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Selling our security

While Cheney receives unprecedented press coverage, the United Arab Emirates has been approved by the “Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States” to purchase the operations of six major U.S. Ports: Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York, New Jersey, Miami, and New Orleans – with minor press coverage. Six billion, 800 million dollars buys those who brought us 9/11 the security of these major U.S. ports. Hello – this is a massive breach of national security that neither you nor your elected representatives had a voice in approving. We must demand representation and reverse the approval of this purchase. The next step will be outsourcing the border patrol to Vicente Fox. Drop your cell phone, turn off the TV; write your congressman, senators, and the president. Demand that our borders and national security are the No. 1 priority to secure your future and that of your descendants. This is an issue that cannot be ignored. The UAE was implicit in 9/11 and uncooperative in tracking those responsible. Yet the administration is claiming they are allies in the war on terror. You want terror? Just let them control port security on the east coast of our country.

Michael MacKenzie

Nevada City


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