The United Arab Emirates
most notably, Dubai.
I know almost nothing about Dubai, except that the citizens are very wealthy, and they have a lot of guest workers, who are not generally very wealthy. Peaceful, good neighbor, all around OK country, i suppose. If I were to vacation in greater arabia right now, I think Dubai is the only place I'd really feel safe. No flies on Dubai.
Now. I know about as much about Israel, there are kibbutz there, there is desert there, and stuff blows up. I think they try to be a good neighbor, but sometimes the best neighbor is sometimes the one who won't put iup with crap, nevermind exploding mailboxes. That said, Israel has stepped way over the line a few time, but whaty the hell, i;m an american, what's a few atrocities between allies. I wouldn't visit willingly.
Britain. Wet, bad food, great beer, cute to unitelligible accent. Worcestershire sauce, ta ta. Great pals. I'd visit in a heartbeat, on my way to Ireland.
Canada. Oh, Canada.
Australia. Best friends. Literally, my best friend is australian. well, one of them, but that's another story, and another time. I would go there, but i really do not like flying for one third than many hours. Too f'ing far away, mate. Keep sending your hipster to New England though, they rock.
and lest I forget, Poland. The oft maligned stalwart, the too good neighbor, the catholic nation that has often turned that very cheek. I'd visit just to thank you.
I suppose that's the shortest list of some aopparently crucial allies. Feel free to imagine more.
Now. What is the motivation for General Electric, the corporate entity?
It is to maximize shareholder value. Because they are a publicly traded company.
Their motive is pure profit tempered by fear of government citations.
Now, as much as I love or respect my nations allies, I do not want a corporation,
read this carefully
I do not want a government owned, as in foriegn government owned, even a Canandian owned, corporate entity running ANY port of entry into my nation.
what is their motivation? To maximize shareholder value? or to maximize the intrests of a foriegn government.
Hey, if the company was owned by a single righ guy in dubai, I WOULD NOT GIVE A CRAP.
Let him run the port, let his company, from dubai, using all dubai'ian workers even, run the whole freakin port of Los Angeles for all I care.
so long as that single rich guy is not a foriegn government, then have at it.
capitalists can be trusted, becuase they are predicatable.
Governments cannot, and are not.