The War profiteers~ Iraq for sale

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posted on Nov, 9 2007 @ 02:49 AM
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I havn't finished watching the video yet, have a copy on dvd. It was gven to me by a SGT, who is disgusted along with his SSG. Over exorbant prices, if you listened to the mod squad interview of mine with the guys you may have an idea, of just how out ragous it is. Well it is worse, far.

Spread the word, deny ignorance. Have friends who don't beleive in ATS, don't tell them you found this here , right away. Just put in the link, and let them watch for them selves.

Then let them decide.


The story of what happens to everyday Americans when corporations go to war.
Acclaimed director Robert Greenwald (Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Outfoxed) takes you inside the lives of soldiers, truck drivers, widows and children who have been changed forever as a result of profiteering in the reconstruction of Iraq. Iraq for Sale uncovers the connections between private corporations making a killing in Iraq (Blackwater, Halliburton/KBR, CACI and Titan) and the decision makers who allow them to do so.

IFS



Bonus scenes and clips
Trailer and Ads
More video




[edit on 9-11-2007 by ADVISOR]




posted on Nov, 9 2007 @ 03:06 AM
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Looks like a good video. Too bad it costs money... information like this would benefit the country more if it was free. Then again, I guess it costs money to make a documentary like this.



posted on Nov, 9 2007 @ 03:19 AM
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Took care of that double post for you. Yes it costs money to produce dvd's, by the way on the dvd case it says "Brave New Films are both funded and distributed completely outside corporate America. Over 3,000 people donated to make Iraq for Sale, and it is up to you to distribute it. Give copies to co-workers and organize a screening in your neighborhood. Get involved !"

The small cost of puchase is worth being able to burn the disk and pass it along. I'm going to do so, with the copy I have, and got the word out here for all ATSers to see first.

Another example of gouged prices, the plastic dispossable plates, are $50. a plate, our defac goes through thousands of those plates a day. A case of soda, $45. for Saudi version of Coke a Cola!



Thank you Haliburton, NOT.



posted on Nov, 9 2007 @ 04:21 AM
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Originally posted by ADVISOR
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Another example of gouged prices, the plastic dispossable plates, are $50. a plate, our defac goes through thousands of those plates a day. A case of soda, $45. for Saudi version of Coke a Cola!



Thank you Haliburton, NOT.


Yeah, nothing but the finest plastic and styrofoam! You forgot to mention the Baskin-Robbins ice cream. KBR(among others) is definitely getting rich. I could tell some high priced and wasteful "horror" stories about KBR over here, that's for sure.

But i'll still take a KBR(even though i can't stand them) run DFAC over an Army field kitchen or MRE's any day. Won't get much of an argument from soldiers on that as well, i imagine.

I've run into a few "disgusted" civilian hating soldiers over here during the past three years. It's funny how many end up asking how to get a job over here after they get out or retire, and help with their resume.



posted on Nov, 9 2007 @ 06:33 AM
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HUH??? Now it's a bad thing to be a Capitalist?? If anyone thinks they can do a better job...go right on and sell those plates for $25.00, You'll be undercutting the competition by half...Oh wait there are other costs to running a Biz in a War Zone 10,000 miles away...GO HALIBURTON!!!!!



posted on Nov, 9 2007 @ 07:02 AM
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Except they're not 10,000 miles away, they're based right there in the middle east and have been for some time since they bailed out of their US address, and Iraq can hardly be described as a "warzone". They go through no more risk in providing their astronomically inflated crap than any other company delivering goods in an American city. I'm willing to bet that Walmart has more work related injuries in a year than Haliburton has had in Iraq to date.


Just in case you thought I was talking out of my ass, here is Haliburton's Injury Rate for the last six years and a page on Walmart's Injury Rates.

[edit on 11/9/2007 by mythatsabigprobe]



posted on Nov, 9 2007 @ 02:22 PM
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Just finished watching the movie, thetre is so much, I don't know were to start. One just has to see it for themselves. Just over an hour long, and will keep any one interested in taking back America, for the people.

Which brings me to a new thread I'm am going to start. You will know it when you see it.



posted on Nov, 9 2007 @ 03:19 PM
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Depressing isn't it watching that video?

All these people being killed and sacrificed just for money and power!

All this pain and suffering just for a quick buck.

Makes you think what's gone wrong with the human race?

video.google.co.uk...

[edit on 9uFriday07/27/20 by paul76]



posted on Nov, 11 2007 @ 09:33 AM
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Originally posted by mythatsabigprobe
Except they're not 10,000 miles away, they're based right there in the middle east and have been for some time since they bailed out of their US address, and Iraq can hardly be described as a "warzone". They go through no more risk in providing their astronomically inflated crap than any other company delivering goods in an American city. I'm willing to bet that Walmart has more work related injuries in a year than Haliburton has had in Iraq to date.


Just in case you thought I was talking out of my ass, here is Haliburton's Injury Rate for the last six years and a page on Walmart's Injury Rates.

[edit on 11/9/2007 by mythatsabigprobe]


I am going to have to ask you nicely to reconsider. Iraq is a warzone. US service members drive in convoys of armored vehicals everyday in Iraq for a reason.

Second, you can't use a document trash talking Walmart as proof. Sure a lot of people may slip and fall in Walmart everyday. Walmart also has more customers and most likely many more employes than the US has in Iraq. You also have to consider the how bad the injurys are.

KBR run defacts that are targeted by mortars. KBR runs convoys on roads which are targeted with complex attacks and IED's. To state that they are taking no more risk providing their goods in Iraq then companys providing goods in the US is a huge understatement.

The real problem that is going on here is more along the lines of what they OP was saying. These products may be overpriced even when you take into consideration the saftey factors this these companys must face. Surely there must be another company willing to do the same job for a more reasonable price.

The US govenment might have picked companys with political ties to scratch a friends back. This is something that has been brought up before and this video spreading what is going on to the masses. That is that the government could be using taxpayers money to pay off political friends and help themselfs in the end.





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