Coast Guard Had Security Qualms on Port Deal
Posted on Feb 27, 2006
AP: WASHINGTON - Citing broad gaps in U.S. intelligence, the Coast Guard raised concerns weeks ago that it could not determine whether a United Arab Emirates-based company seeking a stake in some U.S. port operations might support terrorist operations.
The disclosure came during a hearing Monday on Dubai-owned DP World’s plans to assume significant operations at six leading U.S. ports. It also clouded whether the Bush administration’s agreement to conduct an unusual investigation into the pending takeover’s security risks would allay lawmakers’ concerns.
Truthdig says: Check out the unclassified Coast Guard document.
Wanna know why 64% of people disapprove of this deal? Consider how much time and energy Bush & Co. have spent scaring the American public with “what if” scenarios about Arab threats (see: Saddam).