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    • Ron
    • 20.02.10 | 21:25 (IST)

    Why should the UAE pick sides? 29 countries consider Hamas a terrorist organization:163 don't. None consider Hamas an international terrorist organization. And only Israel considers Israel the center of the world. Even if the UAE chose to keep al-Mabhouh out of the UAE, he was traveling in alias. Carlos the Jackal traveled often in Europe in alias as an international fugitive. The UAE is not neutral, and you should not suggest the US pick sides. The UAE is arguably more important to the US than Israel. The US and the UAE have special petroleum ties. It provides unique intelligence support in the war on terror: against al Qaeda. Israel plays no role in that war. UAE ports host more US naval ships than any foreign ports in the world. Its troops fought with US forces in Gulf War, had troops killed, and were one of the first to enter Kuwait city. It hosts more than 2,500 US military personnel, and an air base. It supported US in Kosovo and Somalia. It now has troops in Afghanistan.

    from the article: Report: German passport tied to Dubai hit wasn`t forged
    First published 11:14 20.02.10 | Last updated 23:56 20.02.10
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