Don't be so frickin' obtuse. You know what's going on here and you simply refuse to see how this is WAY too gray an area to fuck around with.
Here's a litte homework for you (oh, and it's from Fox News so you guys don't scream bias or anything lame):Here's a little homework for the Google challenged (all of which was posted on Page 1 and 2 of this thread):
1. The UAE was one of three countries in the world to recognize the Taliban as the legitimate government of Afghanistan.
2. The UAE has been a key transfer point for illegal shipments of nuclear components to Iran, North Korea and Lybia.
3. According to the FBI, money was transferred to the 9/11 hijackers through the UAE banking system.
4. After 9/11, the Treasury Department reported that the UAE was not cooperating in efforts to track down Osama Bin Laden's bank accounts.
But let's not stop there. How 'bout a few words from some actual grown ups on the matter (From everyone's favorite conservative rag, The Washington Post)
Joseph King, who headed the customs agency's anti-terrorism efforts under the Treasury Department and the new Department of Homeland Security, said national security fears are well grounded.
He said a company the size of Dubai Ports World would be able to get hundreds of visas to relocate managers and other employees to the United States. Using appeals to Muslim solidarity or threats of violence, al-Qaeda operatives could force low-level managers to provide some of those visas to al-Qaeda sympathizers, said King, who for years tracked similar efforts by organized crime to infiltrate ports in New York and New Jersey. Those sympathizers could obtain legitimate driver's licenses, work permits and mortgages that could then be used by terrorist operatives.
Dubai Ports World could also offer a simple conduit for wire transfers to terrorist operatives in the Middle East. Large wire transfers from individuals would quickly attract federal scrutiny, but such transfers, buried in the dozens of wire transfers a day from Dubai Ports World's operations in the United States to the Middle East would go undetected, King said.
So all you naysayers who still believe that letting Dubai Ports World run our ports is just dandy after reading the above, you must have your head up your ass.