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17 Feb 07. When in Rome………….
Our readers should be aware of new traffic laws in the U.A.E. The Editor was driving to his hotel on Saturday when he was cut up by a large Toyota land Cruiser and forced to stop. When he made the relevant gesture of displeasure he was later hauled before Major Juma of the Dubai Police to be told that such gestures could result in him being shot! Thus the Editor spent the rest of the IDEX week being forced off the road by various fast cars without being able to defend himself!

14 Feb 07. Invitations to tender have been issued for the supply, over two years, of two million pairs of “various socks”. (Defence Contracts Bulletin, 14 Feb 07.) Copyright © 2007 Defence Research & Analysis (DR&A)

“When the pin is pulled, Mr. Grenade is not our friend. – U.S. Marine
Corps. (Source: Mike Gormley)

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