Sher's Blog

Friday, March 17, 2006

GWB does something right...for once

Well reading my title you are probably in stitches laughing! But this is no joke. This is all about the anti-arab America policy. If you haven't guessed yet this post is about the Dubai-World ports (DWP) deal basically being quashed my all pf congress apart from George W. Bush!

"It would send a terrible signal to friends and allies not to let this transaction go through," Mr Bush said.

And it has! What was the main reason behind congress's opposition to a middle-eastern company taking over 6 major US ports? Well the security risk. So why do they think that this company taking over these ports would pose a security risk when DWP are only running the ports....NOT in charge of security? The sole reason that they are basing this security assesment on is the fact that the company is middle eastern, because I mean a british company ran the ports before...

So what has the UAE, one of the most popular holiday destinations for westerners, done to deserve this? I think two of the 9/11 bombers came from the UAE...so does that make the UAE a terrorist nation? I think not...

So I ask you good people this questions...if some Americans apposed the ports deal on the basis that the company is middle eastern and terrorists come from the middle east....does that mean America is a nation of racist? Again I think not!

It is a sad day when the leaders of the richest country in the world, and the only super power in the world don't allow a country to operate in their country JUST because of the part of the world the company originates from. The coast guards are still in charge of security....so the security situation would be the same as when P&O where in charge!

The most ironic thing about it all is that a dubai based company already runs some smaller ports in American!

We are living in a post 9/11 world though :(

1 Comments:

  • americans are soo biased aint they!!
    anyway they are creating problems for themselves not problems may be but limiting trade oppurtunities, it will surely affect their relations with dubai government and local business over there, khair will see

    By Blogger Tauqeer, at 5:33 PM  

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