Sci-Fi Private Jets Of The World’s Dictators

British photographer Nick Gleis specializes in documenting the elaborate private jets that belong to African dictators and other heads of state. The Telegraph has a slideshow of his photos of plane interiors that resemble science fiction rendered in real life. I’m guessing, your leader’s having one of these insanely-ornate luxury jets probably corresponds with living in a country that’s not in great shape.

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14 Comments on "Sci-Fi Private Jets Of The World’s Dictators"

  1. Y'all know, of course, that “African dictators” are Communist, dontcha?

    “The Shadow of the Sun,” a 2001 book by Polish diplomat Ryszard Kapuściński, explains in great detail how Africa remains mired in poverty because it was the only continent in the early post-colonial era (1950s and '60s) where communism was widespread. The Russians and Cubans promised equality and freedom to the people of Angola, Mozambique and Ethiopia … but, as usual, the communists actually brought brutality, genocide and poverty.

    • Word Eater | Aug 25, 2010 at 11:14 am |

      Communism would be awesome if it didn't involve people and human nature.

    • Connie Dobbs | Aug 25, 2010 at 12:04 pm |

      You realize that's not communism, right? If it were, there'd be no dictatorship. true communism is egalitarian, never totalitarian.

    • It seems to me Cuba primarily exports doctors, cigars, and rum. The United States and transnational corporations based out of the US have very successfully exported brutality, genocide, and poverty to africa, the middle east, southeast asia, and south america. Cuba and Russia utterly fail compared to the successes of entities like the Pentagon, the WTO, and Exxon.

    • Gemmarama | Aug 25, 2010 at 5:50 pm |

      more brutality, genocide and poverty than us brits, the french, and assorted other colonisers and slave-traders inflicted on them over the hundreds of years previous to that..?

      by the way, does the white persian can come included with these things?

    • It's true. These kick-ass, stylish jets are owned by Communists.

      Sign me up.

  2. mind-theft | Aug 25, 2010 at 6:38 pm |

    ugly.. just ugly..

  3. Gemmarama | Aug 27, 2010 at 10:49 am |

    well yes, you could argue that…

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