I Can Be Wrong…

I have made a complete 180 on this UAE ports deal. This and this convinced me. Read them and tell me what you think.

I now fully support the sale, with reservations.

Update:

But wait, there’s more. Good stuff.

8 Responses to I Can Be Wrong…

  1. JohnG says:

    Most likely the management wouldn’t be involved in some kind of terrorist attack or infiltration – could happen, but if it gets out, nobody in the world will deal with those people again.

    The weakness are the officials on the ground (customs agents) and the guys that will take a hefty bribe to look the other way. Worse overseas, but we have our share of traitors here that will betray the country for money. Our other problem is that we don’t screen enough of the containers – something like 2% – 5%…so even well meaning people can be oblivious to a nuke.

  2. JohnG says:

    Actually what chaps my ass about it is why can’t a US company be running these things?

  3. Bane says:

    So, let a US company step up to the plate and make an offer.

  4. Bane says:

    Rush is saying that the Dems who are against this are doing it because of the Union pressure against it.

    Be funny if ‘moderate’ Arabs are more security concious than American Longshoremen, who refuse to implement technological advancements.

    We’re stuck between the ragheads and the Mafia.

    Wonderful.

  5. AJW308 says:

    Rumor has it that the CIA ‘gave’ the ports to the Mafia in the 40’s if the Mafia kept the German activity down, way down, about as low as low as a trouble maker could sink with a cement block chained to him.

    In WWI, the Germans organized striked amongst dockworkers and slowed the shipping of war goods to Europe. Not acts of war, but definitely helped their war effort.

    Whoever was in charge must have remembered/known this and did all in his power to prevent it and keep the docks running smoothly.

    Now I’ve heard that the Italian Mafia has moved on to more sophisticated things and the Algerian Mafia now runs the ports, unofficially. I’m sure the Algerian Mafia has more ties to Al Quieda than the UAE, but does that mean that the UAE is safe?

  6. Bill says:

    Where the hell is Heloscan???

    If they wanted to smuggle in a nuke, they’d just have to hide it in a bale of marijuana.

  7. Bone Head says:

    The Godess is against it. But she is All Merciful to those who repent, to those who worship, otherwise, its Abu Grabass for you…

  8. Ricky says:

    I would like to know if there’s any American companies that can handle our ports instead of foreign-owned companies.
    I think the security of our ports demands that we do not take any chances with foreign-owned companies, especially companies from the Middle East. Whatever the present nature of our relationship is with UAE, we must keep in mind that there is the possibility that the UAE can become radicalized anytime in the future either through elections or a takeover.

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