Construction Of GULFTAINER’s Edgemoor, Delaware Container Terminal To Expand The Port Of Wilmington Must Be Blocked On National Security Grounds

By Mary Fanning and Alan Jones | October 25, 2020

Diamond State Port Corporation’s proposal to allow United Arab Emirates-based seaports management company GULFTAINER, through its subsidiary GT USA Wilmington LLC, to build a new container terminal along the Delaware River in Edgemoor, Delaware on the site of the former Chemours-Dupont titanium plant, presents a clear and present danger to the national security of the United States due to GULFTAINER’s extensive, decades-long derogatory national security profile.

The Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control (DNREC), a law enforcement agency tasked with protecting Delaware’s state parks and the health and safety of Delawarians, has a moral and legal obligation to protect the citizens of Delaware and the United States from GULFTAINER and its parent organization THE CRESCENT GROUP OF COMPANIES.

THE CRESCENT GROUP’s principals who reside in the UAE are actively working with America’s adversaries Iran, China, and Russia.

GULFTAINER’s Iraqi-born principals Hamid Dhia Jafar and Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar have for decades been involved in the financing, design, construction, storage, transportation, concealment, and proliferation of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Some of those WMDs have already wounded American troops and killed many innocent civilians.

As of 2010, GULFTAINER gained access to an advanced delivery system for those WMDs when GULFTAINER entered into a half billion dollar joint venture with Russian state-owned weapons conglomerate ROSTEC / ROSOBORONEXPORT that exports the Club-K Container Missile Launching System. The GULFTAINER – ROSTEC joint venture is called GULFTAINER RUSSIAN TECHNOLOGIES.

GULFTAINER CEO Peter Richards: GULFTAINER RUSSIAN TECHNOLOGIES Is Building The ‘Gateway To Moscow’ At Russia’s Baltic Sea Port Of Ust Luga

British-based Port Strategy Magazine, quoting GT USA CEO Peter Alexander Richards, reported in 2013:

The Port of Ust-Luga is one of Russia’s largest infrastructure projects; the YUG-2 terminal is the first venture of Gulftainer Russian Technologies, the joint venture created in 2011 by Gulftainer and Prominvest, the financial and investment arm of Russian Technologies [ROSTEC]…

…Ust-Luga is a key port gateway in the heart of Russia’s buoyant Baltic Western region, says Mr Richards. “It is envisioned that the YUG-2 terminal will supplement St Petersburg and act as a gateway to Moscow.”

Russia’s ROSOBORONEXPORT is currently exporting Russian S-400 missiles to China through Russia’s Port of Ust Luga.

China is preparing to use the S-400 missiles to shoot down Taiwanese aircraft as they take off during a planned Chinese military invasion of Taiwan, according to recent reports.

GULFTAINER currently operates the entire Port of Wilmington under a 50-year lease awarded to GULFTAINER in 2018 by the State of Delaware’s Diamond State Port Corporation.

Diamond State Port Corporation is the owner of the Port of Wilmington and the Edgemoor property where GULFTAINER plans to build a new container terminal as part of a proposed Port of Wilmington expansion.

When GULFTAINER received both its 35-year container terminal lease at Florida’s Port Canaveral in 2014 (secretly negotiated in an covert operation code-named ‘Project Pelican’) and its 50-year lease of Delaware’s entire Port of Wilmington in 2018, GULFTAINER did not undergo the required 30 and 45-day Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) reviews and the required National Security Threat Analysis by 17 U.S. intelligence agencies. This was an egregious national security lapse.

Had GULFTAINER undergone the required CFIUS reviews and National Security Threat Analysis, the following derogatory national security information would have come to light:

