The difference between UAE and UK firms in Port Security

Bush asks what is different about UAE and British firms in port security:

22 Feb 2006,
Bush, Congress clash over ports sale

President Bush on Tuesday defended a deal that would let a United Arab Emirates-based company run some key U.S. seaports, telling reporters that he would veto any bill to hold up the agreement.
"I don't understand why it's OK for a British company to operate our ports but not a company from the Middle East when we've already determined security is not an issue," Bush told reporters aboard Air Force One after Frist urged the administration to block the deal.

I think I can answer that:

Great Britain acts of terror last 1000 days:

UK soldiers spank a few thugs after they lob grenades at the Marines; then let them go a few hours later. A few of the thugs were beaten so hard they cried.

Middle East acts of terror last 30 days (from the religion of peace):

Date Country City Killed Injured Description
2/22/06 Iraq Baghdad 1 0 A Sunni cleric is assassinated near his mosque in a sectarian attack.
2/22/06 Iraq Baqubah 6 0 Two brothers are among six people gunned down in two separate attacks by radical Sunnis
2/22/06 Iraq al-Mashrugiya 3 4 Two children and a woman are killed when terrorists set off a bomb near a primary school.
2/22/06 Afghanistan Kunduz 1 12 Religious extremists set off a bicycle bomb, killing one civilian and injuring twelve.
2/21/06 Thailand Yala 1 0 Thai Islamists gun down a border patrolman as he is riding a motorcycle.
2/21/06 Iraq Baghdad 22 28 Jihadis set off a car bomb at a crowded market, killing at least twenty-two innocents and injuring dozens more.
2/21/06 Iraq Iskandariya 5 8 A roadside bomb destroys a pick-up truck carrying workers to a job site. Two similar attacks elsewhere take four more lives.
2/21/06 Pakistan Angoor Adda 2 0 Islamists shoot two brothers execution-style.
2/20/06 Iraq Kadhimiya 12 9 A Fedayeen suicide bomber massacres a dozen innocent Shias on a passenger bus. Survivors suffered horrible burns.
2/20/06 Iraq Mosul 5 21 A Jihadi eats his breakfast at a packed diner, then places a bomb under the counter before walking out. Five people killed. Two dozen injured.
2/20/06 Nigera Bauchi 10 100 Muslims mobs take out their rage on Christians in yet a third Nigerian state, killing at least ten and injuring over one-hundred.
2/20/06 Nigeria Maiduguri 30 95 An additional thirty bodies are counted from the Muslim rioting against Christians over the weekend.
2/20/06 Iraq Baghdad 10 53 Muslim radicals kill ten people in five deadly attacks around the country.
2/20/06 Pakistan Eisokhel 1 0 Uzbeki Islamists kill a local tribesman in a terror attack.
2/20/06 India Pattan 1 0 Militant Muslims shoot a civilian to death on a highway.
2/19/06 Iraq Kirkuk 3 0 Three policemen are killed by radical Sunnis in a roadside bombing.
2/19/06 Iraq Baghdad 2 4 Car bombing on a city street followed by a suicide bomber kills two people.
2/19/06 Thailand Yala 2 0 Two people, at least one of whom was Buddhist, are shot to death by Muslim radicals in separate attacks.
2/19/06 India Srinagar 1 0 A civilian is gunned down in broad daylight by the Muhahideen.
2/19/06 Nigeria Borno 7 24 Muslim mobs target Nigerian Christians in a protest against Danish cartoons. More churches are burned and seven more are killed.
2/19/06 Thailand Narathiwat 1 0 Islamists murder a civilian.
2/18/06 Afghanistan Helmand 3 0 A late night attack by the Taliban on a police post leaves three officers dead.
2/18/06 Nigeria Maiduguri 21 112 Angry Muslim mobs burn churches and beat Christians to death. At least sixteen people are killed in the violence.
2/18/06 Iraq Baqubah 2 5 Two Jihad bombings kill two people and injure five.
