Kabul contractor's wild parties

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    Truthdig - Ear to the Ground - Kabul Contractor Parties Aren’t the Half of It

    Posted on Sep 3, 2009


    Project on Government Oversight
    Much of the furor over the conduct of private embassy guards in Kabul appears preoccupied with what one whistle-blower describes as the “gay shit” rather than the exploitation of young Afghan women or the deteriorating security situation at the embassy. The latter, after all, was the major focus of the complaint that blew this story open.

    As one of the whistle-blowing guards so eloquently put it in an e-mail, “no, they are not jamming guys in the ass per say [sic], but they are showing poor judgenment [sic].”

    And so is the State Department, for continuing to rely on contractors when, in the words of the Project on Government Oversight’s letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, “the management of the contract to protect the U.S. Embassy Kabul is grossly deficient, posing a significant threat to the security of the Embassy and its personnel—and thereby to the diplomatic mission in Afghanistan.”

    That document, at nearly 4,000 words, is a comprehensive indictment of the government’s use of private security contractors, of which the hazing of naked men is just one of many enumerated scandals.

    While “peeing on people, eating potato chips out of ass cracks, vodka shots out of ass cracks ... broken doors after drnken [sic] brawls, threats and intimidation from those leaders participating in this activity” may be reprehensible, it doesn’t come close to the worst thing these soldiers of fortune have done while on the government payroll.

    The real crime is that Uncle Sam still uses private contractors at all. —PS
     
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    Ok, but when did a couple of bad apples (contract groups) spoil the whole bunch?
    Whoever wrote this for Truthdig doesn't have a clue concerning the whole scope of contractor use and conduct and only want's to focus on just one or two to make some sort of political statement. "The real crime is that Uncle Sam still uses private contractors at all". This statement shows nothing but complete and total, willful ignorance.
    Posting it in such a manner shows poor judgement at best and complicity at worst.
     
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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kC9Ib1ImVhM&NR=1]YouTube - Pictures of Contractors at U.S Embassy in Afghanistan - Hazing - abuse sexually humiliate[/ame]
     
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    Now see - Obama becomes prez and the military goes all gay and shit...

    Thas what happens when we elect a prez on the down lo ya know.

    FO SHO!!!!!


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    Firm Fires U.S. Embassy Guards in Kabul - WSJ.com

    Firm Fires US Embassy Guards in Kabul

    By AUGUST COLE

    The State Department said Friday that several managers and eight guards at a security firm hired to protect the U.S. embassy in Kabul had been removed after lurid party photos and new alleged oversight lapses emerged this week.

    Two other guards for the firm, ArmorGroup North America, a unit of Wackenhut Services Inc., also have resigned, the State Department said in a statement Friday. It wasn't clear how many managers were being replaced. The 10 guards are leaving Afghanistan.

    The dismissals are the latest embarrassment in the U.S.'s struggle to manage its security contractors in Afghanistan and Iraq. The timing is particularly sensitive, coming just as the U.S. ramps up the Afghan military campaign, an effort that will require adding tens of thousands of military support and security contractors. Almost 74,000 contractors are already working for the Defense Department alone in Afghanistan, a record amount, and thousands more work for the State Department. <more>
     
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    Yet another example of how the private sector is so much more effective.
     
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    Poor Hillary, the memories, still haunting.

    These guys must be Pelosi constituents, I hear it's rather commonplace there, in fact, sounds kinda tame in comparison... :smoke:
     
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    Private contractors, as in Blackwater... Wingnut Erik Prince accused of murdering innocents, he vowed to rid the world of all Muslims.
    These men were hired to protect the embassy by another wingnut owned private company.
     

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