March 3, 2006
On the heels of the Bush administration’s blind eye and deaf ear regarding Dubai and American ports, comes a story about another Dubai-owned company set to take over plants in Georgia and Connecticut. These plants make precision components used in engines for military aircraft and tanks.
We are bound to hear the usual assurances from the administration on this one, as we have on the ports, but here’s a question. If you were intent upon infiltrating this country so it could be threatened or attacked from within, wouldn’t this be an excellent strategy?
Think about it. You’re a terrorist and you manage to persuade a supposed ally of the United States to buy things inside this country. Then, at a certain point, you announce you have weapons of mass destruction in place around America’s biggest cities and if the American president does not bow to your demands, you will set them off, killing millions.
Does this sound far-fetched? Not to me. It’s fine for top officials to say everything is ok. They have helicopters and planes to fly them to bunkers and safety. The rest of us are on our own. That’s why we’d better get some answers to this right away.
Cal Thomas is a nationally syndicated columnist based in Washington, D.C.