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    Quote Originally Posted by Dai Tenshi
    If a Columbian firm bought out American ports I would expect it to be easier for Columbian drug producers to grease wheels and get there **** into this country by virtue of those wheels' greater proximity both culturally and geographically...

    I will not go so far as to say this is some grand scheme to sneak nukes into every major American port. However the weaknesses in port security are already well known and hardly a situation soon to be in hand. This deal opens up the possibility for numerous security breaches of all sorts by virtue of the fact that it would be considerabbly easier for Al Quaeda to extort, bribe, hoodwink, or infiltrate a UAE firm than an American, European, or East Asian one.
    what do you think of the "secretive U.S. government panel"? James Lewis and this Stephen E. Flynn fellow?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dai Tenshi
    You won't see me protesting anywhere, but for what it's worth I will be that much more aware and suspect of our own harbors. I'm sorry if my suspicion offends your ever so gentle sensibilities.
    i'm not offended.

    i'm just assuming that since the US is pretty paranoid about this sort of thing, they would look at it from every single unfavourable angle. so far the experts believe there is no cause for concern. others are concerned because the people buying are arabs.

    but of course i can understand if people are uneasy.
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    and since we are throwing cartoons around...


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    Quote Originally Posted by danno
    i'd like to know exactly what problems there are.
    Problem #1: FOIC of national security interests.

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    Quote Originally Posted by danno
    i'm just assuming that since the US is pretty paranoid about this sort of thing, they would look at it from every single unfavourable angle. so far the experts believe there is no cause for concern. others are concerned because the people buying are arabs.

    but of course i can understand if people are uneasy.
    Yes, because the experts have never failed us before.


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    Quote Originally Posted by danno
    so far the experts believe there is no cause for concern.
    Not all experts would agree with your expert knowedge of experts.





    Punchingdummy predicts this will be over-turned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dai Tenshi
    Yes, because the experts have never failed us before.

    sorry, i didn't know that your airlines were owned by arabs.

    Quote Originally Posted by punchingdummy
    Not all experts would agree with your expert knowedge of experts.
    that's why i'd like to know if these people have any cred.

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    I think the problem is, you must reject capitalism to reject foreign ownership...WHERE IS YOUR IDEOLOGY NOW!?

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    As a native Baltimorean, I am opposed to the outsourcing of our port management to anyone, Brits, Arabs, Chinese, anyone.

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    Just say no to capitalism?

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    Just say no to capitalism?
    Nope. Just think if an Arab company is gonna buy out a London-based company that runs our ports...a fucking American company should man up and buy it out first...and then procede to buy out the companies that hold foreign countries ports as well...

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