Insider Information - Contractors in Iraq/Afghanistan, crimes against humanity

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posted on May, 13 2012 @ 07:48 PM
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Ladies and gentlemen I was given some insider information about the role of contractors and thier corrupt practices on the war on Islam (falsely advertised as a war on terror). I was given photocopies of sample contracts, and unclassifed documents that are all in the public domain and accessible to everyone. This report that I am about to present to you will provide evidence that US contractors were doing extremely illegal practices in the middle east. Without further ado, here it is.

The contractors in Iraq



DynCorp
DynCorp International /ˈdaɪn.kɔrp/[5] is a United States-based private military contractor.[6] Begun as an aviation company, the company now also provides air operations support, training and mentoring, international development, intelligence training and support, contingency operations, security, and operations and maintenance of land vehicles.[7] DynCorp receives more than 96% of its more than $3 billion in annual revenues from the US federal government.[1][8]
en.wikipedia.org...

Blackwater/Academi/Xe
Academi[2]—previously known as Xe Services LLC, Blackwater USA and Blackwater Worldwide—is a private military company founded in 1997 by Erik Prince and Al Clark.[3][4] Academi is currently the largest of the U.S. State Department's three private security contractors. Academi provided diplomatic security services in Iraq to the United States federal government on a contractual basis.[1] Academi also has a research and development wing that was responsible for developing the Grizzly APC along with other military technology. The company's headquarters is in Arlington County, Virginia.[5][6]
en.wikipedia.org...

The roles of the contractors



Dyncorp: According to Wiki
The company has provided services for the U.S. military in several theaters, including Bolivia, Bosnia, Somalia, Angola, Haiti, Colombia, Kosovo and Kuwait.[9] DynCorp International also provided much of the security for Afghan interim president Hamid Karzai's presidential guard and trains much of Afghanistan's and Iraq's fledgling police force.[10] DynCorp was also hired to assist recovery in Louisiana and neighboring areas after Hurricane Katrina.[11][12] DynCorp and the Department of State have been criticized by the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGAR) for not properly accounting for $1.2 billion in contract task orders authorized by the State Department to be used to train Iraqi police, although the SIGIR noted that “there’s no indication DynCorp has misspent any” of the funds for the Iraqi police training.[13][14][15] DynCorp has held one contract on every round of competition since receiving the first Contract Field Teams contract in 1951. DynCorp won the LOGCAP II contract and is one of three contract holders on the current LOGCAP IV contract.

Academi: According to wiki
Provides Training centers, Maritime security service, K-9 Training, Security consulting amongst a host of other services

Gross violations and abuses that the contractors did



Dyncorp:
Iraq incidents:

Dyncorp acted without accountability and spent US dollars:
www.nytimes.com...

Murder of a taxi driver in Baghdad:
www.nytimes.com...

Mismanagement of $1.3 Billion in Funds:
news.bbc.co.uk...

Waste and Fraud of $2.5 Billion USD:
www.sigir.mil...

Settlement to US government for false claims was only $ 7.7 Million USD:

Afghan Incidents:
Four Afghan civilians killed, further investigations are suggesting that it was an accident
wireupdate.com...

Blackwater:

Iraq Incidents:
Iraqi freedom fighters ambushed two SUVs killing four armed Blackwater mercenaries inside:
www.pbs.org...

Four Blackwater guards shoot 70 bullets into veichle:
www.usatoday.com...

Open firing into streets of Iraq:
(link inoperational)

Blackwater sniper killed three Iraqi Guards:
www.washingtonpost.com...

US Government Documents (UNCLASSIFIED)



oig.state.gov...
REO = Regional Embassy Offices
Government of Iraq Position:


The Tourism Board of the Iraq Ministry of State Tourism and Antiquities Affairs claims to be very eager to repossess the hotel at REO Hillah and be compensated for rent and associated damages.

CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS:

For fiscal year 2009, the Department has 10 ongoing or planned capital improve -ment projects at REO Hillah valued at $3.8 million




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oig.state.gov... (Review of the Roles, Staffi ng, and fectiveness of Regional Embassy Offi ces in Iraq)

However, Iraq’s complex and difficult security situation, with its overlapping sectarian, political, and ethnic conflicts, makes operating and supporting a forward-deployed USG civilian presence a challenging and expensive proposition. Embassy Baghdad calculates that it costs the Department more than $75 million annually, and that nearly 700 contractors are employed to secure, operate, and maintain REO Hil-lah in Babil Province. Before its February 2009 closure, annual operation expenses for REO Kirkuk in Kirkuk Province were $40 million.