2/18/06 Iraq Baghdad 7 4 Five people are killed in three separate roadside terror attacks as two more kidnap victims are discovered.
2/18/06 Philippines Jolo 2 22 Abu Sayyaf bombs a karaoke bar, killing a janitor and injuring about two dozen others. Another civilian later dies of injuries.
2/17/06 Thailand Yala 1 0 A security guard at an irrigation plant is murdered by Islamic militants.
2/17/06 Thailand Narathiwat 1 13 Islamists shoot a Buddhist villager, then detonate a bomb that injures thirteen people investigating the scene.
2/17/06 Iraq Baghdad 12 4 Jihadis kill a dozen people in four separate attacks, which included an 18-month-old girl and the kidnapping of a bank manager and his son after slaughtering five bodyguards.
2/17/06 India Panglar 1 1 The Mujahideen gun down a policeman in a brutal attack that also injures a young girl.
2/16/06 Thailand Narathiwat 1 0 Muslim militants murder a policeman assigned to guard teachers from terror attacks.
2/16/06 Iraq Baghdad 9 19 Two car bombs, one near a crowded market, kill seven civilians and injure over a dozen more. Elsewhere, four bodies are found bound and blindfolded.
2/16/06 Afghanistan Farah 2 0 Two Afghani intelligence agents are kidnapped and beheaded by religious extremists.
2/15/06 Pakistan Hub 4 0 Three Chinese engineers and their Pakistani driver are shot to death in their car by Muslim terrorists.
2/15/06 UAE Fujairah 1 0 A Hindu sailor is beaten to death by Iranian crewmates, angered over Muhammad cartoons.
2/15/06 Iraq Baghdad 4 0 Four children, ages 10 to 14, are blown up by Islamic fundamentalists targeting a liquor store as they are walking to school. Two brothers and their sister were among the four.
2/15/06 Afghanistan Nimroz 1 4 An attack by religious fundamentalists kills one policeman and leaves four others injured.
2/15/06 Iraq Baghdad 6 12 Two deadly bombing attacks, including one at a university leave six Iraqis dead, as five more bodies are found dumped elsewhere.
2/15/06 India Bugam Kulgam 1 1 The Mujahideen force their way into a home, then shoot a man to death and injure his brother.
2/14/06 India Sopore 1 5 Six civilians are injured when a Muslim militant tosses a grenade into the street. One succcumbs to injuries two days later.
2/14/06 Pakistan Peshawar 1 0 An 8-year-old boy is shot in the face by an Islamic activist protesting cartoons.
2/14/06 Iraq Tikrit 3 0 Gunmen kill an Iraqi contractor and, in a separate attack in Baghdad, a man and his son.
2/14/06 Iraq Balad 11 1 A horrible Valentine's day massacre as Sunnis round up a family of Shiites and then machine-gun them to death, including a 5-year-old boy. Only one other child escaped death.
2/13/06 Iraq Baghdad 7 47 A Fedayeen suicide bomber standing outside a bank blows himself to Allah, taking at least seven innocent bystanders with him. Children are among the victims.
2/13/06 Afghanistan Dihrawud 4 0 Four Americans are killed when their patrol is ambushed by Taliban terrorists.
2/13/06 Pakistan Manawan 1 0 A doctor is gunned down outside his clinic.
2/13/06 Iraq Baqubah 4 0 Sunnis slaughter a family of four Shias sitting in their car, in an automatic weapons attack.
2/13/06 Afghanistan Grishk 7 0 Seven policemen are gunned down at a road construction guard post by the Afghan Taliban.

girl child suicide bomber
Arab Leaders Glorify Suicide Terrorism
Photo Credit: Jan Bauer/AP

At a demonstration in Berlin, Germany on April 13, a Palestinian demonstrator carries his daughter, who is wearing a mock belt of explosives symbolizing the belts worn by suicide bombers. German prosecutors opened an investigation that could lead to criminal charges against the man for condoning acts of violence. Germany's Interior Minister said this was an "outrageous" abuse of a child as an "advertisement for terrorist acts."

