Middle East-owned “Gulftainer” bids for control of strategic port in US northeast


Source: Center for Security Policy, March 26, 2018

Gulftainer, a firm co-owned by a UAE emir and the former head of Saddam Hussein’s nuclear weapons program, is making a bid for control of the Port of Wilmington, Delaware. Authors Mary Fanning and Alan Jones have returned to continue their vital research and expose the machinations of this foreign entity that undermines the security of our vulnerable port facilities. In “Gulftainer Taking Second U.S. Port” they write:

The Obama administration placed a declared enemy of the United States who was on U.S. Central Command’s Operation Iraqi Freedom “Blacklist” inside the wire at Port Canaveral, Florida with a 35 year cargo container terminal lease. That lease bypassed both the congressionally-mandated national security review by the full Intelligence Community and a full review at CFIUS (Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States).

In 2014, the Obama White House and John Kerry State Department allowed Gulftainer, a Middle Eastern ports company, to position itself only a few thousand feet from U.S. Navy Trident submarines at Port Canaveral and within sight of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Gulftainer is now embedded amidst America’s most sensitive space, naval submarine, and air force defense installations.

Now Gulftainer is looking for a new beachhead, this time equidistant from New York City and Washington, DC, to continue its penetration of America’s coastal security.

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Read the complete report, “Gulftainer Taking Second U.S. Port,” below in PDF format:  Gulftainer_Part2b