Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Dubai needs help


11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Where did you go? Why was there Hebrew script in the blog? Were you kidnapped by the thought police, hamas or mossad?

Anonymous said...

Yeah, my heart bleeds for them. More like my wallet, because when I'm at the petrol station, it feels like I'm the one who's getting pumped !

Anonymous said...

hubris.........they overbuilt on borrowed money and literally built on sand. it looked like the global las vegas without the gambling..


hindus, jews, and christians also would feel a little frightened there because they know islamists really dont approve of their beliefs and outnumber them. what happened in mubai (bombay) with the coordinated bombings might have been more of a factor that anyone is willing to admit. it showed that private security alone isn't necessarily enough against extremist willing to die for the cause.

if dubai had only built 40% as much stuff, it would probably still be going, but so many of those projects were fantastically expensive. in a way it represented the worst of global corporate capitalism. neo-slave labor from asia, tax-haven and criminal companies looking to evade prosecution by headquartering there, severe wealth inequality with the average man there, all built on borrowed money figuratively and literally on sand in a desert beside a doldrum sea....

Im sure American taxpayers will wind up with at least some of the bill

Anonymous said...

All he needs is a ticket and one word: Asylum.

Anonymous said...

All he needs is a ticket and a word - asylum. Whites needn't apply

Anonymous said...

Savant, can you please comment on the attacks on Switzerland.

Or are you also not a believer in democracy?

rosebud said...

I'd really like to know whether, as some say, that the place is completely fucked, it was built on impossible premise. E.g. the amount of water they need to keep the place green, and that some of the water movements in the Gulf are literally undermining the place.

Just curious.

SAVANT said...

anon 11.17 - I've posted on it here http://irishsavant.blogspot.com/2009/11/go-switzerland.html

And yes, I do like democracy. Pity we see so little of it.

Anonymous said...

the saudis are going to build an islamic school in Dublin http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2009/1209/1224260355637.html?via=mr

stoptheinvasionoforegon said...

This last week I saw for the first time, in Oregon, a fat Arab woman in a full burka. She had two anchor brats, swarthy male sons, and stepped out of a late model Toyota sedan to go into Trader Joe's , an upper end grocery store.
muslims and hindus have no right to the United States.

Californian said...

Im sure American taxpayers will wind up with at least some of the bill.

Alas, I fear there is some truth in this statement!