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  • Libya: A Catastrophe for Russia’s Pantsir S1 Air Defense System

    06/22/2020 5:44:51 AM PDT · by C19fan · 23 replies
    Real Clear Defense ^ | June 19, 2020 | Altan A. Ozler
    Last month has proven to be catastrophic for the credibility of one of Russia’s most touted air defense systems. The troubles for the Pantsir S1 air defense system in Libya began when Khalifa Haftar’s yearlong Tripoli offensive against the Ankara-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) began to collapse. Believed to have been supplied to the Libyan strongman as early as last year by his backers in the Gulf, the Russian system was meant to be used as a trump card against Turkey’s combat unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) air interdiction operations. Yet, after a major GNA counteroffensive last month, and the...
  • The Mysterious Case of RAZ from CHAZ – BLM Warlord Owns Multiple Guns (including an Uzi), a Tesla, BMW and Jaguar XJ, Millions in Properties, and Is Supported by Dubai Government

    06/17/2020 8:14:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/17/2020 | Joe Hoft
    Solomon Samuel Simone (aka RAZ from CHAZ or CHOP) is the proclaimed warlord of CHAZ, the multi-block area located in Seattle. Raz hates America but owns multiple guns, luxury automobiles, millions in real estate.More importantly, Raz is supported by the Islamic government in Dubai.The leader of CHAZ, Warlord Raz Simone was previously identified running guns in the newly formed country in the center of Seattle. Today we have more on RAZ thanks to the work of Yaacov Apelbaum.Raz the warlord, doesn’t only run guns, he owns guns. Raz owns a couple of handguns, which were somehow ‘restored’ through a special...
  • Report: CHAZ Leader Raz Simone Is Allegedly Connected To Islamists (Photos)

    06/17/2020 7:36:37 AM PDT · by USA Conservative · 11 replies
    Red State Nation ^ | 06.17.2020 | Sarah Hall
    The Seattle Police — who, remember, ran away from the precinct — say that they are getting reports that armed people within CHAZ are extorting the people living there. While it is tempting to say these radical fools get what they deserve, the fact is that the authorities in Seattle, and in Washington State, have allowed Antifa to take over a portion of a major American city, and run it according to the law of the street. This is what happens when you let the mob rule. Various Twitter accounts have portrayed Mr. Simone as a sort of warlord in...
  • Dubai Police Arrest Man for Sneezing on UAE Dirham Notes (Currency)

    05/17/2020 6:01:35 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Khaleej Times ^ | May 18, 2020
    He insulted the currency and shared the video on social media. The Dubai Police have arrested a young man over a video that he posted on social media in which he can be seen insulting the UAE's national currency. In the viral video, the suspect can be seen pretend-sneezing and using a currency note to clean himself. He has been referred to the authority concerned for further action, the police said. The police said that the cybercrime law specifies a maximum fine of Dh1 million and a prison term for insulting the country or its symbols. The police also posted...
  • 2020 Dubai World Cup canceled amidst pandemic

    03/22/2020 8:19:28 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement
    Daily Racing Form ^ | March 22, 2020 | Marcus Hersh
    The 2020 Dubai World Cup card, scheduled for March 28, was canceled on Sunday by Dubai government officials. A release from the government of Dubai media office announced what was translated into English as a postponement until next year, meaning there will be no 2020 World Cup. The United Emirates Racing season begins in the autumn and all but wraps up before the hottest months with the World Cup in late March. Iran sits just north of Dubai across the Strait of Hormuz and has close commercial ties to the United Arab Emirates. Iran became an early hotspot in the...
  • 'I'll be back,' foiled hijacker told agent

    01/27/2004 4:19:26 AM PST · by kattracks · 11 replies · 206+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 1/27/04 | JAMES GORDON MEEK
    WASHINGTON - A U.S. customs inspector praised for keeping the 20th hijacker in the 9/11 plot from getting into the country told Congress yesterday that the "hostile" Saudi gave him the creeps and vowed, "I'll be back." Jose Melendez-Perez told the 9/11 Commission, the panel probing the attacks on America, that he was spooked enough by the man identified only as "Al-Qahtani" to put him on a plane out of Orlando after he arrived in the U.S. from London and Dubai, United Arab Emirates, with a one-way ticket and $2,800 in cash. Al-Qahtani was dressed head-to-toe in black when he...
  • Briton Key Suspect In Nuclear Ring

