Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Dubai Looking Less Like A Country And More Like A Reality Show--Which Is Bad For Business

The LA Times blog Babylon and Beyond notes that Israel is not the only country that is suffering from the revelations coming out of Dubai following the assassination
Dubai might suffer a backlash too. Moshe Elad, a retired Israeli army colonel and national security professor, notes its gargantuan debt. It will need to remain attractive to discreet business travelers and tourists (nearly 4 million last year) who now know that everyone entering Dubai unwittingly stars on "Big Brother." Even Orwell would blush, Elad writes, adding that people shouldn't be surprised if [Dubai's police chief, Lt. Gen. Dahi Khalfan] Tamim is fired one of these days.
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