My point being that until the US itself became a victim of terrorism, there may not have been a shift in attitude away from IRA support. Fundraising had been significant up until then and it's subsequent reduction was certainly a catalyst in the cessation of the conflict. It's just such a shame that it took a monumental event such as 9/11 for the government and it's people to grasp that everyone is vulnerable.

This should not become an anti US forum. Many hundreds of thousands of lives, on both sides of the pond, have been lost in major conflicts over this last century. Tit for tat spats on this forum achieves nothing other than highlighting our own ignorance and immaturity. More importantly, it disrespects those that have given their lives in the name of achieving real freedom.

Perhaps we need to reflect on who the real enemy is here?

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Talparc

You're talking bollocks as usual!
Well said. A lot of Trump bashing etc. Can we focus on the issue and thats a melt down in relations between Arab nations. As I mentioned before it is a case of nations calling the kettle black. Quite a lot of hypocrisy going on and all us expats are caught in the middle of it.
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Old 6th Jun 2017, 14:41
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Not to start controversy here, but I would suggest reading or listening to this audiobook,

"The Shadow World: Inside the Global Arms Trade" The Shadow World

and realize what is the level of corruption in the ME and how nations including the one where I am from, have been battered by war and terrorism.

By the way, I wonder if prince Bandar still flying his A340 given as a gift to him by BAE for an arms deal?
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Old 6th Jun 2017, 14:48
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Back on thread: QAT passports can't even transit DXB now.

The FT calls for:
"All parties to the Gulf dispute would be wise to de-escalate tensions"

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Old 6th Jun 2017, 15:36
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Politics aside, I can't help but feel there are significant 'commercial' motives at play here in an airline context.

QR dumps significant capacity into the UAE with DXB alone being its biggest destination in terms of the number of seats available and the target audience is the traveller originating or ending their journey in Dubai. When you add up the capacity going to and from AUH, DWC, SHJ and RKT, then you have a massive operation that is targeting travellers right in the back yard of the UAE operators. As an aside, QR were in the process of adding their ninth and tenth destination in the Kingdom.

From friends outside of the industry, they consistently tell me that QR seems to always beat EK on price and often by a significant margin from DXB and most seem to favour the QR product as well. Perhaps it is little wonder that we are seeing such strict flying restrictions in such challenging times for the industry as a whole and especially so for EK.
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Old 6th Jun 2017, 15:52
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Originally Posted by recceguy View Post
No, we didn't like you.
They came because it was part of their agenda, and they liberated a couple of countries simply because it was on their way.
Just quote the number of French, Dutch and Belgian civilians killed by allied bombings - higher numbers than those victims of Germans ...
Soviet Union did much more to bring down Nazi Germany. Only that it's now convenient to forget it.
What an awful post - really piss poor, even after all these years.

185,000 Americans buried in Europe. No allied military leader wanted to kill allied civilians - it was a terrible war. The US and U.K. in particular can hold their heads very high in what they achieved and sacrificed in the liberation of Europe - which to this day is widely celebrated and acknowledged by Europes leaders on various Remembrance Days.

Back on topic - stop talking revisionist shyyte.
ps. The reason the Russians don't get enough credit - is because they never left!
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Old 6th Jun 2017, 15:54
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TOGA, yes I have visited the USAAF cemetery near Cambridge. And I'm sure I don't need to remind anyone that the Pacific War wasn't fought by the US alone.

As for where I saw these medals, that the wearers told me for UK service, I saw them at Lakenheath and one who was on a drug interception joint op in Belize. I have no idea about US ribbons, but unless three people independently played the same joke, I am assuming they weren't winding me up. One did tell me that the UK was categorised a combat theatre in the early 90s. That however is not the point, is it? The point was, as made by Harry, that a lot of Americans were proud to fund and support the IRA during the 70s, 80s and early 90s, especially in Boston and NYC. Not a huge percentage, I'm sure, but enough to fund them and lead to deaths into four figures, and it wasn't seen as shameful.

The timing of this local trouble also seems rather coincidental. It may be that the US did nothing at all, but it does appear that something during Trumps visit has stirred things up, just like he is stirring in Europe.
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Old 6th Jun 2017, 17:11
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Originally Posted by Aluminium shuffler View Post
TOGA, yes I have visited the USAAF cemetery near Cambridge. And I'm sure I don't need to remind anyone that the Pacific War wasn't fought by the US alone.

