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Also are you aware that China currently runs 4 American Ports (happened under Clinton) and just recently we were threaten to be nuked by their crazy retired general.
Originally posted by Kool Aide Sipper
"We are a nation that is addicted to oil"
Central to the debate is the fact that the United Arab Emirates, while a key ally of the United States in the Middle East, has had troubling ties to terrorist networks, according to the Sept. 11 Commission report. It was one of the few countries in the world that recognized the al-Qaida-friendly Taliban government in Afghanistan; al-Qaida funneled millions of dollars through the U.A.E. financial sector; and A.Q. Khan, the notorious Pakistani nuclear technology smuggler, used warehouses near the Dubai port as a key transit point for many of his shipments.
Since the terrorist attacks, it has cut ties with the Taliban, frozen just over $1 million in alleged terrorist funding, and given the United States key military basing and over-flight rights. At any given time, there are 77,000 U.S. service members on leave in the United Arab Emirates, according to the Pentagon.
Originally posted by benevolent tyrant
Face it.....the enemy of the U.S. happens to be Arabic in origin. Of course we have Arab f riends but it would be foolhardy not to be suspicious of those who "meet the profile" of our enemy; Arabic, Muslim, strongly and anti Israeli.
I know, I know....this would describe many in the Middle East who aren't necessarily against the U.S......but, erring on the side of caution....if the shoe fits...