GULFTAINER has extensive ties to:  (i) the former Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein, (ii) the Hussein regime’s covert Iraqi weapons of mass destruction programs, (iii) Iraqi nuclear weapons and uranium enrichment mastermind Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar, the brother and business partner of GULFTAINER owner Hamid Dhia Jafar, (iv) Iraqi chemical weapons mastermind and “Superweapons” Czar Lt. Gen. Dr. Amir Al-Saadi, (who was also Gulftainer owner Hamid Dhia Jafar’s ‘Oil-For-Superweapons’ co-conspirator) (v) Saddam Hussein’s clandestine overseas terror squad Unit 999 (vi), Russian Prime Minister-turned-President Vladimir Putin, (vii) Putin’s longtime “number two,” former KGB officer Igor Sechin who oversaw ROSNEFT deals with Hamid Dhia Jafar’s Crescent Petroleum, (viii) Russia’s military industrial complex and intelligence services, (ix) Russian state-owned weapons company ROSTEC/ROSOBORONEXPORT that entered into a joint venture with GULFTAINER called GULFTAINER RUSSIAN TECHNOLOGIES that exports the CLUB-K CONTAINER MISSILE SYSTEM, (x) China, (xi) North Korea, (xii) rogue Pakistani nuclear scientist A. Q. Khan, (xiii) Sudan, (xiv) Iran, and (xv) to Iran’s state-owned ocean shipping line IRISL that covertly supported Iran’s nuclear program in violation of U.S. sanctions.

While the above list of critical national security concerns regarding GULFTAINER should be sufficient cause to immediately cancel GULFTAINER’s proposed Edgemoor container terminal project, GULFTAINER’s derogatory national security profile is far more extensive, as this document will outline.

GULFTAINER Russian Technologies, The Joint Venture Between GULFTAINER And ROSTEC / ROSOBORONEXPORT, Exporter Of Russia’s Club-K Container Missile System

The Iraqi Jafar brothers are closely connected to the Iranian regime and two of the most powerful ex-KGB agents in the world, Vladimir Putin, and Putin’s number two, Igor Sechin, considered by some Russia watchers to be even more powerful than Putin. Sechin, who like his oil partners the Iranian regime, conducts business with the Iraqi Jafar family and their oil conglomerate Crescent Petroleum, is known as ‘Russia’s Darth Vader’ and “the scariest man on earth.”

GULFTAINER entered a $500 million joint venture called GULFTAINER Russian Technologies with Russian state-owned weapons and technology company ROSTEC, the 100 percent owner of the Russian government’s official weapons exporting company ROSOBORONEXPORT.

ROSOBORONEXPORT exports Russia’s Trojan Horse advanced weapons system known as the Club-K Container Missile System.

Russia’s Club-K looks identical to any standard intermodal cargo container — the type of metal shipping boxes that GULFTAINER handles at 40 percent of ports across the Middle East and now at two strategic U.S. seaports, Florida’s Port Canaveral and Delaware’s Port of Wilmington.

Russia’s Club-K, however, is actually an advanced satellite-activated weapons system capable of launching Russian Kalibr cruise missiles armed with nuclear, electromagnetic pulse (EMP), chemical, biological, and conventional payloads. “‘This Club-K is game-changing with the ability to wipe out an aircraft carrier 200 miles away,’ said Robert Hewson, editor of Jane’s Air-Launched Weapons, which first reported on the Club-K developments,’” according to The Telegraph.

“Russia’s military is now more capable than at any time since the end of the Cold War,” Bloomberg reported on September 30, 2020, citing a new report from British think tank International Institute for Strategic Studies.

Russia is equipping new naval ships including corvettes and icebreakers with Club-K units.  Sea trials are underway, Russian press outlet TASS boasted in August 2020.

GULFTAINER and Saddam’s Overseas Terror Squad Unit 999

Gulftainer owner Hamid Dhia Jafar’s brother and business partner Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar was a senior member of Saddam Hussein’s cabinet and Saddam Hussein’s Presidential Nuclear Adviser as well as Saddam’s Deputy Minister of Industry and Military Industrialization.

Dr. Jafar also had oversight of the Iraqi Directorate of General Military Intelligence (DGMI) Unit 999 special operations and terrorism troops that, with technical assistance from Russian KGB, SVR, and GRU advisers, helped Dr. Jafar to conceal and transfer abroad his nuclear, chemical, and biological WMD programs.

Dr. Jafar can be heard speaking with Saddam Hussein on the ‘Saddam Tapes.’ The ‘Saddam Tapes’ are secret Iraqi government audio recordings of Saddam’s cabinet meetings that were captured by Coalition Forces during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

On the “Saddam Tapes,” Saddam Hussein and his senior cabinet members were heard musing about detonating a nuclear weapon in Washington D.C. One of the foremost leaders in Saddam’s cabinet was his nuclear mastermind Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar.

When someone tells you that they want to kill you, believe them. When one of those people making a nuclear threat against the United States is a declared enemy combatant on the Pentagon’s ‘BLACKLIST,’ one might pay strict attention.

