Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
I still don't see why "race" has to be a factor in opposing the selling of our ports to a firm in country that used to support the Taliban, which we are supposedly in need of protection from.

Well, why? Exactly because it takes UAE as a monolythic unit. Check soj's post at dKos, he takes the claims apart. (To list the errors in the above: the ports aren't sold only their management, the firm and country aren't the same, that country supported the Taleban before 9/11 but was a Bush ally afterwards, and the Dubai sheikh was replaced since.)

We are talking about the privatizing of security

It is part of the problem that Kossacks are talking about privatizing security, while in this case security (and port ownership) remains in US federal hands.

If the hijackers had been British

Now THAT's a racist approach.

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.

by DoDo on Thu Feb 23rd, 2006 at 02:59:18 PM EST
[ Parent ]

Others have rated this comment as follows:


Occasional Series