February 9, 2007, - 11:36 am

UH-OH: Dubai Ports Problem ALL OVER AGAIN?

By Debbie Schlussel
So we thought we finally got rid of our terror-lovin’ friends of the United Arab Emirates, when AIG acquired the U.S. ports contract from Dubai Ports World a/k/a “DP World.”
Not so fast. It appears the DP World/U.S. ports problem is manifesting itself all over again, according to the Wall Street Journal’s “Washington Wire,” by John Harwood:

PORT-SECURITY FEARS could shape congressional debate on U.S.-Peru trade pact. House Democrats Murtha of Pennsylvania and Taylor of Mississippi warn Dubai Ports World has operations in Peru and could gain “new rights” to operate in U.S. under the deal. A spokesman for U.S. Trade Representative Schwab calls that concern “a red herring,” noting exceptions in the agreement for national security.


Deja Vu All Over Again?

“Red herring”? Methinks not. After all, isn’t this the same administration that supported the last Dubai Ports deal and had its national security people approve the deal?
Why, yes, it is.

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3 Responses

I can’t wait until this administration leaves office.

Thee_Bruno on February 9, 2007 at 3:02 pm

Deb, they never left! I told you that last year. The Bush administration is indebt to the Middle east and is selling America to the highest bidder. You probably didn’t read it because you’re so damned busy with protecting America from not only the terrorists but from the elite in Washington…ON BOTH SIDES! I’m surprised you’re not bald from the stress.
Oh and here was the evidence back in March
That was more than 11 month ago and I know you don’t care about Alex Jones, but his resources can come in handy though.

KOAJaps on February 13, 2007 at 4:51 am

my humble not-very-well-researched opinion:
i think the usa is looking towards encouraging stateside investment by opec nations to assuage the effects of their switching from petrodollars to petroeuro. further, if those opec nations ever became openly hostile to the usa, we would happily seize their investments. this does not make it a good idea overall, but i can’t help but wonder if that’s what the state department is thinking.

demagogueshatelogic on February 16, 2007 at 1:12 pm

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