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DrDebug Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-21-06 04:23 PM
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61. Errata: strike South America. Different ways of transport
The small planes tend to travel between the US and the Bahamas / Caribean.
The middle sized planes like DC-9 are used for the US - South America connection.

There is probably a similar link between South-America and the Bahamas/Caribean.

Intercontinental transport is generally done by ship. The Iraq destination is a new addition, since it is very hard to control big harbors given their scale, so if you send a shipment to Iraq, you can make sure that it gets "Special Security," ie. it is being "checked" by your own people.

Remember the port deal. That was probably a trick to ensure that the major harbors were under control by the drug dealers:


Bush faces pressure to block port deal
Lawmakers voice concerns about takeover by Dubai-based firm
Monday, February 20, 2006; Posted: 11:58 p.m. EST (04:58 GMT)

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- President Bush on Monday faced political pressure to block a deal that would give a United Arab Emirates-based company management of six major U.S. seaports.

The Republican chairman of the House Homeland Security panel said the deal should not go through without a complete investigation.

"I would urge the president to freeze the contract, hold this contract, until a full and thorough and complete investigation can be conducted," said New York Rep. Peter King, who has been briefed on the transaction.

He said Americans can't have faith in the company involved because "there was never a thorough investigation done of Dubai Ports."

The deal -- which will affect the ports of New York and New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Baltimore, Maryland; Miami, Florida; and New Orleans, Louisiana -- has triggered security concerns among some members of Congress and the public.

http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/02/20/port.security/index.html


Was this related to ensuring that the major harbors were under control?
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