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oig.state.gov... (Joint Audit of Blackwater Contract and Task Orders for Worldwide Personal Protective Services in Iraq)

The Department of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS), is responsible for protecting personnel, facilities, and information—both domestic and abroad.


In mid-2004, the Department negotiated sole-source letter contracts with Black­water Security Consulting and with Triple Canopy for personal security services in Iraq, which were already providing personal protective services in Iraq to the CPA under Department of Defense contracts. In June 2005, the Department awarded its second Worldwide Personal Protective Services contract to three companies—Black­water, Triple Canopy, and DynCorp International, LLC.


total estimated costs for the Department’s contracts and task orders with Blackwater for Iraq were over $1 billion as of May 29, 2008.


The letter contract with Blackwater became effective on June 11, 2004,5 and was de initized on February 9, 2005. The contract was for a fixed price of $106,209,242 and a 1-year performance period from June 11, 2004, through June 10, 2005


The contract perfor­mance period was ultimately extended to September 10, 2006, and total contract costs increased to $332,472,205.


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oig.state.gov...
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Continued...
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posted on May, 13 2012 @ 07:48 PM
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www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil...

Private security contractors are the second largest military or paramilitary presence inIraq, after the United States. These contractors are more than double in number of the UnitedKingdom soldiers stationed in Iraq, who as the second largest contingent of coalition combattroops, number approximately 8500.6


The United States Department of Defense (DOD), and other government agencies responsible for reconstruction efforts, greatly underestimated the threat from insurgents or terrorists during Iraqi post conflict operations. The security situation was becoming worse during the summer of 2003, and by August of that year, it was clear with the bombing of the United Nations complex that the emerging insurgency was now targeting nonmilitary targets


For all of 2003, and most of the first half of 2004, senior U.S. officials and officersdid not act on a plan or respond effectively to the growing insurgency. They keptreferring to the attackers as “terrorists,”


This misread on the growing insurgency resulted in a gap between what security the coalition forces, limited by the number of troops on the ground, could provide, and the need for security to enable reconstruction. This gap was really the birth of the private security


While there is no mechanism in place to track the number of private security providers doing business in Iraq or the number of people working as private security employees, DOD estimates that there are at least 60 private security providers working in Iraq with perhaps as many as 25,000 employees


The complex battle space in Iraq gets more complex each and every day with the addition of more private security companies. Private contractors involved in the reconstruction efforts in Iraq are generally on their own to provide security and have done so by using a myriad of private security contractors


The growing presence of private security contractors operating in Iraq has also caused another problem – the shooting and intimidation of innocent Iraqi civilians.


Private security companies drive their distinctive sport-utility vehicles (SUVs) with heavily armed personnel in them up and down the highways and city streets in Iraq. The individual private security contractors wave their arms and point their rifles to clear traffic in their path in order to protect convoys they are escorting

Brigadier General Karl R. Horst:

These guys run loose in this country and do stupid stuff. There's no authority over them, so you can't come down on them hard when they escalate force. They shoot people, and someone else has to deal with the aftermath. It happens all over the place


The shootings became so frequent in Baghdad this summer that Horst [ADC (M) for 3ID)] started keeping his own count in a white spiral notebook he uses to record daily events


Mr.Bicanic stated further in his interview that Iraqi laws do not apply to private security companies and as a result, the private security contractor is not liable. As a result, when something happens, like a shooting, the person responsible is usually just removed from the country. 26 So in reality, the deputy interior minister has no authority to oversee the private security companies operating in his country. No wonder the Iraqi citizens are irate when a shooting occurs

Solution:

The solution is clear; in order for the new Iraqi government to be recognized as a sovereign country, it must be responsible for every aspect of security in Iraq


Sample Contract Pages Deemed Appropriate






The other pages were unecessary. This is just the public information availble on this. Imagine what happens in the classified reports, the horrors.
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posted on May, 13 2012 @ 07:55 PM
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reply to post by THE_PROFESSIONAL
 

Talk about a 'terror network'.



posted on May, 13 2012 @ 07:57 PM
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reply to post by HumanCondition
 


Precisely what these contractors are, good play on words.



posted on May, 13 2012 @ 10:44 PM
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The largest problems are accountability, contractors according to the UN are considered non combatants however in their roles they play large parts in combat operations, this is an effect of the cause of how business is conducted.
www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil...



