Sunday, November 27, 2005

Why Do Iraqis Want Us Out?

Oh, no reason really. We're just randomly wasting civilians, apparently for fun.

Or so it seems from this video posted by members of Aegis Security (currently the beneficiary of a $200 million US contract).

Yes, take a ride and jam along to Elvis' "Mystery Train" as you watch some faceless stormtrooper get his jollies out by attacking Iraqis that made the mistake of driving that day.

Happy holidays, and KEEP ON SHOPPING!!!! YAY!!!

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Blogger Demotiki said...

Yeah,

I saw this too. Man, as if we didn't have enough problems without some fuckin' Republican hot heads making snuff films like this. What a mess!

Demo

Sunday, November 27, 2005 8:12:00 PM  
Blogger Demotiki said...

If our government really gave a shit, they could find out what happened in these videos. I am sure that the murder victims' families haven't forgotten what happened, and could easily identify the cars involved.

Those responsible should be turned over to the Iraqi courts and the corporation responsible should compensate victims and should lose their $200 million dollar contract. If the murderers have returned to the United States, they must be extradicted to Iraq to face trial. We must deal quickly and severely with these individuals to help our boys in uniform who for the most part are not disgracing our nation.

Sunday, November 27, 2005 8:25:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Dude, you guys got it all wrong.

That was New Orleans.

Monday, November 28, 2005 12:07:00 PM  
Blogger Demotiki said...

Doug,

That would be funny if it wasn't so close to the truth. If they were on a boat listening to CCR, I would agree with you.

I would like to hear the defense on this one. That would be worth a laugh. Unfortunately, the criminals in charge of our government would never allow their murderous buddies to stand trial. We shall never know "the rest of the story."

Monday, November 28, 2005 1:04:00 PM  
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Monday, November 28, 2005 10:05:00 PM  
Blogger Demotiki said...

Allen is right, this is a U.K. group. Guess who’s working for these guys, Robert (Iran Contra) McFarlane, US president Ronald Reagan's national security adviser. Why do the same names keep popping up.

http://www.aegisworld.com/corporate_overview.lasso

Another disturbing thing about the modern mercenary movement is that a consolidation is underway that is making companies like Aegis ever more powerful (they have 20,000 troops in Iraq at the moment). In fact, Aegis just acquired Rubicon International – you know, the company named after the river Caesar crossed before he destroyed the Roman Republic?

Check out this story . . .
November 2005
AEGIS expands Board and acquires Rubicon International
Aegis Defence Services, the London-based company that oversees more than 20,000 armed expatriates working in Iraq, has acquired a rival group in the first sign of consolidation in the highly fragmented private security industry.
The company has also appointed a series of high-profile non-executive directors, including a former chief of the British defence staff, as it looks to build its credibility with corporate and government customers.
The moves suggest a growing sense of legitimacy for companies such as Aegis - which are trying to shift the public perception of them as mere "guns for hire" - made possible by their high-profile activities in Iraq.
Aegis is headed by Tim Spicer, an ex-officer in the Scots Guards whose former company, Sandline, was involved in controversial military campaigns in Sierra Leone and Papua New Guinea during the 1990s.
Mr Spicer said the acquisition of Rubicon International Services, a security risk management company that has been operating in war zones around the world for the past eight years, and the board appointments provided evidence of the growing maturity of the sector. He predicted further consolidation.
Aegis, which has only been in existence since late 2002, was transformed last year when it was surprisingly awarded a Dollars 293m (Pounds 165m) contract by the US military to co-ordinate private security companies in Iraq. The award led to bitter criticism from rivals but lifted sales to Pounds 15m in 2004 from just Pounds 550,000 in 2003.
Aegis would not disclose how much it paid for Rubicon but as part of the deal it will pick up several blue chip clients in industries such as telecommunications, natural resources, construction, media and banking.
John Davidson, Rubicon's managing director, said all the clients had agreed to transfer their business to the merged group.
Lord Inge, chief of the defence staff between 1994 and 1997 and a member of the Butler committee that investigated intelligence flaws surrounding Iraq's alleged weapons of mass destruction, has been made non-executive chairman.
Nicholas Soames, the Conservative former armed forces minister, has been appointed a non-executive director. Robert McFarlane, US president Ronald Reagan's national security adviser, has joined the Aegis advisory council.
Mark Bullough, Aegis managing director, said: "This is only just becoming an industry in UK and there has been a question mark over how respectable it is. Certainly the reassurance of the non-executive names offers an endorsement of our company and points of reference for people not used to dealing with the sector."
© 2005 The Financial Times Limited. All rights reserved

Tuesday, November 29, 2005 9:04:00 AM  
Blogger Demotiki said...

More on this, Keith Oberman had it on Countdown.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005 6:21:00 PM  
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Wednesday, November 30, 2005 9:53:00 PM  

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