Tuesday, February 28, 2006

even the coast guard is worried

from the burlington freepress:
Coast Guard warned of intelligence gaps in ports deal

Published: Tuesday, February 28, 2006
By Liz Sidoti
The Associated Press

WASHINGTON -- Citing broad gaps in U.S. intelligence, the Coast Guard raised concerns weeks ago that it could not determine whether a United Arab Emirates-based company seeking a stake in some U.S. port operations might support terrorist operations.

i knew i wasn't over-reacting! i think there is also a down play of the socialist nature of the uae (i dont mind socialism, by the way, but it is a very different set-up then the capatalistic nature of our agreement with the PRIVATELY owned british company that currently is still in control of the ports... and i dont really like that reality either, but it doesnt frighten me, just makes me feel a little indignant, and i dont think it addresses what having another government own the port actually means. does that kind of make the ports an extention of uae? are they free to do what ever they will with the ports (keep in mind, the deal made by the bush administration allowed them to keep all their records off american shores where we would not be able to monitor what actually occurs...a rather unusual concession i think)

1 comment:

meinexile said...

lol I like the intro to this broad gaps in US intelligence

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