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While I think the law is stupid, the husband should have known the laws since he was living in the country. Therefore I don't really feel bad for them, but still think the law is stupid. Sort of high schoolish when you really think about it. No public PDA.
It would be lovely if you actually researched your points.
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I'm with you. I have no sympathy for these people.While I think the law is stupid, the husband should have known the laws since he was living in the country. Therefore I don't really feel bad for them, but still think the law is stupid. Sort of high schoolish when you really think about it. No public PDA.
I really consider it a non-issue. One of the bigger problems America has is that it attempts to export its morality to other nations - whether they want it or not. Yeah, I think it's blown out of proportion, but I wouldn't listen to anyone coming to America and trying to change the laws of the land and I won't expect another country to go against their own because "America disagrees".
People need to know what's acceptable and what's not in their own land. Nobody is forcing them to stay there.
Dubai is actually not that oppressive of a place, considering it is the middle east. I've been there. In fact, a group of friends and I played paint ball against an Arab family while we were there. Now it's more oppressive then places like Bahrain, but still it could be worse.
Plus, like others have said, the couple should have known the laws, since the guy lived there. Besides, I kinda wonder if the couple was just innocently kissing or if they were groping each other, because I know that there were some couples that kissed in the bar that we all went to. They have hookers in Dubai too. There was a whole section of them at the TGI Thursday's where my friends and I ate dinner. And one of the stories that some of our guys told the rest of the division involved a whore house and a stinky prostitute.
And, as others have pointed out, the UAE has been an "ally" for decades. We pulled into the country twice during my first WestPac, the second time was about 2 months after the Cole was hit. It was the only Middle Eastern country that we got to go to during that Pac.
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