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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 01:38 PM
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Is the UAE still using children as CAMEL JOCKEYS?
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 01:40 PM by Joanne98
I posted this subject the other day but it didn't get much response. I'm posting it again because I believe this is the best way to stop the Port Deal. Let's make Bush and Faux News defend "Child molesting".


The Shocking Violations of Children's Rights
(Special Reports - 2004)

'Human Trafficking', United Arab Emirates!
'Camel Kids' An Introduction!


The HBO'S REAL SPORTS show in October 2004 was a three month undercover investigation of Child Camel Jockeys in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). 'Real Sports' travels to the U.A.E., for a special expanded report called 'Desert Racers' on the perilous lives of camel jockeys where many of the atrocities were documented on hidden camera.

( Bryant Gumbel, one of America's most recognized broadcasters, serves as the anchor for the program which bears his name, 'Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel'.)

The report alleged that the tiny jockeys who compete in these races are victims of a horrible slave trade. They are beaten, mistreated and, in some cases, sexually abused. They have been kidnapped or sold into slavery as mere infants.

In addition to enduring inhumane living conditions and beatings, the boys are intentionally starved to keep their weight down. Weak from undernourishment, some are maimed or killed while trying to pilot the 1500-pound camels.

Higgs, the independent British photojournalist, captured some of the boys on video for HBO's Real Sports despite a ban on photography at the track.

http://www.uaeprison.com/child_rights_news.htm

Here's the original thread.
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...



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Richard D Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 01:39 PM
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1. Yes
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 01:41 PM
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2. Your right. Yes they are and here's proof!
Child camel jockeys in the UAE

In 2004, Anti-Slavery International sent a photographer to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to photograph children racing and training in the Gulf state. The photographs prove that, despite the Government's repeated statements that this practice has stopped, it is still a problem. Two years ago, the Government announced that using children under 15 and lighter than 45 kilograms to race camels would be banned from 1 September 2002 and offenders punished. For more about this issue, see our submission to the UN.

All the photographs below were taken in 2004 at the Nad Al Sheba racecourse in Dubai, but children were seen racing and training across the country.


http://www.antislavery.org/homepage/resources/cameljock ...

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BlueEyedSon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 01:43 PM
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3. http://www.camelraces.com/
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 01:45 PM
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4. Thankyou.
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MidwestTransplant Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 01:46 PM
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5. Not really. Since the new contracts, they are now indentured dock workers.
;)
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:08 PM
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8. The Franklin Coverup.......
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 02:09 PM by Joanne98
This is what DUer Andy used to talk about alot. The global child sex ring. I always wondered how they transported the children around the world. Maybe Dubia Ports World knows something about this mystery? Or maybe Dubia has some of our politians BLACKMAILED. We will have to pay close attention to who sticks up for the deal. Maybe they have "another' reason?


Franklin Coverup Scandal
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The Franklin Coverup Scandal was the subject of Conspiracy of Silence, a 1994 Discovery Channel documentary that never aired, allegedly due to pressure from unknown members of Congress. Copies of the film have circulated around the internet. The documentary, produced by Britain's Yorkshire TV, was scheduled to have aired on May 3, 1994 - and appeared in TV Guide as such - but disappeared. <1> <2>




This complicated conspiracy theory began on June 29, 1989, when the front page of the Washington Times bore the headline "Homosexual Prostitution Inquiry ensnares VIPs with Reagan, Bush". The article, by Washington Times journalists Paul M. Rodriguez and George Archibald, broke the story that key officials of the Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush administrations were connected to an elaborate Washington, D.C male prostitution ring, and reported that two of these prostitutes even entered the White House late at night. The investigation also included, among other things, "abduction and use of minors for sexual perversion". <3>

Key persons named in the investigation were Craig J. Spence, a Washington lobbyist, and Lawrence "Larry" King, then manager of the Franklin Community Federal Credit Union in Nebraska. According to the December 15, 1989 New York Times, Nebraska State Senator Ernie Chambers came forward with reports of "boys and girls, some of them from foster homes, who had been transported around the country by airplane to provide sexual favors, for which they were rewarded." <4>

King not to be confused with the talk show host was one of the Republican party's rising stars, performing the national anthem at the 1984 and 1988 Republican Conventions. According to testimony of children rescued from the child prostitution ring, they were forced to have sex not only with King and other officials, but then-Vice-President Bush. This story was met with considerable skepticism, especially after some of the kids recanted their story. Others maintain that they were harassed and frightened into changing their story. <5> <6>

Former Nebraska State Senator John DeCamp wrote a book, The Franklin Coverup, and continues to research the subject today. Another investigator, Ted Gunderson, has been pursuing the case for years and has raised the idea that Jeff Gannon may be somehow connected to the Franklin scandal. Gannon is the pseudonym of James Guckert, a homosexual prostitute who caused a scandal in 2005 when it was learned he had gained access to the George W. Bush White House as part of the press corps. Gunderson proposes that Guckert is actually Johnny Gosch, a person who has been on the Missing Persons list since childhood. This view is not necessarily shared by the majority of researchers of the D.C. and Nebraska child prostitution rings, however, and has been called disinformation by some. <7>

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franklin_Coverup_Scandal


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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 04:14 PM
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13. Interesting Link To The Text of the Judgment
A default judgment against Larry King by the judge in a suit by Paul Bonnacci.

Pretty wild story, but who knows?

Gets into satanic ritual abuse, dissociative identity disorder, etc.

