Thursday, February 23, 2006

Dubai Got Special Deal

There are always two sides to a story, the public and the secret.

DP World agreed to disclose internal records to US

WASHINGTON - Under a secretive agreement with the Bush administration, Dubai Ports World of the United Arab Emirates promised to cooperate with US investigations as a condition of its takeover of operations at six major American ports, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

The US government chose not to impose other, routine restrictions.

In approving the $6.8 billion (Ð5.73 billion) purchase, the administration chose not to require state-owned Dubai Ports World to keep copies of its business records on US soil, where they would be subject to orders by American courts. It also did not require the company to designate an American citizen to accommodate requests by the government.

Though apparently Bush knew nothing about it. Deal on ports approved without Bush's knowledge With the Bushies awarding their friends in Dubai a favorable set of conditions, the apparent amnesia of King George II is not a sign of pending Alzheimers rather it is of course that old ruse of plausible deniability. In case they got caught. Which they did.
Bush insists Dubai firm is safe to run US ports

"If there was any chance that this transaction would jeopardize the security of the United States, it would not go forward." - President Bush, on Tuesday.

Wait a minute how can he say that if he didn't know anything about it? Hmmm Dubya, Dubai. Sound alot alike. Do ya think maybe he thought he was getting the contract?

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