2/13/06 France Saint Genevieve des Bois 1 0 A young Jewish man is kidnapped by a Muslim gang and tortured for three weeks before expiring of his wounds.
2/12/06 Iraq Kirkuk 7 17 A doctor and a sports director are among seven people gunned down by Jihadis in four separate attacks around the country.
2/12/06 Iraq Baghdad 2 3 A child is among two killed by a roadside terror bombing.
2/12/06 Iraq Mahaweel 6 0 The bodies of six people, who were bound and tortured, are found at three separate sites.
2/12/06 Afghanistan Helmand 8 0 Two Afghan soldiers are killed in a Taliban ambush. Another six are captured and executed in captivity.
2/12/06 Iraq Baghdad 4 4 A Fedayeen suicide bomber kills four people at a checkpoint.
2/11/06 Pakistan Hangu 3 2 Three more people, including a 9-year-old boy, are killed in sectarian violence.
2/11/06 India Shedgam 1 0 Muslim radicals kill a civilian outside his home.
2/11/06 Iraq Baqubah 2 0 Radical Sunnis sneak up and shoot two policemen in the head as they are sitting in their car.
2/11/06 Ingushetia Troitskaya 1 4 Islamic militants ambush a troop carrier with automatic weapons, killing one Russian soldier.
2/10/06 Iraq Baghdad 9 38 A grisly scene as nine people are killed at a Shiite mosque by a car bomb detonated by radical Sunnis. Nearly forty others were injured.
2/10/06 Philippines Sulu 1 0 Abu Sayyaf terrorists kill a police chief in front of his family.
2/10/06 Pakistan Sydan Banda 4 2 A woman is among four people killed when radicals open fire on a train in a sectarian attack.
2/10/06 Iraq Baqubah 4 2 Four people are killed in three separate Jihad attacks, including a woman inside her home.
2/10/06 Afghanistan Kunar 8 6 Eight Afghan soldiers are killed by two Taliban landmines, the second designed to kill those trying to help the first.

