I posting this here since I have seen in other threads that people seem to think the UAE is just a swell bunch of folks. Also some people believe that caracal is made in Germany now however the ones made in Germany are made by a subsidiary of caracal LLC We send these jokers enough money for oil.. let's not compound the problem.. we need oil so we have no choice.. you can however choose another gun... Much more info is available from the link http://almanac.afpc.org/united-arab-emirates In the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, the United Arab Emirates has come to be identified as significantly, if indirectly, involved in Islamic terrorism. Two of the nineteen 9/11 hijackers were residents of the UAE, while another resided there. 1 Nearly a decade after those attacks, much of the Arab world is in a state of upheaval, and the governments of two of the UAEs Arabian Peninsula neighbors, Bahrain and Yemen, are facing severe challenges to their authority. Yet the UAE, to all appearances, remains calm. This is due in large part to the cultural setting in which the interpretation and practice of Islam have evolved in the UAE, as well as to the nature of the countrys leadership since its independence in 1971. The father of the UAE (and its president from the countrys founding in 1971 until his death in 2004), Zayid bin Sultan Al Nahyan, promoted and personified a conservative but moderate interpretation of Islam, which helped to legitimate government efforts to check and contain Islamic extremism. Since 9/11, the UAE has devoted serious efforts to countering Islamic terrorism, the extreme forms of belief that promote it, and the financial support that facilitates it. Yet while these efforts have been overwhelmingly successful, international concerns remain that terrorist plots could be carried out from or through the UAE, and that some terrorist financing taking place within the country remains hidden or unacknowledged.