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Another Saudi port deal - Selling off control of America one piece at a time
The Patroit Factor ^ | August 3, 2014 | Diane Sori

Posted on 08/04/2014 5:53:03 AM PDT by Elle Bee

What pray tell has our country come to, and what pray tell has my beloved state of Florida allowed, as a Middle Eastern company…Gulftainer…was recently awarded a 35-year, $100 million concession agreement to ‘supposedly’ boost cargo operations at Port Canaveral…a port NOT far from the Trident Turning Basin which the Navy uses to support our fleet of nuclear ballistic missile submarines…and a port perilously close to the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral where our space launches take place…or at least they did until Obama cut their funding.

And while it’s claimed by port officials that the new container and cargo terminal that will be built is expected to contribute more than $630 million to Florida’s economy, is expected to bring $280 million in revenue to Port Canaveral, and is expected to generate more than $350 million in tax contributions, that does NOT change the fact that this is an Arab-owned company, and you do NOT deal with the enemy even if that enemy is dressed in sheep’s clothing…period.

And you especially do NOT deal with the enemy in a time of war or when our allies are fighting for their very existence against the brethren of those trying to set-up shop at our ports.

Now gaining its much wanted foothold into the U.S. marketplace, the Gulftainer deal…finalized in late June…is a deal that we’re just starting to hear about now. And I wonder if our dock workers union realizes they will now be working for muslims…that they will now be working for a company that has two different terminals in Iraq… has terminals in Brazil, Russia, and Lebanon (of Hezbollah infamy), and that they’ll be working for a company that between 2012 and 2013 picked-up the operation of eight terminals throughout the Middle East…more than any other port operator in existence there to date. And Gulftainer operates inland transportation and freight companies in countries with major political unrest…countries such as Pakistan, Turkey, and Russia…countries currently at odds with the U.S.

And this is a company that while based in the United Arab Emirates…which is ‘supposedly’ friendly towards the U.S., it is in reality anything but as the UAE itself has been named as a source of terrorist funding over the years. In fact, the 9/11 Commission reported that much of the money for the 2001 9/11 attacks flowed through UAE’s open financial sector. And it’s also important to remember that the UAE’s foreign policy is based upon ‘cooperation-based relations’ with all countries of the world…kumbaya nonsense on a global scale…and that includes sending foreign aid (over $15 billion per year) to Arab and muslim countries…to America’s enemies…NO matter that Obama considers America’s enemies his friends.

Also, Gulftainer is a subsidiary of Gulf Stevedoring Contracting Company (GSCCO), which is based in of all places Saudi Arabia…the very country whose king Obama so loves to bow down to. And their parent company in turn is the Crescent Group… and YES their logo is based upon the islamic crescent. And they in turn have operations in the countries of Egypt, Pakistan and Yemen (two countries very unfriendly to the U.S.), Canada, Montenegro, Tunisia, and Argentina, just to name a few, in addition to their continuing operations in both the UAE and Iraq, where they’re expanding their operations NO matter that the country falls a bit more to ISIS every day.

And now this Arab-owned company with ties to Saudi Arabia has been given what amounts to free reign over one of the most strategic ports on our Atlantic coast… more happiness courtesy of the Obama administration…and sadly courtesy of Florida’s governor Rick Scott who could have stopped…or at least stalled…this deal but didn’t.

I cannot stress enough that now an Arab-owned company has been given a port of entry into the U.S. to possibly control…or should I say to close their eyes to…certain goings on that are rift at ports worldwide. And even though the major concern at U.S. ports is NOT really with the terminal operators themselves per se, still it is with those who screen the containers before they enter our ports. And with an Arab company now wanting and getting control of even one of our ports red flags need to be raised NO matter the cries ‘but it’s good for the economy.’ And let me say here and now that it is NOT as this contract could have and should have been awarded to an American owned company…period.

Remember, smuggling items into containers happens all the time, and most times the items smuggled can be traced back to those who load the trucks, trains, and ships, and can continue on down the line up until the container gets sealed and loaded. And with the huge amount of guns and weapons, counterfeit goods, and drugs currently moving unscathed via containers into our country, is it really that much of a stretch to imagine that a dirty bomb…or worse…could indeed be moved to its intended destination through them as well, for a device could be hidden in a container on a ship docked at a U.S. port…docked at Port Canaveral perhaps. And that could very well happen as port operators with ties and allegiances to the muslim world look away, and with a media doing the bidding of the traitor-in-the White House you know the truth will NOT be reported on…that is until it’s too late or even if it’s reported on at all.

