Well, sure, ok, Al-Qaeda has infiltrated their government, but not to worry: Americans will still be in charge of port security. And I expect they’ll be quite busy once our friends and allies from Dubai take over port operations. “Qaeda Claim: We ‘Infiltrated’ UAE Gov’t,” from the New York Post, :
February 25, 2006 — WASHINGTON “” Al Qaeda warned the government of the United Arab Emirates more than three years ago that it “infiltrated” key government agencies, according to a disturbing document released by the U.S. military.
The warning was contained in a June 2002 message to UAE rulers, in which the terror network demanded the release of an unknown number of “mujahedeen detainees,” who it said had been arrested during a government crackdown in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks….
Little is known about the origins or authorship of the message.
“You are well aware that we have infiltrated your security, censorship and monetary agencies, along with other agencies that should not be mentioned,” the message said.
“Therefore, we warn of the continuation of practicing . . . policies which do not serve your interest and will only cost you many problems that will place you in an embarrassing state before your citizens.
“Your homeland is exposed to us. There are many vital interests that will hurt you if we decided to harm them.”