    02/11/2004 7:19:48 PM PST · by blam · 272+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 2-12-2004 | Owen Bowcott/Ian Traynor/John Aaglionby/Suzanne Goldberg
    Briton key suspect in nuclear ring Man accused of smuggling parts tells Guardian: 'I was framed' Owen Bowcott, Ian Traynor in Zagreb, John Aglionby in Jakarta and Suzanne Goldenberg in Washington Thursday February 12, 2004 The Guardian (UK) A Middle East-based British businessman has emerged as a key suspect in a secret network supplying Libya, Iran and North Korea with equipment to build nuclear bombs. Speaking for the first time yesterday, Paul Griffin denied that his company played any part in shipping prohibited material from the Far East. He told the Guardian: "We have been framed." His comments came as...
  • UAE said readying to open doors to Israeli tourists, starting with 2020 Expo

    11/06/2019 9:11:55 AM PST · by LesbianThespianGymnasticMidget · 4 replies
    The Times of Israel ^ | November 6, 2019 | TOI staff
    The United Arab Emirates intends to allow Israeli tourists to freely visit the country and is engaged in high-level talks with Israeli authorities to put the policy into practice, the Yedioth Ahronoth daily newspaper reported Wednesday. Israelis will initially be allowed to enter the UAE so that they can attend the Expo 2020 world fair in Dubai, which will include an Israeli pavilion. However, Expo and UAE sources confirmed to the paper that the intention is to leave the door open to Israeli visitors even after the exhibition closes. Israel has no diplomatic ties with the UAE, though relations between...
  • Princess Haya, Wife of Dubai’s Ruler, Seeks Refuge in London

    07/03/2019 5:18:12 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 7 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 2, 2019 | By Vivian Yee and David D. Kirkpatrick
    BEIRUT, Lebanon — Few world leaders are known to write poetry. Fewer still offer it up for public consumption. And almost none record their marital breakups in verse on their personal websites. Then there is the ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, who has been publishing his romantic anguish online, in Arabic and English, for anyone with an internet connection to read.
  • Oil tanker attacks echo Persian Gulf's 1980s 'Tanker War'

    06/14/2019 6:48:47 PM PDT · by Fitzy_888 · 9 replies
    Newsday ^ | June 14, 2019 | JON GAMBRELL (AP)
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - (AP) -- Mysterious attacks on oil tankers near the strategic Strait of Hormuz this week show how one of the world's crucial chokepoints for global energy supplies can be easily targeted, 30 years after the U.S. Navy and Iran were entangled in a similarly shadowy conflict called the "Tanker War." While the current tensions are nowhere near the damage done then, it underscores how dangerous the situation is and how explosive it can become. (...)
  • Man Arrested At JFK For Transporting Child Porn (Nader, Tried to entrap Don jr and Kushner)

    06/03/2019 1:16:17 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 64 replies
    WRVA ^ | 6-3-2019 | WRVA
    A man with citizenship in Lebanon and the United States was arrested this morning after arriving at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on charges of transporting visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. According to court documents, George Aref Nader, 60, was charged by criminal complaint after he arrived at Washington-Dulles International Airport on Jan. 17, 2018 from Dubai in possession of a cell phone containing visual depictions of minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. The charges were unsealed after his arrest this morning. Nader previously pleaded guilty in the Eastern District of Virginia to...
  • Lindsay Lohan Spotted Wearing a Burkini in Thailand

    04/06/2017 2:08:09 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 49 replies
    Al Arabiya ^ | Thursday, 6 April 2017
    The 30-year-old actress, Lindsay Lohan, has published several photos of her in the Islamic swimsuit known as the Burkini. In these photos that were taken in Phuket, Thailand, last week, Lohan was spotted wearing a Burkini from head to toe before she was seen paddle boarding. According to her Instagram, Lindsay Lohan headed to Thailand for a week, after she had been in Dubai for a family visit. The 30-year-old-actress had already announced that she is studying Islam and the Quran. She stated that she has found peace in it, saying that no one can convert to a new religion...
  • Now Lindsay Lohan wears a BURKINI: Mean Girls star hits the beach in modest swimwear [tr]

    04/05/2017 12:28:54 PM PDT · by C19fan · 34 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 5, 2017 | Staff
    She has been sharing swimsuit snaps from her latest sunny getaway. But Lindsay Lohan - who has recently been studying Islam - opted for a Burkini as she set out for a paddleboarding session in Phuket, Thailand last week. The two-piece ensemble covered the 30-year-old Mean Girls actress head-to-toe as she got to grips with a large board on the beach before venturing out into the water.
  • Top Abraaj executives arrested on U.S. fraud charges

