Mar 03 2006
Everybody ready to have your Arab-fear chain yanked again? Check out this headline and then realize the FACTS!
UAE buys British firm that runs U.S. military facilities
You think they UAE bought Ft Belvior or something! First off, anyone knee jerk enough to think British firms run military facilities deserves to be tossed out of this discussion for extreme gullibility as a repeat offender. Here are the details in the story:
The Bush administration has informed Congress of a review of the UAE acquisition of a British manufacturer of engine components for U.S. military aircraft and main battle tanks. The British firm operates nine factories, including military production facilities in Connecticut and Georgia.
Officials said Dubai International Capital has acquired the London-based Doncasters Group for $1.2 billion. Doncasters produces engine components and turbine blades for military platforms, and its clients include Boeing, General Electric, Honeywell and Pratt and Whitney.
Got the gist of this now? They run commercial factories, which sell parts, some of which go on military airplanes. they DO NOT operate US military facilities! If a Dubai firm runs a plastics company, which sells plastic to the military, is it now running our military and a risk to all mankind? The anti port folks deserve this insult to intelligence.
They ran off half cocked on the Port deal, and now everyone who has an agenda wants to go back to the well for another round of gullibility. In fact, I predicted just this kind of thing would happen as the fear mongers chase out our allies based on race, cultural and religious ties Al Qaeda. For all we know, this is an Al Qaeda effort to separate America from its best ally in the region. But what it does show is someone, somewhere sees easily duped American public.