US Contracts Arab Company To Manage Our Ports

How would you feel if, in the aftermath of 9/11, the U.S. government had decided to contract out airport security to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the country where most of the operational planning and financing of the attacks occurred? My guess is you, like most Americans, would think it a lunatic idea, one that could clear the way for still more terror in this country. You probably would want to know who on earth approved such a plan — and be determined to prevent it from happening.

Of course, no such thing occurred after September 11, 2001 . In fact, the job of keeping our planes and the flying public secure was deemed to be so important that the government itself took it over from private contractors seen as insufficiently rigorous in executing that responsibility.

Now, however, four-and-a-half years later, a secretive government committee has decided to turn over the management of six of the Nation’s most important ports — in New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Miami, Baltimore and New Orleans — to Dubai Ports World following the UAE company’s purchase of London-based Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Co., which previously had the contract.

This is not the first time this interagency panel — called the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) — has made an astounding call about the transfer of control of strategically sensitive U.S. assets to questionable purchasers. In fact, as of last summer, CFIUS had, since its creation in 1988, formally rejected only one of 1,530 transactions submitted for its review.

Such a record is hardly surprising given that the committee is chaired by the Treasury Department, whose institutional responsibilities include promoting foreign investment in the United States. Treasury has rarely seen a foreign purchase of American assets that it did not like. And this bias on the part of the chairman of CFIUS has consistently skewed the results of the panel’s deliberations in favor of approving deals, even those opposed by other, more national security-minded departments.

Thanks to the secrecy with which CFIUS operates, it is not clear at this writing whether any such objection was heard with respect to the idea of contracting out management of six of our country’s most important ports to a UAE company.

6 Responses to “US Contracts Arab Company To Manage Our Ports”

  1. Ron Says:

    What’s the big deal with the United Emirates taking over operational control of six of are main ports. It only makes sense and is fair because Mexico and Vicente fox have operational control of are borders and its policies.

    This is globalistic treason, Jorge Bush and the other elitists will stop at nothing until true globalization and the dismantling of are sovereignty is achieved.

  2. Vincent Morgan Says:

    Giving control of the Panama Canal to China was a beginning in this trend. Giving away our port control to any Muslim country is another giant step in making Mohammed Atta and his collegues heros rather than terrorists. Before 9-11 we didn’t have to bow to Islam, but since then we have had to bow to every request or demand.

    But we have already given control of most of our gas stations to Muslims. One “demand” by the right person and every gas station could become a potential bomb, bringing our country to an immediate stand-still.

    It seems as if the Biblical prophecies of a one world government controlled by a tyrant, who will behead anyone who defies him, and begin many wars and uprisings, culminating with Armageddon, are at hand.

  3. susan jaeger Says:

    what are these idiots thinking? Who is the genius that thought this one up? It would only be worse if we gave it to the Chineese. its time for removing the government leaders and getting new!

  4. B.K.von Bernhard Says:

    It is now plain as the nose on your face , that what we need in this country is some GUTS ! It is time for the American People to finally get up off of their flabby butts and begin to kick butt.
    Time to throw all of our traitor leaders into a gulag and go back to basics. time to go after the CEO’s that are corrupt and time to see who are really our friends around the world. It is time for us to stop being wimps and get the traitors and liars , whoremongers and thiefs behind bars. and while we are at it lets the ACLU where it belongs, in downtown Bahgdad. Enough of this rant ! Americans are just to comfortable and our youth are gutless !

  5. David McGirt, Jr. Says:

    Is it just me or is Bush the only President in our history to be anti-American? Further more, how much money is he going to make on this deal?

  6. The Watchdog Says:

    Bush is no doubt a traitor to this country. All the men and women who have fought and died for this nation are rolling in their graves.

    What more will it take for impeachment proceedings to begin?

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