As for where I saw these medals, that the wearers told me for UK service, I saw them at Lakenheath and one who was on a drug interception joint op in Belize. I have no idea about US ribbons, but unless three people independently played the same joke, I am assuming they weren't winding me up. One did tell me that the UK was categorised a combat theatre in the early 90s. That however is not the point, is it? The point was, as made by Harry, that a lot of Americans were proud to fund and support the IRA during the 70s, 80s and early 90s, especially in Boston and NYC. Not a huge percentage, I'm sure, but enough to fund them and lead to deaths into four figures, and it wasn't seen as shameful.

The timing of this local trouble also seems rather coincidental. It may be that the US did nothing at all, but it does appear that something during Trumps visit has stirred things up, just like he is stirring in Europe.

recceguy you have just reinforced my previously stated observations.

fliion has effectively responded as I would.

A/S and harry almost make it sound as if support of the IRA was a US government policy. I do see the similarities of that conflict and what is going on in the Gulf now, point taken.

Anyone earning medals or involved in conflict out of the UK in the 1990's would have been involved in either the 1st Desert War or the breakup of Yugoslavia and is entirely possible.

fantom the 111 operation to Libya was much earlier and flew the long way because the French would not allow the use of their airspace enroute to the target.

I am done.
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Old 6th Jun 2017, 18:07
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Originally Posted by Desert snake View Post
All my BEIN Sports channels that I am paying extortionate fees for are now blocked. Refund now Du!
Are you sure it is them that cut your connection? ... maybe look closer to home!
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Old 6th Jun 2017, 20:38
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Originally Posted by DCS99 View Post
Back on thread: QAT passports can't even transit DXB now. Spiteful?
Wow! Even Israeli passports are allowed TWOV for 24 hours in UAE
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Old 6th Jun 2017, 22:25
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Originally Posted by Desert snake View Post
All my BEIN Sports channels that I am paying extortionate fees for are now blocked. Refund now Du!
Be careful, with your subscription you support the bad guys
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Old 6th Jun 2017, 23:56
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Originally Posted by Desert snake View Post
All my BEIN Sports channels that I am paying extortionate fees for are now blocked. Refund now Du!
I didn't know what Du was and assumed you were suspecting bein themselves stopped your coverage (being a Qatari based company I suspected maybe you thought it was some small form of retaliation). Definitely stopped on the UAE side. Isn't it like 20 anyway?

http://www.thenational.ae/uae/bein-sports-blocked-in-the-uae-as-diplomatic-row-with-qatar-deepens

Very unholy acts for this holy month
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Old 7th Jun 2017, 03:18
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Officer kite. You have no idea of this region. Please don't sprout opinion of things you know nothing about.
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Old 7th Jun 2017, 08:04
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http://m.khaleejtimes.com/nation/abu-dhabi/strict-action-against-anyone-showing-sympathy-with-qatar-uae-
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Old 7th Jun 2017, 08:05
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Originally Posted by Phil A Buster View Post
Wow! Even Israeli passports are allowed TWOV for 24 hours in UAE

Wait, what? I thought they were always allowed to transit.
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Old 7th Jun 2017, 08:35
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be careful out there.

Qatari sympathisers to face fine, jail | GulfNews.com
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Old 7th Jun 2017, 09:13
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The UAE is getting scared now too.
They know why! Great supporters as well!
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Old 7th Jun 2017, 09:37
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Originally Posted by donpizmeov View Post
Officer kite. You have no idea of this region. Please don't sprout opinion of things you know nothing about.
shouldnt have pized off donpizmeov ...
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Old 7th Jun 2017, 09:45
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Originally Posted by Officer Kite View Post
Isn't it like 20 anyway?
In a word, no
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Old 7th Jun 2017, 10:43
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Originally Posted by Desert snake View Post

This could get a lot messier, very quickly.
Maybe bouncing along to Saudi sword dance wasn't very wise....
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Old 7th Jun 2017, 10:55
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And now attacks in Tehran:-
Iran's parliament and Khomeini mausoleum attacked by gunmen - BBC News
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