Thursday, December 24, 2009

Starbucks in the Arab World


Over the years I have heard Arabs and Arab Americans calling to boycott Starbucks because its CEO (a Jew!) allegedly shares his wealth with Israel.  As Arabs and Arab Americans continue to preach "resistance" and hate the "puppet" government of Iraq, and as Arab terrorists continue to wage war on innocent Iraqis, often targeting small cafes, in nine Arab countries customers buy frappuccinos without worrying about terrorism or "resistance":  
  • 24 Starbucks in Egypt, which has cooperated with Israel in stopping weapons smuggling into Gaza, and has been accused of strangling Gaza's economy.
  • More than 90 Starbucks in the United Arab Emirates (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, etc), host to a US Air Force base
  • 10 Starbucks in Qatar, along with Al Jazeera headquarters and a very important US military base called "CENTCOM". 
  • 71 Starbucks in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, including 26 in Mecca (holy cappuccino!). In 1991 KSA hosted almost a million foreign troops, 73% of whom were American.
  • 16 Starbucks in Lebanon. 
  • 10 Starbucks in Jordan, home of Zarqawi and the deranged sons of Salt.
  • 12 Starbucks in Bahrain, host to a US Naval base
  • 7 Starbucks in Oman, which makes its military bases available for use by the US.  
  • 72 Starbucks in Kuwait, which makes its air bases available for use by the US and is also host to a few US Army bases.  

And there have been more than 1,700 suicide bombings in Iraq.

PS: As an afterthought (again!) I thought I should explain that in 2007: 


About 45% of all foreign militants targeting U.S. troops and Iraqi civilians and security forces are from Saudi Arabia; 15% are from Syria and Lebanon; and 10% are from North Africa, according to official U.S. military figures made available to The Times by the senior officer. Nearly half of the 135 foreigners in U.S. detention facilities in Iraq are Saudis, he said.


And in 2005: 

Who are the suicide bombers of Iraq? By the radicals' account, they are an internationalist brigade of Arabs, with the largest share in the online lists from Saudi Arabia and a significant minority from other countries on Iraq's borders, such as Syria and Kuwait. The roster of the dead on just one extremist Web site reviewed by The Washington Post runs to nearly 250 names, ranging from a 13-year-old Syrian boy said to have died fighting the Americans in Fallujah to the reigning kung fu champion of Jordan, who sneaked off to wage war by telling his family he was going to a tournament.

Since 2004, Iraq has been the only country in the Arab world that is ruled by Shia.

I had to revise this post a few times because I kept finding more Arab countries with Starbucks and it took some time researching the American military presence in each country.  Also I tried to read it from the perspective of somebody who has little understanding of the history and sectarian nature of the conflict.

Are the Arabs not the biggest hypocrites in the world?


25 comments :

David All said...

Very interresting post, Mojo, Thanks.
Apparently even the terrorists need their Starbucks!

Happy Holidays, Christmas, Ashoura and New Year to everyone!
See you in 2010.

Iraqi Mojo said...

Happy Holidays David All! Merry Christmas to all our Christian friends!

Iraqi Mojo said...

And Happy Hannukah to our Jewish friends!

Dolly said...

So, do these foreign troops in Qatar bust down doors at 3am to kill Qataris and handcuff their children

Like some have done in association with Iraqi Shia sub-animals

Iraqi Mojo said...

You shoulda seen what Saddam's animals used to do.

? A Question ? said...

Iraqi Mojo said...
You shoulda seen what Saddam's animals used to do.
Friday, December 25, 2009 1:00:00 AM PST


I read your first post. Since you were here with us how did you see what those "animals" did?

Anonymous said...

Holy cow, this post looks like a target-rich list, let us hope that some sh-theads do not start blowing these cafes up in name of whatever. After all, it is dirty najis infidel cafe staining the coffee cups of the faithful. It might even distract them from prayers.

Iraqi Mojo said...

Answer to Question: I did not see the crimes myself. I read about them and heard about it. I saw documentaries. You can also see: Saddam's Killing Fields

and you can read about them too:

Pre-2003 Ethnic Cleansing in Iraq

Pre-2003 Torture & Murder at Abu Ghraib

Let me know if you want to read more.

Iraqi Mojo said...

Anonymous, I was thinking about that last night, wondering if they will start blowing up Starbucks after reading my post. But I'm sure they've known about these Starbucks and the US military presence in their countries for a long time. if they wanted to do damage to these targets, they would have done so a long time ago.

I have asked on other blogs why Arabs do not attack police stations, cafes, markets, etc. in other Arab countries that host the US military and American business. Their answer is that it's much more difficult to carry out such attacks in those countries because the security is much better there.

