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Should companies based in foreign countries be allowed to control U.S. ports?

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Postby josebach » Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:37 am

knapplc wrote:
Mercer Boy wrote:I liked how you worked the Cafe into that news story, haha. :-b

It would be hilarious if the Cafe somehow managed to change US policy. ;-D

I was beginning to fear that nobody would actually notice that. You have to wonder if people read the articles that are posted here sometimes...

I noticed that too, but I just read it. :-b

This is definitely a tough one. Let's just say I'm glad that Dubai Ports is selling.
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Postby Omaha Red Sox » Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:45 am

My gut instinct would be to automatically vote no on this. But I haven't researched this too much at all, so I don't have an opinion at this time. From what I understand, we have a very good relationship with UAE....
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Postby Redskins Win » Tue Dec 12, 2006 10:47 am

I just hope that the change in hands doesn't adversely affect the security of the ports.

i saw the cafe plug too it made me :-b
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Postby Art Vandelay » Tue Dec 12, 2006 12:27 pm

The backlash that was witnessed after the deal to sell to the UAE company had more to do with xenophobia and ridiculous nationalism than national security. Many ports had been similarly controlled by foreign entities for years. If we do end up going to war with Iran, having the UAE as allies will be imperative. They are very strategically located in the Middle East in general, and for Iran specifically. How fast will all of the people who don't want anything to do with UAE now be calling for them to ally with us if that happens?
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