4 thoughts on “Myths of the Dubai Ports Deal – Tikun Olam תיקון עולם إصلاح العالم
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  1. He could have gone into more detail about the “Blood on Dubai’s hands” but overall a good rebuttal. Justin Raimondo has a really good one you should check out if you have not already.


    I’m starting to notice a trend where people who have some actual connection to somewhere not in America (i.e. travelling outside of N. America) seem to be the ones who are being a little bit more rational about the issue and not quite as fast to piss themselves at the first mention of Arabs.

    That’s not counting the people using this to score political points (Schumer), or the ones who reflexively freak out whenever a foreign (read: non-European) company thinks it should be able to engage in trade with the U.S (Dobbs).

  2. Thanks for the link, Richard. It’s amazing the amount of misinformation that can be thrown about in such a short amount of time. Hats off to the journalists doing a good job debunking these myths!!

  3. I like the points you are making – but there are still some things that don’t sit with me right. Particularly Secretary Snow and other Bush insiders who previously profited from the sale of the company.

    But my biggest concerns are raised quite succinctly by former CIA Analyst Larry Johnson in his blog at http://noquarter.typepad.com/my_weblog/2006/02/dubya_and_dubai.html There are some VERY serious legit concerns about Dubai and security…

  4. I don’t trust this chap. Very one sided. He doesn’t mention the objections of the Coast Guard, the fact that a thorough security check was not carried out, the susceptibility of lower management, according to some sources, to pressure, and the general rushing through of this deal. I wonder what Bush and his connections w/ the Carlyle group and others are getting out of this?

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