Friday, 24 February 2006

What's the big deal anyway?

Ok, so a United Arab Emirates company who has bought out a British company will now run several port authorities, which were not even in control of the USA previously. Why does everyone have their panties in a bunch over this? It's a bit mystifying to me and smacks of paranoia and racism, to my mind. When are people going to realize that just because a select group of people from one nation, religion, etc commit an atrocity that this does not mean the majority should be punished or perceived as a threat? What are they going to do next, put all the Arabs in the US in relocation camps??

9 comments:

Br1ck said...

Well it's obviously all about oil, but that brings up the question: who's benefitting?

Suzer said...

is it you think? that may be questionable in this situation.

Br1ck said...

Well, it's no secret that the Bush family has interests in oil, and the fact that tensions rise to such extremes during both Bush administrations seems somewhat ironic...

But I agree with you, that reacting this way towards an arab company, merely because of what extremists in the same country/proclaimed-religion have done, DOES seem incredibly prejudiced.

Suzer said...

yes, i just don't necessarily think this particular buy out would be based on oil, yet i may be wrong.

boosie101 said...

yeah, i keep feeling like i'm missing something with regards to this hoopla.

Suzer said...

all yr missing is a bunch of ignorant crackers getting upset over nothing.

Br1ck said...

Crackers?? My how racist! ;-)

Suzer said...

you really think so? or are you being sarcastic?

Br1ck said...

Nooo! that was sarcasm, hence the wink. :D