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pat_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-09-06 11:10 PM
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DP World will "work with" (PLUNDER) "the U.S. Treasury Departmnt to . . .
. . .to implement the decision."

The pund-idiots completely miss the REAL story (as usual):
Dubai issued a Blackmail demand and Bush is paying up -- with OUR money.

If you have any doubt that Bush bent (over) to Blackmail, you just need to read Bilkey's statement.

They tell us their "decision is based on an understanding that DP World. . . will not suffer economic loss."

(Oh? Who is party to this "understanding"? And who will insure that outcome?)

They tell us they'll "work with" (plunder) "the U.S. Treasury Department" to see that securing U.S. ports doesn't tend to eat into their profits.

How could this be anything but a Blackmail demand?

They've already summoned Wolf Blitzer to do a PR "Blitz" over the weekend, appropriated a U.S. Senator to be their spokesmodel, and now they want the U.S. Taxpayer to foot the bill for it all.

Statement of H. Edward Bilkey, chief operating officer, DP World

"Because of the strong relationship between the United Arab Emirates and the United States and to preserve this relationship, DP World has decided to transfer fully the U.S. operations of P&O Ports North America Inc. to a U.S. entity. This decision is based on an understanding that DP World will have time to effect the transfer in an orderly fashion and that DP World will not suffer economic loss. We look forward to working with the Department of the Treasury to implement this decision."


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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-09-06 11:13 PM
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1. You know what a "DP" is, right?
Edited on Thu Mar-09-06 11:13 PM by Atman
That's what we're getting. A DP by Bush and the Emir of Dubai at the same time. Whatever you call it, it's still a very rude fucking.
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pat_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:43 AM
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6. I don't, but get the idea (and am a bit afraid ask the details) nt
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Atman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 09:02 AM
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7. Let's just say, there's a shelf devoted to it at the porno store!
But yeah, sounds like you get the idea.

;-)
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FloridaPat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-09-06 11:15 PM
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2. This decision came 1 day after the British courts OK'd the deal. If
they were so concerned, why didn't they just cancel the deal on MOnday? Transfer operations means what? They still own the company, but someone else will run it? And if they are going to sell it to another company, how long will it take? Weeks? Months? Decades? Lots of words here that a lot of people are talking about but no one can say what exactly is going on.
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pat_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Mar-09-06 11:49 PM
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3. Whatever they do, Bush put U.S. Taxpayers on the hook for any "losses"
. . (real or imagined)

The big questions is, Can we expose the REAL cost of this "deal" before the Republican Congress shoves the cost down our throats?

It would be nice if the public heard something about how Bush conspired with a foreign government to rip off the American people and save his ass, all at the same time!! What a deal!!

They probably don't plan to soak us for more than a billion, but you know, a billion here, a billion there, pretty soon you're talking about REAL money.
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FloridaPat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 05:55 AM
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4. We have 2 other chances about * conspiring with foreign gov'ts.
The India deal is illegal. And he made a $1.5 billion deal to give Pakistan the money to buy arms from US companies.
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pat_k Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 08:11 AM
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5. What's so corrupt is that Bush is paying off a private corporation
Edited on Fri Mar-10-06 08:15 AM by pat_k
DP World may be owned by the royal family, but it is still a private corporation. Bail outs of critical U.S. corporations that ought to be public services anyway is bad enough, but at least when that is done, it goes through Congress (our voice) first. On this deal, Bush is bailing out his own ass -- an abuse of power.

At least the India deal is intended to boost non-proliferation -- a common value and a more worthy applicaton of U.S. power/wealth. (But I'm not up on the details, so would like to hear about it's illegal)

Savng Bush's ass and lining the pockets of the Ahu Dubai royal family is most certainly NOT a common value or a worthy application of our dollars. And paying off a private corporation that ought to simply be losing the contract with us is just plain corrupt.
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