Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Choosing Sides: Arab Control of American Ports

The battle lines have been drawn, choose your side.

Governor George Pataki (R) of New York is against the sale, so are Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, and other Republican leaders as well as many Democratic party leaders. One notable Democrat who supports the sale is President Jimmy Carter. Now that is an endorsement that you want.

President George W. Bush is supporting, indeed, he is pushing, to allow the acquisition of the company - Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation Company, based in London, by Dubai Ports World which is owned by the government of Dubai, of the United Arab Emirates. This sale would transfer operational management, including security, of six major ports in the United States from a London (the Brits are our friends and allies) based company to an Arab Muslim government that had proven financial and operational ties to the 19 al Qaeda 9/11 hijacking cowards that killed 3000 Americans in the single greatest terrorist attack on America.

Remember 9/11? It was the largest death toll caused by an attack on Americans on American soil. Innocent American civilians who never saw it coming, never had a chance to defend themselves. And Dubai had a bloody hand in it. American blood.

And now, for the sake of a 6.8 billion dollar sale, President George W. Bush is saying “trust me on this”.
President Bush told a group of reporters on Air Force One;

"After careful review by our government, I believe the transaction ought to go forward. I want those who are questioning it to step up and explain why all of a sudden a Middle Eastern company is held to a different standard than a Great British company. I am trying to conduct foreign policy now by saying to the people of the world, `We'll treat you fairly.'"

Well, how is this for an explanation Mr. President? That “middle eastern company” is held to a different standard because the government that owns it provided a base of operations and financial support to Mohammad Atta, Khalid Almihdhar, Majed Moqed, Nawaf Alhazmi, Salem Alhazmi, Hani Hanjour, Satam M.A. Al Suqami, Waleed M. Alshehri, Wail M. Alshehri, Abdulaziz Alomari, Marwan Al-Shehhi, Fayez Rashid Ahmed Hassan Al Qadi Banihammad, Ahmed Alghamdi, Hamza Alghamdi, Mohand Alshehri, Saeed Alghamdi, Ahmed Ibrahim A. Al Haznawi, Ahmed Alnami, and Ziad Samir Jarrah.

Remember these guys Mr. President? They were the hijackers of the four airliners that crashed on September 11, 2001, into the World Trade Center in New York, the Pentagon, and in Stony Creek Township, Pennsylvania. That “middle eastern company” helped the 19 Arab Muslim psychotic lunatics carry out the attack. Shouldn’t that be reason enough to stop the sale? Isn’t that reason enough to hold Dubai Ports World to a different standard?

Mr. President you once announced to the world that in regards to terrorism, “you’re either with us or against us.” You warned the nations of the world that you would leave them no choice. They would have to choose to be on the side of the civilized world, or the side of the terrorists, in which case, they would be treated in the same manner as the terrorists.

With all due respect to you Mr. President, please explain what happened to your philosophy of zero tolerance for terrorism and its supporters?


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