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Behind the scenes in the UAE.

Old Jul 13th 2015, 9:07 am
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In the United Arab Emirates, a palace coup foiled | Middle East Eye

Another interesting post from the Middle East Eye.
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Old Jul 13th 2015, 10:13 am
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Hmmmm

"The source said they wanted to reveal the plot because they had become disillusioned with the UAE, principally due to a business dispute that forced them to leave the country at the end of the summer in 2012. "

"the widely held impression that the tiny oil-rich country is a sea of tranquility in a region of turmoil" Only if you have paid no attention and believe the hype.

"emirate of Al Ain" ?

That article needs some editing as it waffles far too much and there is a lot of supposition. It could well be true, or a version of it, but an awful lot of guesswork there too.
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Hmmmm

"The source said they wanted to reveal the plot because they had become disillusioned with the UAE, principally due to a business dispute that forced them to leave the country at the end of the summer in 2012. "

"the widely held impression that the tiny oil-rich country is a sea of tranquility in a region of turmoil" Only if you have paid no attention and believe the hype.

"emirate of Al Ain" ?

That article needs some editing as it waffles far too much and there is a lot of supposition. It could well be true, or a version of it, but an awful lot of guesswork there too.
I thought it was very old news.
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“Hamdan didn’t have a cat in hell's chance of taking power,” the source said. “His brothers are far too powerful.”

the same old same old but this bits deadly accurate. MBZ isnt going anywhere anytime soon
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Just read the article

Fascinating to say the least. Hamdan failed on 101 of staging a successful coup. You basically need 3 things

Money
Military
Media

I doubt he had any of the 3Ms

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Just read the article

Fascinating to say the least. Hamdan failed on 101 of staging a successful coup. You basically need 3 things

Money
Military
Media

I doubt he had any of the 3Ms
and 'Murica.
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Originally Posted by Boomhauer View Post
and 'Murica.
Indeed even though I wouldnt worry much about the foggy bottom wonks. Just invest in K-Street guys who could easily buy influence with lobbyists as well as media owners=Money

Al Jaz would have been over the moon...media element.

Military front? This pretty much relies on tribal allegiances even though for this sandpit it might be an issue.
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