posted on Sep, 4 2010 @ 01:15 AM
reply to post by CynicalM
in my 11 year military career (usaf firefighter) i spent over 44 months in warzones. i found what contractors are doing over there to be revolting
and anti-american. i couldn't believe how the military was made to be subserviant to the civilian contractors, halliburton, and blackwater/xe
those peopel were/are playing by no rules, impo (in my professional opinion)
if the american public was to learn of all their actions and behaviors towards the civilian population in their own homeland, americans would be
ashamed to be americans.
one great example:
i was stationed in Ballad in iraq in 2006. a halliburton subsidiary had a contract paying them 2.1 million dollars annually to service all portable
fire extinguishers on that base. so their contract had paid them 6.3 million dollars since the war had begun. but everyone on the base that went to
them was being sent to us. and we did not have the machinery or the personnel or the budget to reservice fire extinguishers, and we did not have fire
extinguishers. i was the ncoic of the fire alarm communications center (facc) and the 911 systems. i saw the contract myself during a few staff
meetings. the fire department during past deployment rotations had been purchasing new portable fire extinguishers from .... another and the same
halliburton subsidiaries, which means they made more money.
so there you have it.
americans flipped the bill for a 6.3 million dollar contract for a service that was not being supplied.
and people want to know how billions of dollars where unaccounted for during this war?
i do not like the mercinary tactics of blackwater or xe. nope. not one bit.
blackwater/xe, corporate monopolizationing of war,
[edit on 4-9-2010 by Esoteric Teacher]