TODAY’S BIG WORRY
I have been assailed in the past over entries I’ve made concerning the government doing unwarranted domestic wiretaps. I certainly can understand other people’s viewpoints when it comes to this topic. Terrorism is a very scary thing. And the Bush administration has taken a very pro-active executive power stance when it comes to fighting it. That’s why I was very surprised by the article that the Associated Press reported concerning the sale of significant operations of six U.S. seaports to a company from the United Arab Emirates.
According to AP the $6.8 billion sale would affect commercial U.S. port operations in New York, New Jersey, Baltimore, New Orleans, Miami and Philadelphia. Further they state that the FBI has said that the money for September 11 attacks was transferred to the hijackers primarily through the UAE’s banking system, some planning for the strikes took place in the UAE, the hijackers traveled to the U.S. through the UAE, one of the hijackers was from the UAE and that Treasury Department officials complain that the UAE has not been cooperative in trying to track Osama bin Laden’s bank accounts.
Now I’m guilty as accused when called a liberal but even I wouldn’t sell our port operations to a country who aids and abets the enemy.
To read the pros and cons of this sale, here’s the link – UAE Co. Poised to Oversee Six U.S. Ports