Saturday, June 21, 2014

Jad Mouawad on Dubai:

Do you notice that Arabs who specialize in Gulf affairs in Western media always wound up working for Gulf regimes and their media? There are many examples.  Jad Mouawad seems to be applying for a future job in a Gulf dynasty.  All his dispatches about oil in the Times are laudatory of Gulf regimes. Look at this article about Dubai airport: nothing about the mistreatment of workers, and nothing about the segregation of planes arriving from Pakistan or India.  I know about that because I once landed in Dubai from Pakistan and saw how they treat planes coming from Pakistan.  Notice that Mr. Mouawad is also very impressed with shopping malls and fancy hotels.