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Obama Has 250,000 'Contractors' Deployed in Iraq & Afghanistan and is Increasing the Use of Mercs

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posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 09:53 AM
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Obama Has 250,000 'Contractors' Deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan and is Increasing the Use of Mercenaries


www.alternet.org

According to new statistics released by the Pentagon, with Barack Obama as commander in chief, there has been a 23% increase in the number of “Private Security Contractors” working for the Department of Defense in Iraq in the second quarter of 2009 and a 29% increase in Afghanistan, which “correlates to the build up of forces” in the country. These numbers relate explicitly to DoD security contractors. Companies like Blackwater and its successor Triple Canopy work on State Department contracts and it is unclear if these contractors are included in the over-all statistics. This means, t
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[edit on 2-6-2009 by DimensionalDetective]




posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 09:53 AM
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Jeremy Scahill is digging up the dirt yet again...

The more things "change", the more they stay the same.

So as we see, the mercenary garbage is still continuing on, unimpeded. More accurately it is EXPANDING under the new administration.

And take a wild guess who is paying for it all?

Disgusting.

www.alternet.org
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 09:57 AM
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See here's the issue with this
Using mercenaries alter numbers in two ways

1) Number of troops deployed and stationed is low because mercs aren't troops

2) Number of deaths are low too, because they only count deaths if it's troops that died or troops that shot a insurgent or civilian or whatever.
But mercs are completely unaccountable.

This is why using mercs allows numbers that blind the people.

You'll probably see an article on MSNBC one day on how Obama did whatever with so little resources or something, which will be a complete lie.

and many of these mercs are on roids



posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 10:06 AM
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These articles and sources are all hogwash. Our beloved president would never do such a thing. Obama is going to change everything.


Sorry about that rant. Just a preemptive post to quench the thirst of those who don't realize what is really happening in this country.

Obama will carry out the mission in whatever way possible. More mercs. in Iraq while we deploy more troops to Afghanistan and Pakistan. Someone has to keep the alleged peace.



posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 10:17 AM
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Obama will do anything he can to keep the Obamatons faithfully following his folly!

It should be apparent these Blackwater types have done a tremendous amount of damage and are not well thought of by the troops.

NEW BOSS...SAME AS THE OLD BOSS



posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 10:19 AM
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Originally posted by ModernAcademia
reply to post by DimensionalDetective
 




and many of these mercs are on roids



Can you point me to the place where you go this information or are you talking out of your butt like you usually do? No need to post a link, just point me in the general direction of any reliable source that states this with proof.



posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 11:05 AM
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Can you point me to the place where you go this information or are you talking out of your butt like you usually do? No need to post a link, just point me in the general direction of any reliable source that states this with proof.


the first Obamtron descends .... too funny he doesn't even care about the fact that these guys kill with no regard and IMHO are running footloose with a free license to kill and a blamk check from us...but all he wants is proof of the roids....what a joke... really the cops, the military and baseball uses them ...but I'm sure the boys at Blackwater (XE now) and their predecessors are not using them at all....I'm sure their morals are outstanding..after all the Anointed One would never lie

talk about speaking out of your butt everything in that reply smells like Sh...



posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 11:16 AM
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Go easy, most of these guys wind up in the fetal position, shivering in a corner, with a latte in one hand, and an Ipod in another, muttering "yyyeeessss weeee caaannn", when they find out what it was they elected. But that's only if they have a shred of common sense within them, and obviously many of them are either lacking it, or simply don't have it.



posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 12:32 PM
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Originally posted by Hashishian




Can you point me to the place where you go this information or are you talking out of your butt like you usually do? No need to post a link, just point me in the general direction of any reliable source that states this with proof.


the first Obamtron descends .... too funny he doesn't even care about the fact that these guys kill with no regard and IMHO are running footloose with a free license to kill and a blamk check from us...but all he wants is proof of the roids....what a joke... really the cops, the military and baseball uses them ...but I'm sure the boys at Blackwater (XE now) and their predecessors are not using them at all....I'm sure their morals are outstanding..after all the Anointed One would never lie

talk about speaking out of your butt everything in that reply smells like Sh...


Obamatron?

I have been called alot of things such as.

Right winger
Neo Con
Bush follower


But never an Obamatron. You should know the person before you insult them. You attack someone who is mostly politically center right while defending someone who is about as far left as one could get.

Why would I want evidence of the other charges you pose, there is already plenty that I have seen to support those claims. If you want you can post them too, I really don't care. I haven't seen evidence of steroid abuse and want to see evidence of such a claim.

I guess wanting evidence of an accusation is a no no.

I'm an Obamatron



posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 03:04 PM
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How about, you prove they don't... you go ask them to take a leak in a cup for you, and pray they don't shove the whole cup down your throat on a trip. I definitely wouldn't put it past someone like ths to have raped some already poor, abused, infected woman, man, girl, or boy.

As said before, the casualty count is far skewed due to this very topic. Slightly over 1 million? My sh!% don't stink!



posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 03:11 PM
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We need to stop the war!

