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U.S. contractors in Iraq allege abuses

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posted on Feb, 16 2005 @ 07:14 AM
Four men say they witnessed shooting of unarmed civilians

There are new allegations that heavily armed private security contractors in Iraq are brutalizing Iraqi civilians. In an exclusive interview, four former security contractors told NBC News that they watched as innocent Iraqi civilians were fired upon, and one crushed by a truck. The contractors worked for an American company paid by U.S. taxpayers. The Army is looking into the allegations.

The four men are all retired military veterans: Capt. Bill Craun, Army Rangers; Sgt. Jim Errante, military police; Cpl. Ernest Colling, U.S. Army; and Will Hough, U.S. Marines. All went to Iraq months ago as private security contractors.


heavily armed private security conctractors?
oh, they wanted to say mercenaries right?
private companies, such as the accused custer battles,
have taken "war business" into their own hands,
earning money by "escorting military convoys",
and hiring veteran soldiers for their actions.
but some of those veterans say, that what they were hired to do,
was really too much, and had nothing to do with fighting the insurgents.

"It was chaos and carnage and destruction the whole day," says Craun.

"These aren't insurgents that we're brutalizing," says Craun. "It was local civilians on their way to work. It's wrong."

how many of these "private security companies", are really in action in iraq and the entire middle east, remains a secret.
how many veteran soliders are working for them, who are NOT quitting their job, also remains a secret.

posted on Feb, 16 2005 @ 07:27 AM
Yes I remember a while back my husband told me of a memo that was asking for retired special forces military personnel to work in Iraq, I remember he and another retired friend was joking about going to work because the money was very, very good.

Yes, soldiers for hired, mercenaries, if you want to call them, but we know already that they are putting their lives on the line we may see their faces on the next kidnapping soon, should we feel sorry for them? I wonder.

posted on Feb, 16 2005 @ 07:35 AM
well i dont have a problem with hired veteran soliders,
and if the money is really, REALLY good, why not?

but if the "private company" that hired them,
is not really telling the truth about the missions,
that they are about to embark on,
i say "screw that company!"

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