A group led by conservative Internet radio firebrand Andrea Shea-King plans a three-pronged protest tomorrow, coinciding with Port Canaveral's ceremonies to celebrate GulfTainer's opening of the North Cargo Terminal this Friday.
The opposition to the Canaveral Port Rail Plan is growing. In addition to outdoorsmen, environmentalists and homeowners, Shea-King's group represents a faction concerned with Port Canaveral's secret negotiations with a foreign company they say poses a significant threat to national security.
Shea-King's planned demonstration will occur at three different locations; the first is the SR 528 overpass leading to and from Port Canaveral. The second will be just off SR 401 on the north side of Port Canaveral, leading into GulfTainer's new cargo facility. The third will be just offshore the north facility docks via boat.
Ed. Note:The security concerns and accusations mentioned below have yet to be substantiated in mainstream media; although arms were allegedly intercepted from a vessel that sailed through the Port of Umm Qasr (operated by GulfTainer), the weapons were supposedly loaded on the ship (not owned by GulfTainer, but another UAE shipping firm, WhiteSeas) prior to arriving in Umm Qasr.
More details in an email from Shea-King here:
We are staging a protest at Port Canaveral in Florida on Friday, June 12, the day Gulftainer GT USA and the Canaveral Port Authority will unveil GT USA's cargo container terminal at Port Canaveral. We are reaching out to all, including vets who will protest with us, to stand with us for the protection of our national security nexus... Nuclear subs, Trident, our Navy, US Air Force, NASA -- and our quality of life.
Why? Because in a secret agreement (Project Pelican) after donations to Bill Clinton and the firing of the CEO of Port Canaveral, a new CEO was installed who signed a 35-year lease to the Jafar brothers of the UAE, owners of Crescent Corporation, parent of Gulftainer. Gulftainer was found in Port Umm Qasr, Iraq, to be shipping illegal weapons for Iran to the Badr Brigade in Iraq, according to an official spoken to from a coalition embassy in Iraq.
Not only must we must protest against a company that shipped weapons to the terrorist that killed our American soldiers, Gulftainer (GT-USA) negotiated a sweetheart deal in secret with the Canaveral Port Authority without asking for input from local residents/taxpaying citizens who will be negatively impacted with a proposed rail line to transport containers out of Port Canaveral. Residents do NOT want an environmentally sensitive area impacted with a rail yard and trains that will traverse beside their homes over the ecologically sensitive Indian and Banana River lagoons.
Stand with us against leasing Port Canaveral to a foreign company, one who shipped weapons to terrorists and has shown no regard for the local environment and its citizens.
Protest to take place Friday morning, JULY 12 at three Port-vicinity locations:
9:30 - 10:00
* Overpass at Cape Canaveral flyover above Port entrance (where SR 528 BEACHLINE becomes SR A1A)
10:45 - Noon
* SR 401 and Grouper Road
* Boats inside harbor in front of Gulftainer Container Terminal (West Turning Basin) for those who have marine craft. It would be impressive to have a parade of boats.
Please bring signs bearing message you want to convey, colorful balloons (red/white/blue?), and American Flags.
Wear sunscreen, parasols or umbrellas (there's no shade in any of these locations), water, food, and any other comfort items you might need.) Let's make it as colorful as possible to gain public and MEDIA attention.
Any questions or comments should be directed to me at the above email address.
Stand with us!
Andrea Shea King
Cape Canaveral, FL