When you think of protecting our ports, you think of hiring Arabs, of course.

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Thomas Veil, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. Thomas Veil macrumors 68020

    Thomas Veil

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    Yet another one of these Kafkaesque things that could only come from the Bush administration:

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    I'm guessing a Saudi company will be taking over airport security next. [​IMG]
     
  2. Desertrat macrumors newbie

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    P&O is a British company dating back to the days of sailing ships. I'm guessing that they're losing money, and $6.8 billion is an attractive number.

    Won't the same longshoreman's union be doing the work? Same U.S. Customs folks? Same Harbor Patrols?

    I'm ignorant of other security measures around ports, but it would be easy to require that it be all-citizen in makeup.

    Seems to me that the security problem would be from the cargo of some particular freighter. The Bad Guys don't have to get all the way into port to offload Bad Things.

    'Rat
     
  3. blackfox macrumors 65816

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    I don't see anything inherently wrong with the company being from UAE. Whether they are the best for the job, I don't know.
     

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