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Posted by me b zola in General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007)
Thu Sep 28th 2006, 09:11 PM
The following is Halliburton's statement re the attacked convoy where three of their drivers were killed and was caught on tape, per MSNBC's Scarborough Country:

"{Halliburton's} priority has always been the safety and security of its employees, regardless of where they work around the world. The U.S. military has command and control of all {Halliburton} convoys in Iraq, such as supplying pre-trip threat assessments and determining routes, and is required to provide security for {Halliburton's} employees through the company's contract with the Army. Every potential employee on the...contract receives very specific warnings about the dangers of working in a war zone."



Cathy Mann
Director, Communications
Halliburton



There are a few serious issues that jump out at me from this statement:

1. It seems that Halliburton (once again) avoids liability by working under the military--without the oversite and legal obligations. "The military was command & control..."

2. Why is our military doing the dangerous grunt work for a company who is profiteering from the lawlessness in Iraq? I thought that Halliburton's KBR specializes in security--oh, that's right, they have to pay their security personnel upwards of $100,000/year to work in Iraq, and besides, why would they send out their highly paid personnel when Cheney/Rumsfeld will send them military personel to work for them for free?!

3. How many of our men & women in uniform have died protecting Halliburton? I really want to know.




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