Empty Days

Friday, April 09, 2004



Iraq-n

Meanwhile Iraq realities at a glance - Mother Homeland.

(via Oldman1787)

And here this blogger, an american humanitarian worker (conservative and generally pro-CPA and looking on the bright side), describes how his Iraqi collaborators are treated by big american corporations supposedly there to help rebuild Iraq (and who do you think is getting those billions of dollars for "reconstruction"):
They went on to tell me that KBR [Halliburton] structures their hires to go through local sub-contractors so as to avoid liability in situations like this.

So KBR is actively structuring their organization to try to screw over Iraqis who risk, and in some cases give, their lives to help us in our efforts here.

If she was killed by Coalition Forces, my understanding is that she would be entitled to some $3000. But since she was killed working with the Coalition Forces, she gets nothing.

KBR, who has contracts in Iraq worth billions, is structuring their operations to save a few thousand dollars here and there by denying benefits to those Iraqis brave enough to work with us.

I left the meeting wanting to throw up.
This attitude clearly originates from Wash.DC, not Baghdad or anywhere else in the world.





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