Archive for the ‘Abu Dhabi’s Mercenaries’ Category

Colombia worries as troops join Arab mercenary force ~ UPI

June 7, 2013, Posted by admin at 5:44 pm

Colombia worries as troops join Arab mercenary force June 7, 2013  ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates,  (UPI) Colombia’s defense ministry is alarmed about an exodus of top soldiers to the United Arab Emirates to join a highly paid U.S.-led mercenary force organized by Erik Prince, billionaire founder of the security firm Blackwater. Prince, who sold [...]

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The Arabian Dream: Abu Dhabi’s Mercenaries

February 19, 2013, Posted by admin at 11:35 am

The Arabian Dream: Abu Dhabi’s Mercenaries February 19, 2013 Daily News Egypt “Late one night in November 2010, a plane carrying dozens of Colombian men touched down in this glittering seaside capital [Abu Dhabi]. Whisked through customs by an Emirati intelligence officer, the group boarded an unmarked bus and drove roughly 20 miles to a [...]

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UAE’s Secret Desert Force Set Up by Blackwater’s Founder

May 14, 2011, Posted by admin at 7:17 pm

UAE’s Secret Desert Force Set Up by Blackwater’s Founder Published: May 14, 2011 ‘New York Times’ 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 [...]

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UAE Government Detains Pro-democracy Activists

April 13, 2011, Posted by admin at 5:19 am

UAE Government Detains Pro-democracy Activists April 13, 2011 Abu Dhabi Human Rights Watch believe the detention of Ahmed Mansoor is aimed at scaring and intimidating others in the UAE who may wish to make public their demands for democratic reforms. While other governments in the region are discussing democratic reforms, the UAE government is digging [...]

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