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Submitted by Tom M. (Austria), Dec 22, 2014 at 16:18

Qatar Holding owns 15.6% of Volkswagen AG's capital and so earns income from dividends, about 390 million in 2013. Strangely enough being in cahoots with supporters of terrorism has not created legal, political or even PR problems for the German car maker. Maybe that is about to change.

Volkswagen customers and its shareholding public must not be at ease when they realize their co-owners support terrorists bent on destroying Western liberties and values.

Berkshire Hathaway or Blackstone Group would have been a much better choice for Volkswagen. Could it be that the Porsche Piech families, owning a majority stake, somehow follow in the footsteps of the Nazi's infatuation with the Arab world?


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Title Commenter Date Thread
1The piper and he who pays him [131 words]dhimmi no moreAug 13, 2017 08:51240460
Qatar's other investments [112 words]Tom M.Dec 22, 2014 16:18219906
1Michelle Dunne is she a drama queen? [375 words]dhimmi no moreDec 14, 2014 10:41219756
1More drama from Michelle Dunne [104 words]dhimmi no moreDec 23, 2014 11:53219756
2The hobo life of intellectuals? [21 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
DonSep 19, 2014 18:01218050
1It's a living [31 words]Michael S.Sep 22, 2014 20:50218050
Are we awake [30 words]JohnSep 19, 2014 11:27218037
Anti-Apathy Meeting [256 words]Michael S.Sep 23, 2014 19:56218037
Foreign funding of ngo's has been an issue in Israel, long the canary in the coal mine, so no real surprise [20 words]MarkSep 17, 2014 20:11217998
1Hurray for no foreign funding [30 words]AtleSep 16, 2014 22:06217961
2The name of the crime [9 words]AtleSep 16, 2014 15:43217945
NO GREAT SURPRISE-EVERYTHING IS FOR SALE [211 words]AN ANONYMOUS SCHOLARSep 16, 2014 14:48217942
1Money answers all things. [130 words]Michael S.Sep 16, 2014 02:12217927
2Conspiracy Theories [119 words]AlexSep 15, 2014 18:47217923
6Universities Get Oil Money [79 words]DaveSep 15, 2014 18:11217922
1Think Tanks for Sale or Rent or abuse by govts. [21 words]rodney allsworthSep 15, 2014 18:08217921
You Gotta Pay the Rent Somehow [35 words]Barry BlackSep 15, 2014 14:37217914
2The Brookings Institute and Goebbels and he who pays the piper calls the tunes! [240 words]dhimmi no moreSep 15, 2014 13:20217912
think tank for sale or rent [126 words]juneSep 20, 2014 00:33217912
From thinking to sucking to sinking [11 words]Ephraim LiorSep 15, 2014 12:33217910
1Middle Eastern money [72 words]KilfinceltSep 15, 2014 11:19217908
1Leftwing hypocricay and greed - Congrats to Middle East Forum [23 words]FX MeaneySep 15, 2014 11:18217907
Strobe Talbott [126 words]GeorgeSep 15, 2014 11:10217906
shocked! [14 words]ewSep 15, 2014 10:52217905
1Politicians Also "For Sale or Rent" [149 words]Mike RamirezSep 15, 2014 10:38217904
Of Course [76 words]Mark WerfelSep 15, 2014 10:28217902

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