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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 09:25 AM
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Our Ports are a Tradeoff!! All about $$$ and Oil
Edited on Mon Feb-20-06 09:39 AM by sparosnare
In 2003, Dubai Ports World (the company to run our ports) began a "master plan" expand and modernize their port facility, the Jebel Ali Free Zone, to "meet the damand of the Iraqi market". This new facility is now complete:

Dubai Ports Authority (DPA) is on course to complete the new Jebel Ali port expansion master plan on schedule and will be ready to meet the expected demand from the Iraqi market, according to a senior official.

Last year the DPA announced its master development plan for Jebel Ali Terminal, which when completed will offer an extra three major terminals and a total of 82 berths equipped with 125 quayside cranes enabling DPA to handle over 21 million TEUs (twenty foot equivalent units).
DPA has already completed the development phase of berths 11 and 12, berths 22 and 23, the new container empty strip, general cargo berths 37-39 and berth 4. The reshaped quay 4, berth 10/10A, while berths 24 and 25 are currently under construction and to be completed early next year, said a Khaleej Times report. By then Jebel Ali will have excess capacity for this trade, he said. To date this year DPA handled 5.2 million TEUs, while the total throughput for the year is expected to touch 6.1 million TEUs.

Meanwhile, Jamal Majid bin Thaniah, chief executive officer DPA, said the general cargo volumes loaded to Iraq through DPA in the last eight months have grown tremendously. It is expected to double, exceeding last years volumes by the end of this year, he said.
Ro-ro units exported through DPA to Iraq have shown same upward trend as January-June figures this year are higher than last full year figures. We have accelerated the investment programme for this and next years to meet such an increase in trade between the UAE and Iraq.

http://www.oilandgasnewsonline.com/bkArticlesF.asp?Arti...



GE was one of the first companies to benefit from this new facility:

GE Energy has opened a new regional Center Of Excellence (COE) at the Jebel Ali Free Zone (JAFZ), which was today inaugurated by Jamal Majid bin Thaniah, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Ports Authority.

GE Energy's rental business is the temporary and portable power unit of GE Energy, a US$19 billion global business specializing in power generation and energy delivery technology.

GE Energy's rental business will now carry out its regional operations from its new 200,000-square foot COE, a specialized facility designed to serve the business's smaller regional hubs. Its expanded capabilities will enable GE Energy to meet the increased energy demands of the region which have contributed to the business's growth. The short-term power solutions provider, which has been serving the Africa, India and the Middle East (AIM) region since 2001 from its previous centre, also located at JAFZ, continues to grow and expand its business.

http://www.ameinfo.com/40386.html



The Jebel Ali Free Zone Authority in Dubai allows foreign companies to establish branch operations without any requirements of local sponsorship.

Dubai, which has far less oil wealth than Abu-Dhabi, has undertaken a major promotion campaign to attract more foreign investment and tourism. Its vast Jebel Ali Free Trade Zone now houses more than 950 international operations, most of which engage in the distribution or light to medium manufacturing of products for domestic consumption and export. The Zone is built around the Dubai Port Authority's Jebel Ali Terminal and enables customers to take full advantage of the port's ISO-certified container and general cargo operations. A Free Zone Authority is assisting in administrative proceedings.

http://www.infoprod.co.il/country/uae2f.htm



If it isn't apparent what's going on here, it should be. Our government and corporations have traded our ports for better access to the ME. Iraq was a lie (we know this) and I believe the "war on terror" is garbage as is the drum-beating over Iran. PNAC's plan is being followed to the letter and it's all about money and controlling the world's oil supply.

