May 15, 2009, - 10:52 am
By Debbie Schlussel
Last year, I told you about Bush Administration plans to give the United Arab Emirates our nuclear technology, even though the UAE does a ton of business with Iran and is a transfer point for vital components in Iran’s nuke development. I called it “Son of Dubai Ports.” (I also told you a month ago about a video of a UAE prince horribly torturing a man. More on that below.)
It’s not just the fact the the UAE was central to money laundering, bank accounts, and identity documents for the 9/11 hijackers and their murder of 3,000 Americans, and that the UAE refused to cooperate with the FBI for months afterward. And it’s not just that the UAE continued to recognize the Taliban into December 2001, despite our outcry. Nor that, in addition to funding Bush’s loser brother, Neil Bush, the confederation of seven emirates also funded anti-Semitic, Holocaust-denying speakers, books, and programs implicating Israel, the U.S., the Jews, and the CIA in 9/11, not Bin Laden.
It’s that it’s extremely stupid to give our nuclear technology to any Islamic nation that has a history of anti-American behavior and a simultaneous, continuing history of cozying up to the Iranian madmen leaders and their Ayatollahs. I call this, “Son of Dubai Ports.” But sadly there isn’t the outrage the Dubai Ports attempt to control our ports stirred up throughout America.
Also sad, the Obama Administration has been aggressively following through on the Bush plan to sign a treaty with the UAE and give them our nuke secrets.
But something has delayed all that. Yes, it takes a torture video. You’ll recall that a month ago, I brought you the video of UAE Prince, Sheikh Issa Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, torturing an Afghan grain farmer, whom he claims cheated him out of $5,000. The video–which he made, so he could watch it later as entertainment–shows the prince forcing the man to eat sand, beating him, hitting him with a wooden plank with a nail in it, pouring gasoline on the man’s testicles and setting them on fire, driving nails into the man’s anal flesh, electrocuting him with a cattle prod, shooting at him, and driving back and forth over him with a Land Rover SUV. I’ve re-posted brief excerpts of the video, above.
Well, apparently, the Obama Administration is disturbed enough by this video–which isn’t news to anyone who follows the torture and inhuman behavior of these Gulf Arab states–that it is delaying the legislation currently before Congress to ratify the UAE-US nuclear pact. Credit goes to Democrat James McGovern–not the Republicans–for raising concerns about giving our nukes to this torturing, barbaric country. But this video shouldn’t have been the impetus. The UAE’s behavior is well-known and long-term.
And, as we know, this is only momentary, unless there is an outcry from Americans at large, the way there was when Dubai sought to control our ports.
You see, General Electric, Westinghouse Electric, and several foreign companies (from France and South Korea) are seeking to build the Emirates’ first fleet of nuclear reactors. It’s worth $20 billion-plus to them. And they will grease the skids of enough Congressman and Senators to get this through, and sell us down the river.
At that point, it will be only a matter of how fast Iran gets its hands on our most vital nuclear technology.