Monday, February 27, 2006

More on the port deal..

With apologies to William Shakespere, here is Marc Antony's take on the P&O port deal. I watched the movie version Julius Caesar the other night and this came to mind. (Brando is awesome in the movie, get it and watch it sometime):

Friends, Americans, countrymen, lend me your ears;
I come to bury Western owned and run buisnesses, not to praise them;
The evil that men do lives after them,
The good is oft interréd with their bones,
So let it be with Port Deal…. The noble Bush
Hath told you that the UAE is our friend and is fair:
If it were so, it was a grievous fault,
And grievously hath Senate answered it….
Here, under leave of Bush and the rest,
(For Bush is an honourable man;
So are they all; all honourable men)
Come I to speak at the West's funeral….
It was a historical company, faithful and just to us:
But Bush says he it is a fair deal;
And Bush is an honourable man….
He hath brought many captives home to Guantanamo,
Whose ransoms have yet to be accomplished still:
Did this in the UAE seem unseemingly?
When that the poor have cried, the UAE hath raised oil prices:
Fairness should be made of sterner stuff:
Yet Bush says he the deal is fair;
And Bush is an honourable man.
You all did see that from Dubai
Muslim extremists did come forth,
Which the UAE still launders money for: was this fairness?
Yet Bush says the deal is fair ;
And, sure, he is an honourable man.
I speak not to disprove what Bush spoke,
But here I am to speak what I do know.
You all did love him American business once, not without cause:
What cause withholds you then to mourn for death of those companies now?
O judgement! thou art fled to brutish beasts,
And men have lost their reason…. Bear with me;
My heart is in the coffin there with end of western run business,
And I must pause till it come back to me.

The UAE port deal and the rest of the globalization madness will come back to haunt us...........


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