Bonnacci implicates "Barney Frank" which I find interesting

http://www.raven1.net/ra1.htm (from the wikipedia.org link)
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 01:57 PM
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6. Are the executives at Dubai Port World child molesters?
Or even worse are they using this company to transport "child cargo" for the global child sex slavery ring. I THINK WE NEED AN INVESTIGATION! There has always been that "rumor" about poppy.....What was that Washington Post article that Andy used to talk about?
I saw a ports worker on TV last week who was saying there are secret compartments in the shipping containers. I didn't think much about it at the time but this Higgs guy thinks Dubai is the CENTER of the child slave trade, secret compartments have suddenly become more interesting.

here's another snippet.....
Some of the most appalling scenes -- children showing off bruises, the chains where the boys are punished, allegations of rape -- were filmed elsewhere in the emirates.

But Higgs said he believes abuses also happen in Dubai, which human rights activists say is the center of the child slave trade.

"It's pretty much countrywide," Higgs said.

And there is no way, he said, that the sheiks who rule the emirates aren't aware of the practice -- or that it is happening without their tacit approval.

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kiki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:06 PM
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7. Crazy as it sounds...
...they've started replacing the kids with robots.

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/07/0715_05...
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:12 PM
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9. Dubia also does human trafficking of females......
The United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.) is a destination country for women trafficked primarily from South, Southeast, and East Asia, the former Soviet Union, Iran and other Middle Eastern countries, and East Africa, for the purpose of sexual exploitation. A far smaller number of men, women, and teenage children were trafficked to the U.A.E. to work as forced laborers. Some South Asian and East African boys were trafficked into the country and forced to work as camel jockeys. Some were sold by their parents to traffickers, and others were brought into the U.A.E. by their parents.


UNITED ARAB EMIRATES:

Lusa is a 17 year-old orphan kidnapped in 2004 from her native Uzbekistan. Lusas aunt engineered her abduction to Dubai using a cousin's passport, because the aunt wanted to take Lusas apartment. In Dubai, Lusa was sold to a slavery and prostitution ring. When she was no longer useable in prostitution, the traffickers sent her to a psychiatric center. An Uzbek NGO located her in Dubai. The NGO arranged to move her to a shelter, and they began working on her repatriation. Because she entered the U.A.E. illegally, on a false passport, the U.A.E. immigration service said she should serve a two-year prison sentence. Government officials and the enterprising NGO are negotiating Lusas case.




A large number of foreign women were lured into the U.A.E. under false pretenses and subsequently forced into sexual servitude, primarily by criminals of their own countries. Personal observations by U.S. Government officials and video and photographic evidence indicated the continued use of trafficked children as camel jockeys. There were instances of child camel jockey victims who were reportedly starved to make them light, abused physically and sexually, denied education and health care, and subjected to harsh living and working conditions.

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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:16 PM
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10. Conspiracy of silence. A video about the Franklin Coverup.
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 02:18 PM by Joanne98
Could Dubia Ports World be involved in this?

2003: First public airing of "Conspiracy of Silence"
Pedophile politicians make pedophile priests seem holy.

The Nebraska State investigation starting in 1988 into the failure of the Franklin Bank & Trust soon turned up something much uglier: Franklin's general manager Larry King --then the rising Black star of the Republican Party, singing the national anthem at the 1984 and 1988 Republican Conventions, later in prison for embezzling $40 million-- was also luring children from nearby Boy's Town and the streets of Omaha into forced prostitution. The clients were prominent politicians, media and industrial magnates around the country -including King, the Omaha Chief of Police, the owner of Nebraska's largest newspaper, the Omaha Herald, and, according to several children, then-Vice-President George Bush the Father. Videos of the "parties" were used for blackmail, which may corrupt our government to this day. Kids were tortured, threatened, and in at least once case, murdered, to keep them in line.

"Conspiracy of Silence" by Britain's Yorkshire TV -scheduled for the Discover Channel on May 3, 1994 but cancelled and never publicly aired until now on the web, includes much of the Franklin Committee's video interviews with the child victims.

The Omaha Herald led the media vilification of the kids. The FBI threatened the kids with perjury prosecution if they told their story, and after 2 recanted, they did put the one remaining who stuck to her story in prison. After the State's lead investigator Gary Caradori and his young son were killed in the unexplained breakup of his plane in midair the investigation died as other victims refused to talk or recanted their video testimony in court. This documentary picks up the pieces.

What happened to this video that the American people were supposed to see in 1994? We are told the final version was destroyed after payment (and threats?) by government agency prevented it being shown. This is a copy of the salvaged "work print" and is about 97% complete.

Then-Nebraska State Senator John DeCamp, who continues to be the kids' lawyer, pro bono, wrote the best-selling The Franklin Coverup, now out in an updated edition. You can read the intro & table of contents, thanks to Amazon.com right here. We believe this is more evidence that absolute power corrupts absolutely and that We the People must break the monopoly of power by an increasingly arrogant and dangerous government. Our terrorist enemies hate our government; not us, but we pay the price. You may find an answer at Vote.org

In the spirit of peoples around the world who resist the New World Order announced in 1992 by George Bush the father

http://www.vote.org/silence /
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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 03:42 PM
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12. Thanks. I just watched parts 1 & 2. Parts 3 & 4 are not working for me.
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Joanne98 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 02:22 PM
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11. kick
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 04:17 PM
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14. The HBO Episode Won An Emmy
Done by of all people Bernard Goldberg (of Bias fame)

but nevertheless, it was out there and he won an award.

I found the wikipedia entry on this, copied and pasted it into the text of a letter to my Repuke congressman telling him not to support the giving of port operations to the UAE.

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Gabi Hayes Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 04:28 PM
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15. watch out! you'll get yelled at for being an inflammatory racist. see?
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

there were a few other threads that had similar response
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SPKrazy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 04:51 PM
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16. Explains Why Michael Jackson Moved To Dubai!
that was my wife's first comment when I told her about this.

:rofl:
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