Seaport management rights given to Arab country by our Government
Ok all, this item was in the Northeast Intelligence Network News website.
I would like all of my brother and sister firefighters to contact their Congressional representatives and ask how this can happan. With all the millions we are spending on Homeland Security, how can we let a country that supports and recognizes the Taliban, and tacitly supports terrorism manage our major seaports.
We must not let this happan.
Plan to Sell US Ports to Dubai (U.A.E.) Interests Under Protest
Date 2006/2/17 11:37:59 | Topic: Top Stories: US
* 17 February, 2006: When the United States was attacked on 9/11 2001, the majority of funding for that terrorist operation came from banks located in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
In exposing what is being called a "secretive deal", the White House is under fire for approving a $6.8 billion transaction that gives Dubai Ports World, of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), majority control over operations at six major U.S. ports. The Treasury Department's Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States ultimately approved the sale, stating that all sitting members found no problems with the sale, even after reviewing information from U.S. intelligence agencies.
The sale itself was pending between Dubai Ports World (UAE), and the Peninsula and Oriental Navigation Company of London (UK), and the completion of this transaction would cause the UAE-controlled company to rank third-largest of world marine terminal operators.
Congress is calling this big-business deal into question, and is pushing for hearings on this matter. Similarly, Congress was previously able to halt business transactions in the 1990s which would have given the Communist Chinese control of Port Long Beach (CA).
The idea that a single U.S. port of call would be controlled by a country which harbors support for the very enemies who wish to destroy us is, at best, unwise. To have this situation repeated in Baltimore, Miami, New Jersey, New York, New Orleans, and Philadelphia is nothing short of unfathomable.