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Disneyland goes to war-torn Iraq, with a multi-million dollar entertainment complex, to be built on a 50 acre lot adjacent to the Green Zone.
The American-style amusement park will feature a skateboard park, rides, a concert theatre and a museum.
The occupation forces are of the opinion that Baghdad is "lacking in entertainment". General David Petraeus, is said to be a “big supporter” of bringing Disneyland to Baghdad.
Supported by the Pentagon, Los Angeles based company C3 will be developing the "Baghdad Zoo and Entertainment Experience". The park will be designed by Ride and Show Engineering (RSE),
The entertainment park is an integral part of war propaganda.
Establishing an American cultural outpost in an occupied land serves to uphold the legitimacy of the invaders and their Worldwide "cultural values".
Most of the country's cultural and educational infrastructure including museums, schools, universities, parks, theaters, cinemas have been destroyed and now the invaders are "helping to rebuild".
Through Hollywood imagery, the Baghdad style Disneyland is intended to nurture Iraqi public opinion, to mould a pro-American view of the World.
Originally posted by Equinox99
reply to post by LostNemesis
Do you know who destroyed Iraq? Well, it was not the Iraqis.
Originally posted by Agit8dChop
... well, it'll create jobs, industry and give the young people something to do other than walk the sewage strewn streets...
Mr Werner, who has been sold a 50-year lease on the site by the Mayor of Baghdad for an undisclosed sum, says that the time is ripe for the amusement park. “I think people will embrace it. They’ll see it as an opportunity for their children regardless if they’re Shia or Sunni. They’ll say their kids deserve a place to play and they’ll leave it alone.”
It is being designed by the firm that developed Disneyland.www.timesonline.co.uk...
“The people need this kind of positive influence. It’s going to have a huge psychological impact,” Mr Werner said.
Originally posted by LostNemesis
Do you know who is having to PAY for this!? Somehow, I don't think it's Iraq.
Just put it on the American taxpayers' tab!