reply to post by Springer
Nowhere in anything Ben has said or we have reported is there an allegation that Compass ISS was "selling weapons to the enemy", "involved in the
distribution of weapons to the enemy", or knowingly, as a corporation, condoning any of these activities.
That's not the implication at all.
Firstly thank you for clearing this up however you must understand that while Ben might not have been implying it your OP is most certainly implying
it, the very first line of your OP is:
Do we have another situation similar to "Fast and Furious" happening in Afghanistan?
You then go on to say that:
While the mechanics are different, this time the people allowing, if not supplying , illegal RPGs (Rocket Propelled Grenades) to be within easy
grasp of the Taliban aren't agents of the U.S. Government, they're just being paid by the U.S. Government (and others) via the United Nations,
N.A.T.O. and the ISAF through lucrative Private Security Contracts.
So yes it is strongly implied in you opening statements that it is possible in your own words that PSC’s may be “supplying” or “allowing”
RPGs to fall within the grasp of the Taliban. There is a very clear comparisons made to “Fast and Furious” which as we all know does strongly
imply that this is being knowingly done by members of the PSC.
Many of the debates that I have had with members on this thread have been about whether or not Compass ISS is knowingly providing weapons to
insurgents, an allegation you acknowledge to be unfounded.
So now that we have established that this is a thread not about the supply of weapons to Afghan insurgents it comes down to two things, PSC’s,
specifically Compass ISS providing RPGs and DSHKs for their employees and secondly it’s about what happened to Mr Timmons at the hands of his old
To address the first point, Camp Bastion is located inside Helmand province it is considered to be the most dangerous part of Afghanistan. As I
understanding Compass ISS was contracted to provide security to the trucks moving in an out of the camp. Now while illegal yes, it is reasonable that
with such a dangerous job to do these guys are going to want some heavier fire power than a AK. If they get attacked and have to do their job, protect
the convoys, they are going to want a DSHK for cover fire and if they come up against a pick-up with a heaving weapon on the back they will want to
blow it up with a RPG. It makes sense for them to have these weapons even if they are illegal, all PSCs will be doing this.
Now then all it really boils down to is what happened to Mr Timmons who has been shown to be unreliable, he has tried to sue two previous employers
including Compass ISS which suggests to me he has a serious conflict of interest. As I and other members have shown Mr Timmons is not a reliable
whiteness for multiple reasons, his mental health, previous attempts to sue his former employers and an account form another contractor saying he
“lost the plot” and a lack of any evidence to support any of what Mr. Timmons has said. Above all of that I also see that another member has also
spotted a serous inconsistency in the statements he made to the OP regarding his laptop.
As such I think much of the OP can be dismissed or at the very least needs to be re-written with the “Fast and furious” claims taken out, and a
more balanced view of Mr. Timmons taken.
This thread as a number of huge problems, and with all due respect you yourself springer if this thread has been posted by anyone else there would be
more members pointing out the errors in it and it would have a heck of a lot less attention.