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June 18, 2009

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And then he turned around and said, "What, all of this for one Uighur??"

Hey man, that's still about 15 million for one Uighur. That should cover our 9 million shortfall for 2010 with 6 million to spend on the detainee :). If not, the population can divide the 6m and get 300 bucks per person!

All jokes aside, it's not surprising that the Uighurs are reluctant to go to Palau. It's isolated, it's different, and it's sure as hell too close to China!

Iang chelik e rengelekei. Al sekum eng kal chad a mei ra Belau e me kulengit me kuderchii el mora meklechek mel badel aikel kmal betok el chudel. Al sebechel eng direk el soak el loderchii el smauch aikal buchek. Ngkmal betok a ureor el sebechek el mesang. A cheremek el babii a okelall ma blatingek a telbongel. A bai lemei ngkal chad eng sebechek el rulii el mo mesisiich a bedengel. Aikal lurekerek el uasech, ma chelas el beras, ma fritada el molech, ma tuna ma ngims, a kmal lungil a healthy el kall el sebechek el lomekar er ngii. Adang mekerang. A kulengit er kemiu. Ochoi. Meboluaisei. Seikid. Ma uriul. Adang. Mechikung.

It's a political chess game from what I am seeing. Having a deal of 200 million U.S dollars for the few detainees, the U.S is probably enticing other possible allies to accept more detainees.

"Hell if Palau gets 200 million for up to 17 detainees, what would happen if we request 170 detainees?!?"

*reads Braille newspaper*

no, they are scared to come to Palau because there are so many negative and prejudice people on this island.

do not fool yourselves !

So, Palauans are going to treat these Uighurs better than the foreign workers that we employ? Especially those politicians that are claiming the whole humanitarian cause and yet they treat foreign workers like slaves? All work and rarely pay or no pay.

Interesting if the US media starts to interview some of the foreign workers here.

Moritel el mor sel techel a tekoi, e lak dim kautingaol! Techa diak lodongelkemiu! Sel once el omengilt el mocha ra chelsel a Olbiil, eng dubech a orsul a diablong ra bdelumiu e obes a urungulir a rechad el mle vote er kemiu. It's all about politics. Merko mngai el chemoit. Ke mla obenglii a klungiaol "Oyaol" e dirk meritel er ngii? Telkib e mo melomes a osengem ma bdelum, tirka abunai el chad! "UNKNOWN PEOPLE", Diak a ungil mla meketmokl el omesaod el kirel tial ureor "teletael" el blam provide, de di remurt ra ngeriu, ma rudercheliu el olab a di osisiu el chais el donguiu ra news "CNN" el olab el outingaol a uldesuir ar chad ra beluu... BULSHIT! Buthchman "Buschman" my ass!!!with same o' shit! Bai m' update ra buschman er kemiu. Sorry, being negative le cholebo, e kom dissrespect ra uldesuir a derta l' chad ma rengrir a rechad el melilt er kemiu. NO MORE NEXT TIME! ABUNAI......Look for the best investors.......

It just puts things into perspective does it not.

The last administration would have us believe that foreigners are queuing to come to Palau!I have blogged time and again saying that such sentiments are nothing but fallacy!

The test of my claim is that nobody, not one single person from anywhere has applied for TR's stupid elite visa program.....Lol and double Lol.

Yet bloggers like Mardingoal and Mossichekiak are always attacking my views, but facts are facts!

Now we hear that even the Uighur don't want to come to Palau HA HA HA!

We have to face facts. We are backward and we need foreign investment to move forward! To attract foreigners we need to reform and amend all the laws that are bias and monopolistic.

We must make Palau foreign investment friendly!We must support President Toribiong 1000%!

President Toribiong knows the way! President Toribiong knows the truth!President Toribiong will make Palau financially strong.

Viva President Johnson Toribiong!

Islander,

I like what you say!

Here is President Obama joking about Uighurs coming to Palau. he is very funny check it out.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KxNJg7d7D_s

They aren't really resisting. Palau's polticians are split between pro-Taiwan and pro-PRC. The last president and the current Palau president are pro-Taiwan, but the former Senator Koshiba, who led the inspection team to Cuba, is publicly pro-mainland China. He is clearly being bribed to scuttle the deal. And since the USA already said the extra 200 million in aid was not a quid pro quo, palau is hoping to get it three ways, no or few refugees, personal bribes from PRC, and more aid from USA. Exactly how they think.

ok everyone !

Palau stood to show the world that we are part of the coalition of the willing against terrorism and human rights. Also, we stood to show the US that Palau is a strong ally.

Now, you all freaked out and chased away this opportunity. Cairo will take some and Italy the rest. One for Palau ? Who knows. Maybe none.

Blame yourselves for scuffing off the opportunity. When will Palau learn to stopping begging and start giving ?

Shame on you. Today, I am ashamed to be a Palauan among you bunch off pussy cats and scare crows !!

Islander,

Ke kora kmal blak a rengum el loldubech e endorse er a President JT. Alii kemol otbechii el lotengelii er a bitang.

