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Halliburton ambush in Iraq caught on video
21 Sept., 2006
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21 (HalliburtonWatch.org) -- HalliburtonWatch has obtained the first video of an ambush against a Halliburton convoy in Iraq that resulted in the deaths of three truckers who worked for the company's KBR subsidiary.
Watch the video by clicking this link. (Video is available only in RealPlayer version 10.)
The video, shot on Sept. 20, 2005 by KBR truck driver Preston Wheeler, shows what initially appears to be a routine convoy of sixteen-wheeler trucks delivering supplies to U.S. troops.
But the convoy enters tiny Iraqi towns along the highway and children begin throwing rocks at the trucks.
KBR's drivers are heard on the radio communicating with each other:
"KBR just took two rocks [on the] right side, no glass broke," one driver reported.
"It's raining rocks," another driver exclaims.
Wheeler, the trucker videotaping the ride, hits a power line above the road. "I took out some of their power lines," he says for the camera. "It'll give them something to fix, won't it?" he asks.
"We made a wrong turn. Our military took us the wrong way," Wheeler tells his camera. A soldier is heard on the radio saying, "My map is evidently wrong." So, the convoy was forced to turn-around and head back through the same town that greeted the convoy with "raining rocks" only a few minutes earlier. "We're going back through hell," Wheeler laments. He nervously comments on the danger that awaits him and his fellow truckers by saying, "This is gonna be one good video right here, boy ... it's gonna be good."
After the convoy began retracing its route to find the correct road, Wheeler's ominous prediction of imminent danger was proven correct by erupting gunfire and exploding bombs, proving resistance fighters prepared for the convoy's return through the town.
Suddenly, a bomb explodes and a bullet hole is seen in Wheeler's windshield. "God damn, IED on the left side!" he reports to the military on the radio, referring to improvised explosive devices (IEDs) that have claimed hundreds of American lives. Small arms fire is heard again. "Jesus Christ!" Wheeler cries. "Help us all, Lord!"
One of the truckers on the radio can be heard saying, "I'm hit, I'm hit!"
Moments later, Wheeler calls for help because enemy fire has forced his truck to stall. In fact, the entire convoy is stalled and taking pot-shots by the resistance. An IED has caused a truck to overturn ahead of Wheeler's truck. "I am down!" Wheeler screams into the radio. Small arms fire continues. "Truck Five cannot move!" he says. "Please help me! I'm taking fire!"
As the military fails to offer aid, he angrily screams into the radio for help: "I'm fixing to get killed, God dammit! I cannot move! Truck Five cannot move! Copy? I am getting shot! Someone get their ass back here now, please!"
Other drivers in the crippled convoy can be heard on the radio imploring the military for help and screaming "Gun truck! Gun truck! Gun truck!" But the gun truck fails to arrive.
As small arms fire intensifies against the truck ahead, Wheeler witnesses the killing of a fellow driver ahead of him. He screams into the radio, "They just killed him! Oh Jesus! Oh, my God!"
The video ends.
Under the geneva conventions it clearly states that the merchant marine is equivelant to an enemy soldier, and hence supply lines are completely legitimate targets.
How many children throwing rocks will it take for the occupiers and their countries to understand that they are not wanted? How many more people have to die, before you tell your governments you will no longer belive there lies??
At this point, like the cowards that we all knew they where, the american soldiers leave the merchant marine truck drivers to die.
This was yet another glorious victory for the resistance and the iraqi people, and yet another show of cowardice and incompetance coming from the enemy. In wars throughout history, supply lines are a legitimate target, if they had all surrendered peacefully, perhaps things may have been different. This scum chose to die for the corrporate machine, and so be it.
According to a Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR-subsidiary of Halliburton) subcrontractor working with a Lebanese company in Tikrit, the lowest paid KBR employee in Iraq is a truckdriver. This position starts at $125,000 per year. Not including administration, the pay continues up the scale upwards to $250,000 per year for other jobs working for KBR.
Originally posted by Syrian Sister
Before i begin this post i would just like to say, Anyone who says civilian this civilian that about truck drivers has no understanding of warfare. Under the geneva conventions it clearly states that the merchant marine is equivelant to an enemy soldier, and hence supply lines are completely legitimate targets.
The Geneva Convention also stipulates that combatments must wear uniform that clearly identify themselves as member of an armed force. Guess the rules work both ways huh? Or not as the case is..
Wow. Before we start calling a guy who is being shot at an animal for a high stress comment
So your saying that you agree its ok for you to shoot at me right?
Your saying its ok for me (A civilain engineer working for the MERCHANT NAVY cough civilians cough ) to be shot
Originally posted by WestPoint23
*Sigh* It's posts like these that really test how much one values their membership here on ATS, but I wont got there, not worth it. By the way Willard, congratulation man, you just got my last WATS.
Originally posted by Agit8dChop
Your right, how dare people post footage that makes the US look like the devil they are.
Gotta hate those HONEST people hey?
Originally posted by RetinoidReceptor
:sighs: I am getting so tired of people saying the US and Israel and other countries are not that strong because of the problems faced in Iraq or Lebanon, when in reality, all the countries can totally annhilate the Middle East and then steal the oil with no problem.