Thankfully, U.S. Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA)…chairman of the House subcommittee on Coast Guard & Maritime Transportation…has called for a full national security review of this very questionable deal. In a July 29th letter to U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, Hunter raised his concerns about the possible risk to U.S. national security this deal might afford.

“It is my understanding that the agreement marks the first time a Middle Eastern company will fully operate a U.S. cargo terminal,” Hunter’s letter stated. Continuing on he wrote that “It is critical that before this agreement proceeds, CFIUS determines whether a terminal operation agreement with Gulftainer presents any risk or impact to U.S. national security.

Also stating that the purpose of his inquiry was NOT to terminate the agreement per se, but that “This should be the case for all investments in which foreign investors acquire or gain operational control of critical U.S. infrastructure used in international trade,” Duncan said, but again I will unequivocally say that NO foreign company should have any control whatsoever of any U.S. infrastructure…or of any U.S anything for that matter.

And what should raise even more red flags is that this company had wanted to set up shop in Jacksonville as their first choice, but was wisely turned down by the Jacksonville Port Authority. And then Gulftainer, in the blink of an eye, pushed ahead with wanting into Port Canaveral. And lest I forget, Gulftainer is in talks with other U.S. ports in other states, and that is NOT good at all folks as it seems the economic takeover of America has indeed truly begun without a shot being fired by the enemy.

And while Gulftainer will be operating under a lease and will NOT purchase outright any port property, remember that back in 2006, there was a major controversy over security concerns about the purchase of several U.S. port operations by Dubai Ports World, which also happened to be based in the UAE. Thankfully, Congress, in a 62 to 2 vote, forced Dubai Ports World to abandon plans to enter the U.S. port market after lawmakers cited security concerns and argued that foreign governments should NOT own strategic assets such as U.S. ports. And their response was to the immediately sell off their American port operations.

In fact, after this deal fell apart, Congress passed a law requiring all overseas cargo containers to be inspected before they’re loaded onto a U.S.-bound ship, but to this day that law has NEVER gone into effect…gee I wonder why…sarcastically said.

And while this deal with Gulftainer is claimed to have been fully vetted and gotten clearance to move forward from DHS…now ain’t that a joke…the U.S. Department of the Treasury… another joke…the Federal Maritime Commission, and the Florida Department of Transportation… questions must be raised as to why we have allowed an Arab country…a muslim country…to now control one of our nation’s most critical ports and why we are allowing that company to possible gain control of other ports throughout our country.

But I think we all know the answer to that one and it starts and ends with Barack HUSSEIN Obama’s nefarious agenda for our beloved America…but I think you all know that or by now you all should.

And that my friends is the saddest thing of all.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: ports; saudis; security
this absurd deal borderes on treason

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1 posted on 08/04/2014 5:53:03 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Elle Bee

depending on the wind...can you image what a “dirty bomb” would do to the US Navy port? Contamination for a few thousand years???


2 posted on 08/04/2014 5:59:47 AM PDT by BCW (Amazon Books: "Babylon's Covert War" - the Iraq conflict explained in detail - by JH White)
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To: Elle Bee

Over the course of many decades, through our continuous trade imbalance, we’ve sent trillions of dollars overseas. You didn’t expect those dollars to just sit out there, did you?

This is how they come back to the United States.


3 posted on 08/04/2014 6:14:08 AM PDT by henkster (Do I really need a sarc tag?)
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To: henkster

You have meddled with the primal forces of nature, Mr. Beale, and I won’t have it, is that clear?! You think you have merely stopped a business deal - that is not the case! The Arabs have taken billions of dollars out of this country, and now they must put it back. It is ebb and flow, tidal gravity, it is ecological balance. You are an old man who thinks in terms of nations and peoples. There are no nations! There are no peoples! There are no Russians! There are no Arabs! There are no Third Worlds! There is no West! There is only one holistic system of systems, one vast and immane, interwoven, interacting, multi-variate, multi-national dominion of dollars! Petro-dollars, electro-dollars, multi-dollars, reichmarks, rins, rubles, pounds and shekels! It is the international system of currency which determines the totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of things today. That is the atomic, and subatomic and galactic structure of things today. And you have meddled with the primal forces of nature, and you will atone!

