Iraq - contractor news and Private Military Companies

Discussion in 'Current Affairs, News and Analysis' started by Goatman, Oct 6, 2005.

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  1. PMCs in Iraq are mixed: some good, some bad

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  2. PMCs cause us more problems than they solve

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  3. PMCs are a scam; Joe Taxpayer is being royally ripped

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  4. How much a day ? Where do I sign up !

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  1. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    Well, probably not news to most people.....following up Rocketeer's piece on Blackwater I had a look at the Frontline website at http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/

    Thought this little piece might be of interest:

    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/warriors/

    Unfortunately, this crap Media browser wouldn't let me view the programme itself but in the associated pages I came across this:

    Now there are plenty of people on here who have worked with KBR - or slept in the Temporary Deployable Accommodation which they put up for the British Army in Iraq, so I'm guessing not much of this is actually news......but I'm also guessing that the amount of CASH involved may be new to some folk.

    oh, and just in case Neo and his like start pouring scorn on this bunch as Euro lefty fags it may be worth noting their provenance:


    (...this wooden spoon is mine you say ? Wow, thanks, I'll treasure it....) 8)

    Lee Shaver
     
  2. Goatman

    Goatman LE Book Reviewer

    Ah the solecism of replying to one's own post......whatever.

    In the response to the programme aired by Frontline in April, this letter in their postbag caught my eye....
    I'd be interested to hear other views from those who have been in theatre more recently ?

    Le Chevre