Aviation and cargo security expert Glen Winn, who is also a former Secret Service agent, asserted that “while we may not be able to check every cargo container coming into the country without bringing global commerce to a standstill, it is imperative that the lessees to America’s ports receive the proper National Security Threat Analysis. That is the point at which you maintain your national security.”

U.S. Missile Defense Systems Look Outward, Giving Russia’s Trojan Horse Club-K Container Missile System An Advantage

Just one Club-K Container Missile System could launch an EMP attack that could disable America’s power grid and impede America’s ability to respond with a retaliatory strike.

In theory, Russia and other adversaries could carry out a coordinated first strike surge attack from hundreds or even thousands of Club-K Container Missile Systems secreted behind U.S. missile defenses. Additional missile salvos could be launched from Russian Club-K units in Mexico and from merchant ships and submarines off the U.S. coasts. Likely targets would be U.S. Navy submarine bases in Kitsap, Washington and Kings Bay, Georgia, U.S. Air Force strategic bomber air bases, command and control bases, and the Boeing E4B airborne command 747s.

The Club-K has a ten year shelf life. Club-K units can be remotely activated via satellite. After Club-K units enter U.S. seaports, they can be transported to every hamlet in America via rail, riverine boats, and semi tractor trailer trucks. It is not simply America’s seaports and military bases that are at risk of attack by the Club-K, but rather, the entirety of United States.

Translations from a Russian defense journal and from a secret Iranian military handbook suggest that Russia and Iran have developed a Pearl Harbor 2.0 plan to sink the entire U.S. Navy fleet as part of coordinated asymmetrical attacks against the United States and U.S. military bases around the world.

The plan is to launch Russian Kalibr cruise missiles from submarines, freighter ships, and Trojan Horse Club-K Container Missile System intermodal cargo “containers” that can be smuggled into U.S. ports and moved into the U.S. interior aboard trains and semi-trucks.

In 2015 the Russian journal “Natsionalnaya Oborona” (translation: National Defense) outlined a plan to “hit them in their ports” with Kalibr cruise missiles that could sink entire US Navy fleets docked in ports across the United States, Europe, and the Middle East.

Dr. Joseph F. King, the former Chief of the National Security Section at the Department of Homeland Security’s New York City office, was assigned responsibility for all weapons of mass destruction (WMD) issues, including nuclear, chemical, biological (NBC), in the New York metropolitan area following 9/11 and had previously been stationed in Lebanon.

In an exclusive interview with The American Report, Dr. King stated:

The detailed information that has been amassed regarding Project Pelican makes it clear that the threats to our Ports and Terminals, our first line of defense, and the corruption and criminal conduct in these conspiracies, surpass the scope of the “Iran Contra” and “Whitewater” affairs combined.

I find it mind-boggling that this Byzantine attack on our national security has been swept under the rug by the previous administration. I hope that someone in the Trump administration will pursue this dangerous and criminal attack on our Ports and Terminals and ultimately our national security so that, unlike Churchill, we will not have to fight them on our beaches.

Because of Gulftainer’s entrée into the global ports business, and U.S. ports in particular, GULFTAINER’s $500 million joint venture with Russian state-owned weapons company ROSTEC/ROSOBORONEXPORT is of particular interest.

ROSOBORONEXPORT is the exporter of Russia’s Club-K Container Missile System, a Trojan Horse advanced cruise missile launching platform that is visually indistinguishable from the thousands of commercial intermodal shipping containers GULFTAINER handles at the Port of Wilmington and plans to handle at GULFTAINER’s proposed Edgemoor container terminal.

GULFTAINER presents an existential security risk to Delaware, the United States, and the United States military.

President Trump imposed sanctions on GULFTAINER’s Russian joint venture partner ROSOBORONEXPORT on April 6, 2018, the exact same date on which the board members of Diamond State Port Corporation voted unanimously to lease the Port of Wilmington to GULFTAINER for 50 years. The legality of GULFTAINER’s presence in the United States is certainly questionable.

Neither the United States nor Delaware can afford the risk that GULFTAINER presents with the very real possibility that GULFTAINER may smuggle Club-K “container” units through the Port of Wilmington or the proposed Edgemoor container terminal.

