Thursday, February 23, 2006

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    From the CIA Factbook:
    The UAE is a drug transshipment point for traffickers given its proximity to Southwest Asian drug producing countries; the UAE's position as a major financial center makes it vulnerable to money laundering; anti-money-laundering controls improving.
    From the MIPT Terrorism Knowledge Base:
    The Taliban is perhaps most infamous for providing safe haven to the terrorist leader Usama bin Laden. Not only was bin Laden allowed to roam freely within the country, he also established training camps for legions of future terrorists. The decision to host bin Laden destroyed the Taliban's chance of attaining international credibility. Only three countries (Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE)) recognized the Taliban government.
    Investigations suggested that members of al-Qaeda, led by Osama Bin Laden, were behind the attack. Six Yemeni suspects were eventually identified, the most senior of which, Jamal al-Badawi, told investigators that he received a call from a man in the United Arab Emirates giving him instructions for the bombing. Al-Badawi identified the man as Mohammed Omar al-Harazi.
    From the National Review:
    From the very beginning in the 1970s, the UAE has been a key source of financial support for Saudi-controlled organizations like the Islamic Solidarity Fund, the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), World Council of Mosques, and the Muslim World League (MWL) as documented in The Muslim World League Journal, an English-language monthly. The IDB alone, for instance, spent $10 billion between 1977 and 1990 for "Islamic activities" and at least $1 billion more recently to support terrorist activities by the Palestinian Al Aqsa and Intifada Funds.
    Then I hear that President Bush didn't learn of the port deal until the deal was completed and a federal review was finished - just a matter of days ago. If this is true, I'd have to really question how on-top of our nation's security our President really is. You might want to rethink their statement when you read Arab Co., White House Had Secret Agreement.

    We have floods of illegal aliens pouring across our borders and his big solution is to let them all stay here and make them legal via a work permit, and I have to ask Where's Your Brain Mr. President?

    We have Arabs ready to take control of our biggest ports from a country that is over 90% Muslim, and I have to ask Where's Your Brain Mr. President?

    Let's just contract guarding our southern border to the Mexican government to show them we really want to trust them, and they can be our friends; and let's give our airport security over to Muslims, including Muslim pilots - just to show them we have nothing against them. Let's all hold hands now and sing. WTF???

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