The flap over Dubai is over, but the fact is that our current world is full of corporations with international ties, good or ill. Take for example this discuss by Richard Brand at Real Clear Politics about the takeover of Sequoia Voting Systems by Smartmatic International. Smartmatic machines were used in Venezuela's recent election, and were allegedly rigged in Chavez's favor. Guess what? Smartmatic is ultimately owned (after you get by a few layers of companies) by the Venezuelan government! Consider the concealment of Smartmatic's ownership, and the ease with which "foreign" companies can own U.S. entities. Also consider the possibilities for a Venezuelan company to affect U.S. elections. Not good.