Gulftainer, Tied To Iraqi WMDs And Russia’s Club-K Container Missile System, Blockades Wawa Tanker Trucks, US Fuel Supply Lines At Delaware’s Port Of Wilmington Amid Chinese Coronavirus Pandemic

By Mary Fanning and Alan Jones | April 11, 2020

Gulftainer, the Iraqi Jafar family’s container and seaports management company linked to Iraq’s WMD programs and to the Moscow exporter of Russia’s Club-K, a Trojan Horse container missile launching system, this week threatened U.S. fuel supply lines across five states amid the Chinese Coronavirus pandemic.

Gulftainer blockaded hundreds of Wawa fuel tanker trucks attempting to transit through Delaware’s Port of Wilmington to pick up petroleum products bound for hundreds of American-owned Wawa convenience stores and gas stations across the Northeast.




Gulftainer, based in the United Arab Emirates, manages the Port of Wilmington under a 50-year lease that was never subjected to a National Security Threat Analysis or full CFIUS review.

Obama administration holdovers approved Gulftainers Port of Wilmington lease after the Obama administration approved Gulftainer’s first U.S. port deal at Florida’s Port Canaveral, also without a National Security Threat Analysis or full CFIUS review.

Gulftainer co-owner Hamid Dhia Jafar is the brother of Saddam Hussein’s nuclear weapons mastermind Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar and is in a joint venture with ROSTEC, the Russian weapons enterprise that exports the Club-K Container Missile System through its ROSOBORONEXPORT subsidiary, derogatory facts that should have precluded Gulftainer from receiving any lease to any U.S. port.

Delaware Chancery Court Vice Chancellor J. Travis Laste granted a temporary restraining order preventing Gulftainer subsidiary GT USA Wilmington from blocking fuel terminal operator Buckeye Partners LP and hundreds of Wawa tanker trucks from accessing a petroleum tank farm that supplies Wawa locations, considered “critical infrastructure” businesses during the pandemic.

Wawa, Pennsylvania-based Wawa operates over 800 convenience stores selling fuel and deli sandwiches

Gulftainer not only blockaded U.S. fuel supply lines during a National Emergency, they are attempting to extort $1 million from Buckeye Partners LP, the Houston-based operator of the petroleum tank farm located adjacent to the Port of Wilmington that stores fuel bound for Wawa locations across the Northeast. Specifically, Wawa delivers fuel from the Buckeye tank farm adjacent to the Gulftainer’s Port of Wilmington operations to Wawa locations throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia.

According to Buckeye’s complaint:

In an attempt to extract price concessions to which it is not entitled, GT USA Wilmington, LLC has blocked Buckeye’s customers from accessing the Port of Wilmington, Delaware (the “Port”) because Buckeye refuses to capitulate to GT’s demands. Buckeye owns fuel storage tanks (“Tanks”) adjacent to the Port which serve critical businesses deemed “essential” amidst the current COVID-19 pandemic, such as Wawa Wholesale Fuels, LLC, the distributor of gas to Wawa gas stations and convenience stores throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. GT’s blockade of the Port immediately disrupts the fuel supply chain to well over 200 retail gas stations throughout the five-state region … More disturbing—and likely the reason GT has pointed a proverbial gun at Buckeye’s head at this time—is the harm to the public interest if essential fuel supply chains for approximately 200 gas stations are disrupted during the throes of a global pandemic …

… Wawa Fuels fills on average 150 truckloads of fuel from the Tanks every day and is dependent on its use of the Tanks to deliver fuel throughout the region …

… On April 6, 2020, GT prevented Wawa Fuels’ trucks from entering the Port.

…GT’s Demand was shocking to Buckeye.

Buckeye maintains that they and their employees and their customer Wawa have the legal right of ingress and egress to Buckeye’s tank farm, located adjacent to the Port of Wilmington but off of port property.

“Buckeye Partners LP sued a Gulftainer Co. Ltd. affiliate in Delaware Monday, claiming the port operator is trying to extort $1 million in extra lease fees by barring access to fuel tanks bound for hundreds of Wawa gas stations operating as “essential infrastructure” during the coronavirus pandemic,” Bloomberg Law reported on April 6, 2020.

Keeping in line with mainstream news wires around the world, Bloomberg Law conspicuously failed to mention Gulftainer’s connections to Iraqi nuclear weapons mastermind Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar that The American Report first exposed in a September 22, 2016 exposé on Project Pelican. “Project Pelican” was the codename for the secretly-negotiated deal between Gulftainer and Port Canaveral under the Obama Administration.

Russia’s Club-K Container Missile System is a technologically advanced weapons system that hides four Russian Kalibr cruise missiles inside a standard intermodal cargo shipping container. Russia or other adversaries of the United States could smuggle Club-K Container Missile Systems through U.S. ports such as those controlled by Russia’s partner Gulftainer — Florida’s Port Canaveral and Delaware’s Port of Wilmington — and launch a preemptive cruise missile attack from inside the United States against U.S. military bases and cities. Club-K cruise missiles can deliver a variety of lethal payloads including conventional, nuclear, EMP, chemical, and biological warheads.

