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The US/Arab port issue - the beginning of the end

Old Mar 2nd 2006, 6:29 pm
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Has anyone really given any thought to the serious consequences if the Arabs gain control of the US ports ???
This is an incredibly serious issue that I believe we all need to stand up and speak out against.
If the sale goes ahead the face of the US as we know it will change forever.
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Default Re: The US/Arab port issue - the beginning of the end

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Has anyone really given any thought to the serious consequences if the Arabs gain control of the US ports ???
This is an incredibly serious issue that I believe we all need to stand up and speak out against.
If the sale goes ahead the face of the US as we know it will change forever.
Oh please..... this is a non-issue. Everyone's getting worked up because of the word 'Arab'.

The fact is, DPW will take control of port terminals (many of which are owned by the Japanese, Chinese, Danes... etc anyway), and all of which have US employees; the Coastguard and Customs are still responsible for port security and scanning of containers.

What on earth fo people think DPW are going to do?
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Oh please..... this is a non-issue. Everyone's getting worked up because of the word 'Arab'.

The fact is, DPW will take control of port terminals (many of which are owned by the Japanese, Chinese, Danes... etc anyway), and all of which have US employees; the Coastguard and Customs are still responsible for port security and scanning of containers.

What on earth fo people think DPW are going to do?
Did you look at the pic ??
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Default Re: The US/Arab port issue - the beginning of the end

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Did you look at the pic ??
Yep.... The Saudis already invest billions in US business.... and they are orders of magnitude worse than the UAE.
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Yep.... The Saudis already invest billions in US business.... and they are orders of magnitude worse than the UAE.
Ok, the post was just a preamble to the pic.
I really couldn't give a flying f**k who owns or controls US ports.

I thought the pic was funny - obviously you don't
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Default Re: The US/Arab port issue - the beginning of the end

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Ok, the post was just a preamble to the pic.
I really couldn't give a flying f**k who owns or controls US ports.

I thought the pic was funny - obviously you don't
That pic was never funny when it was first posted years ago....
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Default Re: The US/Arab port issue - the beginning of the end

Originally Posted by anotherlimey
That pic was never funny when it was first posted years ago....
Ohh, you'll get yours - just you wait
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