So there you have it: they mass murder Iraqis because it is EASY. But it's more than that, I'm sure. Most customers of these Starbucks are Sunni Arabs, and Salafi & Saddamist slime, being the sectarian schmucks they are, do not mass murder Sunni Arabs. Also it's likely that Al Qaeda and other Salafi scum of earth have been paid off by the royal 3arab jarab. They might also fear what would happen to their families if they attack Starbucks and friends of the infidel in their own countries.

The Arabs are a bunch of hypocrites. The Arabs are stupid.

Iraqi Mojo said...

Also, and as David All has pointed out before, it is in the interests of KSA, Kuwait, Qatar, etc. to encourage these "mujahideen" to go kill themselves so that they do not wage "jihad" against the Royal 3arab jarab in Riyadh, Doha, Amman, UAE, etc.

Anonymous said...

That is the same Anonymous as before...

It would be easiest for KSA, Kuwait, Qatar etc. to establish a fake one-way shipping line for the voluntary candidates of "jihad", board them all in, say, Abu Dhabi, sail to the high seas and feed them to the sharks. Then repeat the process until the supply of the shitahideen runs out. I think that QE2 or similar ship could be rented out cheap for this holy purpose.

It sounds cruel, but it would be quite merciful to the Iraqis.

BTW Your discovery that shitheads murder Iraqis because it is EASY is another proof for my theorem that the jihadis resemble preying animals. Discourage them by putting up enough security - they will find another "holy battlefield" elsewhere. Actually, all criminals seem to work this way.

I wonder whether the Kurds could be available as consultants for setting up serious security in Iraq's capital. They obviously managed to do that in their areas, so they may have the know-how. And there are (were?) plenty of Kurds living in Baghdad, so some sense of ethnic brotherhood could be used as a motivation.

Pitty the traitors said...

Hey everybody check out how the US occupation soldiers talk to their puppet police. Iraqimojo are you in this video? Which one are you? ha ha ha

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYqBsBmGHjw

Anonymous said...

Pitty the traitors

Awesome video! I would bet the US army has more respect for the resistance than they do for these puppet police officers. And I would also bet when the US officers meet with the resistance and the Ba'aath party militants as they have been they do not dare raise their voice.

Molly said...

Americans are pretty huge hypocrites, too. Talking about democracy and supporting so many ME autocratic regimes. Starbucks coffee gives me a headache. I try to only drink organic coffee because coffee is one of the most pesticide sprayed crops in the world.

Molly said...

Oh, hi, Abu Hatim.

Iraqi Mojo said...

The video that "Pitty the traitors" posted was recorded no doubt before 2009, before the US military helped the ISF take on Shia militias, many of whom had infiltrated Iraq's police forces. The lecture was appropriate and much needed. Should the police be loyal to the Mahdi Army or to the nation of Iraq? One would think that ordinary Sunni Arabs, who were often innocent victims of these Shia militias, would applaud the American soldiers' efforts. But no, the schmuck mocks the Iraqi police being lectured, calling them "traitors". No mention of the crimes Shia militias were committing, often while on duty, before the US military and ISF confronted them, much to the satisfaction of many Iraqi Sunni Arabs. No mention of the tens of thousands of Sunni Arab militias who've been collecting paychecks from the US for years now. Some Arabs and Arab Americans, it seems, have their heads stuck up their butts.

Anand said...

Mojo, I think the video is from 2005. Although I could research that if you want.

The IP in 2005 were taking horrendous losses. Notice that the police were complaining about the losses, their lack of funding, equipment, weapons, ammunition, training and support.

Not completely without justification.

Freeq said...

Molly;

The US gives money to Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, and some to Lebanon.

The rest of those bad regimes are self-supporting.

Noor al Haqiqa said...

This is totally disgusting. Here we are boycotting everything that pertains to the Zionists and these arses undo it completely.

Since the wars began I have bought a Starbucks drink ONCE because I was in Dubai and it was the only drink I could stomach at the point ~ an ice tea.

Just stinky rotten. And yes he did donate to Israel quite a few years ago although the information on line regarding his generosity has long since disappeared. I know because I blogged about Starbucks a few times over the years.

My lip curls in disdain at such thoughtlessness. AND that the people of the Middle East who brought us coffee and even the very word "coffee" now drink it from an American Zionist company who sells it at ridiculously inflated prices and has taken a simple pleasure and elevated it to a level far beyond the means of the average person.

So people are boycotting all things Israeli to bring about a very necessary social change. Does this mean Muslims are exempt from having a social conscience?

Very informative post thank you. Gonna put it up in me old blog with credits.

