Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America

Insanity Is Not Limited to the Asylum

Winter 2006

The recent proposed deal giving control over six of the largest ports in the country to an organization based in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) shows a total absence of understanding of the needs for security to protect American lives. The Jewish War Veterans of the USA (JWV) is extremely alarmed and shocked that U. S. security could be severely compromised in this cavalier arrangement, which shows complete stupidity and utter disregard for common sense and the safety of the American people. The UAE has a history as an operational and financial base for the hijackers who carried out the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and was an important transfer point for shipments of smuggled nuclear components sent to Iran, North Korea and Libya by a Pakistani scientist. Having a company based in this country and this culture securing our vital shipping points is akin to the concept of having the fox guarding the chicken coop without being concerned with bird flu. The JWV joins with those officials from both parties who are calling for a nullification of such a deal and oversight hearings into how the security of the American people has been ignored and allowed to be compromised in this way. The safety and security of all Americans must be the primary concern of all those entrusted with its safekeeping. The JWV calls for the nullification of this absurd and stupid arrangement. All security procedures at our ports must rise to the highest standards. Common sense and concern for the well-being of all Americans must be the only standard.


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