Who rules the nation that was given permission to take over a military hardware producing U.S. company?
Who rules the nation that has the tallest building on earth?
Who rules the nation that has the largest airport in the world?
Who rules the nation that received billions of U.S. taxpayer money in the TARP bailout?
Who rules the nation that has the headquarters for Dick Cheney's company Halliburton?
Who rules the nation where AIG did a lot of shady business?
Who rules the nation that would have ruled over U.S. ports if Bush II had his way?
Who rules the nation that has luxurious villas purchased by U.S. taxpayer dollars, gushing from the U.S. Treasury into Afghanistan, then to this ruler's realm?
For some mysterious reason the answer is Mohammed.
On January 4th, 2006, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed (Mohammed) became the Ruler of Dubai.
On January 5th, the members of the Supreme Council elected Sheikh Mohammed the Vice President of The United Arab Emirates (UAE):
Islam is the official religion, and Arabic is the official language.(Wikipedia, emphasis added). Soon after Mohammed became Ruler of Dubai, Dick Cheney's company Halliburton moved its world headquarters to Dubai:
The arrival of envoys from the Islamic prophet Muhammad in 630 heralded the conversion of the region to Islam.
Halliburton Co., currently the largest military contractor in Iraq with billions of dollars in Pentagon contracts, announced Sunday that it was planning to move its CEO and corporate headquarters from Houston to Dubai, the United Arab Emirates.(ABC News). Meanwhile, Halliburton receives huge subsidies from U.S. taxpayers [updated link] as well as no-bid (no competition) contracts.
Run by Vice President Dick Cheney from 1995 to 2000, Halliburton has a five-year, $16 billion contract with the U.S. Army and total revenues of $22.6 billion in 2006.
So why are the gun sights of U.S. rifles made with bible verses printed on them that shoot at Muslims?
Is this yet another "mysterious foreign policy thingy" where we were for Islam before we were against it, or vice versa?