Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Becker-Posner onDubai Ports Deal

The Becker:
"It is doubtful that any information provided to headquarters of the company by American dockworkers, or even by any of the very few Muslim managers of the company, would be of greater value to terrorists than information about port security that can be picked up from media reports, surveillance, and the internet. Furthermore, the major terrorist attacks in recent years, such as 9/11 and those in other countries, did not (as far as I know) depend on information passed to the terrorists by sympathetic companies operating trains, ports, airports, airlines, or other vital sectors."
My feelings exactly, though I believe Posner makes some good points too. Must-read if you're interested in the ports-deal fiasco.

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