Thursday, June 12, 2008

" Daylight Robbery " : BBC Film Details How Cheney's Halliburton and other American Corporations Steal From Their Own Government

Anyway the brutal war continues in Iraq even though the media seems to believe the war is over and Iraq is now peaceful . Meanwhile President Bush again says he was right to go into Iraq to bring down Saddam and then have Saddam lynched by a Kangaroo court. Besides Bush says the world is safer without Saddam yet studies show and the facts on the ground show the world is less safe since the USA invaded Iraq killing a million or so people.

Great documentary from the BBC on the theft , fraud and mismanagement of contractors in Iraq . 23 billion stolen . Bush ,Cheney and friends make a killing as War Profiteers and the American people do nothing about it. Little of the information is new yet most Americans prefer not to know about it . And many Americans agree with Bush and Cheney that all Whistleblowers are Traitors and are anti-American. Whereas before the Iraq war many western nations believed that government whistleblowers were actually were performing a service for the public and now whistleblowers are told to shut up . Besides what's the point of getting a government job or position in government if you can't use insider information to help yourself or at least your friends financially. That's how the world works .

As I have said before I find it disturbing, hypocritical and ludicrous to teach children that honesty is the best policy or virtue is its own reward when our society says its okay for a corporation to cheat the government or its clients and that the President has a right to lie and to have people kidnaped and tortured on a whim and that the leaders of our countries are above and beyond the law of the land that no one has a right to challenge or judge them.

Part of the problem is that too many Americans actually profit from this on-going corruption. If Hillary Clinton or other Americans are able to profit by the Iraq War or any other war then why would they be against going to war as long as it is not their children or loved ones who are being killed. Besides what else is the working class good for except as cheap labor and as throw -away-soldiers. But it is not just the wealthy that profit from war. Many Middle Class Americans profit by the jobs they have and or by the investments they have made in companies such as Halliburton and KBR . If your investments increase exponentially during a war then why would you be against war in general. War is therefore a means to generate business and profits for companies; for its CEOs; for its workers; for its shareholders . So one should lie and hope you can get away with it . The main problem is being caught . Those who attempt to be honest and truthful as much as possible are just plain naive and possibly just plain stupid since everyone we are now told lies and that's okay.

Cheney's company Halliburton made a few billion in Iraq . Cheney may have messed up the war but he found ways to make money on the WAR. No need to get upset - this is the American Way of War and Profit. And as we have been told we the general public have no say when it comes to important issues such as war.According to Americans it is ok for companies to take advantage of the opportunities presented to them including ripping -off the US government and military.This Cheney would describe as capitalism at its best.

Americans don't respect human life the way the rest of the world does. America's government and businesses will endanger peoples lives in order to save money and to increase profits . Dick Cheney wonders out loud " So What's Wrong With That ?"

Iraq - What Happened To The $23Billion?
The Greatest Heist In History
AKA : Daylight Robbery
When the US goes to war, corporate America goes too.

Panorama investigates claims that as much as $23bn (£11.75bn) may have been lost, stolen or not properly accounted for in Iraq.

There are contracts for caterers, tanker drivers, security guards and even interrogators, many of them through companies with links to the White House. Now more than 70 whistleblower cases threaten to reveal the scandals behind billions of dollars worth of waste, theft and corruption during the Iraq war. Gagging orders A total of $23bn (£11.75bn) is under scrutiny.

The US justice department has imposed gagging orders which prevent the real scale of the problem emerging. But Panorama's Jane Corbin has spoken to some of those involved - with astonishing stories to tell of who got rich and who got burned. She hears allegations of mismanagement, fraud and waste; tales of contractors chosen for their US government connections without a competitive bidding process; contractors inflating their costs and double counting to increase their profits and billions supposed to be used to rebuild the Iraqi military allegedly ending up in the pockets of some Iraqi government officials. Even the contract to oversee the expenditure went to a company with no relevant qualification in accounting. "They are the quintessential war profiteers," said a witness to one of the most notorious companies involved. "They made money out of chaos."

BBC - Broadcast 10/06/08
BBC probe: Gag orders hide contractor corruption in Iraq

Here's a clip of the first part of the documentary under a different title sinc the original embedded full version was deleted. For copywrite reasons. For political or legal reasons. Since much of what is discussed has been banned from publication by the Bush Regime. Truth is too dangerous to be leaked to the public? The problem for the Bush Regime is that most of this sensitive and secret information is already out there for the public to see or read .


Halliburton Stocks rise as More US Troops Die In Iraq
The more chaos the better the profits

June 11, 2008
George Galloway proven right again as BBC Panorama investigates the MISSING BILLIONS of IRAQ. Galloway accused the the Senate to their FACES of this, THREE years ago George Galloway proven right again as BBC Panorama investigates the MISSING BILLIONS of IRAQ. Galloway accused the the Senate to their FACES of this, THREE years ago. The BBC show is subject to a GAGGING order from the US Authorities, WHAT and the UK OBEYS?? yep, me have given in and done as any other poodle Country would.

also see Iraq For Sale : The War Profiteers by Robert Greenwald

US Troops in Iraq talk about Halliburton & KBR
Soldiers forced to wait for hours in Chow Line for food while Insurgents Take Aim

also see the following books for more information :

The Mess They Made By Gwynne Dyer

Fall of the House of Bush By Craig Unger

Betraying Our Troops By Robert Bauman & Dina Rasor

Fiasco By Thomas E. Ricks

Utter Incompetents By Thomas Oliphant

The Assault On Reason By Al Gore

and so it goes,

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