It's never going to end until we kill ourselves. GD people need to learn how to get along!

It's not that difficult...you mind your own business. Quit trying to control the world and everyone else. Let people be.



posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 03:16 PM
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Jeremy Scahill is digging up the dirt yet again...


I don't really see this as "dirt" DD. I don't think it's any different that any other administration.

I really don't appreciate some of the broad-stroke generalities that occur in this thread -- labeling contractors/mercs and such. Sometimes they are the folks that do for the government what needs to be done, what is required, but can't be officially sanctioned.

My observation is there have been jerks in all walks of life, and I haven't seen them relegated to the enlisted ranks, nor private contractors.

It's kind of surprising that this kind of news comes to light..... now, I mean. It's not like it's the first time in American history that it's been done.

I kinda got the notion some 30 years ago that mercs were contracted also for particularly hazardous duties, wherein it was advisable to have a paid specialist corps.

[edit to add] ummmmmmmm just me, I suppose, but labels like "Obamatron" really don't do much for me in the way of impressing the depth of someone's critical thinking skills. Most of the time, just results in a likewise slur being tossed back. Baiting. We can like or dislike people with all our diverse political positions in a manner that is more inviting of discussion. My $0.04. USD

[edit on 2/6/09 by argentus]



posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 03:19 PM
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Originally posted by Hashishian

the first Obamtron descends .... too funny he doesn't even care about the fact that these guys kill with no regard and IMHO are running footloose with a free license to kill and a blamk check from us...but all he wants is proof of the roids....what a joke... really the cops, the military and baseball uses them ...but I'm sure the boys at Blackwater (XE now) and their predecessors are not using them at all....I'm sure their morals are outstanding..after all the Anointed One would never lie

talk about speaking out of your butt everything in that reply smells like Sh...


Man did you call that one wrong. JD has historically posted conservative on this board. All he asked for was proof or documentation of an unsubstantiated comment.



posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 03:22 PM
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Originally posted by sos37
Man did you call that one wrong. JD has historically posted conservative on this board. All he asked for was proof or documentation of an unsubstantiated comment.


Supporting Neoconservatives does not make you conservative

Also he could just use google
write blackwater steroids

done!



posted on Jun, 2 2009 @ 03:48 PM
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Originally posted by David9176
We need to stop the war!

It's never going to end until we kill ourselves. GD people need to learn how to get along!

It's not that difficult...you mind your own business. Quit trying to control the world and everyone else. Let people be.


This reminds of a quote by Plato; "Only the dead have seen the end of war"



posted on Jun, 3 2009 @ 12:57 AM
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Originally posted by ModernAcademia

Originally posted by sos37
Man did you call that one wrong. JD has historically posted conservative on this board. All he asked for was proof or documentation of an unsubstantiated comment.


Supporting Neoconservatives does not make you conservative

Also he could just use google
write blackwater steroids

done!


I'm a Neo Con for asking you to provide proof or for supporting W when he was President?

I called out W for his mistakes and the lies he told. I support President Obama, because he is my President for better or worse, but I will call him out also.

You made the claim but did not provide proof. I googled it and found that blackwater did indeed fire 140 employees for violation of company policy. What that violation pertained to was never released.

By the way, those 140 employees were not part of the group that was the result of the civil lawsuit that was filed.

That story was from 2007 as was all the stories concerning the topic. So far all it was is speculation with no proof. If you have a specific link you want me to check out that provides proof then by all means post it and I will check it out.



posted on Jun, 3 2009 @ 01:07 AM
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I always thought it was the corporations that ran mercs in Iraq, and not the US government.

pretty sure majority of those mercs will be guarding oil fields and such.

With violence reducing and troops spending less time outside the greenzone walls im pretty sure the mercs are merely protection.

Unless there driving around shooting up traffic intersections.

I dont think its fair to blame the merc numbers on the government, or the president. neither BUSH or OBAMA had a hand in the mercs, they merely gave cheney and halliburton a green light to rape the american taxpayer



posted on Jun, 3 2009 @ 01:17 AM
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Every single member of congress and the senate and every president for the last 40+ years have been told what to say, what to do and where to go. Obama is not running nothing but his mouth. The same with Bush. We are given this illusion of republican vs Democrat but many are waking up to the reallity that it's all a big show. Did you know that over 95% of the people of the United States wrote, emailed or called there congressmen and told them to not bailout the banks but it was done anyway.
When someone say 'Obama has 250,000 contractors' Deployed in Iraq & Afghanistan and is increasing the use of mercs please know that it is a lie. The state dept. with the backing of the cooperations have those contractors and mercs over there and Obama doesn't have a thing to do with it. Were fighting shadows folks. The people who are actually running the show we never see.



posted on Jun, 3 2009 @ 01:58 AM
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A 23% increase in combat forces is not LEAVING IRAQ. Just because he's doing it with Mercenaries doesn't mean we're not keeping score. Another lie, there will be no end to this stupid, irresponsible war.

When are people going to learn.



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