Bush’s logic in defending the right of a Middle Eastern company to enjoy the same access to America’s strategic infrastructure as a British company is the same logic that has granted millions of Muslims equal access to this country’s green cards and passports, thus creating the main terrorist threat that America faces today. It is the logic of globalization and anti-discriminationism. It is not merely flawed, it is evil, and it presents a mortal danger to our civilization. ~Srdja Trifkovic
Dr. Trifkovic also lays out the numerous glaring security and conflict-of-interest problems that also make the deal an outrage and a scandal. For starters, the basic due diligence at Homeland Security was evidently superficial and perfunctory, and not the kind of review one might imagine would or ought to go on when a major contract like this is being awarded. It doesn’t take a great mind to see that granting a foreign company administrative control over key ports invariably makes information on the security for those ports availale to that company’s home government, and if that government is less than 100% reliable as an ally it provides an opening to that government to use or sell this information to those who could use it to the detriment of Americans. Of all the companies they could have chosen, one from the UAE is uniquely dangerous. But the point is well taken that Mr. Bush’s complete inability to see why the UAE and Britain are not at all different is the most bizarre and dangerous aspect of the entire episode.