is somebody planning something?...sure putting the "PROPER TOOLS" in place to make it happen...A MUST READ!!!!!
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington) have done critically important work in exposing corruption. They just released a report on the first five years of DHS showing how taxpayers are being looted by profit-greedy corporations.
Based on the report, we created this video: http://homelandsecurityforsale.org
............Corporate profiteers are raiding systems put in place for the nation's security. It's yet another example of reckless privatization. This is homeland security, not a homeowner's association!
Americans have been inundated with stories of waste, fraud and abuse at the Department of Homeland Security ("DHS"). Mismanagement, grossly excessive spending, criminal conduct and shady no-bid contracts within DHS have become regular features on the evening news and the front page of newspapers. As a result, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington ("CREW") has prepared a report documenting some of the most serious problems facing the country's newest cabinet-level department.
On March 2, 2006, state-owned Dubai Ports World (DP World) received final approval ..DP World and U.S. Port Security......unreal....
The claim that six U.S. port facilities were "sold" to a company owned by the United Arab Emirates may be grist to the election-year mill for politicians from both parties, but the resulting furor may obscure the challenges of port security. The transaction in question is the $6.8 billion acquisition by Dubai Ports World
Clearwater's PODS bought by Bahrain firm
A Bahrain-based company is the new owner of Clearwater’s PODS Enterprises Inc.Arcapita Inc., stakeholders in Caribou Coffee and Church’s Chicken, is the U.S. arm of Bahrain-based Arcapita Bank. The Middle East firm makes investments based on Islamic law, known as Shari’ah. Arcapita, which also has offices in London, Singapore and Atlanta, didn’t return calls. PODS has repeatedly declined to speak on the deal.
Last week, the Federal Trade Commission granted the Clearwater storage container company an early clearance on antitrust concerns. In a Nov. 6 filing with the Florida Department of State Division of Corporations, PODS Acquisition Holding listed Arcapita’s Atlanta office as its principal address. The four company officers listed are part of Arcapita’s corporate investment team.
“They are a premier private equity firm that has an excellent reputation, and it’s no secret that a lot of their capital comes from Bahrain,” said John McDonald, senior managing director at Tampa-based Hyde Park Capital Partners, LLC.
What makes Arcapita’s strategy interesting is its devotion to the Shari’ah. The Islamic law bars the company from investing in financial firms that offer credit or charge interest, or companies associated with pornography, gambling, pork or alcohol. Fried chicken and storage units are okay. ????????? but read this.....your kidding..right?
Who's Behind the Dubai Company in U.S. Harbors?..no check and balance here....just ask your Congress READ BELOW!!!
Moments ago, the House of Representatives defeated an amendment proposed by Rep. Martin Sabo (D-MN) that would have provided $1.25 billion in desperately needed funding for port security and disaster preparedness. The Sabo amendment included:
– $300 million to enable U.S. customs agents to inspect high-risk containers at all 140 overseas ports that ship directly to the United States. Current funding only allows U.S. customs agents to operate at 43 of these ports.
– $400 million to place radiation monitors at all U.S. ports of entry. Currently, less than half of U.S. ports have radiation monitors.
– $300 million to provide backup emergency communications equipment for the Gulf Coast.
Billions of dollars of US oil business with Iraq are being channelled discreetly through European and other companies, in a practice that has highlighted the double standards now dominating relations between Baghdad and Washington after a decade of crippling sanctions.
Though legal, leading US oil service companies such as Halliburton, Baker Hughes, Schlumberger, Flowserve, Fisher-Rosemount and others, have used subsidiaries and joint venture companies for this lucrative business
"On the one hand you have the Americans, who do not want to be seen trading with Iraq, despite the fact that it is above board and legitimate, because that would contradict their image of being tough towards Iraq. On the other hand you have the Iraqis, who on the technocratic level would like to buy the best stuff on the market - in many cases that comes from the US - but politically have to be able to say they are refusing to deal with US companies
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Links to U.S. Companies Doing Business inSaudi Arabia
First Union Bank
FLIR Systems, Inc.
The AES Corporation
Phillips Petroleum Company
Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld, L.L.P.
Ford Motor Company
PriceWaterhouse Coopers, L.L.P.
American International Group
Proctor & Gamble
Rand Financial Services
Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher
Red Wing Shoe Company, Inc.
Rock Creek Corporation
Bank of America
The SABRE Group
The Bank of New York
SBC Communications, Inc.
Black & Veatch LLP
Shell Chemical Company
The Boeing Company
J.F. Jelenko & Co.
Teledyne Brown Engineering
The Carlyle Group
Jones Lang LaSalle
Templeton International, Inc.
The Chase Manhattan Bank
LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene &MacRae, L.L.P.
Tracor Aerospace Inc.
Chicago Bridge & Iron
Trust Company of the West
Lucent Technologies Inc.
Marathon Oil Company
Unocal International Ventures Ltd
The Coca-Cola Company
Marsh & McLennan
Union Carbide Corporation
Merck & Co., Inc.
Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard,McPherson and Hand
Deloitte & Touche
Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
Delphi Energy & Engine Management Systems
Duke Engineering &Services
M.W. Kellogg Company
Eastman Chemical E.M.E.A
Eli Lilly and Company
Pepsi Cola International