- Arthur Jensen “Network” (1976)


4 posted on 08/04/2014 6:16:09 AM PDT by dfwgator
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5 posted on 08/04/2014 6:18:10 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: BCW
they tried this once before and the deal was scuttled because of popular uproar ..... maybe???

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6 posted on 08/04/2014 6:27:27 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: Elle Bee

Documentation File on the 2014 Impeachment of B. Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro a former Foreign Student from Indonesia, and still a legal Citizen of the Sovereign Nation of Indonesia.


7 posted on 08/04/2014 6:30:18 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: BCW

and now Florida politicians and LE are going to be owned by Saudi “relationships”. just great, our liberal blond whores sell us out to their Saudi King.


8 posted on 08/04/2014 6:35:55 AM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: Elle Bee

Will there be an uproar if it is not in the news? Will it be drowned out by another well-planned tyrannical national disaster?


9 posted on 08/04/2014 6:59:11 AM PDT by huldah1776
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To: Elle Bee
If you've ever been through a corporate buyout, it should feel familiar enough.

It's what they accused Romney/Bain Capital of doing: Hostile takeover followed by reorganization and liquidation.

In history it's often referred to as either Pillage or Plunder.

10 posted on 08/04/2014 7:04:40 AM PDT by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: Elle Bee

This is the free market at work.

Are there any American companies that can do this?


11 posted on 08/04/2014 7:37:48 AM PDT by MadIsh32 (In order to be pro-market, sometimes you must be anti-big business)
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To: Elle Bee

That’s OK. They already have stationed a Tank Bn at 29 Palms when our battalions are placed in cadre. They’re there, ...probably for some desert training. Go figure. /s


12 posted on 08/04/2014 7:43:28 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: Elle Bee

Like when wealthy Japanese were buying up real estate in Hawaii and in Manhattan. Remember: they can’t take it with them. If they overpaid, then some day when their other mismanagement practices catch up with them, they will have to sell, and when they do, it will be for a more rational price.


13 posted on 08/04/2014 7:45:14 AM PDT by theBuckwheat
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To: Elle Bee

Everything that this administration does is treasonous.


14 posted on 08/04/2014 7:45:15 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: Elle Bee

References from the article: “.....remember that back in 2006, there was a major controversy over security concerns about the purchase of several U.S. port operations by Dubai Ports World, which also happened to be based in the UAE. Thankfully, Congress, in a 62 to 2 vote, forced Dubai Ports World to abandon plans to enter the U.S. port market after lawmakers cited security concerns.......”

A Republican Congress at the time.

“In fact, after this deal fell apart, Congress passed a law requiring all overseas cargo containers to be inspected before they’re loaded onto a U.S.-bound ship, but to this day that law has NEVER gone into effect…gee I wonder why…sarcastically said.”

Democrats


15 posted on 08/04/2014 8:14:33 AM PDT by rockinqsranch ((Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will. They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.))
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To: henkster

Excellent insight.
Middle Easterners and Chinese.


16 posted on 08/04/2014 8:17:45 AM PDT by nascarnation (Toxic Baraq Syndrome: hopefully infecting a Dem candidate near you)
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To: Elle Bee

Port Canaveral is in Congressman Bill Posey’s District.
http://posey.house.gov/

Melbourne office: 321-632-1776


17 posted on 08/04/2014 8:21:53 AM PDT by Captain7seas (Beware of "enviromentalist" spewing lies)
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18 posted on 08/04/2014 8:41:22 AM PDT by Envisioning (My desire to be well informed is at odds with my desire to remain sane....)
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19 posted on 08/04/2014 8:41:48 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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20 posted on 08/04/2014 8:55:24 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: Elle Bee
Do you remember what happened in Long Beach?

COSCO had facilities at the Long Beach Port and wanted to expand, but had no room.

So it was decided that COSCO would relocate to the old Long Beach Naval Shipyard, which hadn't been a naval port for quite a while.

Everybody complained that this Chinese company was moving into what used to be a Navy Port. Major issue for Bush.

But they came up with a solution: The shipping company located adjacent to COSCO would move into the old Naval shipyard, and COSCO would expand onto the property the other company vacated

21 posted on 08/04/2014 12:50:40 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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