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Saudi Arabia Wants to Punish Nissan

by | 13th, August 2008

“HAWKS should peck at you day and night,” screams the Saudi oil baron as he surveys the fuel-efficient Nissan.

Says the voice-over: “It’s clear the oil companies won’t like you.”

It’s a hackneyed joke, an inexpensive stereotypical gag, and not all that funny. But it gets more amusing:

It’s my opinion that Nissan made a huge error by igniting these [racist] instincts,” official Hani al-Wafa told MBC TV, a Saudi-run station headquartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

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