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  • Clinton aides had hand in Dubai deal

    09/14/2006 5:24:50 AM PDT · by I'll be your Huckleberry · 17 replies · 798+ views
    Newsday ^ | 9-14-06
    Clinton aides had hand in Dubai deal Clinton advisers' outside lobbying work for firm to take over defense plants accents their awkward position BY GLENN THRUSH Newsday Washington Bureau September 14, 2006 WASHINGTON -- In the spring, when Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton was denouncing the Dubai Ports World deal, a consulting firm run by her top advisers was quietly lobbying for a Dubai takeover of two U.S. defense plants, Newsday has learned. The Glover Park Group, whose principals include Clinton insiders Howard Wolfson, Joe Lockhart and Gigi Georges, was paid about $100,000 to help the government-owned Dubai International Capital Corp....
  • Where Is the Outrage at Bush's Dubai Arms Deal?

    05/02/2006 2:03:14 PM PDT · by TBP · 22 replies · 466+ views
    Freedom News ^ | May 1, 2006 | Tim
    President Bush approved a deal to allow a company from Dubai, the country that was forced to withdraw from the Portgate deal, to take over American plants that make parts for jets and tanks for the United States. Dubai is part of the United Arab Emirates, a country that continues to pay money to the families of homicide bombers and to the Hamas terrorist group. It appears to have been protecting Osama bin Laden in the late 1990s for some period of time. America was unable to bomb Osama's hideout because he was meeting with officials of the government of...
  • The Ports and the President ("Dick Cheney is winning the power struggle at the White House")

    03/13/2006 10:30:20 PM PST · by Cedar · 81 replies · 1,798+ views
    NFRA ^ | William J. Murray
    The Ports and the President by William J. Murray The transfer of the operation of six American ports to a company owned by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) became a major controversy, with virtually the entire Congress on one side and the President on the other. Both Republican House Speaker Hastert and Senate Majority Leader Frist have started the process of passing laws to ban the transfer, while the President stands by the decision of the Treasury. Democrat Senators Hillary Clinton and Chuck Schumer of New York also wanted the deal blocked and have accused the President of continually allowing...
  • Dubai threat to hit back (UAE Threatens Against Boeing and US Bases Support)

    03/09/2006 9:02:17 AM PST · by prairiebreeze · 2,440 replies · 26,761+ views
    The ^ | March 9, 2006 | Roxana Tiron
    Dubai is threatening retaliation against American strategic and commercial interests if Washington blocks its $6.8 billion takeover of operations at several U.S. ports. As the House Appropriations Committee yesterday marked up legislation to kill Dubai Ports World’s acquisition of Britain’s Peninsular and Oriental Steam Navigation (P&O), the emirate let it be known that it is preparing to hit back hard if necessary. A source close to the deal said members of Dubai’s royal family are furious at the hostility both Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill have shown toward the deal. “They’re saying, ‘All we’ve done for you guys, all...
  • Goodbye, Dubai (Protectionists Rejoice)

    03/10/2006 10:28:49 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 342 replies · 2,472+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 10, 2006 | The Editors
    PROTECTIONISTS, REJOICE! The dastardly United Arab Emirates company that would have presumed to unload containers of underwear and toothpaste on U.S. soil has backed down, and it will now divest its U.S. port interests to an American entity. Rest assured, the nation is now safe from dangerous Middle Eastern accountants and port logistics specialists. Dubai Ports World did what was necessary, if not necessarily fair, on Thursday by agreeing to give up the U.S. operations of its newly acquired British ports company. The House Appropriations Committee had voted 62 to 2 on Wednesday to block the deal; a similar bill...
  • Dubai Opposition Legit?

