First some facts about the UAE:
"The UAE was one of three countries in the world to recognize the Taliban as the legitimate government of
The UAE has been a key transfer point for illegal shipments of nuclear components to
According to the FBI, money was transferred to the 9/11 hijackers through the UAE banking system.
After 9/11, the Treasury Department reported that the UAE was not cooperating in efforts to track down Osama Bin Laden’s bank accounts."
(Read more about the above in this article)
In the past the following is the sort of rhetoric that has been coming out of
"President Bush on Thursday urged the U.S. Congress to authorize military action against
On Tuesday however,
"Bush held a rare news conference on Air Force One to say the [Port] deal should go forward despite lawmakers' concerns and insisted he would veto legislation aimed at stopping it. White House spokesman Scott McClellan said, 'You have to take into account the broader foreign policy implications,' he said. 'We should be working to broaden our partnership in the broader war on terrorism.'" Reuters – February 22, 2006
Are we to believe that this administration has finally come to understand the need for cooperation concerning the difficult issues of the day? Hardly. The following was written by The American Thinker and explains the geopolitical importance of the
"In March of 1992,
"Abu Musa island is located in the
"Both the UAE and
I added some emphasis again. Globalsecurity.org further bolsters the increasing international importance of this waterway with the following facts:
Now the talk about “broad partnerships” and the UAE seaport operations deal both begin to make sense. I bet
This means the
It all makes sense when you look at it through the barrel.