Monday, March 06, 2006

Drudge: Indianapolis Airport Managed By Foreign Company

Drudge is reporting this, as if it's some big newsflash.

Indianapolis International Airport, a facility that serves more than 8 million passengers every year, is operated by a foreign-owned company.

And the company has stated contractual obligations at the airport -- which include law enforcement!

Matt posts his usual "Developing......" and is treating this as some big deal that deserves immediate attention. This is not about whether or not a foreign company should be allowed or not allowed to operate a port of entry to the United States, or anything similar. This isn't about liking or not liking Arabs, either.

Portgate is such a stink because two of the hijackers from 9/11 were from the UAE. This company Drudge is "supposedly" exposing, BAA, is British. How many hijackers were British?

How likely would it be that Britain would become hostile with the U.S.? Not very. Now let's contrast that with the UAE. How likely would an Islamic revolution hostile to the U.S. occur, in countries like the UAE? Much more likely, wouldn't you say?

It is, what it is. And I would urge all people that debate this to just look at this thing, for what it truly is. National security. Nothing more, nothing less.

1 comment:

A.C. said...

Thing is, the Brits are not on the ground running the fire dept or the xray scanners--locals are. I suppose the holding company would have access to the security plans, which could conceivable fall into the wrong hands, and that's where I share your concern.

Make it to where these foreign companies have to spin off control of transportation related interests to US based subsidiaries and I'm fine with it.