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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:07 AM
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Next Scandal? UAE Sale of US Ports to Close in 3 to 5 weeks. Who's the buyer?!!
Edited on Mon Oct-30-06 10:08 AM by elehhhhna
HAL? Will they buy it with our stolen tax $$$? Carlyle? In whom the Emir of Dubai recently bought a massive position? They've both been mentioned. If so, this will be the next BIG scandal.

Published: 10/04/2006 12:00 AM (UAE)
DP World expecting much more than $700m
By Shakir Husain, Staff Reporter

Dubai: DP World, which is studying bids for the sale of its US assets acquired in the P&O purchase, expects to receive "considerably more" than the speculated $700 million, shipping industry journal Lloyd's List reported.

The Dubai-based port operator hopes to complete the deal within six to eight weeks, it said, quoting Jamal Majid Bin Thaniah, group chief executive of Ports and Free Zone Authority, an umbrella company that includes DP World.

The response from potential buyers so far has been "very good", Bin Thaniah said.

The US part of the $6.8 billion P&O acquisition was opposed by American politicians on national security grounds and DP World was forced to announce in March that it would give up the US terminals.

http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles/06/10/04/10072092....




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Nikki Stone 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:11 AM
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1. Our national security is being sold again?!
Imagine that. :eyes:
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:25 AM
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2. Helliburtin/Carlyle Group were my thougts also.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:26 AM
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3.  Ditto. Thoughts AND prayers...
:rofl:
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Sensitivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:27 AM
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4. These groups represent a much greater SECURITY RISK than Dubai Ports.
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jwirr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:56 AM
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7. I agree. After reading John Kerry's book "The New War" and
seeing just how dishonest the *ss administration is and how this dishonesty runs back to the raygun/poppy years I have real doubts about who the new international criminals are? Could we have actually elected them to run our country?
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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:18 AM
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8. BINGO... Much bigger threat
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Nimrod2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:29 AM
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5. New company recently formed by Jeb Bush?
Right in time for his retirement from the Governorship in Fl.???/
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:30 AM
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6. This is a good one to toss to Dobbs or KO.
Both of them followed the initial controversy.

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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 11:20 AM
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9. My ear to the ground is saying that it will be Carlyle Group
but shhhh. Don't tell anyone.
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 12:56 PM
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10. If so, our ports will be sold by Dubai to a Bush/Dubai/ ? partnership
The BinLaden family claims to have divested itsself from CG after 9/11/01.
Prove it. Sorry, can't be done. It is a private partnership.

So, how do y'all think that big, expensive Port Security Bill that Bush signed last week (which ignores rail, btw. Weird.) might play into this?

lol
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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-30-06 10:53 PM
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11. No, Carlyle is mostly Saudi money.... i.e. bin Ladens, etc.
But hey, Carlyle is an American Company right? Faux nationalism wins the day... Hurrah!
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 07:13 AM
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12. C'mon, 2 more rec's for the next scandal! Pleeeeease?
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madokie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 07:18 AM
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13. I'll take care of one of 'em
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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 07:36 AM
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14. THANKS MADOKIE!
:toast:
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Az_lefty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 10:45 AM
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15. I'm guessing the Bin Laden family...
:shrug:
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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-31-06 12:00 PM
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16. Oh, who cares? Reese and Ryan's marriage is falling apart!!!
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