    03/10/2006 3:52:28 AM PST · by point · 16 replies · 382+ views
    Some commentators insist that the opposition to the Dubai Ports deal was much ado about nothing and was simply ignorance of the way ports and terminals function. They insist that the whole sale was just about management of several terminals - nothing which would effect homeland security.Question: If this ports deal was really nothing serious, why was the Coast Guard initially worried and opposed to the deal? It would seem from the Coast Guard's initial concern that there is much more at stake with this deal then some are willing to admit. It certainly indicates that security concerns to this...
  • Dubai Ports World to divest itself of all American interests

    03/09/2006 10:42:42 AM PST · by navysealdad · 865 replies · 22,804+ views
    Dubai Ports Worls to divest itself of all American interests
  • House Votes to Make Clinton Home Landmark

    03/08/2006 5:10:48 PM PST · by weegee · 29 replies · 701+ views
    Associated Press via Houston Chronicle ^ | March 8, 2006, 4:34PM | By ELISABETH GOODRIDGE
    WASHINGTON — The Republican congresswoman from Florida wanted to make one thing absolutely clear: Her argument was not whether the little house in Hope, Ark., should be designated as a national historic site. Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite on Wednesday delayed for hours the House passage of a bill designating President Clinton's boyhood home as a national landmark. Brown-Waite said she wanted to draw attention to Clinton's involvement in a deal allowing a Dubai-owned company to help manage six U.S. seaports. "It is not against President Clinton, it is not against (the resolution), but rather I wish we had more time so...
  • House Appropiations Committe voted to block Dubai deal

    03/08/2006 2:53:43 PM PST · by Ooh-Ah · 533 replies · 9,357+ views
    Fox News Alert | March 8, 2006
    House Appropiations Committe voted to block Dubai deal
  • GOP Attempt to Block Challenge to Ports Deal Collapses

    03/07/2006 4:35:14 PM PST · by mathprof · 203 replies · 2,675+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 3/7/06 | Jonathan Weisman
    Efforts by Republican leaders to hold off legislation challenging a Dubai-owned firm's acquisition of operations at six major U.S. ports collapsed today when House leaders agreed to allow a vote next week that could kill the deal. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Jerry Lewis (R-Calif.) will attach the legislation as early as Wednesday to a must-pass emergency spending bill funding the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. A House vote on the measure next week will set up a direct confrontation with President Bush, who has vowed to veto any bill delaying or stopping Dubai Ports World's purchase of London-based Peninsular and...
  • Chinese Got Long Beach Deal (1997 - Clinton Deal)

    03/06/2006 5:57:32 AM PST · by Bon mots · 36 replies · 2,262+ views
    The Daily Republican ^ | March 7, 1997 | Staff Investigative Journalists
    Chinese Got Long Beach Deal! By Staff Investigative Journalists LONG BEACH DESK - The Long Beach Naval Station was tentatively placed on the Military Base Closure-List by president George Bush in 1991. President Bill Clinton, closed the naval base last in 1993. That resulted in the loss to Long Beach, California of 17,500 military and civilian jobs. The economic impact of the of loss was $52.5 million and drove the California economy into the tank. It has never recovered. Between 1995-1996, during the heat of the Clinton-Gore Campaign fund raising activity, the Clinton administration actively intervened to make sure...
  • PUBLIC NOT AMUSED (Update On UAE Deal And Bush/GOP Poll #'s)

    03/05/2006 12:38:33 PM PST · by sully777 · 27 replies · 927+ views
    Nealz Nuze/ ^ | Sunday March 5, 2006 | Neal Boortz
    There now looks to be about as much chance of the UAE government-owned Dubai Ports World taking over several ports in the United States as there does of George W. Bush running for a third term.  In other words, zero. Zilch Nada. Zip. Forget it.  Isn't going to happen. For the #1 reason why, let's go to the polls.  Not some slanted CBS poll...where only Democrats are asked Bush-hating questions that are written in order to solicit a specific answer.  No, today we have a Fox News/Opinion Dynamics poll.   And in that poll, 69% oppose letting the Arab firm take...
  • Foreign company runs Indianapolis airport

    03/05/2006 10:38:12 PM PST · by umgud · 43 replies · 1,282+ views
    Drudge ^ | 3/5/06 | ?
    Move over PortGate... Indianapolis International Airport, a facility that serves more than 8 million passengers every year, is operated by a foreign-owned company. And the company has stated contractual obligations at the airport -- which include law enforcement!
  • Halliburton Eyed for Dubai Ports Deal

