Dubai Company Takes Over 9 U.S. Military Facilities

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    Disgusting. Are there no American companies that have the capability to do this work? The column writer also forgot to mention that a Chinese company got the job of testing ships in our ports for radiation. Doesn't that make you feel really secure?

    Dubai Company Takes Over Nine U.S. Military Facilities
    By Chuck Baldwin, American Daily
    05/05/2006

    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 nine 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.

    If the American people truly understood the depth and degree to
    which America's big business and political leaders are mired in
    international commercial activities, it would probably scare us half
    to death!

    for entire article:
    http://americandaily.com/article/13384
     
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    American companies are unwilling to do these things because the tax burden on them is too huge to be very profitable. That's also why very few global corporations are incorporated in America.
     
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    Do Hillary and Schumer know this is happening?
     
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    Then there is case for the government to do them. Lower taxes so that American Companies can do them or let the government do it themselves. This whole thing is bullshit.
     
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    No more government intervention. Pass the Fair Tax and the companies will come swarming back and our security interest may actually be controlled by our own citizens within a decade, faster if the government provides incentive.
     

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