Thursday, May 4, 2017

Internal Investigators Fired For Reporting Wild Behaviour By U.S. Contractors On An Iraqi Air Base



Washington Post: Vodka-soaked gummy bears and militias: Report details how a U.S. contractor might have broken the law in Iraq

An American contracting company that was paid millions by the U.S. government to secure an Iraqi air base ignored reports of theft, sex trafficking, alcohol smuggling and repeated security breaches before firing the internal investigators that were looking into the violations, according to a report by the Associated Press on Wednesday.

The AP’s story is based on more than 100 documents, interviews with multiple company employees and the two fired investigators, Robert Cole and Kristie King. The violations, if proved, would likely amount to a serious breach of contract and — because Pentagon auditors were kept in the dark — could open up the company and its employees to possible legal action.

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More News On Reports That U.S. Contractors Broke Numerous U.S. Laws On An Iraqi Air Base

US company turned blind eye to wild behavior on Iraq base -- AP
Military Fraud: Alcohol, Hookers Sent to Iraq War Base Via US Contractor, Report Claims -- Newsweek
U.S. Military Contractors Involved In Sex Trafficking, Smuggling On Iraq Base: Report -- FoxTrot Alpha
US firm at Iraqi base hushed up probe into human trafficking & alcohol smuggling – report -- RT

3 comments:

James said...

I've been hearing about this for a while. There are some people who are going to get some serious punishment (well deserved).

Aizino Smith said...

I don't think the alcohol is a serious issue.

I am not sure about the sex trafficking. It is a serious issue if it was girls or if it was forced.

Where I live I would not know where the prostitutes are. Just because I do not see them does not mean they are not there. In my town it use to be easy to find the prostitutes. they stood right across form the main library. they stood right across for the fed building. they stood 2 blocks from the police station. I am told in my city they use to line the road right outside the largest factory, but that had to be 50 years ago.

I use to live next to a house of prostitution, when I grew up. It was out in the open. The house had a guard out front and he carried a .38. Elsewhere in the same place prostitutes use to flash the school bus on occasion.

I have a problem with people being against prostitution. A lot of it will not go away until economic conditions get better for men and for WOMEN.

I do not know what prostitution looks like in Iraq although I am sure it is there. It has to be. There is prostitution in Saudi Arabia. I would have thought they were two strict.

I do not see the point of going after the contractors for prostitution. I really do not. Not when there are so many soldiers engaging the services of prostitutes. Add the truckers, sailors, traveling businessmen and who knows who else, it would be selective to pick them out.

I do not know what James knows.

I will say there are problems with dragging wars out. I the civil War, you could pay for substitutes for a while. Paying contractors is effectively paying for a substitute. However, instead of an individual paying an individual, when you pay a contractor to do the dirty work, it is society shirking and paying for the substitute.

Again I do not know what James knows about this, but I would like to know.

I bet a very goodly percentage of the contractor would be former military.

James said...

Aizino,
I've said it many times, but it bears repeating never believe experts, especially old has-beens who never were....like me. You've got more than enough smarts to work it out.
" Paying contractors is effectively paying for a substitute. However, instead of an individual paying an individual, when you pay a contractor to do the dirty work, it is society shirking and paying for the substitute." You've started on the right track here. And if you get stuck don't forget The Russians did it (especially Ukrainian Russians)!