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Thursday, February 23, 2006


Clear UAE Ties to Al Qaeda

For everybody who thinks it is "racists" to object to Dubai having access to our strategic assets, check this out:

Long Before Sept. 11, Bin Laden Aircraft Flew Under the Radar.

Nov. 18, 2001 edition of the Los Angeles Times

For years, Persian Gulf state elites hunted rare birds of prey, houbara bustards, in the bleak hills surrounding Kandahar. In the late 1990s, according to former U.S. and Afghan officials, a number of prominent Persian Gulf state officials and businessmen flew into Kandahar on state and private jets for secret hunting expeditions.

For days at a time, the hunters would roam the hills, releasing falcons trained to catch the bustards. Some satisfied hunters heaped donations on their Taliban hosts, officials said–and on Al Qaeda leaders who occasionally joined them.

Among the reported visitors were high-ranking UAE and Saudi government ministers. According to U.S. and former Afghan civil air officials, the hunters included Prince Turki al Faisal, son of the late Saudi King Faisal. He headed that nation’s intelligence service until late August, maintaining close ties with Bin Laden and the Taliban. Another visitor, officials said, was Sheik Mohammed ibn Rashid al Maktum, the Dubai crown prince and Emirates defense minister. Via This Modern World

Why anyone (Democrat, Republican or Patagonian) would believe ANYTHING that George Bush said, or would take at face value ANYTHING issued by the Bush White House is completly beyond me.

UPDATE: Bush accidentally makes sense: "This deal wouldn't go forward if we were concerned about the security for the United States of America." - Via Kos

It is astounding to me how liberals jump on the security bandwagon when election time comes 'round. Usually you guys are the ones calling everyone else racists. think selling strategic assets to Dubai is a good idea.

Got it.
I don't see how that is any different than the ports controlled by the Chinese.
So... you are in favor of the Chinese controlling our ports.

Got it.

For the record, I'm against that too.
It isn't that I'm totally for it, or that I think it is the best idea anyone's ever had, but I don't see how it really changes anything. Tell me that.
When this thing broke it was the first I heard that Chinese are operating our ports. I object to that. I would also object to a Danish company running our ports.

I don't think our strategic assets such as ports, power plants, water supplies, or tank factories should be run by anybody other than Americans.

...should NOT be run by anybody other than Americans.

Stupid typing.
Ryan S. said...
It is astounding to me how liberals jump on the security bandwagon when election time comes 'round. Usually you guys are the ones calling everyone else racists.

Liberal officeholders(and centrist Democrats, who I assume you meant to tar with the same brush) have NEVER been soft on security. They have however often refused to play along with the foaming-at-the-mouth, pump-up-the-defense-contracts policies that the GOP tries to foist off as "national security."
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