    04/11/2019 9:25:54 PM PDT · by csvset · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12 April 2019 | Brendan Pierson
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The chief executive and a managing partner of the collapsed Dubai private equity firm Abraaj Capital Ltd were arrested on U.S. charges that they defrauded their investors, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a federal prosecutor said on Thursday. Abraaj founder and Chief Executive Arif Naqvi was arrested in the United Kingdom last Friday, while managing partner Mustafa Abdel-Wadood was arrested at a New York hotel on Thursday, Assistant U.S. Attorney Andrea Griswold said at a hearing in Manhattan federal court. Abdel-Wadood appeared at the hearing and pleaded not guilty to securities fraud, wire fraud...
  • Dubai Airport Gold Fever (yours for the taking)

    04/01/2019 10:47:15 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 8 replies
    www.citizenfreepress.com ^ | April 1, 2019 1:30 pm | Kane
    Dubai Airport. Gold Fever. Take Me If You Can. Free gold bar........IF you can get it out................. Video at link..................
  • Princess Sheikha Latifa tried to flee Dubai. She left a video to prove it

    03/10/2019 9:38:02 AM PDT · by NorseViking · 23 replies
    Yahoo ^ | March 10, 2019 | Kim Hjelmgaard
    It's not what you expect a modern-day princess to say. "My name is Latifa bint al-Maktoum," the statement to the camera begins. "My father is the leader of Dubai" and "I am making this video because it could be the last one I make. Pretty soon I am going to be leaving – somehow." Less than a minute later in the video, which was uploaded to YouTube in March last year, Latifa, 33, known for her love of skydiving above Dubai, a glitzy modern state in the United Arab Emirates federation and close ally of the United States on the...
  • Hijacking foiled on Bangladesh-Dubai flight, suspect killed

    02/24/2019 2:41:39 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 17 replies
    AP ^ | 02/24/19 | JULHAS ALAM
    A flight bound for Dubai from Bangladesh’s capital, Dhaka, made an emergency landing Sunday in Chittagong, Bangladesh, after a man attempted to hijack the plane, officials said. The Bangladeshi suspect asked to speak to the country’s prime minister before dying from injuries in an exchange of gunfire with military commandos, officials said. The flight, operated by state-run Biman Bangladesh Airlines, took off from Dhaka at 4:35 p.m. for the trip to Dubai via Chittagong. The pilot made the emergency landing in Chittagong about 40 minutes later, after a crew member reported “suspicious behavior” by the man, said Rezaul Karim, an...
  • Airbus’s Flagship Plane May Be Too Big To Be Profitable (A380 ‘Super-Jumbo’)

    12/28/2014 9:50:25 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 35 replies
    Manchester Guardian via Business Insider ^ | Dec. 28, 2014, 10:38 AM | Karl West
    Tom Enders stared at the phone on his desk as it began to ring. The Airbus boss had been expecting a call to his office in Toulouse. It was Tim Clark, chief executive of Dubai-based airline Emirates, the biggest buyer of the planemaker’s A380 “superjumbo”. Clark was angry. He wanted to know why Airbus finance director Harald Wilhelm had just raised the prospect of the death of the A380. The aircraft cost $25 billion (£16 billion) to develop, but it has struggled to chalk up the large orders Airbus had envisioned, at $440 million each. So far, it has just...
  • End of the superjumbo: Airbus is giving up on the A380

    02/13/2019 10:23:11 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 79 replies
    cnn ^ | 12:48 AM ET, Thu February 14, 2019 | Jethro Mullen,
    The European plane maker said Thursday that it will stop delivering A380s in 2021 after Dubai-based airline Emirates slashed its orders for the huge jetliner. The A380, the world's largest airliner, first took to the skies 14 years ago. But Airbus' giant bet that airlines would need lots of extra-big planes to fly passengers between major airport hubs didn't pay off as the company had hoped. The company has delivered 234 of the superjumbos to date, less than a quarter of the 1,200 it predicted it would sell when it first introduced the double-decker aircraft.
  • Dubai Airport says it is the world's busiest for international travel for a fifth year [tr]

    01/28/2019 1:40:38 PM PST · by C19fan · 19 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 28, 2019 | Jennifer Newton
    Dubai International Airport has revealed it remains the world's busiest for international travel. The Middle Eastern hub said it retained its top global spot for 2018 after serving the largest number of passengers for the fifth year in a row - despite falling short of its target. Traffic at the major transit airport rose slightly to 89.15 million passengers, up just over one per cent on the number who used the airport in 2017, it said in a statement