Anonymous said...

Fancied it up, put in a few pictures and you are now posted at

http://snippits-and-slappits.blogspot.com/

Had a heckuva a time with font though.

Anand said...

Noor, I am glad that at least one other person agrees with me that Starbucks Coffee is overrated. ;-)

Nice article on your blog Noor.

Iraqi Mojo said...

Thanks Noor! Nice pics! The Ibn Battuta Mall looks NICE! Too bad they didn't invite an Arab-owned company to have their cafe there and serve genuine Arabic coffee and chai.

Is that "bootleg in Iraq" one of Saddam's palaces? Wow that looks nice too. Did you know Saddam built 81 palaces during the 90s, while most ordinary Iraqis struggled to survive?

If you have trouble copying and pasting and getting the font the way you want it to look, click on the "Edit HTML" tab instead of "Compose" and paste the text there. The formatting will not be copied.

Iraqi Mojo said...

Noor, you wrote in your post 'The "Royal Saudis are so corrupt one cannot help but wonder if they are not Jewish beneath the surface.'

Does this mean that Jews are corrupt? I would disagree.

Noor al Haqiqa said...

MMMMMM chai! NO ONE makes chai properly in Canada! I only ever drank it on the roadside from street vendors in India with begging monkeys and yellow street dogs sniffing about, and the smells of fresh breads on the sizzling cookers around me. Mmmmm. I wonder if Iraqi chai is like SE Indian chai.

I was afraid you might take offense at "cute little"! LOL thanks for having a sense of humour. And yes, I knew about the 81 palaces. I have had family on the receiving end of his viciousness, but even so, Iraq was still a proud free country not the shivering wreck that it is now. Gonna add you to my already toooo long blog roll so I remember to visit more often.

Actually looking at your list of offerings it seems there will be a lot to read. Smiles. Ohhh gooodie, another blog to keep me away from working on my own! Gee thanks. Grin.

As to your question ... I worded that wrong. I should have said Zionists. I worded it improperly and will amend that like now and ty for pointing that out.

However I firmly believe the Zionists are evil to the bottom of their black Talmudic souls. Zionism is not a religon of the spirit but of politics and "getting" or "taking".They are so nasty they hide behind the Jewish religion and have corrupted it as much as they can, so that it would not even be by the Elders.

Actually, when it was time for their ancient king to decide upon a religion to pull his people together he dithered between the 3 main religions ~ Islam, Christianity and Judaism. I forget why he went with Judaism, but he did and so the Ashkenazi turned to Judaism. The rest, as they say, is history.

America is their military arm and would not be in some of these wars if not on their behalf. You might disagree and I would like to hear what you have to say. From my end, after all the research I have done, they do NOT have the betterment of humanity in their thoughts. What they do to Palestine is what they want for us all.

However I also have good Jewish friends and know of so many who are very active peace workers. Like any culture or race there are good, bad, ordinary and indifferent. Unfortunately for the good and ordinary, the bad, (usually the minority in numbers), are the ones that are remembered most.

Oh, yeah added you to my blog roll.

Anand said...

You have been to India Noor? Awesome. I hope that one day the Arab world can become free, self confident, democratic, plural and diverse (respectful of all cultures and religions) like India. Maybe even have a fast growing economy like India.

And you are right that India has amazing quality food.

I think that many Israelis are good people, but haven't a clue about what their country is doing to the Palestinians. I think that the friends of Palestine should educate Israelis about what they are doing; and inspire Israelis to change by the power of their own example. The Israelis cannot adjust if they do not understand. So educating Israelis comes first. Ukhti Noor, I would also phrase myself more diplomatically when discussing Israelis ;-) I might not write: "Zionists are evil to the bottom of their black Talmudic souls." :lol: ;-)

This said, as Mojo has told me, some of the settlers are completely crazy and need urgent medical attention.

I am glad that some Arabs like you want to help the Palestinians.

You also haven't read the news from Iraq recently. The great Iraqi civil war of 1991-2008 (or as Mojo has reminded me, maybe the Iraqi civil war of 1980-2008) ended in 2008. Attacks against the Iraqi Army and Iraqi Police are down by about 95%. The Iraqi economy is growing rapidly. The Iraqis won! They are now free, democratic and increasingly self confident.

The Iraqi Army will soon have the strongest army in recorded Arab history.

Thank God the world is starting to leave Iraqis in peace by ignoring them. Good riddance as this very smart Iraqi says:

http://talismangate.blogspot.com/2010/01/re-inventing-talisman-gate-iran-and.html

Look forward to learning more from you Ukhti Noor (my sister light.)