February 15, 2007, - 12:13 pm
By Debbie Schlussel
Late last year, I wrote about how Dubai Ports World was finally selling control and management of our ports to an American company, AIG Global Investment Group. That sale was scheduled to go through, as it had approval of the port authorities in every city . . . except one, Newark.
Unfortunately, the sale may now not go through. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey will not approve the sale of the ports operations and their transfer to AIG, unless AIG agrees to make tens of millions of dollars in payments to the Authority for improvements it made to the Port Newark Container Terminal in Newark, New Jersey.
Shame on them! This is extortion. The fact is that the Port Authority never made such demands on Dubai Ports World, as it should have done. Why is it doing so now when an American company is buying the operations?
This may put a kabosh on the deal, and our ports will remain controlled and operated by an Islamist state-owned entity that has no love for America or Jews, but has a great affinity for the 9/11 hijackers that its parent-state aided and abetted in murdering 3,000 Americans.
Great job, Port Authority.
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