March 6, 2006, - 11:25 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Remember all those BS news stories about how the “gracious,” “understanding,” add-your-generous-adjective-here Dubai Ports World said it would hold off on its deal to run 22 of our major ports, while a 45-day review by Congress took place?
Forget those. They were pure fertilizer. As is, apparently, the “review,” at least in the eyes of DP World. Read the words of DP World’s arrogant CEO, Mohammed Sharaf, on Sunday’s “Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer” on CNN, as reported in today’s Wall Street Journal:
As far as we are concerned the deal is going to go through. The matter is basically waiting for the money to be transferred to the investors.
Again, there is supposed to be a 45-day review. But this man is sticking his finger in the eyes of the bipartisan opposition in Congress, essentially saying the review is a mere rubber stamp. Is it? An Islamist Sheikh superceding American sovereignty and Congressional review? Huh?
Sharaf has managed the Jeddah “Islamic” Port in Saudi Arabia. Big comfort. By the way, Sharaf’s full name is “Sayed Mohammed Sharaf.” Sayed or Syed means “master,” which means he’s been schooled for years in radical Islamic religious thought (as in “Sayed” Muqtada Al-Sadr).
Does this sound like someone you want running your ports? . . .
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