Saturday, February 25, 2006

UAE terminal takeover extends to 21 ports

21?! That's way more then 6. Which was bad enough, but 21?!
And then there is the 45 day review, which wasn't done. Of course, BushCo has a reason.
But Bush administration officials said Thursday that review is only triggered if a Cabinet official expresses a national security concern during an interagency review of a proposed takeover.
And last but not least, if they do get to take over port terminal operations, the
The Marine Transportation Security Act of 2002 requires vessels and port facilities to conduct vulnerability assessments and develop security plans including passenger, vehicle and baggage screening procedures; security patrols; establishing restricted areas; personnel identification procedures; access control measures; and/or installation of surveillance equipment.
Under the same law, port facility operators may have access to Coast Guard security incident response plans -- that is, they would know how the Coast Guard plans to counter and respond to terrorist attacks.


Just something bad waiting to happen.

UAE terminal takeover extends to 21 ports