From those Club-K ‘containers,’ U.S. adversaries could remotely launch Russian cruise missiles armed with nuclear, electromagnetic pulse (EMP), chemical, biological, and conventional payloads against U.S. military bases including Delaware’s Dover Air Force Base and major American cities including Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington D.C.

GULFTAINER recently showed its true colors during the initial months of the Covid-19 pandemic when GULFTAINER not only attempted to extort a million dollars but illegally blockaded hundreds of gas station and convenience store chain Wawa’s fuel tanker trucks from transiting through the Port of Wilmington to their tank farm. GULFTAINER’s menacing actions disrupted hundreds of Wawa fuel deliveries per day across five Northeastern states — Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia.

GULFTAINER Is Connected Through The Iraqi Jafar Family And Iraq’s WMD Programs To 100 Percent Of The Countries Currently Designated By The U.S. State Department As State Sponsors Of Terrorism

GULFTAINER, either directly or through the former Iraqi weapons of mass destruction programs with which GULFTAINER was connected for decades, has ties with four out of four, or 100 percent, of the countries currently designated by the U.S. State Department as State Sponsors of Terrorism:

Country                             Designation Date

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea)     November 20, 2017

Iran                                 January 19, 1984

Sudan                                 August 12, 1993

Syria                                 December 29, 1979

In addition, Iraq under the regime of Saddam Hussein, with which GULFTAINER (founded in 1976) was deeply connected, was previously designated by the State Department as a State Sponsor of Terrorism from1979 until 2004.

GULFTAINER Lied About Its True Ownership:  GULFTAINER’s Foreign Owners Include A Foreign Government — The UAE:

 

  • Hamid Dhia Jafar, The Brother And Business Partner Of Rogue Nuclear Physicist Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar, Saddam Hussein’s Nuclear Weapons And Uranium Enrichment Mastermind; Dr. Jafar Was On DoD CENTCOM ‘BLACKLIST

  • Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Ruler Of Sharjah, UAE And One Of The Seven Ruling SheikhsThat Control The UAE Government

According to World Bank International Finance Corporation (IFC) documents, GULFTAINER is owned by two shareholders, Hamid Dhia Jafar and Sheikh Dr. Sultan Bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, the Ruler Of Sharjah, UAE.

GULFTAINER did not disclose in its Port Canaveral and Port of Wilmington lease agreements that the company is partially owned by the Ruler of Sharjah, and therefore partially owned by the UAE government.

GULFTAINER’s Connection To Iran Through GSCCO, KGL, And Iran’s Shipping Line IRISL

GULFTAINER, through GULFTAINER’s consortium Gulf Stevedoring Contracting Company (GSCCO), was in partnership with the Iranian state-owned container shipping line The Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Line Group (IRISL) which acts as the primary shipping line for Iran’s covert nuclear weapons program. The Trump administration placed IRISL under secondary U.S. Treasury Department sanctions, effective June 2020.

Gulftainer is the majority owner of Gulf Stevedoring Contracting Co. Ltd (GSCCO).

Gulftainer owns 51% of GSCCO. KGL (Kuwait & Gulf Link) co-founded and partially owns GSCCO with Gulftainer. KGL executives and board members, it was revealed in an American court, were deeply involved in secret container ship operations with IRISL and were under FBI and DoD investigation for money laundering and sanctions violations.

KGL officials worked closely with a top IRISL executive who was placed under sanctions as a Specially Designated National (SDN) by the U.S. Treasury Department and was separately indicted for conspiracy by U.S. District Attorney Cyrus Vance in Manhattan on June 20, 2011

KGL owns 51% of Combined Shipping Company (CSC). IRISL subsidiary VALFAJR owns the remaining 49% of Combined Shipping Company (CSC). CSC and VALFAJR own RAK Shipping, named after the UAE’s RAK Emirate.

On June 8, 2020, the Trump administration’s Treasury Department announced that “today, sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL) and its Shanghai [China]-based subsidiary, E-Sail Shipping Company Ltd (E-Sail) have come into effect.”

“The US Treasury Department on June 8 [2020] designated 121 tankers, container ships and other vessels owned or tied to Iranian shipper IRISL for additional secondary sanctions,” according to S&P Global.

