Foreign firm to screen cargo for nukes

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  1. JGrubbs

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    In the aftermath of the Dubai ports dispute, the Bush administration is hiring a Hong Kong conglomerate to help detect nuclear materials inside cargo passing through the Bahamas to the United States and elsewhere.

    The administration acknowledges that the no-bid contract with Hutchison Whampoa Ltd. represents the first time a foreign company will be involved in running a sophisticated U.S. radiation detector at an overseas port without American customs agents present.

    The contract is being finalized, according to documents obtained by the Associated Press.

    Although President Bush recently reassured Congress that foreigners would not manage security at U.S. ports, the Hutchison deal in the Bahamas illustrates how the administration is relying on foreign companies at overseas ports to safeguard cargo headed to the United States.

    Three years ago, the Bush administration effectively blocked a Hutchison subsidiary from buying part of a bankrupt U.S. telecommunications company, Global Crossing Ltd., on national security grounds.

    A U.S. military intelligence report, once marked "secret," cited Hutchison in 1999 as a potential risk for smuggling arms and other prohibited materials into the United States from the Bahamas.

    Source: The Washington Times
     
  2. KenH

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    DP World would not have been involved in our security and there was a great upheaval among the populace and the Congress.

    A company in Communist China is going to be actively involved in our national security and we hear from the populace and the Congress - nothing in the order of magnitude of what surrounded the DP World deal with P&O.

    Strange. Really strange.
     
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    Once again, it just goes to show how the Bush Administration is NOT really fighting a "war on terror" in spite of his rhetoric and how little this president cares about the security of American citizens. A 100% globalist at heart, whose TRUE colors are showing now that he is a lame duck. One can only wonder how much his friends/family members will make off of this deal.
     
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    Oh, and hey, isn't this the same company that Congress nixed on Global Crossing?
     
  5. poncho

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    The Bush's adopted son Bill loves communist China too. I wonder what his cut will be?
     

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