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Links for December 18th from 17:15 to 17:15

by Mel Starrs on December 25, 2009

in News

These are my links for December 18th from 17:15 to 17:15:

  • When this gaseous burp explodes in the desert air, we’ll still have the Burj Dubai | Simon Jenkins | Comment is free | The Guardian – "The most mesmerising thing about Dubai is not its present but its future. Will it be Machu Picchu, Angkor Wat or Fatehpur Sikri? Will it become a place of sand and weeds, so many "trunkless legs of stone" lost on a scorching Gulf shore?
    What will happen when the world's funny money starts to flow elsewhere? What happens when a future sheikh goes either environmental or religious and tires of boosterism, returning to tents and camels, to order and respect for his ancestors? What happens when some political whirlwind sweeps across the Gulf from Iran, or down from Iraq, or across from Saudi Arabia?"