UAE Signs Port Deal With China’s COSCO

While we know that GULFTAINER is partially owned by the UAE government, it is important to note that the UAE government recently signed a joint-venture with Chinese state-owned shipping line COSCO. The UAE-COSCO port concession, known as COSCO Shipping Ports Ltd – Abu Dhabi, transferred control of a container terminal at the UAE’s Port of Abu Dhabi to China’s state-owned enterprise COSCO for 35 years.

The UAE’s Port of Abu Dhabi is now part of China’s One Belt One Road Initiative that has seized control of global trade routes and continues to build seaports across the globe to accommodate the communist superpower’s rapidly expanding fleet of Chinese Navy warships and submarines. China now has the largest navy in the world, with more ships than the U.S. Navy. GULFTAINER’s partial owner, the Ruler of Sharjah, is one of the seven members of the UAE Royal Family of Emirs who comprise the UAE’s totalitarian federation of seven monarchies.

In 2019, the Trump administration forced COSCO to sell its Long Beach Container Terminal at the Port of Long Beach, near the Port of Los Angeles, due to U.S. national security concerns.

Robert Sheridan, a former US Customs Investigator, told the Associated Press:

The last area that really brings it all together, I think, is having foreigners knowing how, even having an inkling of how the United States scrutinises containers from a security standpoint, the various layers of security. And I think that’s also a concern. No matter what the host country says that they’ve assured the American government that they’re following American guidelines, and what have you, there’s always a breakdown in language, there’s always a breakdown for nefarious purposes, and you have a problem. That’s where I see it.

And China has been known to have acquired critical technology from the United States illegally. And they still have a strong presence. Having said that, having a company controlled by the Chinese government through the arm of the PRC (People’s Republic of China) Army, I think is an opportunity, again, to set up an espionage apparatus.

Hutchison Whampoa is controlled by the Chinese government. And if you don’t have somebody there that’s from America whose an American employee of the Customs Service or the Coast Guard, whoever they want to put over there, however they want to name them, that’s representing America’s interest, there’s a chance for it to go haywire.

Late Iranian General Soleimani Made Serious Threat Against The United States 

On July 26, 2018, Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani, the “Shadow Commander” in charge of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force that conducts clandestine operations for Iran, threatened President Trump and the United States. Soleimani warned America that Iran would “destroy all that you possess” and quoted ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu. “You know our power in the region and our capabilities in asymmetric war…I’m telling you, Mr. Trump the gambler, I am telling you: know that where you are not thinking of, we are near you. Places you cannot imagine, we are next to you.”

While General Soleimani was permanently taken off the battlefield by President Trump, Soleimiani led Iran’s Quds Force that remains an active threat to the United States.

EMP expert Dr. Peter Vincent Pry warned in an April 26, 2020 Newsmax article:

On Weds. April 22, [2020 — three months after President Trump killed General Soleimani] Iran successfully orbited its first military satellite, launched by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the world’s most powerful state-sponsored terrorist organization…

… Trajectory of the IRGC’s “Nour” (“Light”) satellite overflies the United States from south to north, from the U.S. blind and defenseless side where there are no Ballistic Missile Early Warning System radars and no National Missile Defense interceptors…

… If nuclear-armed for electromagnetic pulse attack, Nour could project an EMP field covering most of North America, potentially blacking-out power grids and other critical infrastructures that support electronic civilization and the lives of 330 million Americans.

Gulftainer affiliate Crescent Petroleum’s former Head of Strategic Planning was a former Iranian military officer. Crescent Petroleum maintained an office on Africa Expressway in Tehran, in defiance of U.S. sanctions against Iran.

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), while serving as Representative Sanders (I-VT) on the House Financial Services Committee, passionately opposed on national security grounds the 2006 Dubai Ports World deal that would have handed over six major US seaports to the UAE government.

Rep. Sanders grilled a senior Treasury Department official involved in CFIUS who was testifying about U.S. Seaport Operations and the Dubai Ports World deal:

At a time when we are spending billions of dollars trying to protect the American people from terrorism, I cannot understand how the Committee on Foreign Investments in the United States [CFIUS] would OK a deal that would put the operations of major American ports into the hands of a company that is wholly owned by United Arab Emirates government…

