Dubai Company Takes Over 9 U.S. Military Facilities

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  1. poncho

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    As I warned earlier in this column (http://www.chuckbaldwinlive.com/cwarchive_031006.html), a United Arab Emirates company has been given control of some 9 U.S. military facilities. The deal is now official.

    According to an AP report that ran in my hometown newspaper, The Pensacola News Journal, on Saturday, April 29, 2006, "President Bush has approved the takeover by a Dubai-owned company of American plants that make parts for jets and tanks after a review that seems to have satisfied lawmakers who helped block an earlier Dubai deal." The AP report also said, "Initial reaction from Capitol Hill was favorable."

    Specifically, the Dubai company takes over control of at least nine factories, including military production facilities in Connecticut and Georgia. Dubai settled the deal for $1.2 billion.

    Therefore, Dubai will now take over operations of factories that produce engine components and turbine blades for military platforms. Clients include Boeing, General Electric, Honeywell, and Pratt and Whitney. Please understand that when we talk about a Dubai company we are talking about a foreign government!

    Unlike the private British companies that formerly held these contracts, the Dubai company is a state owned company. Yes, Martha, that means that a foreign government, a government that has direct ties to terrorists, is now in charge of several U.S. military facilities! And the reaction to this foreign takeover on Capitol Hill was "favorable."

    Not only was this Dubai deal received favorably in Washington, D.C., the mainstream media has virtually ignored the story. Be honest. How many of you even knew this happened? The story to which I alluded at the top of this column came from page 8C of my local newspaper. That's right. Page 8C. No front page or even second, third, or fourth page news for this one.

    Does anyone smell a rat?

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    Bush is an internationalist oil man and everything is going to plan.
     
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    Ken is all for this, according to past posts on the subject of Dubai takeovers. I'm not. I sense danger.
     
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    If I recall correctly this work has previously been handled by a British company. To a certain extent I have no problem with foreign companies doing some defense-related work.
     
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    What work don't foreign companies do besides print the money?
     
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    This isn't just a foreign company we're talking about but a foreign government.
     
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    Right from the horses mouth!


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    The Chinese Army owns most of the industry in Red China.
     

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