2/10/06 Iraq Baghdad 1 2 A brutal shooting attack in which a Fedayeen holds a gun to a woman's head before killing her.
2/10/06 Philippines Jolo 2 0 Militant Muslims shoot a policeman in the head in front of a bakery. The same group beheaded another man in a separate attack in the same area.
2/10/06 Pakistan Sangsilla 3 4 Three members of a family, including two women, are blown apart in a roadside bomb blast.
2/10/06 India Gursai 1 0 A civilian is abducted and hanged to death by the Mujahideen.
2/9/06 Pakistan Hangu 31 50 Some 31 Shiites are blown to bits while celebrating a religious holiday by a suicidal Sunni extremist. The dead include women and children.
2/9/06 India Kither 2 0 A woman is among two people killed in an ambush by Muslim terrorists.
2/9/06 Iraq Baghdad 4 2 Jihadi gunmen kill four people in three separate attacks, including two who were murdered in captivity.
2/9/06 Afghanistan Herat 5 27 At least five people die in religious violence after Sunnis accuse Shias of destroying a sacred flag.
2/8/06 Iraq Ramadi 5 3 Three civilians are among five people killed when a Fedayeen suicide bomber rams a checkpoint with a car.
2/8/06 Pakistan Dabkot 1 0 Local Islamists abduct and behead a man, leaving the body with a note attached.
2/7/06 Afghanistan Kandahar 13 11 A Fedayeen suicide bomber drives an explosives-laden motorbike into a crowd near a police post, killing at least thirteen.
2/7/06 Iraq Baghdad 8 23 Seven civilians are among eight people blown to bits by two terrorist bombings along a crowded roadside.
2/7/06 Iraq Yusufiya 7 4 Seven people are killed in at least three separate attacks around the country by Jihad terrorists.
2/7/06 Afghanistan Bala Blok 4 3 Two engineers working on road construction are killed by religious extremists in a bomb attack, along with two Afghans.
2/7/06 Thailand Narathiwat 1 0 A Buddhist is shot in the head at close range by Muslims while on his way home.
2/6/06 Thailand Banangstar 3 0 Three villagers are shot to death by Muslim militants in a heinous attack on a market.
2/6/06 Iraq Dujail 4 0 The body of an Iraqi contractor is found, and three other people are killed in two separate Jihad attacks.
2/6/06 Afghanistan Laghman 1 0 The Taliban fires on a security patrol, killing an American soldier.
2/6/06 India Gursai 1 0 Muslim terrorists abduct a civilian from his home and murder him in captivity.
2/6/06 Thailand Narathiwat 1 0 Muslims kill a 71-year-old Buddhist as he is on his way home with his 16-year-old granddaughter.
2/6/06 India Amirabad Tral 1 0 Muslim terrorists gun down a policeman.
2/5/06 India Baramulla 1 0 A civilian is murdered by the Mujahideen.
2/5/06 Iraq Baghdad 6 12 Six people are killed in four separate attacks by Jihadis, including two men who were tortured to death.
2/5/06 Israel Petach Tikva 1 4 A Palstinian stabs an Israeli woman to death as she is riding a bus. Four others were stabbed as well.
2/5/06 Turkey Trabzon 1 0 A Catholic priest is murdered by an assailant who shouts 'Allah Akbar!' after he fires the gun.
2/5/06 Iraq Salman Pak 2 7 Two people are killed, and seven wounded by a car bomb along a city street.
2/4/06 Afghanistan Helmand 5 0 Two overnight attacks by religious extremists leave at least five people dead, including a district chief.
2/4/06 Iraq Nassiriya 3 0 A Sunni radical fires into a crowd of Shiites marching in a procession, killing three.
2/4/06 Afghanistan Nish 6 5 Six policemen are killed when Islamic fundamentalists set off a landmine under their vehicle.
2/4/06 Pakistan Zarmilan 3 1 al-Qaeda militants detonate a bomb under a truck, killing three Pakistanis.
2/4/06 Pakistan Bahawalpur 2 27 Two people are killed in a train crash resulting from an act of sabotage by suspected Islamists.
2/4/06 Afghanistan Kandahar 2 3 A woman and her child are killed in a Taliban remote-control blomb attack on a city street.
2/4/06 Thailand Yala 1 32 Thirty-three people are injured by a mobile-phone bombing at a café, including a teenager who succumbs to injuries two days later.
2/3/06 Philippines Patikul 6 5 Islamists massacre a family of Christians after confirming their religious identity. The victims included an infant and other young children.
2/3/06 Afghanistan Helmand 3 13 Three policemen are killed and thirteen injured in a series of Taliban ambushes.
2/3/06 Thailand Songkhla 1 4 A Buddhist teacher is gunned down by Muslim militants and four others are wounded in a separate attack on teachers.