… The United Arab Emirates government had direct ties to Osama bin Laden and was one of three countries in the world to recognize the Taliban government of Afghanistan. At least two 9/11 hijackers came from the United Arab Emirates. According to the FBI, money was transferred to the 9/11 hijackers through the UAE banking system. After 9/11, the Treasury Department reported that the UAE was not cooperating in efforts to track down Osama bin Laden’s bank accounts. The UAE has been a key transfer point for illegal shipments of nuclear components to Iran, North Korea, and Libya. Further, there are as I understand it, no democratic institutions in the United Arab Emirates … and yesterday we learned that the parent company of Dubai Ports World is honoring an Arab boycott of Israel…

… The 9/11 Commission reported that a United States missile strike intended for Osama bin Laden had to be called off in 1999 because members of the United Arab Emirates Royal Family and government officials were at Bin Laden’s hunting camp in Afghanistan. In other words, we could have killed Osama bin Laden over two years before 9/11 if we were not concerned about harming the royal family of the UAE.

Can any of you tell the American people the names of the government officials or royal family who enjoyed hunting trips together with Osama bin Laden?

Further, can you tell us that these very same officials will not be involved in the UAE government-run Dubai Ports World which will have ownership over six major American ports?

Senator Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate Minority Leader, asked on the Senate floor:

Do we want a country that was a staging ground for the 9/11 terrorists? Do we want a country owning one of our seaports who was instrumental in allowing devices to make nuclear weapons go through its seaports to other parts of the world? The answer Mr. President is no, we do not want that.

Biographies of Iraqi Brothers And Business Partners GULFTAINER Owner Hamid Dhia Jafar and Saddam Hussein’s Nuclear Weapons Mastermind Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar

Hamid Dhia Jafar, born in Baghdad, Iraq in 1947, is the owner of GULFTAINER. Hamid Dhia Jafar the Chairman of the Board of the Crescent Group of Companies, a Middle Eastern conglomerate controlled by the Iraqi Jafar family and based in the UAE’s Sharjah emirate. The Crescent Group owns GULFTAINER, GULFTAINER subsidiary GT USA, Crescent Petroleum, Uruk Project Development Company, and other Crescent Group subsidiaries.

Hamid Dhia Jafar is the brother and business partner of rogue nuclear physicist Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar, who was born in Baghdad, Iraq in 1943. Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar is the former Vice Chairman of the Iraq Atomic Energy Commission and the former chief of Saddam Hussein’s covert nuclear weapons program, code-named Petrochemicals Project/3 (PC3). Dr. Jafar is often referred to as “the father of Iraq’s nuclear program.’ Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar was also the principal architect of Saddam Hussein’s clandestine uranium enrichment program that produced weapons-grade uranium for use in Iraqi nuclear bombs.

Dr. Jafar’s expansive nuclear weapons program had 20,000 employees, 7,000 of whom were scientists and engineers. “Jafar’s empire included more than two dozen weapons plants, most of them clustered around Baghdad. He managed a legion of employees and remarkable laboratories that concentrated exclusively on fissile materials and their weaponization” according to the book Critical Mass: The Dangerous Race for Superweapons in a Fragmenting World.

NBC News referred to Dr. Jafar as “a combination of Lawrence of Arabia and Dr. Strangelove who mixes Muslim fatalism, Arab nationalism, and modern technocracy.”

Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar also oversaw technology transfer operations in support of Iraq’s chemical and biological warfare programs, according to CIA documents.

Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar is the CEO of GULFTAINER affiliate Uruk Project Development Company, establishing not only a direct Iraqi family connection, but also a direct business connection between GULFTAINER, the lessee of Delaware’s proposed Edgemoore container terminal site and Saddam Hussein’s extensive weapons of mass destruction programs.

The United States Secretary of Defense placed Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar’s name on U.S. Central Command’s classified Operation Iraqi Freedom Blacklist of senior Saddam Hussein regime officials that U.S. military and Coalition partners were tasked with capturing, and in the case that U.S. or coalition service members faced resistance, to engage with lethal military force.

The image below shows Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar’s name on the U.S. Defense Department’s now-declassified ‘BLACKLIST’:

Dr. Jafar designed and built Saddam’s ‘Arab Bomb,’ the Iraqi miniaturized nuclear weapon known as ‘Beach Ball.’ Saddam Hussein, according to the book Brighter Than the Baghdad Sun: Saddam Hussein’s Nuclear Threat to the United States, planned to conceal one of Dr. Jafar’s ‘Beach Balls’ aboard a cargo ship, and sail it into Israel’s Port of Haifa, which is often visited by U.S. Navy warships and submarines. Saddam planned to detonate Dr. Jafar’s nuclear weapon in Israel’s port.

