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Old 02-21-2006, 11:05 PM   #1
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US Port security sold to Arabs!!! WHY???

Of all the strange and illogic things the Bush administration has ever done this takes the cake. Why on earth would Bush do this - a better question is why would Karl Rove ever allow the President to do this. I'm somewhat of a conspiracy nut who beleives certain aspects of the conspiracy theories of the stolen election, 9/11 and Iraq. This move doesn't make ANY sense in ANY way - what is going on here. Does someone in the Republican party want the Republicans to lose the elections of 2006??? What are they up to???? No one could be that stupid...No one!!!! There has got to be a reason beyond greed. There are a million better ways to make your friends rich - this issue will NOT GO AWAY with Joe Public (Republican/Democrat/Independent) - you've really got to wonder at the absurdity of it all. Something strange and as yet unseen is going on here.
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The ownership of the company that runs the port does not affect the laws that govern port security.

We have another thread on this subject here
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OH MY GOD!!!

ARABS??!??!??

This clearly means that they're going to sneak in terrorists and weapons, because they're all the same, you know!! Those shyster freedom-hating Arabs, always plotting the death of America, every last one of them!!

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Either the title of this thread is unbelievable sensationalism, or this is the most racist thread in the history of Interference.

Christ on a BIKE.
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Did you know some Arabs pose as people with brains and blood just like you and I?




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Yes, but the brains are filled only with thoughts of killing Americans and subjugating women, and the blood is ice-cold.
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And president Bush supports the deal, it really must be a sinister plot - maybe the UAE is actually under the sway of Zionist Neocons and these "Arabs" are really Jews.
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Who cares if they're based in an Arabic country? Yawn....................
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Geeez,
You guys are great.
No serious answers.
Accusing me of racism for saying the word "Arabs".
Not even attempting to tackle the questions raised and not one comment on the big question...
WHY would Bush do this???
It's political suicide and ya I know he can't get elected in 2008 but why would he do this when there's an election coming up - never mind that - WHY WOULD HE DO IT AT ALL.
You'd think a country the size of the United States would hire Americans (including Arab Americans) to secure the country's ports. And for those politically correct facists out there who jump on every statement they don't like and call it racist...
Fuddle Duddle!!!
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You'd think a country the size of the United States would hire Americans (including Arab Americans) to secure the country's ports.
Americans ARE in charge of port security and will continue to be... at least for what passes as port security today.
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Then what the heck is all the hoopla about???
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Then what the heck is all the hoopla about???
I dunno, you tell us. You're the one that started the thread about how allowing an Arab nation to participate in any extent would mean the death of us all.

We discussed this issue at length at school this past week. One of my business professors, who grew up in third world Africa and has since done business and consulting in every country in the WORLD is behind Bush's decision. My prof's #1 reason for support: there are gazillions of American business thriving in the UAE. To not allow them access to the ports, when other countries have this access, simply because they are Arab is not only racist and backward, it would destroy significant global business relationships.
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Like somebody alluded to in the other thread, when you make a boogeyman out of Arabs, what do you expect? You can't run on platforms of fear and they're out to get us and then act shocked that people don't like this idea.
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You obviously misunderstood my intent on this subject - I don't even live in the US and you guys can do anything you want with your port security...my point was WHY would Bush (who at least pretends to lead the so called "War On Terror") go out on a limb, even against many is his own party as well as the MAJORITY of American civilians and stick to his guns on this issue. Where was Karl Rove whispering in his ear "Don't do it" - I just cannot fathom these guys allowing Bush to look even worse than he ever has - it makes me suspicious of the intent of all this controversy.
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I don't know much about the issue, but one possibility could be that Bush/the Republicans have always been on the side of business, and veto-ing in favor of the UAE definitely sides with business.
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