Dubai Solves R’s Problem: Pulls Out of Ports Deal

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Dubai has pulled out of the US ports deal.

“Because of the strong relationship between the United Arab Emirates and the United States and to preserve that relationship, DP World has decided to transfer fully the U.S. operation of P&O Operations North America to a United States entity,” said DP World’s chief operating officer, Edward H. Bilkey.

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19 thoughts on “Dubai Solves R’s Problem: Pulls Out of Ports Deal

  1. Finally, one real step towards our own security – and Bush had done what he has always done in “securing” us and “protecting us from terrorism” – the exact opposite!

    Finally, congress is starting to do their job…

  2. I see the disinformation from the leftstream media is a strong as ever. This deal was never about any security, that has always been retained by the US Coast Guard and Border Control.

    But, spineless Republicans in the House have stood up and thumbed their nose at an ally in the War on Terror. Islamophobia has ruled the day and life goes on.

    Of course, since it is Dubai ports that service our entire fleet of Naval vessels in the Middle East and we have said we cannot trust them to operate a few terminals within some ports here, while we trust the Communist Chinese and Saudi Arabi to operate terminals, have we shot ourselves in the foot? Will they cancel the order of Boeing Aircraft that is pending? Will their cooperation cool?

    Lend Lease was a good idea when another country needed our help, but nothing close to it when we need an Arab countries help.

    Since Rep. Young (R. Florida)has stated our Ports need to be American ran, do we now throw out the 80% of terminal operations ran by foreign companies?

    The Port deal is dead. Now, as the dust settles, we can wait and see what else dies off with it.

  3. lew, since you have all the information that no one else has – maybe you should have made your way to DC and set them straight…

  4. Actually lew is quite right. There was a lot of misinformation and a lot of people fell for it hook line and sinker. The information was out there nobody in congres was paying attention or ignoring it for some other purpose.

    Halliburton was suggested by a Senator from the Great State of NY (no not Hillary the other Senator).

  5. Please do not fall into that trap. What I have said does not necessarily reflect my view of the ports deal, only my opinion on others jumping off without all the facts.

    A lot is going on that we do not have all the information necessary to form a well thought out position.

    Instead they control the timing and quantity of information in order to control public reaction.

  6. Everyone with an axe to grind or a back to pat will spin this news as a victory but when all smoke has cleared, Bush’s inability to circle the conservative wagons on this deal has weakened him considerably. Now, conservatives who jammed their displeasure down Bush’s throat will feel a renewed sense of backbone and begin to pull themselves further away from a lame-duck President who now (and for some time, mind you) has become political refuse for any candidate in November.
    Sorry CONS, this is a LOSS no matter how you attempt to spin it. You’ve managed to allow Democrats to seize a national security issue and run with it. Right up until your party started waving wet fingers in the air, this was a Democratic-led issue.

  7. suomynona, a little research instead of reading the headlines of the Columbian or the Oregonian works wonders. From the Dept. of Homeland Security;

    “CBP uses intelligence and a risk-based strategy to screen information on 100% of cargo before it is loaded onto vessels destined for the United States. All cargo that is identified as high risk is inspected, either at the foreign port or upon arrival into the U.S.”

    “DP World will not, nor will any other terminal operator, control, operate or manage any United States port. DP World will only operate and manage specific, individual terminals located within six ports.”

    Department of Homeland Security

  8. The liberals and rino Republicans in Congress had their rug pulled out from under them when the UAE backed out of the arrangement. Now, all they can do is sit back and sputter and sulk because they didn’t get a chance to officially push Bush’s nose into the dirt with their sneaky amendment to the military funding bill. Now the rinos will have to find a way to get back into the party’s good graces again, and the liberal Dumocrats like Schumer, Pelosi, Reid, and Kennedrunk will be spending their time trying to put some sort of liberal spin to attempt to make themselves look like it was all their idea. The hypocracy of politics goes on. And on and on and on —

  9. The fact there is an election this fall for the control of congress, is the main reason why the Port deal is an issue in the first place. The other reason is Bush is President and to a lesser extent 911. Otherwise, this issue would never had made the news in the first place.

    I have pointed out before that we are being manupilated by those who wish to retain power and those who wish to gain power. Neither side wholly have our best interests at heart. So we must not be blind followers.

    The only true failure here is one of communication. The Ports deal would not be any greater risk to security than the other countries that currently operate “terminals” at other US ports. The President did not sell the deal as he should have. And allowed some who should have kept their pie hole shut to describe what the deal was about.

  10. The President did not sell the deal as he should have because he did not know about the deal until it was done.
    “Considering we live in a dangerous world and remain a nation at war, the fact that a sale of this magnitude can be fully vetted and approved without the knowledge of one Cabinet secretary, Congress or the president is a clear indication that the system is broken,” said Rep. J. Gresham Barrett, South Carolina Republican.

  11. The world is danerous whether we are at war or not. If we change the way we live to much then those who attack us will have a victory.

    Again this is an election year and that is a sigificant reason why a federal case has been made over it. I am only commenting on the veracity of the discussion of this deal and that if it was made before 911 or during a non-election year would probably not receive this amount of attention.

  12. The Unions the Long Shoreman and the AFL-CIO one this one. To Bad they Ticked off a major Allie on the War on Terror. Self Centered
    _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _! Maybe the
    UAE will buy Portland, Seattle,
    San Fran-Freako and all _ _ _ _
    Socialist Communist City’s here in
    the Land of the Free, and help rid this country of American Communism
    once and for ALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL.

  13. Klatu: First we have to get rid of the ACLU (alQaeda Civil Liberties Union). After they’re gone and only a bad memory, only then will things start to get better. This gang of terrorist-lovers, along with the New York Times, the LA Times, the Washington Post and all the other ultra-liberal rags across the country, asw well as the human enemies of the country, such as Jimmy Carter, AlQaeda Gore, and Michael Moore are doing all they can to render our country harmless in the face of mounting hatred and the increasing possibliity of terrorist attacks. And they are being aided and abetted by the Liberal Dumocrats and the rino Republicans in Congress.

  14. In the aftermath of the Dubai ports dispute, the Bush administration is hiring a Hong Kong conglomerate to help detect nuclear materials inside cargo passing through the Bahamas to the United States and elsewhere.

    The administration acknowledges the no-bid contract with Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. represents the first time a foreign company will be involved in running a sophisticated U.S. radiation detector at an overseas port without American customs agents present. CNN

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