avr 152012
 

Source: Une flaque de pétrole et, lovée entre le désert et les eaux turquoise du Golfe, une bulle de bonheur climatisée peuplée de centres commerciaux géants. Propreté, multiculturalisme, futurisme, stabilité, islam « soft » : les Emirats arabes unis continuent de célébrer l’alliance technochic de l’acier et du turban. Une certaine idée du bonheur arabe.

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mai 152011
 

Source: ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Late one night last November, a plane carrying dozens of Colombian men touched down in this glittering seaside capital. Whisked through customs by an Emirati intelligence officer, the group boarded an unmarked bus and drove roughly 20 miles to a windswept military complex in the desert sand.

The Colombians had entered the United Arab Emirates posing as construction workers. In fact, they were soldiers for a secret American-led mercenary army being built by Erik Prince, the billionaire founder of Blackwater Worldwide, with $529 million from the oil-soaked sheikdom.

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