    03/04/2006 8:25:56 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 54 replies · 1,211+ views
    Halliburton Eyed for Dubai Ports Deal The Bush administration is working behind the scenes to defuse the Dubai Ports World controversy by having the UAE-based firm team up with an American company. According to the New York Daily News, which first reported the new White House strategy on Saturday, "one snag may be that sources say the U.S. company best equipped to partner with DP World is Halliburton, once headed by Vice President Dick Cheney." But a role for Halliburton may not be such a "snag" after all, since the controversial company's involvement has already been endorsed by leading ports...
  • Zikes!! My doctor just told me I have a bad case of ISLAMOPHOBIA

    "...displays of Islam’s violent intolerance have been coming thick and fast the last few decades, and can be found on every page of history going back to the 7th century, when Islam began its expansion with the blood of several hundred decapitated Jews."

    02/26/2006 11:18:16 PM PST · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 7 replies · 260+ views
    The Counterterrorism Blog ^ | February 27, 2006 | Walid Phares
    The controversy about the UAE-based company projected to take over operations in a number of US seaports, quickly –and unfortunately- dove into domestic politics. The issue was turned into trusting or not the will and the capacity of the Government, particularly the executive branch to “secure the nation against Terrorists.” And once the debate mutates into investigating the intentions of the policy makers –particularly the President and his assistants – regarding the prosecution of the War on Terror, most of the exchange diverts to “politics” instead of “policies.” The seaports management issue at this point is framed by some more...
  • DoD to Join Re-review of Ports Issue, Official Says

    02/28/2006 4:20:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 208+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 28, 2006 – The Defense Department will participate in a re-review of a slated acquisition of shipping terminal operations at six major U.S. ports by a United Arab Emirates-owned firm, a senior Pentagon official said here today. It's too early to say, DoD spokesman Bryan Whitman told Pentagon reporters, which department representatives would work with the re-review that's to be conducted by the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States. DoD elements were part of the first review also. Dubai Ports World, owned by the United Arab Emirates government, bought British-owned ports operator Peninsular and Oriental Steam...

    02/27/2006 7:25:43 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 757 replies · 10,737+ views
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     Office of Public AffairsU.S. Coast Guard Press Release Date: Feb. 27, 2006Contact: Cmdr. Jeff Carter(202) 267-1933 STATEMENT BY COAST GUARD SPOKESMAN CMDR. JEFF CARTER ON COAST GUARD PORT TRANSACTION ANALYSIS  WASHINGTON - "What is being quoted is an excerpt of a broader Coast Guard intelligence analysis that was performed early on as part of its due diligence process. The excerpts made public earlier today, when taken out of context, do not reflect the full, classified analysis performed by the Coast Guard. That analysis concludes ‘that DP World's acquisition of P&O, in and of itself, does...
  • U.S. Government to Review Port Operations Transaction

    02/27/2006 3:31:18 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 202+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 27, 2006 – A United Arab Emirates-owned firm that's slated to take over shipping terminal operations at six major U.S. ports requested an extended U.S. government review of the transaction, the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States announced in a news release yesterday. The committee "welcomed the announcement by Dubai Ports World that it will submit for review its proposed acquisition of control of U.S. port terminal operations," the release stated. Headed by the U.S. Treasury Department, CFIUS inspects sales of firms that could affect national security. The review, which the White House accepted, will include...
  • Dubai funds Neil Bush's company

    02/27/2006 6:20:56 AM PST · by Esther Ruth · 100 replies · 2,328+ views ^ | February 27, 2006 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Dubai funds Neil Bush's company Posted: February 27, 2006 1:00 a.m. Eastern By Jerome R. Corsi © 2006 Investors from the United Arab Emirates helped fund the $23 million Neil Bush raised for Ignite!, the learning systems company that holds lucrative No Child Left Behind Act contracts in Florida and Texas. The "Cow" is an Ignite! portable computer designed to work in a classroom, providing interactive instruction aimed at improving students' scores on standardized tests. If you loved Billy Carter and "Billy Beer," you're certain to love Neil Bush and the "Ignite! Cow." Neil Bush's frequent travels to Dubai...