Tens of thousands of orphaned Persian girls in Iran - or abandoned wives or daughters, thrown out of the house to live in the streets, by an irritated husband or father (yes, husbands and fathers can do that with impunity under the Islamic laws of Iran) have no way to earn a living. The prettier ones are shipped by the Mullahs to Persian Gulf states - specially Dubai - where they are forced into the sec trade.
Compared to having to sell themselves for pennies to buy increasingly expensive food inside Iran, the Dubai situation is almost a blessing. If slavery can be termed a blessing. Which it cannot.
The corruption and heartless, unlimited misuse, torture and misery of humans by the Mullahs pervades every aspect of life in Iran. Despite their paid apologists around the world, specially in Canada, Europe and the USA, the "moralistic" Mullahs are the dirtiest, nastiest, most ruthless and hypocritical, government sponsored proponents of aboslute evil that the world has ever seen in modern times.
What does that make the ardent American supporters of Dubai? Self-serving and greedy might be the least opprobation to level at them. As the article relates, this support crosses party lines.
Tourists are flocking to Dubai's luxury hotels. But don't be fooled. Dubai, which is one of the seven princedoms of the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), is anything but tolerant and progressive. To put it bluntly: They don't like Jews. In fact, Dubai, like the rest of the U.A.E., is blatantly anti-Semitic. It bars all Israeli citizens from ever setting foot in the country. People from other nations whose passport have stamps indicating they've even visited Israel must notify Dubai immigration authorities of the stamp before entering. Dubai is also actively involved in the Arab boycott of Israel: It bans all products made in Israel and even ones with parts made in Israel. But the emir of Dubai, Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, understands the value of using prominent Americans to legitimize his country and burnish its image in the American media. That's why former Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton have been the objects of Dubai largesse. Their Dubai friends have given millions to each of their presidential libraries. And Bill Clinton has raked in more than $1 million for speeches he's given in Dubai and the U.A.E. Dubai's PR machine went into high gear after 9/11 - in part to distract attention from the extensive use the terrorists made of the emirate. More than half of the hijackers traveled to the United States via Dubai. The 9/11 Commission noted that $234,500 of the $300,000 wired to the hijackers and plot leaders in America came via Dubai banks. Several months after 9/11, Dubai's newest best friend began his public association with the country. In January 2002, Bill Clinton gave his first Dubai speech (for $300,000). He's been legitimizing the country ever since. Clinton was the rainmaker who introduced the emir to his friend and employer, Ron Berkle, the owner of Yucaipa companies and a major fund-raiser for Bill and Hillary. Last year, Yucaipa and the emir formed a new company, DIGL, for their joint ventures. So Bill Clinton is now an adviser and member of the board of directors of a company that is in partnership with the anti-Israeli government of Dubai. The Clintons won't reveal how much the former president pocketed for setting up this deal, except to report on Hillary's Senate disclosure form: "more than $1,000." A lot more. According to San Francisco Examiner columnist P.J. Corkery, Clinton makes $10 million a year from Yucaipa. Bill isn't alone in legitimizing Dubai. Other Clinton pals - including disgraced former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger, ex-Secretary of State Madeline Albright, and Al and Tipper Gore - have attended highly publicized events there. So have some Republicans - including former Bush Sr. Chief of Staff John Sununu, presidential brother Neal Bush and Rudy Guiliani. Republican ex-Sen. Bob Dole and Democratic ex-Rep. Tom Downey lobby for Dubai; so does The Glover Park Group, home of Hillary Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson and former President Clinton press secretary Joe Lockhart. Major U.S. business leaders populate the many conferences sponsored by Dubai and its industries. All of this helps legitimize Dubai. And no one mentions the problem with Israel. Bill Clinton even created a Dubai Scholars Program at the American University in Dubai under the sponsorship of the William Jefferson Clinton Foundation. Laura Tyson, Clinton's chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, created a similar Dubai study program at the University of London. But not everyone is blind. Last month, the University of Connecticut correctly abandoned plans to open up a campus in Dubai after serious complaints about Dubai's state-imposed discrimination of people based on their national origin and religion and its documented violations of human rights. (For example, Human Rights Watch has said Dubai abuses tens of thousands of migrant workers from India and Pakistan.) The Clinton Foundation certainly wouldn't sponsor a program in America that banned Israeli students. It shouldn't sponsor one in Dubai, either. http://www.newsmax.com/archives/articles/2007/3/23/164234.shtml?s=al&promo_code=3026-1
Dick Morris and Eileen McGannSaturday, March 24, 2007