November 5, 2009, - 1:24 pm
Normally, the U.S. embassy in any foreign country–whether ally or not–is supposed to be a high national security priority. Not only are top secret conversations held and classified documents contained in American embassies, but they are frequently targets of terrorist attack because they symbolize American freedom and Western lifestyles. Remember Al-Qaeda’s bombing of two U.S. embassies in Africa in 1998?
So, you have to scratch your head and wonder what idiots in the U.S. government–particularly the State Department ( it figures)–were thinking when WE sold our U.S. embassy in London to the ever-more-extremist Islamic Gulf State monarchy of Qatar. We owned it, but decided to sell it to them?!
Remember, this is the country whose royal family (the Al-Thani family) owns, funds, and runs the Terrorist News Network a/k/a Al-Jazeera. Qatar is also one of several Gulf States that continues to abide by the Arab Boycott of Israel and won’t allow Israelis into its country. That’s not to mention the tiny, trivial detail that Qatar is one of several Gulf States that allows its shores to become the shipping point for nuclear components sent to Iran. Yup, that’s exactly the kind of country that should be the landlord of the American Embassy in England.
I mean, we wouldn’t trust our ports to Dubai, but now we’ll trust our foreign embassy to Al-Jazeera’s owners?! No biggie, right?
While the completion of the building purchase is conditioned upon the U.S. fully relocating to a new embassy, Qatar is–right now!–America’s landlord and owns the building. Just terrific. And U.S. officials have no definite plans to do so anytime soon and admit the move is several years away. In the meantime, Qatar Diar Real Estate Investment Co.–Qatar’s state-owned real estate arm–already has its hands on important details regarding the layout and design of the building, something it insisted on in order to purchase the property.
That’s hardly in our national interest and is a definite security risk. But, hey, why think twice when giving away ownership of our embassy and important national security details to a foreign government who funds a news network that does the bidding of Al-Qaeda, HAMAS, Hezbollah, and sundry other terrorist groups?
It’s “just a building,” right?
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