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Why did the Republicans want to sell our ports to slaveholders? Dubai sheiks sued for trafficking

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Remember Dubai, the Bin Laden-friendly, money-laundering emirate Bush wanted to hand over control of our ports to?

Seems like they're slaveholders. Maybe that explains why the Republicans--talkin' 'bout you, George Felix Allen--had a comfort level with them? The Independent:

Dubai's ruling family has been served with a class-action lawsuit in the United States accusing them of masterminding an international child slave trade to provide jockeys and attendants for the popular desert sport of camel-racing.

The suit names both Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, the crown prince of Dubai, and his brother, Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid al-Maktoum, as being "the most active participants" in the slave trade, which was described and denounced in a US State Department report on human trafficking last year.

Hmmm... Lasy year... So when Bush tried to sell the ports to these guys, He had to have known about this?

So, how big is this slave trade?

According to the suit, as many as 30,000 boys from South Asia and Africa could have been victimised in what it calls "one of the greatest humanitarian crimes of the last 50 years".

"Now tell me the truth boys, is this kind of fun?"

But hey, there's a bright side to everything! Maybe the Bush administration can pick up some torture tips from these guys?

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