Sunday, February 25, 2007


A site worth checking out which gives space to dissident voices in this age of conformity.

It points to just one of the big problems in Iraq which is the use of tens of thousands of Mercenaries
& individuals working for private security firms or Militias who seem to answer to no one &
believe themselves above or outside the law & especially International Law. This is not surprising
since the Bush Regime does not recognize International Laws & agreements & has little use for the United Nations unless it agrees to Rubber Stamp American foreign policy.

which is another great site for info. & critical analysis on the Iraq WAR & THE WAR ON TERROR & not just part of The Propaganda Machine which has rendered much of the media merely co-conspirators of the Neoconservatives & the Radical Religious Right.

Global Research CENTRE for Research on Globalization December 1, 2005

"A video has surfaced on the Internet showing private security
working for Aegis Defense Services "Victory" Group firing
indiscriminately at Iraqi civilian motorists in Baghdad."

And amazingly in 2005 this security outfit won an award:
AEGIS wins International Expertise Award
On 24 November 2005, AEGIS was named
Small Consultancy Firm of the Year in the British International Expertise Awards
held by the British Consultants and Construction Bureau for its Operation
Matrix, enabling reconstruction Iraq.
The video was made in 2005 but it is not old news because these mercenaries are still in Iraq working for the US government or other American interest like Haliburton & still seem to be out of control as is a large part of the official US Troops . Once you allow torture , kidnaping, & hits on enemy combatants & dissidents then you have opened Pandora's Box. But any action can be justified when you have Christ on your side , it seems.

Here is what Lt. Colonel Tim Spicer CEO of the company had to say about the video in a memo to his employees:

From: Andrew Joscelyne
Sent: 12 October 2005

" I have today seen the new website - "Aegis Iraq PSD Teams", I have a number of
points I wish to make:

* I am fully in favour of good natured banter and a
light hearted view of life and its difficulties in Iraq .

* I encourage anything that takes the pressure off and improves motivation.

* I would not be in favour of a site if it was in any way libellous to anyone, down right
nasty or detrimental to anyone's morale.

* My major concern is one of OPSEC - either that of our clients or our own individuals - posting unblanked photos may not be so clever. Anything that is of use to AIF should not be allowed to

* I am also concerned about media interest in this site and I
remind everyone of their contractual obligation not to speak to or assist the
media without clearing it with the project management or Aegis London. This site
could be construed in this way.

* I remind everyone that there is a proper chain of command for airing concerns, grievances etc.

* Please think twice about posting your happy snaps and whilst I am not concerned about this site as
yet, if it develops into something other than a light hearted pressure valve I will take a much greater interest.

* Remember that your job and those of your colleagues indirectly relies on the maintenance of our contract. Refrain from posting anything which is detrimental to the company since this could result in the loss or curtailment of our contract with resultant loss for everybody. "

Lieutenant Colonel Tim Spicer,
Note that what Colonel Spicer is most concerned about is the fact that people outside his organization may view these videos on the internet. So it really comes down again to a Public Relations matter & not one of the morality or immorality of his security teams letting off a bit of steam by shooting up & killing innocent civilians since all Iraqis are fair game.

And further :

'Trophy' video exposes private security contractors shooting up Iraqi
By Sean Rayment, Defence Correspondent,
A "trophy" video appearing to show security guards in Baghdad randomly shooting
Iraqi civilians has sparked two investigations after it was posted on the
internet, the Sunday Telegraph can reveal.
The video has sparked concern that
private security companies, which are not subject to any form of regulation
either in Britain or in Iraq, could be responsible for the deaths of hundreds of
innocent Iraqis.
Lt Col Tim Spicer is investigating the incident The video,
which first appeared on a website that has been linked unofficially to Aegis
Defence Services, contained four separate clips, in which security guards open
fire with automatic rifles at civilian cars. All of the shooting incidents
apparently took place on "route Irish", a road that links the airport to
The road has acquired the dubious distinction of being the most
dangerous in the world because of the number of suicide attacks and ambushes
carried out by insurgents against coalition troops. In one four-month period
earlier this year it was the scene of 150 attacks.
In one of the videoed
attacks, a Mercedes is fired on at a distance of several hundred yards before it
crashes in to a civilian taxi. In the last clip, a white civilian car is raked
with machine gun fire as it approaches an unidentified security company vehicle.
Bullets can be seen hitting the vehicle before it comes to a slow stop.

The video can still be viewed on the Global Research website.
go to :

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