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Mary Robinson and the Princess

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    Soft enough interview from Ryan, but I don't think he avoided any hard questions tbh.

    Mary acknowledged straight out that she let her heart rule her head, she was duped into doing/seeing what the royals wanted, and that she should have done better. She was genuinely contrite.

    She's 77 this year. Unfair I think for a previous poster to claim she's ill based on a 3rd hand guess from a friend. But you can tell she doesn't have the energy she did in the past.

    She was probably hoping at this stage of her life to spend her time reading and just providing advice , but now feels obliged to get actively involved in righting this issue.


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    seamus wrote: »
    Soft enough interview from Ryan, but I don't think he avoided any hard questions tbh.

    Mary acknowledged straight out that she let her heart rule her head, she was duped into doing/seeing what the royals wanted, and that she should have done better. She was genuinely contrite.

    She's 77 this year. Unfair I think for a previous poster to claim she's ill based on a 3rd hand guess from a friend. But you can tell she doesn't have the energy she did in the past.

    She was probably hoping at this stage of her life to spend her time reading and just providing advice , but now feels obliged to get actively involved in righting this issue.
    He should have asked why she waiting till now to go public, but it was a fair interview, or the bits of that I saw seemed fair - he really didn't let her off the hook.


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    seamus wrote: »
    Soft enough interview from Ryan, but I don't think he avoided any hard questions tbh.

    Mary acknowledged straight out that she let her heart rule her head, she was duped into doing/seeing what the royals wanted, and that she should have done better. She was genuinely contrite.

    I thought she came across as very shook and her admission that the Free Latifa campaign want nothing to do her with spoke volumes. Its clear she is under heavy fire and being made a pariah in the human rights community and to be honest who could blame them after she got duped so badly and the subsequent consequences for Latifa because of it.

    Robinson has been so extraordinarily naive its just hard to believe really. At the time she flew to Dubai for the now infamous lunch she knew Latifa had been forceably kidnapped in the Indian Ocean by commandos off the yacht she escaped on. This was all in the public domain and reported by every major news outlet at the time of the kidnapping. Latifas personal fitness trainer was also kidnapped off the boat and after her release she gave interviews saying Latifa wanted to escape the clutches of her father. From all the evidence available at the time it is quite literally a stonewall case of kidnapping.

    Yet Robinson somehow decided to believe a story that she was just being brought back to Dubai because they Sheik was concerned about her mental health and that he really loves her, etc.This despite all the media reporting what had happened in the Indian Ocean and Robinson already knowing he had form in this regard from the kidnapping of Princess Shamsa in Cambridge in 2000.

    I just dont get it, like how could Robinson literally not see what is in front of her?


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    Ridiculous really from Robinson given her background, and nigh on inexcusable. Former High Commsioner of Human Rights no less. The UAE have a horrendous record in that respect and - as pointed out - much of this family's sordid history is a matter of public record.

    This goes beyond naivety into a sort of delusion in Robinson's part. Saying she should have known better doesn't really cover it.


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    J Mysterio wrote: »
    Ridiculous really from Robinson given her background, and nigh on inexcusable. Former High Commsioner of Human Rights no less. The UAE have a horrendous record in that respect and - as pointed out - much of this family's sordid history is a matter of public record.

    This goes beyond naivety into a sort of delusion in Robinson's part. Saying she should have known better doesn't really cover it.

    Anytime now we will have the media luvies like O Callaghan and O Connor wheeled out to defend her and say " its all a male plot to undermine Robinson"
    Elbows McGuinness tried to get away with it in Brussels after the Article 26 fiasco.
    "No one told me it was happening" is not excusable from political leaders


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    Mary is essentially a kidnapper


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    Given her lack of judgement, is she still an "Elder"?


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    photo of latifa out at mall with 2 women https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-57204775 doubts she free though

    some more photos of her out on other occasions https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/princess-latifa-free-as-lawyers-target-dubai-sheikh-gp2h9jcq0


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    photo of latifa out at mall with 2 women https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-57204775 doubts she free though

    How many other people do you see in this busy mall?!....Even accounting for covid...

    Probably taken at 4 in the morning, with her two friends (are they reliable?), Her prison officers, sorry I mean her royal security team, the photographer, oh and that one guy you can see in the background that open the door for them on short notice :-)


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    lovely cuddly smiles.


    :o


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    Well at least it is the proof of life that the UNHCR were demanding but it is little else. The two 'friends' in the photo are refusing to comment, they'll know their stay in Dubai depends on keeping their mouths shut about what is going on in the background. No mention of who took the photograph either, probably the security detail.


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    in Spain now but how much security https://www.rte.ie/news/world/2021/0621/1229528-dubai-princess-latifa/ would or could she leave them permanently?


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