Commentary: The Hidden Scandal More Disastrous Than ‘Uranium One’


by CHQ Staff


Our friends at the Center for Security Policy have issued one of their “occasional papers” on a scandal that we think is worse and more threatening to national security than the Uranium One scandal through which Hillary Clinton and Obama transferred 20 percent of America’s uranium to Russia.

What could be worse than giving 20 percent of our uranium to Russia one might ask?

How about giving a 35-year lease to one of America’s largest container ports, located just minutes from the Kennedy Space Center, to a Middle Eastern company with ties to Iran, North Korea, Russia and the evil genius behind Saddam Hussein’s nuclear weapons program?

But that’s exactly what the same players involved in the Uranium One deal did when they leased the cargo container operations at Port Canaveral, Florida after two years of secret talks with the Obama administration.

Now the Center for Security Policy’s dogged and fearless team of Alan Jones and Mary Fanning have revealed exactly what could go wrong, with potentially catastrophic consequences for U.S. national security.

Jones and Fanning originally broke the news that the family of Iraqi nuclear physicist Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar – known as Saddam Hussein’s nuclear bombmaker – along with the Emir of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (UAE), had been awarded a 35-year lease for cargo container operations at Port Canaveral, Florida.  You can read the original expose through this link.

Jones and Fanning continued their research over the following months and now present their updated and even more alarming findings with this new report: “Perfect Storm: Project Pelican’s Gulftainer, Russia’s Club-K, KGB’s Primakov, North Korea, and the Architects of the Islamic Bloc and the Iran Nuclear Deal.

There is a U.S. government inter-agency review board called the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) whose responsibility is to conduct a thorough review of any commercial acquisition of U.S. infrastructure or property by a foreign entity that may have national security implications.

This is the same interagency group that approved the Uranium One deal.

Unfortunately, during a five-year period from 2009-2014, the CFIUS staff chairperson was a Pakistani ex-patriate named Aimen Nabi Mir, who has direct connections to both the Pakistani intelligence service and the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood. As we now know, it was during this timeframe that both the Gulftainer lease and the Uranium One deal were permitted to go forward by CFIUS.

Thanks to the remarkable investigative efforts of Mr. Jones and Ms. Fanning, it has now come to light that the implications of the CFIUS failure to appropriately review the Port Canaveral Gulftainer deal go far beyond original concerns about this Middle East-based ports company acquiring such strategic access to all the container operations at this key port along Florida’s Atlantic coast.

Indeed, Port Canaveral is near a number of important U.S. facilities—including the Navy’s East Coast ballistic missile submarine base, two U.S. Air Force Space Command bases and NASA’s Kennedy Space Center. Additionally, Port Canaveral and its container facilities are connected directly to rail and road lines that provide ready transportation access to the entire country.

“The Perfect Storm: Project Pelican’s Gulftainer, Russia’s Club-K, KGB’s Primakov, North Korea, and the Architects of the Islamic Bloc and the Iran Nuclear Deal” now reveals that the danger to U.S. national security may be exponentially more critical.

Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar worked closely with the Russians on Iraq’s full range of Weapons of Mass Destruction programs, including the nuclear one. He succeeded in designing a miniaturized nuclear warhead similar to the model that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un posed with earlier in 2017. Worse yet, Gulftainer, the Iraqi-UAE company that was allowed to obtain the Port Canaveral container facility lease, has entered into a joint venture with the Russian state-owned firm which owns 100% of the shares of Rosoboronexport, the exporter of the Club-K system.

The Club-K is a cruise missile launch system concealed in a container whose external appearance looks identical to standard ISO intermodal commercial cargo shipping containers. Inside each Club-K container, however, are four missiles which can carry biological, chemical, conventional, Electro-Magnetic Pulse (EMP), or nuclear warheads. The genius of the Club-K system is its ability to evade detection among the millions of shipping containers carried on ships, trains, and trucks all over the world, including inside the U.S.

Now, the Russian maker of the Club-K has partnered with the Iraqi-UAE company headed by the nuclear mastermind who designed a nuclear warhead specifically to fit on the nosecone of the Club-K cruise missile.

