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U.S. leaving Iraq ? think again.

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posted on Sep, 8 2010 @ 03:27 PM
All this news about the U.S. army leaving Iraq made me feel like looking up some figures on the amount of mercenaries or contractors they employ and see what story they tell.
So far I found some examples that seem to show that there is a fairly large army of these "contractors" being employed by the U.S. government.
So it looks like the troops are not really leaving Iraq, it is just troops under a different name that are left behind to do the job.

It will prove to be a very hard job to try and hold people accountable for any misconduct
that might happen in these mercenary scenarios especially when they are being deployed in such large numbers.

This must be quite an expansive operation and it makes me wonder who pays for all this and whose interests these "contractors" serve.
I'm sure most official documents about this subject are classified so who is able to find out what exacly goes on anyway.

I do not realy know what to make up out of all this but i do know it gives me a bad feeling.
Are these mercenaries realy the private armies of the corporate interests?

I am very interested in any opinions or contributions.

Web of Blackwater companies revealed

Blackwater Worldwide created a web of more than 30 shell companies or subsidiaries in part to obtain millions of dollars in American government contracts after the security company came under intense criticism for reckless conduct in Iraq, according to Congressional investigators and former Blackwater officials.

While it is not clear how many of those businesses won contracts, at least three had deals with the United States military or the Central Intelligence Agency, according to former government and company officials. Since 2001, the intelligence agency has awarded up to $600 million in classified contracts to Blackwater and its affiliates, according to a United States government official.


Enrique Prado, a former top C.I.A. official who joined the contractor, worked closely with Mr. Prince to develop Blackwater's clandestine abilities, according to several former officials. In an internal e-mail obtained by The New York Times, Mr. Prado claimed that he had created a Blackwater spy network that could be hired by the American government.
"We have a rapidly growing, worldwide network of folks that can do everything from surveillance to ground truth to disruption operations," Mr. Prado wrote in the October 2007 message, in which he asked another Blackwater official whether the Drug Enforcement Administration might be interested in using the spy network. "These are all foreign nationals," he added, "so deniability is built in and should be a big plus."

Since June 2004, Blackwater has been paid more than $320 million out of a $1 billion, five-year State Department budget for the Worldwide Personal Protective Service, which protects U.S. officials and some foreign officials in conflict zones.[73]In 2006, Blackwater won the remunerative contract to protect diplomats for the U.S. embassy in Iraq, the largest American embassy in the world. It is estimated by the Pentagon and company representatives that there are 20,000 to 30,000 armed security contractors working in Iraq, and some estimates are as high as 100,000, though no official figures exist.[

Private Contractors in Iraq, Working in Support of US Army Troops - More than 180,000 in August 2007, per The Nation/LA Times.

Datasheet US Department of Defense contractor personnel (Mar 2010)

Total contractor personnel, Iraq Only, 95,461

Private security contractors (PSCs), DoD PSCs in Iraq, 11,610

Private security contractors (PSCs), Armed DoD PSCs in Iraq, 11,029


edit on 8-9-2010 by jaamaan because: (no reason given)

posted on Sep, 10 2010 @ 02:10 AM
reply to post by jaamaan

I agree. Having more than a little knowledge of that area, they (citizens, militants, zealots) would target them with little mercy after the bad press contractors recieved from ME media outlets citing their misdeeds. If I were a contractor now, I'd be cashing in and heading back to the hills.

Nice grab OP

posted on Sep, 12 2010 @ 12:29 PM
We're leaving 50,000 troops behind in Iraq.

Everyone knows we're not leaving completely.

posted on Sep, 13 2010 @ 02:56 AM
Well they seem to want to make us believe that the combat troops are leaving iraq.
But looking at the "contracters" figures a different picture becomes clear.

Leaving Iraq: Last U.S. Combat Brigade Departs

For these troops of the 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, it was a moment of relief fraught with symbolism. Seven years and five months after the U.S.-led invasion, the last American combat brigade was leaving Iraq.
According to the Pentagon, the combat mission isn't over, and it won't be until the end of the month, as planned. CBS News correspondent Whit Johnson reports that 6,000 combat troops will stay in the country until that deadline is met, according to defense officials.

posted on Sep, 13 2010 @ 03:06 AM
US troops will stay in Iraq for as long as oil dependency is reliant upon the Caspian region and for as long as the Gulf area (chokepoints like Hormuz) stays vital for global oil trade. Which will be... how long till we hit peak oil? Oh... wait... never mind.

posted on Oct, 3 2010 @ 07:36 PM
reply to post by jaamaan

Good post.

And no, we're not totally leaving Iraq, now we have government / corporate contractors that will rebuild what we destoyed.........sort of like a SIMS Game.

Go figure.

It's all a game to TPTB and they manipulate the masses with their lies and false flag operations.

When are the majority of people going to wake up and smell the treachery from within?

edit on 3-10-2010 by ofhumandescent because: (no reason given)

posted on Oct, 4 2010 @ 01:01 PM
Here is an interesting related thread.

Originally posted by serbsta

This is a good vid for anyone who wants good background info on Erik Prince and Blackwater:

Highly recommended.

Thread here--> DISGUSTING: Blackwater Wins Out in $10 Billion Contract

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