America is no more, IMHO. We can do nothing to stop this port deal.
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 09:31 AM
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1. and GE=NBC, MSNBC
don't expect unbiased coverage of this issue from that wing of the liberal media.
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riderinthestorm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 09:32 AM
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2. Terrifying! K&R
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KharmaTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 09:50 AM
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3. This Isn't A Giveaway, This Is Larceny
Yes, the prid pro quo here is oil...but even bigger, it's money and dominating not just the flow of oil but now all international trade. By controlling the ports, you control what comes into a country and can create artificial shortages or flood the market just by the control of which ships get into the harbors. This isn't about just running up and down the price of oil (which they do already), but to exert influence on the price of almost every other traded commodity and force those who buy and sell to be at the mercy of the Carlisle Group.
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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 11:41 AM
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11. I didn't think about much past oil, but you're right.
A perfect way to force all of us into poverty? Maybe.
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HockeyMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 09:51 AM
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4. With the added benefits to them
of busting up the ILA, importing CHEAP foreign (Middle Eastern?) labor, downsizing more of the middle class.

The "war on terror" is just a slogan to brainwash the public so they can achieve their financial/philosophical agenda of the New World Order.
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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 10:31 AM
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5. Recomend this post...!!!!!! first real informatin about this story yet
thank you
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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 11:49 AM
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12. You're welcome.
Every time I think I can't be shocked by what these men do, I find out something else. And, it all makes sense if you know PNAC.
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sam sarrha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 10:36 AM
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6. "acess to th ME.." what is ..ME.?
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klook Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 10:38 AM
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7. ME = Middle East (eom)
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Wheezy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 10:44 AM
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8. Wow. Excellent work--thank you. n/t k&r
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Vanje Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 10:56 AM
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9. Holy mackeral. I'm kicking this thing
kick
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Mr_Spock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 11:09 AM
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10. I'm shocked - Republicans selling out for money/oil??
That never happens with this bunch of traitors. :eyes:

K&R
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Rainscents Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 12:07 PM
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13. Great find!
Republicans don't care about America safty... everything is about money and oil!
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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 01:39 PM
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14. shameless kick
:kick:
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OPERATIONMINDCRIME Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 01:41 PM
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15. K&R for the sake of continuing the drive to truth.
Thanks for this sparosnare, very very good stuff in there.
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Emit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 01:42 PM
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16. I think this DU thread here
dovetails nicely with your thread. It has some info on Snow you might be interested in:

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 01:46 PM
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18. Thanks - confirms what I already know.
They're all in cahoots, whether they're Americans or from other countries - the big boys want to control the world, including every person in it. This port deal brings them one step closer.
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FreedomAngel82 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 01:44 PM
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17. It's all so disgusting
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bloom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 05:31 PM
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19. kick
:kick:
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Number_6 Donating Member (82 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 06:14 PM
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20. My favorite 2 theories about this
One or both seem more likely to be true than The Obvious:

1) That it's a straw man, a target of derision for whatever
purpose, like for a later "compromise" which will benefit some other
tentacle of the octopus, which does not have obvious Dubai
connections.

2) That the Carlyle group is driving this deal. And the Carlyle
group owns Osama and it owns Dubya, and so in reality these 2
alleged enemies (for propaganda purposes) know this is a
deal the Syndicate is making, the boss of both of them. Wouldn't
open the doors to USA terrorism unless the Syndicate later ordered
this. (And Osama might be dead, so let's use his name to represent
the specific group of Muslim terrorists that we're told is our enemy).

Dick and Dubya truly not in much fear of Bin Laden. I know I'm
not, since there's not much evidence but much propaganda to say
BL had anything to do with 9/11.
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RazzleDazzle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 07:47 PM
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21. BINGO -- CARLYLE, CARLYLE, CARLYLE
the connection to it all - Carlyle Group involved in port security deal
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-20-06 07:58 PM
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22. Or Not - no connection between Carlyle and Dubai
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Carlyle owned a domestic container shipping company for 15 months. They don't now. That's all the 'connection'.
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Number_6 Donating Member (82 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-21-06 10:34 AM
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23. Carlyle or no Carlyle
Not really clear, but seems likely anyway that some huge
stinking big money ($$$) outfit is pulling strings. And
whether it's literally the Carlyle Group, dunno. Whether
it's literally the Illuminati, dunno. Sure seems a lot
of multi-national hanky-panky going back to at least the
1950's and getting worse. Big Bidness in bed with
Big Spookery...BCCI or you name it.
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