Only a small percentage of the huge metal shipping containers arriving on these massive ships is given much attention.
When you think about it rationally, it really doesn't make much sense to. Tens of thousands of these containers which cannot sustain human life for any lengthy period of time, pass through US seaports daily.
They are then placed on trucks, and trains for distribution throughout the US.
Given the precision required to load and unload these huge ships and the necessity to keep the containers of consumer goods moving smoothly and quickly in and out of these ports to their destinations, not to mention worker safety, expensive and time consuming changes are not rational or feasable.
Further, arrangments made down the line for the arrival and distribution of these products would be interrupted in ways that would be unacceptable.
There has been no attempt to pass any sort of nuclear material or bomb that anyone is aware of via these many containers, and the cost and time lost to search each one would be unimaginable.
Many US ports are already secured by foreign countries which already begs the question, "why at a time when America's sphincter factor is MINUS 50 would the Government choose to use foreign security for such vulnerable areas if they are, indeed, fearful of possible terrorist attacks?"
With as many Americans out of work, the use of American companies for this purpose seems more logical.
It is important to note that American's have always been xenophobes to a degree throughout American history.
This too has been ratcheted up to an extremely high degree since America was told the story of devilish Arabs who attacked the US on September 11th, of 2001.
The truth of this matter is far from established for the more sophisticated of American's. However for most Americans, 19 Saudis caused all of these horrific events.
It is also undeniable that even today with all that is going on in the world at home and abroad, most people are virtually unaware of what doesn't show up on CNN, or God forbid, Foxnews.
Given the heightened xenophobic state of mind of the American people for the most part, it is mystifying that BushCo would even consider using a Arab Company to provide "security" within US Borders.
This is not to disparage Dubai Ports World, a fine company with a meticulously clean history. Nor is it to denigrate any of our Arab Brethren.
However there are some undeniable facts about the Middle East that simply cannot be ignored, unless you're George W. Bush I suppose.
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