2/3/06 Iraq Hawijah 1 0 In a heinous attack, Sunni extremists kill an Iraqi translator.
2/2/06 Thailand Janae 1 5 A Buddhist policeman is killed when Islamic radicals attempt to kill a group of teachers under escort in a motorcade with a bomb hidden in a fire extinguisher.
2/2/06 Afghanistan Khost 5 3 The Taliban send a Fedayeen suicide bomber to kill three Afghan soldiers and two civilians at a checkpoint.
2/2/06 Iraq Baghdad 19 11 The bodies of fourteen men, blindfolded and tortured, are discovered. Sectarian violence also claims five other lives in five additional attacks around the country.
2/2/06 Iraq Baghdad 16 90 Sixteen people are killed in two Islamic terror bombings. One shrapnel bomb detonated at a gas station and the other at a market.
2/2/06 Thailand Narathiwat 2 1 Islamists kill a village chief's driver and deputy with a shrapnel bomb hidden under their vehicle.
2/2/06 Thailand Pattani 1 0 A 42-year-old wood trader is gunned down by Muslim terrorists.
2/2/06 Russia Vladikavkaz 2 16 Muslim separatists are suspected to be behind three bombings at gambling establishments that kill a young man and woman.
2/1/06 Philippines Jolo 2 0 A man and his son are gunned down on their way home by Islamists.
2/1/06 Iraq Baghdad 8 0 Sunni insurgents kill at least eight people in four separate terror attacks around the country.
2/1/06 Iraq Baghdad 8 50 A Fedayeen bomber kills eight men waiting for work next to a crowded intersection. At least fifty others are in various states of physical agony from the blast.
2/1/06 Thailand Pattani 1 0 Muslims stab a 63-year-old Buddhist man to death as he is working his rubber plantation.
1/31/06 Iraq Muqdadiyah 4 0 Jihadis kill the wife and two sons of a religious cleric in their home.
1/31/06 Iraq Baghdad 14 0 The bodies of fourteen young people are found blindfolded, bound and executed at two separate sites.
1/31/06 Iraq Baghdad 1 0 A baker is killed by Islamic radicals in his shop.
1/30/06 Pakistan Miranshah 2 11 Two Pakistani soldiers are killed by an al-Qaeda landmine.
1/29/06 Philippines Pulunoling 2 0 Muslims shoot a Christian couple to death as they are riding a motorcycle on their way home.
1/29/06 Thailand Pattani 1 0 Muslim terrorists shoot a 41-year-old government official to death in his home.
1/29/06 Thailand Pattani 1 0 A 38-year-old schoolteacher is killed by Muslim radicals while walking home from work.
1/29/06 Thailand Narathiwat 2 0 Islamic militants open fire on a railway station, killing two guards.
1/29/06 India Kanjikullah 1 0 A policeman is abducted and murdered by the Mujahideen.
1/29/06 Iraq Ojah 4 6 A Fedayeen suicide bomber blows himself to Allah, taking several innocents along with him.
1/29/06 Iraq Kirkuk 3 11 Muslims target Christian churches with six car bombs, killing at least three people and injuring eleven.
1/29/06 Iraq Iskandariya 11 5 Radical Sunnis plant a bomb outside a shop in a Shia town, blowing at least ten people into disparate parts.
1/28/06 Iraq Karbala 6 0 Six bodies are found bound, blindfolded and executed in a garbage dump.
1/28/06 India Poonch 2 2 Two army personnel are killed by Lashkar-e-Toiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists, who infiltrated the border.
1/28/06 Iraq Fallujah 7 9 Five separate Jihad attacks leave seven people dead and nine others injured.
1/27/06 Afghanistan Helmand 2 2 Religious extremists kill two policemen with a roadside bomb.
1/27/06 India Tral 1 0 A policeman is killed in a Mujahideen mine attack.
1/26/06 Iraq Baghdad 12 7 Jihadis kill at least ten people in five separate attacks, along with two bodies found bound and blindfolded a day earlier.
1/26/06 Iraq Balad 3 1 Terrorists attempt an assassination, killing three bodyguards instead.
1/25/06 Tajikistan Ghayroghum 1 0 Uzbeki Islamic Movement terrorists kill a prison warden to free a comrade.
1/25/06 Bangladesh Meherpur 2 9 Jama'atul Mujahideen terrorists kill a Hindu woman and her daughter at a memorial service for her dead father by throwing two bombs at them. Nine others were injured.
1/25/06 Afghanistan Gomal 2 2 Taliban militants attack a remote police post with rockets, killing two and injuring two.
1/24/06 Iraq Dujail 11 3 The bodies of eight police recruits are found. Two separate Jihad attacks claim three more lives elsewhere.
1/24/06 Iran Ahvaz 8 46 At least eight people are killed by two bombs in an Iranian city. Some forty-six are injured in the sectarian attack.

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