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Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Which Planet Are We On?

It IS as if we have awakened on another planet. I have a sinking feeling in my stomach...

Check out Michelle Malkin's No More Business As Usual and Gates of Vienna Waking Up in Bizarrro World.

InNational Review, Frank Gaffney give us a statement of a former employee of Dubai Ports World, the company over which this furor is occurring, made as comment to his own blog:

The US and the West in general are making a serious mistake if they hand over control of 21 ports to an Arab company, owned by an Arab government.
As a former employee of the DP World I can offer a unique insight into the goings on of this company, and I'm afraid if you scrape beneath the surface, it's not all its cracked up to be.

Did you know that several times a year, staff receive a company memo informing them that, for that particular month, one day's salary will be deducted and given to a Palestine "charity"!!! Staff are allowed to refuse by informing Human Resources Department, but no one ever did — knowing that this would lead to being over-looked for promotions and/or not having your contract renewed. I recall one poor Indian dock-side labourer on [a] $500-a-month [salary] complaining that he couldn't afford to make the payment as he had his wife and three children back in India to feed. He promptly was fired!

They have a reputation and a track record of not honouring staff contracts for expatriates, and I know of several employees who didn't receive their end contract bonuses or whose personal effects were not repatriated back to their home country. I mean, what can you do when the company is owned by the government of UAE and Shari'a law applies?

Read the rest either at National Review or on WarFooting Blog.

The name Frank Gaffney brought to mind another of his articles that should be revisited. At FrontPage:A Troubling Influence.


  • At Wed Feb 22, 02:30:00 PM PST, Blogger A Christian Prophet said…

    The Holy Spirit addressed this issue today with a message on the Christian Prophecy blog. Apparently governments are incapable of protecting borders or ports. Apparently corporations can do a little better but are not the answer. As the Holy Spirit does, a hint was dropped as to the answer, but I guess we are to listen inside carefully in each situation.


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