Like Saddam, GULFTAINER has a particular affinity for positioning its container terminals near U.S. Navy ships and submarines, especially U.S. Navy ballistic submarines armed with Trident II ballistic missiles that comprise America’s last line of nuclear deterrence and defense against China and Russia. GULFTAINER maintains a very close and long-time association with Russia, a relationship that dates back into the Soviet era.

From 2012 to 2014, GULFTAINER executed its secretly-negotiated operation ‘Project Pelican.’

Initially, GULFTAINER attempted to take over container terminal operations at Florida’s Port of Jacksonville, in a $250 million under-the-table scheme that would have made GULFTAINER a secret, silent partner at the port.

The Port of Jacksonville is located a few miles south of Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, home of the U.S. Navy’s Atlantic fleet of Trident ballistic missile submarines. The Jacksonville deal fell through in 2012 after it was exposed by a local reporter.

In 2014, however, GULFTAINER succeeded in securing a 35-year no-bid container terminal lease at Florida’s Port Canaveral, home of another U.S. Navy submarine base and adjacent to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center.

President Barack Obama’s administration bypassed the required CFIUS National Security Threat Assessment of GULFTAINER’s ‘Project Pelican’ Port Canaveral deal.

GULFTAINER Owner Hamid Dhia Jafar’s ‘Oil-For-Superweapons’ Scheme

GULFTAINER affiliate Crescent Petroleum also provided material and financial support to Saddam Hussein’s regime in support of Iraq’s military industrial complex, and in particular, Saddam Hussein’s nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons of mass destruction programs, collectively referred to by the regime as Saddam’s “superweapons” programs.

In a letter to Crescent Petroleum owner Hamid Dhia Jafar, a copy of which was provided to United States Members of Congress investigating the military capabilities of Saddam’s Iraqi regime, was written and signed by Iraqi Lt. Gen. Dr. Amir Al-Saadi (a.k.a. al-Sadi), co-Deputy Minister of Military Industrialization (alongside Deputy Minister Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar) who also served as the head of Iraq’s chemical weapons program. Dr. Al-Saadi was #32 on the U.S. military’s most wanted list and Seven of Diamonds in the Iraqi Most Wanted Playing Cards.

Al-Saadi was recently named as a co-conspirator in a lawsuit filed on behalf of the survivors of the Halabja chemical weapons massacre.

In the below letter, Deputy Minister Lt. General Dr. Al-Saadi authorized Gulfainer owner Hamid Dhia Jafar to launch a secret Iraqi regime operation known as ‘Oil-For-Superweapons’ to illegally sell Iraqi gasoline to unwitting American motorists in order to finance Saddam Hussein’s weapons of mass destruction programs, including Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar’s covert nuclear weapons and uranium enrichment programs.

 

 

 

Image: Crescent Petroleum CEO and GULFTAINER owner Hamid Dhia Jafar (left) plotted an illegal scheme with Saddam Hussein’s superweapons czar Lt. Gen. Dr. Amir al-Saadi (right) and Iraqi Ministry of Industry and Military Industrialization director Hussein Kamel al Majid to sell Iraqi oil to fund his brother Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar’s nuclear weapons program. A copy of a letter sent by al-Saadi to Hamid Jafar was provided to Members Congress, proving the deal.

GULFTAINER’s Connections To The Halabja Chemical Weapons Genocide: Saddam Hussein “Gassed His Own People”

GULFTAINER has direct ties to the architects of the 1988 Halabja chemical weapons genocide  by which Saddam Hussein’s regime used sulfer mustard and other chemical weapon agents to massacre at least 5,000 Kurdish civilians and wound 10,000 more with chemical burns, neurological damage, and other severe, permanent injuries. The Halabja chemical weapons attack also contaminated Halabja’s natural environment.

Why Was There No GULFTAINER CFIUS Review And National Security Threat Analysis: CFIUS Staff Chair Amin Nabi Mir’s Connections To Hamas And Pakistani Intelligence Service ISI

“As CFIUS Staff Chair, and then as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Investment Security at the US Department of the Treasury, Aimen served as the most senior US government career official responsible for conducting US national security reviews of foreign investment, managing the disposition of over 1,000 transactions,” according to a 2019 press release. Mir was in a position to influence GULFTAINER’s CFIUS case while overseeing CFIUS cases at the Treasury Department and during an unusual eight-month stint in 2014 at the Department of Justice National Security Division.