Also, Ras al-Khaimah (RAK), one of the seven UAE emirates, runs a shipping company in partnership with Iran, which essentially controls RAK’s main shipping port. And a broken and possibly corrupt CFIUS just gave them all access to a 35-year lease on the container facilities at one of America’s most critical ports.

A Perfect Storm, indeed.



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13 Thoughts to “Commentary: The Hidden Scandal More Disastrous Than ‘Uranium One’”

  1. Any One

    Same outfit set to take over the Port of Wilmington in Delaware

  2. Franklin T. Livingston, EFO

    It’s treason… plain and simple treason

  3. Mike

    There is a major Trident Base on the East Coast – it is at Kings Bay, GA. It is NOT as shown on the map. At Kings Bay, Trident Submarines undergo ‘refit’ periods between ballistic missile deterrent patrols. There is a similar facility on the West Coast – the Bangor Submarine Base, in the Puget Sound area near Seattle, WA.

    There IS, however, a facility as shown where submarines (both “Boomers” – Trident Subs, and Fast Attack Subs can come in for a port call and to do minor work, do a torpedo load out, etc. It is very minor in significance to the Kings Bay Naval Base.

  4. Vivkirk

    There was a Longshoreman’s strike several years ago when I lived in California. I heard there were ships backed up along the coast. I went to Seal Beach, just South of the Long Beach shipyard, and it was an awesome sight. I counted around 60 cargo ships stopped in the water, and quit counting but they were as far as the eye could see. A chill ran down my back, thinking how many of an enemy could be someday, contained on such a ship. Landing with weapons and operators in an invasion of our country. Then the Port of Long Beach was leased to the Chinese Ocean Shipping Company.

  5. Glen Gibellina

    What ever happen to:

  6. Tami Kilmarx

    I was researching someone/something else several years ago and, like the bloodhound I am, blundered upon some information that exposed to me the extent to which many ME financiers, companies, etc were “investing” in the U.S. Basically, after their investments went south, to the tune of trillions of dollars in losses in European markets/investments, they turned their bead on the U.S. Of course they had a lot of “help” I am sure. Anyway, if people knew the extent of the “investments’ and downright purchase of interest/controlling interest in industry, manufacturing, defense, energy, national security, port of call, healthcare industry, education, cybersecurity it would make them ill. I am not surprised by this information….the ME have interest in our ports of call (and ship-building, etc) for years. My husband has a story from his work from years ago that exposed a massive ME-centered terrorist organization and what they were up to to fund what they were up to….it involved ports of call and oceanic transfers. (Another story that is completely unbelievable). Some day take a look at Qatar and the U.S., state of Tennessee, ORNL…..Some day take a look at Saudi Arabia, the Jawa Family, The Starling Group…..I have all of this information on another computer hard drive. What people don’t know about the ME and what they OWN of our infrastructure, national security, and more is abysmal. I knew from my research that there are those in the ME that had controlling interest in our containers at our ports of call……and I am a big fat nobody. I tried to warn some folks here, our legislators, but no one would listen.

  7. Tony

    I’ve been saying for years that terrorist countries will smuggle nukes into our country via containers. Does anyone really know what is contained in containers?

  8. Jerry

    No railroad tracks to Port Canaveral.

    1. Jan Sims

      They’re planned

  9. Wolf Woman

    Obama was the Manchurian candidate and Hillary Clinton helped the Marxist cause. Both were propelled into prominence by George $oros money and power. Read David Horowitz book, The Shadow Party. It’s all there.

  10. Sonya

    I read the original article and it’s scary as hell, almost. There has to be a way to take this lease from.these terrorist. But it is going to take far smarter people to fix this mess.

    1. Pedro Perez

      If congress didn’t approve this lease, thenTrump can undo Obama’s executive order.

      1. kaybee

        TRUMP September 2018, Gulftainer signed another contract in the US, a 50–year concession to operate the port of Wilmington, Delaware. The deal included a US$600 million investment commitment and upgrades to training facilities and terminal capabilities.