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Help stop the transfer of our ports

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posted on Feb, 23 2006 @ 04:58 AM
For years we have been told our ports are the weakest link. Fight for America
I would ask for your support to stop this. Email the President and your congressman and Senator and ask them to take action.
Before it is to late.

Ask President Bush to protect our ports from foreign powers.
Normally we don't ask you to participate in issues such as this, but we feel that this one justifies your involvement.

Our port operations in New York, New Jersey, Baltimore, New Orleans, Miami and Philadelphia have been, or soon will be, purchased by Dubai Ports World, a state-owned company in the United Arab Emirates, a firm that manages port facilities. The purchase was cleared by an obscure federal panel, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, with little fanfare.

The United Arab Emirates government is generally pro-U.S., but the September 11 hijackers traveled easily through the country, and Al Qaeda-linked groups have used its banking system. Senator Tom Coburn of Oklahoma is pleading with the administration to reverse the decision. At a press conference outlining his opposition, he said, "Handing the keys to U.S. strategic ports to a regime that recognized the Taliban is not a sound next step in our war against terror."

Several Senators and Representatives are calling for hearings into the matter. This is a matter which deserves a full and complete hearing. Ask President Bush to override the agreement and conduct a special investigation into the matter.

[edit on 23-2-2006 by bootmaker]

posted on Feb, 23 2006 @ 10:25 AM
You really need to deny ignorance.

The transfer is between one foreign country to another. Britain is selling control to the UAE. Bet you didn't know that China also owns some ports in the US.

Knee-jerk reactions without knowing the facts, and Bush-Bashing is all this is.

posted on Feb, 23 2006 @ 11:20 AM
Read this before you make your opinion. This is being engineered and shows some of the players of the conspiracy.

Bilkey is a retired shipping executive who has lived in Iran, Bahrain and other Muslim countries.

Curran is a former assistant U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, who has served in other Muslim countries such as Yemen.

Bilkey, who said he was in Dubai during the Persian Gulf War of 1991, said that at that time "Americans were heroes. We were thought of as saviors, but we’ve totally lost it. What happened?"

He didn’t answer this question, but he did have an answer to what he would tell President Bush.

"I think the first recommendation I would make is to take away a serious irritant by telling the Israelis to remove all the West Bank settlements," Bilkey said.

"I feel our government and media are tiptoeing around the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians," he said.

"Our government is not addressing the problem in an vigorous way. If we don’t change our unqualified support of Israel, there is no way we can win the war on terrorism," Bilkey said.Wolf

There is a motive. A conspiracy. The players.

Dubai, 24 January 2006: - Global ports operator DP World today welcomed news that one of its senior executives, Dave Sanborn, has been nominated by US President George W. Bush to serve as Maritime Administrator a key transportation appointment reporting directly to Norman Mineta the Secretary of Transportation and Cabinet Member.

The White House has issued a statement from Washington DC announcing the nomination. The confirmation process will begin in February.

Mr Sanborn currently holds the position of Director of Operations for Europe and Latin America for the Dubai-based company

Mohammed Sharaf, CEO, DP World said:
“While we are sorry to lose such an experienced and capable executive, it is exactly those qualities that will make Dave an effective administrator for MarAd. We are proud of Dave’s selection and pleased that the Bush Administration found such a capable executive. We wish him all the best in his new role.”

Ted Bilkey, Chief Operating Officer, DP World said:
“Dave’s decades of experience in markets around the world, together with his passion for the industry and commitment to its development, will allow him to make a positive contribution to the work of the Maritime Administration. We wish him well for the future.”

Mr Sanborn, a graduate of The United States Merchant Maritime Academy, joined DP World in 2005. He previously held senior roles with shipping lines CMA-CGM (Americas), APL Ltd and Sea-Land and has been based, besides the US, in Brazil, Europe, Hong Kong and Dubai during his career. He has also served in the US Naval Reserve.

Mr Sanborn is due to take up his new role based in Washington DC later in 2006.


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