Opportunity Lost,

I agree with you 100%. There are still some people in Palau who hate anything positive happening!

All they want is to keep the status quo. What these fools fail to realize is that, this is no longer posible because Palau no longer receives financial aid as it use to!

Unfortunately, it is the negative peole that make the most noise creating a negative atmosphere that drives away projects from Palau.

It is time for the rest of the pepple of Palau to shun these negative people. We must show our feelings and speak up if we want things to change for the better

Sulang

A chedil e rengelekei.

Z I agree with you. If push comes to shove, JT will be a one term president for the republic. If he wants to challenge, he has to get rid of all the con and yes men around him. They are there just to stroke his big ego and think of ways to enrich themselves with their convuluted schemes. TR/Surangel Jr. in 2012. Watch out.

A chedil e rengelekei.

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Islander,
SW Jr is a multi millionaire who happens to be married to TR Jr's sister meaning they are one financially well-off family.

I hope this one caveman Uighur makes it to Belau just for you to make real money! You should marry him yourself so you can write a best seller book in which he/you could reveal the Osama bin Laden's whereabouts!

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I wonder how they made their millions? I know....

You scratch my back and I'll scratch yours lol.

Whether all, one or none of the Uighurs come to Palau is not Palau's problem.

By saying YES to our benefactor, USA, Palau has done its job. The only regret is that the naysayers may have scared off the Uighurs with their rhetoric.

The lesson learned: DO NOT COUNT YOUR CHICKENS BEFORE THE EGGS HATCH.

Also, THINK POSITIVELY more often. Negative thinkers scare off opportunities.

Am dumfounded..Why would U.S say these people cant be relocated to their homeland or in the U.S because of security reason and yet drop them to this tiny island way too near China? Are we capable of preventing any mishap from happening to us..such as bazooka delivered from North Korea? Arent we also intitled to live in peace, security, and in harmony with our neighbors too?

I too have a pea brain size but the math just dont add up. And I thought Obama's the smartest president I've ever seen!

I have always thought we are and have been secure ever since COFA was implemented! Was any Obakrairur's family members invited to tour the USS GW with the rest of the selected VIPs?
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Wednesday, 24 June 2009 13:10 By Bernadette H. Carreon - Horizon News Staff
KOROR (Palau Horizon) – PALAU leaders on Sunday toured the huge United States warship adding that the country is secured with the U.S. presence in the Pacific.

President Johnson Toribiong said that the USS George Washington made a detour near Palau to pay a courtesy visit.

“Palau NOW FEELS SECURE with the U.S. presence in the Pacific,” Toribiong told reporters.

Toribiong was joined by 19 others who were flown to the aircraft carrier via carrier board delivery.

Toribiong said the warship was located 160 kilometers north of Palau and kept moving while the delegation tours the enormous ship for at least five hours.

The president said that with the U.S. presence the community can feel secured from any security threats.

Toribiong said that during the visit the aircraft’s Rear Admiral Kevin Donegam president him a plaque bestowing condolences to the family of Army Sgt. Jasper Obakrairur.

The country mourned the loss of Obakrairur who was killed while on tour of duty in Afghanistan on June 1.

He said that he will be giving the plaque to the soldier’s family.

The president said this is the first time that Palauan officials were invited to visit the aircraft.

The president said that he met some of the crewmembers of the vessel and saw the aircraft’s capabilities.

USS George Washington (CVN 73) is the sixth ship in the Nimitz class of nuclear-powered supercarriers.

George Washington (commonly known as GW) is 1,092 ft (333 m) long, 257 ft (78 m) wide and is as high as a twenty-four-story building, at 244 feet (74 m). The super carrier can accommodate approximately 80 aircraft and has a flight deck 4.5 acres (18,000 m²) in size, using four elevators that are 3,880 ft² (360 m²) each to move planes between the flight deck and the hangar bay. With a combat load, GW displaces almost 97,000 tons and can accommodate 6,250 crewmembers.

The U.S. military does not release specific numbers on how many Palauans are currently serving, but locals regularly claim that that per capita, Palau contributes more personnel to the military than the U.S.

On Tuesday, the country mourned the recent death of Jasper Obakrairur, a 26-year-old U.S. Army sergeant and the first Palauan killed in Afghanistan. For a country of just 20,000, the casualty represented a national tragedy — a fact repeatedly acknowledged Sunday by crew members of the USS George Washington.

"Our condolences for your recent loss," Rear Adm. Kevin Donegan said to the Palauan officials.

The visit to the carrier reminded Reklai Bao Ngirmang, one of Palau's top two traditional chiefs who serves as an adviser to the president, of his own past as a Vietnam vet and a nearly three-decade career in the Marine Corps.

"I miss it," Ngirmang, 76, said.

Watching the F-18s landing in front of him, he peppered nearby crew members with questions and marveled at the precision of the operation.

"Everyone knows their job, and it's all perfectly coordinated," Ngirmang said. "Beautiful."

The George Washington is the crown jewel of the U.S. 7th Fleet based at Yokosuka Naval Base near Tokyo. It spends about half the year at sea.

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