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Middle east food supplies, Danish cartoons and Cheese in UAE

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Submitted by Dusty (United States), Apr 1, 2008 at 07:05

The middle east cannot feed itself it appears. When in the UAE during the Mohammed cartoon uproar, they blocked all Danish products which is a huge amount of cheese. Interestingly enough, a couple weeks later, the Danish products were magically back on the shelf. Nothing further was heard about this in the controlled press. Yet the cartoon controversy was still going strong.

They recently had a problem with importing eggs from areas that might have had the bird flu. Interestingly enough, they could only come up with about 50 % of the eggs necessary from in country production.

It is pretty obvious that the Achilles Heel of the middle east is food. This could be brought to bear to stop some of their more annoying practices. The food supply could be reduced in step with their actions if the problem gets severe enough. Almost everything in their stores is imported. This should be remembered by our politicians when the Islamic noise rises....

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