Yahoo News reported on April 10, 2020:

Russian spies are likely using the coronavirus pandemic as an opportunity to collect intelligence on U.S. supply lines, which have struggled to provide adequate medical equipment, according to an intelligence report issued earlier this week by the Department of Homeland Security…

… “Intelligence collection on medical supply chain vulnerabilities could inform future operations aimed at weakening key logistical elements in preparation for a wartime attack, or opportunistically during an emergency,” the document says.

Gulftainer Co-Owner Is Brother Of Saddam Hussein’s ‘Blacklisted’ Nuclear Weapons Mastermind Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar

Gulftainer, based in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, is co-owned by Hamid Dhia Jafar, the brother and business partner of rogue Iraqi nuclear physicist Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar, Saddam Hussein’s nuclear weapons mastermind.

Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar, as Iraq’s Deputy Defense Minister, oversaw Saddam’s entire nuclear weapons production complex as well as chemical and biological warfare production lines in Iraq and Sudan.

Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar led a secret Iraqi project called Petrochemical 3 (PC3), where he led Iraq’s uranium enrichment and nuclear weapons development programs, overseeing a team of 20,000 scientists and technicians, a workforce equal in size to that of the CIA. Dr. Jafar ran Iraq’s version of the Manhattan Project.

In 1990, the United States designated Saddam Hussein’s Iraqi regime a state sponsor of terrorism. By definition, Dr. Jafar’s nuclear weapons program, which remained active well into the 21st century, despite Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar’s duplicitous public denials, is a terrorist nuclear weapons program led by nuclear terrorist Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar.

In 2003, the Pentagon placed Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar on U.S. Central Command’s Operation Iraqi Freedom classified ‘Blacklist’ as a Saddam regime high value target wanted by Coalition Forces for capture or kill. Dr.Jafar was designated an enemy of the United States.

In the late 1980’s, the Treasury Department and three Congressional committees investigated Hamid Dhia Jafar and his secretly hatched and highly illegal scheme with Iraq’s Superweapons Czar Lt. General Dr. Amir al-Saadi. The plot known as “Oil-For-Superweapons,” entailed selling Americans petroleum products at FINA service stations that, unknown to those American motorists, were produced with Saddam’s sanctioned oil in order to fund Saddam’s and Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar’s nuclear, chemical, and biological warfare programs.

‘Saddam Tapes’ Revealed That Saddam Hussein And His Cabinet, Of Which Dr. Jafar Was A Member, Wargamed Scenario In Which A ‘Terrorist’ Places A Nuclear Bomb In Washington D.C.

The “Saddam Tapes” are audio recordings of Saddam Hussein and his cabinet, of which Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar was a senior member. The tapes were captured by Coalition Forces and translated for the FBI around 2005-2006.

The Saddam Tapes revealed that Saddam and his cabinet wargamed a scenario in which “a terrorist” would detonate a nuclear weapon hidden in a car on the streets of downtown Washington, D.C.

Delaware’s Port of Wilmington is located 110 miles from Washington D.C. and 125 miles from New York City — within easy cruise missile range.

Gulftainer entered a joint venture called Gulftainer Russian Technologies with ROSTEC, the Russian state-owned weapons conglomerate that exports the Club-K Container Missile System through ROSTEC subsidiary ROSOBORONEXPORT.

Vladimir Putin attended the signing of Gulftainer’s joint venture deal with ROSTEC alongside Gulftainer executive Badr Jafar, Hamid Dhia Jafar’s son.

The Obama Administration Placed Gulftainer ‘Inside The Wire’ At Florida’s Port Canaveral. Obama Administration Holdovers Helped Gulftainer Take Over Delaware’s Port Of Wilmington

The Obama administration in 2014 initially placed Gulftainer, a company with connections to two of Barack Obama’s foreign student friends from his days at Occidental College in the 1980s Vinai Thummalapally from India and Wahid Hamid from Pakistan inside the wire at Florida’s Port Canaveral, adjacent to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center and 1000 feet from U.S. Navy submarines armed with Trident II ballistic missiles.

Understand that the Middle Eastern Jafars, with ties to illegal nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, were granted a 35-year lease to Port Canaveral’s container terminal and a 50-year lease to the entire Port of Wilmington, with neither deal being subjected to  the required National Security Threat Analysis and CFIUS review.

Gulftainer cited Florida’s Port Canaveral 35 year lease as precedent to attain the 50-year lease to the entire Port of Wilmington. Both strategic ports are considered critical infrastructure and should be held to the highest national security standards.

On April 6, 2018, the very same day that Delaware’s Port of Wilmington voted to lease its facilities to Gulftainer for 50 years, President Trump slapped sanctions on ROSOBORONEXPORT, the Russian subsidiary of Gulftainer joint-venture partner ROSTEC that exports the Club-K Container Missile System, thereby making the Port of Wilmington lease illegal under the CFIUS law.

Gulftainer’s blackmail threat against Buckeye Partners / Wawa, in the midst of the Chinese Coronavirus Pandemic, is Exhibit A that the enemy is inside the wire. The question remains, how vast and widespread is Gulftainer’s criminal operation?



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