In the cases of both GULFTAINER’s Port of Wilmington lease and GULFTAINER’s Port Canaveral lease, U.S. Treasury Department officials incorrectly argued that GULFTAINER was not required to undergo CFIUS national security investigations and National Security Threat Analysis on the flawed legal theory that because those port agreements were leases and not purchases they were not CFIUS “covered transactions.”

Aimen Mir was the two-time president of the youth wing of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA). ISNA is associated with Palestinian terror organization Hamas. ISNA was named by the U.S. Justice Department as an unindicted co-conspirator in the Holy Land terrorism support case.

The American Report wrote in October 2017:

Aimen Mir is the son of Kashmir-born physician Dr. Ghulam Nabi Mir, an ISNA Founders Committee member. Dr. Mir is also the president of the World Kashmir Awareness Forum (WKAF), an Islamic platform Dr. Mir uses to aggressively advocate for Kashmir’s secession from India in order to join Pakistan. WKAF’s Secretary General “Dr.” Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai, is a convicted felon, also from Kashmir, who served as a Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate (ISI) operative inside the United States. Fai was arrested by the FBI in 2011 for covertly operating as an unregistered foreign agent while receiving $3.5 million dollars in wire transfers from the ISI.

GULFTAINER Connected To Iraqi WMD Programs That Damaged The Environment With Radiation And Toxic Chemicals And Conducted Experiments That Tortured And Killed Killed Humans And Animals

Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar’s Iraqi biological warfare colleague Dr. Rihab Taha was known as Dr. Germ. “Iraq had decided to begin full-scale production of anthrax and botulinum toxin.  Botulinum, being a toxin, was Taha’s favorite,” NBC News reported in an article titled “The World’s Deadliest Woman?

Dr. Taha worked directly for Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar, Saddam’s Deputy Minister of Military Industrialization.

The BBC reported:

The facts are undeniable. Dr Taha’s team grew 19,000 litres of botulinum toxin, a food poison that swells the tongue and suffocates its victim.

Two thousand litres of aflatoxin were produced, which causes liver cancer. And they also prepared gas gangrene, which causes skin to melt away.

UN weapons inspectors discovered munitions filled with these agents dumped in a river, proving they had indeed been weaponised.

According to a U.S. Air Force research report, Dr. Taha:

had earlier been responsible for tests of anthrax and botulinum at Iraq’s Salman Park facility.These tests were conducted on rats, mice, rhesus monkeys, beagles and donkeys. In unreleased video tapes seized by the U.N. two years ago, the animals that had been exposed to germ agents were shown writhing and dying in agony.

“Taha was directly responsible for those tests and some believe she may also have been responsible for human trials [of biological weapons], although she and the Iraqi government deny it,” NBC News stated.

During Operation Iraqi Freedom, radioactive material from Dr. Jafar Dhia Jafar’s nuclear weapons and uranium enrichment programs sickened U.S. personnel on the ground that were searching for WMDs.

The American people, including many operating within the government, have been conditioned by the media to repeat the phrase “there were no WMDs in Iraq.”

Any thorough and honest investigation of Dr. Jafar and his WMD programs will reveal that there were WMDs in Iraq and many of them remain unaccounted for. Many Iraqi WMD sites were never even located or inspected. Moreover U.S. troops were sickened after exposure to chemical weapons and radiation while operating in Iraq.

Dave Gaubatz, a civilian US federal agent with the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations (OSI), who previously spent 20 years on active duty with the U.S. Air Force.  Agent Gaubatz was exposed to WMD in Iraq and has exclusively provided The American Report his federal worker’s compensation claim and his Defense Department Post-Deployment Health Assessment (DD Form 2796) to prove it.

Image: Agent Dave Gaubatz with the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations (left) and his team of active duty Air Force personnel, tasked with looking for WMD, Nasiriyah, Iraq, in 2003

The American people have an opportunity to stop the GULFTAINER container terminal project that is planned on the shores of the Delaware River. GULFTAINER presents a clear and present danger to U.S. national security.

The American people, the U.S. military, American shipping companies, American jobs, and the environment are at great risk from GULFTAINER.

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