Ultima Thule

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Friday, February 17, 2006

More reasons to be worried about the ports deal

By Aussiegirl

Debbie Schlussel, whose blog I visit regularly, has some new and alarming information on the background to the ports deal, and why we should be very worried. Be sure to read her whole piece.

Debbie Schlussel

While everyone is justifiably outraged by America's relinquishment of six major ports to a Dubaian company, Dubai Ports (also, called DP World), the real outrage should be this:

Where was the outrage in the last 4.5 years? Why has our country continued to maintain great relations with the governments of Dubai and its larger federation of emirates, the United Arab Emirates? Since we've never disciplined or even scolded either Dubai or the larger UAE, they have been free to operate as usual.

[...] And there's more on the larger UAE, which unfortunately has a good friend in a certain President's brother.


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