Thursday, February 23, 2006

Dubai Port Authority as a Trojan Horse for the US Democrats

The incumbent US government recently approved the sale of a British company that currently manages the ports to state-run Dubai Ports World, which would under the deal win managment control of 50 ports wordwide, including 5 major ports on the East coast of the United States. According to the agreement Dubai Ports World would handle shipping arrivals, departures, unloading at the docks and many security-related functions, whereas US federal government would oversee those security operations. However, Democrats and many Republicans who remain skeptical of a United Arab Emirates company playing such a central role at sensitive entry points in the United states. They also came up that some of the hijackers involved in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks used the United Arab Emirates as an operational and financial headquartes, but they forgot to tell nobody of this persons came out of Emirate Dubai.

After this news came out, Democratic and also senior Republican Senators, who face reelection campaigns later this year, threatened to introduce legislation to delay the takeover if Bush does not act quickly prevents take over. Lets ask ourselves what are democrats trying to bring accross here? It is known that American trust the Bush administration on national security questions, and hardly possible to see any prospects for swing in other direction on the next elections in the automn. They should rather concentrate on domestic issues such health and social security system if they want to gain some more seat in the Congress later this week. At the end why Dubai companyshould not manage ports in the United States since it does so sucessfully in over twenty other world ports.

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