Ted has another post about the UAE ports deal (which in turn references another post). I’ve been reasonably quiet to this point because I don’t have much to say. This pretty well sums it up.
In a nutshell: The people running the port at the highest and lowest levels aren’t likely to change in any significant capacity, so who cares who gets the profit from the deal? The security is going to be bad regardless of whether it is run by the UAE, the British or the US, so who cares? Spend the time and money on fixing the problems, not making problems where none exist.