Skip to comments.Fears grow over new Dubai revolt
Posted on 03/21/2006 6:16:56 PM PST by mr_hammer
Arab and US officials are growing nervous at the prospect of a second congressional uprising against the acquisition of American assets by a Middle Eastern-controlled company in the wake of the Dubai Ports World debacle.
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We elect idiots and they should perform as idiots. Why would anyone expect our elected officials to know anything about what they have been doing while in office?
which assets, that company that makes engine parts for the defense industry? that should be killed, if CFIUS was doing its job, it would be, it wouldn't have to go to congress.
there are plenty of US assets for the UAE to buy that does not involve critical infrastructure or defense related companies. they can buy those, without hearing a peep.
Even worse is when DOD writes a contract with a foreign company.
Then there's the money foreigners pay us for goods and services ~ it's not always good ol' American dollars ~ they give us this pink, blue, yellow and orange stuff, with strange pictures on it.
It's all horrible ~ but even worse, all you guys who want things tightened up against the A-rabs, seem to be reasonably happy to let the Chi-coms, who murdered 33,686 GIs, get away with anything they want.
"A person familiar with the thinking of both the US and United Arab Emirates said officials were concerned that the pending investigation of Dubai International Capitals £700m ($1.2m) purchase of Doncasters, a privately-held British aerospace manufacturer that works on sensitive US weapons programmes, including the Joint Strike Fighter, could provoke a similar backlash and further damage the relationship between the two countries."
not me, I am no lover of the Chi-Coms.
IF CFIUS was doing its job - there would be clear boundaries on what could not be purchased. plenty of other nice US stuff for sale - real estate, casinos, etc.
This is infinitely more dangerous than the Dubai port deal.
The cluelessness of this administration never ceases to amaze me.
Home Run, if its the mob`s own house, doesn`t matter, it`s still a fire.
the question they should be asked, very simply:
why do they want to buy Doncasters? and please folks, don't tell me like you did during the ports fiasco - "because it makes money". plenty of other US industries make money. they want this company, knowing full well what it does, for some specific reason. what is it?
and the same people will come on here, saying that its critical to the US war on terror that the UAE be able to buy defense subcontractors - without giving any specific reasons.
we had to bail them out last time, they and the 19% of americans who stood with them, by killing the ports deal. I guess we will have to do it again.
"there are plenty of US assets for the UAE to buy that does not involve critical infrastructure or defense related companies"
My thoughts exactly!
Get the shotgun Ma! It's another Congressional uprising!
What is your website??
There is no Constitutional obligation that dictates we rely upon foreign countries in order to defend our strategic interests.
It just doesn't make sense.
Yeah. The administration is really dumb in not wanting to piss off every Arab country in the world. We should especially stab in the back that country which services our ships in its ports, and provides strategic intelligence about al-Qaeda.
No other country in the entire friggin' world, including the Brits and Aussies, have a problem with the UAE. But our pandering Congress, led by the excreble, terrorist-loving Peter King, decides it should appeal to the worst instincts of the voting public by making sure no Arab gets anywhere near doing business in the United States.
We look silly, and the Arabs would be entirely justified in calling in all the debt they hold.
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