The question of smuggling isn’t so far-fetched. It comes up a lot as I walk around and talk to the sailors. There are rumors of captains moving weapons, cigarettes, drugs, even nuclear equipment.It is an open secret, while you can't trade with the enemy, you can trade with a middleman and then direct to Iran.
I see boxes of Carrier air-conditioning units and cartons of Crest toothpaste, and farther down the row are boxes labeled black & decker and coca-cola, along with stacks of Goodyear tires. I also spy a pallet of new Hewlett-Packard All-in-One printers, probably 200 of them, and another of Xerox copiers. When I ask a different Iranian captain about all these things going to America’s enemy, he responds, “It’s business, but please don’t tell your president.”So what to do? Maybe a preemptive strike on Proctor and Gamble and their Iranian Pringles trading racket would do the trick.
I sure hope none of you own any stock in any of these traitorous companies. Because if you do, you may have joined the Axis of Evil. Consider yourself warned, because the Axis of Evil couldn't be a contrived political designation free of substance. Could it?