Slagothor: In a perfect world
In a perfect world, the UAE would be loudly declaring things like:Read the whole thing. And give the man his own blog.
- we arrested and imprisoned every radical in the country after 9/11
- mosques and imams are closely monitored for any "radical" words or actions
- the population is strongly encouraged to keep a keen eye on their neighbors and report any suspicious behavior to the police
- we have US air bases in this country
- we buy military equipment and donate it to the Iraq army
- we pay for training of the Iraq army
- we cooperate fully with US-led terrorsit investigations
- we have cleaned up our banking laws to the point that they are stricter than most
- acts of terrorism hurt us more than you because we rely on trade and the free movement of people.
Terrorism makes those things more difficult, and us poorer.