Friday, February 24, 2006

Islamophobia And The Running Of Some Ports

ey folks, sorry for the lack'o'posts lately, the new work situation is a killer, and well politically, there just aint that much a going on. I really haven't been up on the whole scene politique, so my sporadic posting of late has been all Olympics, from my count I am up to like 5 or 6 Olympic/hockey posts in a row..... Sorry sports is easy after a long day, politics is hard, especially when the P.M is in hiding and well the Ceeb my network of choice for info has Olympic coverage 24/7.

But here we go, here is my take on portgate. When I first heard that the American admin had decide to allow a company for the U.A.E run six major ports in the US, I was like waaaaa? Heavens to Betsy yet another retarded political decision, by an admin, that is well politically retarded. But than I began to discover what exactly this company from Dubai was going to do at these ports, I am sorry folks, but they are not primarily responsible for security, the coast guard and customs are responsible for that...... This company is responsible for the loading and unloading of containers from overseas. Yes, they are responsible for the reporting of what they deem as suspicious containers which may arrive at a port, but they are by no means the first responders in the advent of a terrorist attack. So, all those folks who, from both ends of the political spectrum,that are up in arms, screaming how the hell can we allow a company based in an Arab country run major ports in the States, get over it...... All this is, is a shipping/receiving company, not unlike UPS, or Fedex, that is based in the UAE, the people who work for this company are going to be as American as bad beer and apple pie...... There is no security risk here folks, this story is more about Islamophbia, and political stupidity.


Blogger RJL said...

I find it funny how George Bush wants the deal to go through, and he said he'd use his veto power if there was an attempt to stop it...

2/24/2006 8:33 p.m.  
Blogger Robert McClelland said...

this story is more about Islamophbia, and political stupidity.

This story is about the chickens coming home to roost. For 4 years Bush and company have beaten the drums making Amnericans fear Middle Easterners and now he can't turn it off. Serves him right.

2/24/2006 9:04 p.m.  
Blogger pinkocanuck said...

The whole thing is on hiatus now i guess... the bushies are gonna send the spin machine out to see if they can at best appease there base. such a weird move, on the one hand his spin doctors are saying that bush had no idea that this deal had been hatched until it broke in the press a coupla days ago, but than on the other hand, the ties that bush and his cronies have in the UAE through the Carlye Group are pretty sketchy..... politically stupid yes... international pork belly politics maybe... political bad kharma for sure.

2/24/2006 10:06 p.m.  
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