Friday, February 24, 2006

US Port Security and why we are safer if Dubai Ports World takes over the operation of US Ports

Guilt by association. It is one of the oldest of human emotions. Terrorists killed Americans on 9-11. Two of those evil people came from Dubai. A bank there is likely the funneling source of some of the funding for the attacks. Therefore, a totally different company owned by totally different people that happens to be located in that same country, shouldn't be allowed invest in the US. Not only is this wrong, it's dangerous. Let me explain. Dubai is not Iraq. It is like comparing Detroit with Beverly Hills. Both are cities in the US, but very, very different. Dubai is one of the wealthiest countries in the world per capita, and much more conducive to successful business investments than what the typical American thinks of when they think of the middle east. To be frank, most businessmen from Dubai are probably more honest and better at business than most American companies.

This particular company specializes in this kind of operation and also has the capital necessary to pump in to this operation and make it more efficient and safer. Don't forget, this is still the US. The ports will be subject to US law, US law enforcement and oversight, taxes, jobs, etc. We need the foreign capital and the industry expertise. If we start disallowing foreign investments, especially from wealthy countries such as UAE, we will suffer in a painful economic way. We need to get over our uneducated, uninformed opinion that everyone and everything from the middle east is trying to destroy us. They're not. Many want to invest here, enjoy the benefits of free market economies. The US is an attractive place to put those investments because of our stability. We must stay true to our principles here. The more the world has invested in us, the less they have an incentive to hurt us, and the more they are likely to adopt free market policies. This gives hope and opportunity. Don't be ignorant. How would you feel if you weren't allowed to do what you wanted to do with your money because of your crazy uncle. It's not fair and it's not in the best interest of the economy, both our's and the world's.


Comments on "US Port Security and why we are safer if Dubai Ports World takes over the operation of US Ports"


Blogger nicholas.m.carlson said ... (1:16 PM) : 

You are right to say that we ought to embrace Dubai Ports World's managment. Economic interdepence is the only way this world will move toward peace ad prosperity.


Blogger Rosemary said ... (5:41 PM) : 

I disagree that we should do this for economic purposes, but I do agree we should move forward for entirely diffently reasons.

I am fair market person. I still do not buy Chinese products, if I can help it, because of the Tiananmen Square massacre. I also believe (and know) that the police are now more efficient in beating their own people. How could they not be? They have plenty of blood money from us!

Let me let that about Dubai. We need allies in the ME. Since Sept. 11, 2001, they have been very good to us. They have given us much intel on the Taliban and others. I have also heard it said that they are very good at what they do, and they have not been attacked. Hmm...maybe there's something to that! lol.

Nice to see you're still blogging away. I've been so busy, sorry I haven't been around as often I should. Thank you. You know what for. :)

PS. Just in case you don't: For your service to our country, and welcome home!


Anonymous Nicholas Carlson said ... (9:31 PM) : 

I do not belive that you do not buy Chinese. At this point, you don't really have a choice. What kind of computer do you use?

China is only a worry because we choose to alienate it. Congress said no to China's attempt to buy CNOOC last year. After pausing just long enough to admonish our government for involving itself in business, China went on to form and strenghen relationships with Nigeria and Iran. Where hate and murder rules.

Good move.

The more we openly trade with China, the more we treat them like "us" instead of some strange "them," the sooner they'll see that individual freedoms promote innovation and prosperity.

If you don't beleve that individual freedoms promote innovation and prosperity than you don't believe in the strength of our land.


Blogger Rosemary said ... (11:28 AM) : 

Dear Nicolas,
You are correct about the computer. If you will notice, I did say, "If I can help it." lol.

China has been dealing with Iran, NK, and others for much longer than just last year. They have been in Africa for over a decade.

Do you know what they are doing with their new technology? They are locking up anyone who uses their "individual freedoms." I so wish it were not true, but you should try reading Radio Free Asia. It is devastating what happens over there.

And we are supplying the bullets for which they will shoot us...tsk, tsk, tsk.


Blogger M said ... (7:14 PM) : 

great commentary! Thanks.



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