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Friday, July 27, 2007

"Murder, Torture & Now Slave Labor!"

That doesn't mean I am not angry and haven't sent this to the networks and asked them why haven't they run this story but I am no longer shocked by anything I hear the BCS doing or having any part of...I was going to add this to the Weekly (C)Wrap UP! tomorrow but this story is so incredulous I had to give it it's own post...From Crooks & Liars:

Henry Waxman held oversight hearings on the construction of the US Embassy in Iraq. To say that the testimony coming out is explosive and damning to the State Department is putting it mildly.

The Gavel:

The Oversight Committee (held) a hearing, “Allegations of Waste, Fraud, and Abuse at the New U.S. Embassy in Iraq.” The hearing will examine the performance of the State Department and its contractors in the construction of the new $600 million U.S. embassy in Baghdad. The Committee will be reviewing questions regarding the embassy compound construction as well as allegations of labor abuse through improper contracting practices.

Rory Mayberry, a former subcontractor employee for First Kuwaiti Trading & Contracting Company, gives opening testimony:

John Owens, a former employee of First Kuwaiti Trading & Contracting Company, gives opening testimony:

John Owens: “This was a man-camp, and by nature not the most pleasant of places to be. But the conditions were deplorable even beyond what a working man should tolerate. Foreign workers were packed into trailers tight, with insufficient equipment and basic needs like shoes and gloves. If a construction worker needed a new pair of shoes he was told ‘no, do with what you have’ by First Kuwaiti managers. The contract for these workers said they had to work twelve hours a day, seven days a week, with some time off on Friday for prayers. A few people from India told me they were making $240 a month…”

How much more corruption and scandals and murder and lies and bullshit excuses are we going to take?! Now what needs to happen is to find the person that hired or "gave" the contract to first Kuwait and grill his ass, then whoever the contractor (Haliburton or Bechtel) and hold them accountable...

This is no longer unbelievable, it just disgusting and to put it mildly outrageous...You can go to to Nancy Pelosi's youtube page and see the best parts of the whole hearing...I remember when the Abramoff scandal broke and James Carvelle was on the Today Show and he said then the depths of the GOP scandals went all the way to the top! Time to cut off the head so the body will die!

This is officially how much longer the BCS has in office but with the way the BCS has gotten away with EVERYTHING these last 6 years and all the power they have grabbed they are going to be hard pressed to turn it over to President Barack or Edwards or 10-d for that matter but here it is anyway

RIP America
The New Defenders of The Republic!


True American said...

I was at the hearings and I am one of the 2 men that braught the information forward to the Government, when in fact they didnt care it was turned over to the press and again they didnt really care about it but one reporter and he did all he could as to getting the information out but if your the man at the bottom of the ladder then you have to wait your turn. It finely happened, First lets say I am in no way a professional as was told at the hearings, 2nd, The IG did his investigation from the Press report of the Reporter adn what I had first made known when he was asked if he talked to me he informed the Hearing that "No I didnt need to and I had his report and David Phineys report "Thats all I needed",,(How nice of him) as for others in thehearings and the cover-ups and I must say they did a great job at that as well. Gen.Williams was to cover Mary French (Embassy Project Manager) James Golden the other State department guy was covered up by the IG and Gen Williams so he got away with it tooo. as for First Kuwaiti, YES KBR did help them get the contract, then First Kuwaiti turned there heads to KBR and now are tring to pass the blame on KBR for the current problems. As for First Kuwaiti, Mary French, James Golden all the problem for this contract NONE showed up to the hearings to defend there self or to stand up for there work or what others stated about them. so hiding I would say was there plan as well just as they did from the beginning. what we brought to the hearings is all true 100% how can 2 men take diffrent flights on diffrent days and lie about the trafficing and tickets to Dubai and then fly to Baghdad if in fact it didnt happen?

But is it that we are Just stupid americans that stand up for the rights of others that nothing gets done with this or crimes?If I had a slave, low wage fillipino,or imagrent in my home to slave for me where would I be today. that 6X10 cell dont sound to nice to me.
ALSO its nice to know the owners of the First Kuwau=iti lives in DC along with his rich friends on the Government side.AND he was born out of this country, and is in control of the slaves and traffic'ed people in Iraq.. its a cover-up any way you look at it.

10-acious_D (predatorius politicalis) said...

Nice to meet you and get some real insight to this situation...Kuwait has had a problem with this sort of thing before...This is an excerpt from a report from 2005...

Kuwait's human traficking report
Kuwait-USA, Politics, 6/10/2005

The US Department of States reported this month that Kuwait is a serious offender of trafficking in persons, making it a country that needs to act on this report, else it will face US sanctions. The report said:

Kuwait is a destination country for men, women, and children trafficked primarily from Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, the Philippines, and Sri Lanka for the purpose of labor exploitation. Some foreign women who migrate legally to Kuwait as domestic workers are subsequently abused by their employers or coerced into situations of debt bondage or involuntary servitude. Some domestic workers are trafficked within the country for sexual and labor exploitation. Some underage boys from South Asia, the Sudan, Yemen, and Eritrea are trafficked from neighboring Gulf States to work as camel jockeys. Victims suffer debt bondage, involuntary sexual servitude, coerced labor, verbal and physical abuse, and the withholding of their passports or other required travel documents.


I can imagine all of the other times they have done it and no-one came forward...Thanks for standing up! We need more people like you in this country to stand up and shine a light on this evil we have in Washington! Maybe someone will come forward with the Tillman investigation or the myriad of others waiting in the wings! BE SAFE!