Tag Archives: UAE

Depopulation Yemen-Style

Yesterday Yemen’s former president Ali Abdullah Saleh was gunned down trying to flee Sanaa, after nearly a week of pitched street battles in the capital between Saleh supporters and backers of Houthi Ansar Allah rebels.

Saleh had been elected president of North Yemen in 1978 and became president of Yemen on May 22, 1990 when North Yemen merged with Marxist South Yemen.  He remained president of the country until 2012 when an Arab Spring-inspired rebellion ousted him.  He was replaced by his vice-president Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi. Continue reading

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Press TV: Saudis Aggressors In Qatar Rift

Dean Henderson is the author of five books: Big Oil & Their Bankers in the Persian Gulf: Four Horsemen, Eight Families & Their Global Intelligence, Narcotics & Terror NetworkThe Grateful Unrich: Revolution in 50 Countries, Das Kartell der Federal Reserve, Stickin’ it to the Matrix & The Federal Reserve Cartel.  You can subscribe free to his weekly Left Hook column @www.hendersonlefthook.wordpress.com

Flying Dolphins

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In the late 1990’s UAE Sheik Zayed was back to his old tricks, founding an air freight company known as Flying Dolphin. Continue reading

Floating the Fed’s House of Cards

Chao Phraya River at Ayutthaya, Thailand

Chao Phraya River at Ayutthaya, Thailand

(Excerpted from Chapter 5: Persian Gulf Rent-A-Sheik: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)

The elite families of the six GCC nations are heavily invested in Western economies.  High volume crude oil production keeps this investment capital flowing to Wall Street while allowing the GCC elites to live opulent lifestyles. Continue reading

Convenient Monarchy

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Kuwait was officially formed in the mid 1920’s under the Sykes-Picot Agreement. The al-Sabah family has ruled ever since.  On advice from Saudi King Fahd, the al-Sabah clique dissolved Kuwait’s Parliament in both 1975 and 1986 when opposition to the emir grew too loud. [179] Continue reading

Tea-Sipping Embezzlers

(Excerpted from Chapter 5: Persian Gulf Rent-A-Sheik: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)

In order to fully understand the significance of the formation of the GCC, one must appreciate the history of feudal elite rule and British colonization which resulted in the very existence of the sheikdoms which make up the GCC. Continue reading

Persian Gulf Rent-A-Sheik

a78-worlds-funniest-ice-cream-vendor-lp(Excerpted from Chapter 5: Persian Gulf Rent-A-Sheik: Big Oil & Their Bankers…)

The Iranian Revolution of 1979 was a watershed event.  With the Shah deposed and the Iranian Consortium nationalized, the Four Horsemen and their bankers now sought to create a more comprehensive security system for the safeguarding of Persian Gulf crude oil. Continue reading