While there are tactical risks in phasing out private security contractors, the risks in doing nothing are much greater. Currently, there are no controls on how many private security companies or contractors operate in Iraq – today, tomorrow, or two years down the road


Contractors can become a slippery slope to a new type of insurgency read the reports they are out there



posted on May, 13 2012 @ 10:48 PM
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Also to add

www.youtube.com...

part 1 HD for a documentary film about contractors it provides a brief history and a view into the eyes and minds of contractors. It is worth the 45 minutes and for all the vets that served in the middle east it was certainly worth hearing the freedom radio again, its there.

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posted on May, 14 2012 @ 03:48 AM
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Great OP on this. Personally I think this whole thing is a cheap stunt for accounting and accountability. We're getting shafted MUCH harder than any previous wars for it and so are the civilians in the combat zones.

Previous wars had some specialty contractors. This war has been as many private guns as Uniformed from almost day 1. Well, KBR Offered me $85,000 base pay in 2004 to sign a 1 year contract with them. They said it could run as high as $140,000 with overtime and everything else combined into it. That's a lot to pay for a trucker, isn't it? I'd have been sure to thank the taxpayers if I'd gone, as they would have been soaked for my checks. Heck, I talked to contractors back then for background who were talking figures of $1,000 a day or much more in the personal security mercenary business.


So, no wonder we're seeing trillion dollar wars now when the actual cost of what's being used is small compared to past wars. $1,000 a DAY compared to, how much for a Special Forces guy or DSS agent? I'd say we're getting the screwed end of that stick come payday for those guys.



Medicine for profit.... War for profit (directly now).... Prisons for profit..... Oh this is totally out of hand. I dare not ask what is next for privatizing. Maybe COURTS on a for-profit basis?
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posted on May, 14 2012 @ 03:54 AM
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Now I can totally agree with you here.The guys are a new shadow army that is growing exponentially.These a##hats love deniable ops.
They defile themselves like prostitutes(Whom I have far more respect for)
But you haven't said what your background is yet.



posted on May, 14 2012 @ 06:40 AM
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Wrabbit,

I agree with you about the privatization, I think another good place to look to is executive outcomes and how they are dealing with being contracted to remove resources from Africa and their other dealings in countries torn by war and famine, they just kind of slipped in the back door and rape countries in there sleep. In sheer numbers and guns and equipment alone the potential for these guys going rogue is there leading to a very nasty insurgency anywhere they go. Very dangerous stuff.



posted on May, 14 2012 @ 06:49 AM
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US still spending like billions of dollars a DAY on contracting the DEPOP of iraq/afghanistan

guess they want em ALL dead every last one of them, not leave a few to live on like they did with native ams



all about afghanistan 'resources' - Professional's thread on that is awesome






posted on May, 14 2012 @ 06:51 AM
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corrupt practices on the war on Islam


What the hell does this have to do with Islam? No need to answer, rhetorical question and all.



posted on May, 14 2012 @ 08:57 AM
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reply to post by Brotherman
 

Executive Outcomes? Hmm.. I admit I've been focused on Blackwater/Greystone/Xe like everyone else when it comes to PMC's. I hadn't heard much about them. I suppose that's the point though, right? Low profile means wide margins for what they get away with. Well, thats a new one to look into. Thanks!



posted on May, 14 2012 @ 06:23 PM
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Think about it like this, if no one is in charge, no police or military, who's to stop you from extracting diamonds, gold, or oil? Then again while your at it who's too say you don't keep countries disrupted because you can shoot move and communicate, deployable, and well armed and funded, no ideology? You can create perpetual war till all resources cease to be profitable. I won't go very much in detail but a good finger in a direction might start with who what when where and how diamonds through de beers are secured
smile at this what about halliburtons limitless oopsy off the African coast that was very similar to BPs gulf eff up? It really does start with the contracting legal or not so hard to explain to complex who secures what from who? How is said secured resource extracted? Who profits? Check that one out, it may shock you!



posted on May, 15 2012 @ 03:44 AM
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Excellent OP!


I was a contractor in Iraq for 7 yrs and 10 months after retiring from the military, though not private security. I left there Dec 2011.

All i gotta say is you had to be there, some real crazy stuff! I'll try and post more later, it's 1:45 am now.



posted on May, 15 2012 @ 04:13 AM
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This is not insider information and has been known to many of us for a very long time. Tell us something we don't know and I'll star and flag you!





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