Sunday, February 26, 2006


In my previous post, AL QAEDA ON THE INSIDE, I wrote of how al Qaeda had been able to infiltrate the government and state owned corporations in the UAE. Now DP world, the UAE owned corporation which has made a deal with the Bush administration to buy the rights to security and shipping at six international east coast ports, offered to submit to "a broader U.S. review of the security risks from its deal to take over major operations at six American ports."

From the Associated Press via Yahoo News:

Arab Company Accepts Broader Ports Review

By TED BRIDIS, Associated Press Writer

A United Arab Emirates-based company on Sunday offered to submit to a broader U.S. review of the security risks from its deal to take over major operations at six American ports.

Seeking to avert a showdown between President Bush and Congress, DP World also promised to create an American subsidiary that would function independently of executives in Dubai.

During the Bush administration's 45-day investigation, DP World said a London-based executive who is a British citizen would have authority over the company's operations at ports in New York, New Jersey, Baltimore, New Orleans, Miami and Philadelphia.

Also, an American citizen would serve as the chief security officer during this period, the company said.

"We hope that voluntarily agreeing to further scrutiny demonstrates our commitment to our long-standing relationship with the United States," said Edward H. Bilkey, the company's chief operating officer.

The rest of the article can be found below:

Arab Company Accepts Broader Ports Review

Now...this is going to be "the Bush administration's 45-day investigation" into any security risks with DP World. Let's get real! Just what kind of indepth investigation do they think that we think they are going to do. Besides...Bush, Cheney, and their neocon cohorts stand to make some big bucks off this deal. Why else would Bush back it when he admited that he knew nothing about it. Bush was probably thinking "Hmmm.....UAE + ports = $$$$ for me."

They don't care about national security when it comes to lining their pockets with cash.


Here's a little more to go along with this from the Chicago Tribune:

Turning a blind eye
Agency balked at ports deal
Debate rages over 'key partner'
The sheik behind the port deal


Gordon said...

Bush needs another Al Qaeda attack to give him an excuse to declare martial law, suspend the Constitution completely, stay in power for two or three more terms and then hand the throne to another Bush. They haven't cooperated, so he's trying to make it easier for them.

Grandpa Eddie said...

I agree with you totally. I've been sayin' for quite awhile now that Bush, PNAC, and the rest of the neocons need another Pearl Harbor-9/11 to take complete control so they can do whatever they want.