**Bush faces a
potential rebellion from leaders of his own party, as well as a
fight from Democrats, over the sale. As resistance grew, critics
of the ports deal gained new ammunition from a State Department
report critical of human rights practices in the United Arab
The report said discrimination against non citizens, who make up
85% of the UAE population, is illegal. Yet "it was prevalent and
occurred in most areas of daily life, including employment,
housing, social interaction and healthcare," the report said. View
full report at:
Reports on Human Rights Practices in the UAE - 2005
**Congresswoman Deborah Pryce (R-Upper Arlington) quoted in
her editorial: As we
examined the UAE and its relationship with the United States, a
little known issue came to light, and it is one that deserves our
attention – a human rights violation that most Americans would
find loathsome: Camel jockeying.
"I am thankful that we can declare victory in defeating the ports
transaction. The UAE remains an ally in the War on Terror, and I
am encouraged to hear that its government is working to eliminate
this human rights abuse.
View full text at:
An Examination of UAE Port Deal Brings to Light Other Horrors!
**There once was a man who
understood the power of "Economic Jihad." He was the first man to
use OIL as a political weapon. He called the United States his
"Number Two Enemy. Second only to Israel.....
**The multi-billionaire Sheikh
Zayed Bin Sultan Al-Nahyan (UAE president), was an early patron of
the PLO, and from the 1970’s until his death in 2004, contributed
millions of dollars to the terror agenda of the PLO, HAMAS and
Human Appeal International, a UAE government-operated “charitable”
organization, whose board includes the UAE president, funds HAMAS
as well as other Palestinian organizations, “martyrs,” Palestinian
terrorists in Israeli prisons and their families. The HAI’s modus
operandi is to transfer money to the Palestinian Red Crescent
Organization whose West Bank and Gaza branches are operated by
HAMAS. They, in turn, distribute the money to HAMAS “charities.
View full text at:
Welcoming Terror to U.S. Ports.
Guard expressed serious concern about the
Dubai-based DP World’s (‘DPW’) proposed
takeover of U.S. ports if it buys U.K.-based
P&O, the company currently responsible for
significant U.S. port security operations.
Coast Guard raised concerns on port deal
UAE, which supported al-Qaeda, sent 9/11 terrorists and funding,
and continues to support Palestinian suicide bombers and
particularly HAMAS, which President Bush calls “a terrorist
**Skyscrapers and Repression "Despite
the glittering skyscrapers and excessive wealth of the United Arab
Emirates, it is a society that has very little in common with our
own. According to the State Department, "There are no
democratically elected institutions or political parties ... [and]
there are no general elections." Freedom of the press does not
exist in the United Arab Emirates, nor does unrestricted Internet
access. View full text at:
Bush and the Ports: The Honeymoon Is Over
**The Anti-Defamation League
is demanding the American administration prevent a Dubai-owned
corporation from operating seaports in the United States until the
United Arab Emirates issues an official statement indicating it
has abandoned the boycott of Israel.
"Dubai continues to be an active partner in the economic boycott
of Israel," ADL Director Abraham Foxman. "This fact alone is
reason enough to suspend or even cancel the implementation of the
contract [for the operation of the seaports]," Foxman said. View
Freeze seaport contract with UAE due to Israel boycott
"Allies in the War on Terror"?
Debate over the ports deal has been the United States'
relationship with the United Arab Emirates.
Supporters contend UAE is a dedicated U.S. 'ally' with deep
involvement in Western businesses.
Opponents of the ports deal say,
UAE is not or should not be an ally in good standing. With their
history and relationship with Osama, they should be considered a
provisional ally under constant review. They are NOT in the same
class as Britain. That has NOTHING to do with whether they are
Muslim or not. That is a red herring argument. Going ahead with
this deal, especially considering the lowered requirements on DPW/UAE,
gives the jihadists of the world proof that the US is a fool for
money/oil/power. And an easy mark for another terror attack.
(It is noted that, Saddam Hussein — and other countless dictators
also were dedicated as U.S. 'allies' in the era of Cold
The UAE may well be a U.S. ally, at this time, but alliances are
subject to change with changing national interests. Who can say
where the UAE's loyalties might lie in future?" — Jim