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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Halliburton Ambush Video Appears on National TV Tonight

From HalliburtonWatch:
Video of a Halliburton ambush video, first broadcast from the HalliburtonWatch website, will be the focus tonight on ABC's World News Tonight and later on Nightline. The video will also be part of tonight's NBC Nightly News broadcast.

CBS Evening News has also expressed interest in the story.

The video, shot on Sept. 20, 2005, by KBR truck driver Preston Wheeler, shows what initially appears to be a routine convoy of Halliburton trucks delivering supplies to U.S. troops. But the convoy is hit by enemy fire and explosions, resulting in the deaths of three Halliburton drivers. Most of the massacre was captured on video from the vantage point of a truck driver.

Read the ABC News website report at this link.

2 Comments:

At 9/28/2006 8:49 AM, Blogger Jack Boo said...

From your link to Haliburtonwatch:

"In Iraq for Sale, Robert Greenwald's new film, a widow of one of the dead drivers in another convoy massacre in 2004 complained that KBR drivers are not given road maps."

Apparently Greenwald's movie version left out some inconvienent facts that didn't conform to the Progressive narrative. Yeah, I'm just as shocked as you are. (Well, alright...maybe a little less.):

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/09/22/AR2006092201513.html



I know, I know, to even suggest that there might be two sides to the story when it comes to Halliburton is utter blasphemy around here, but just in case you're interested in Satan's side of the story.....

http://www.halliburton.com/default/main/halliburton/eng/news/source_files/news.jsp?newsurl=/default/main/halliburton/eng/news/source_files/press_statement/2006/kbrnws_092706.html

 
At 10/17/2006 1:33 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the wash post article jack offers up ...

'The suit had claimed Halliburton bore responsibility because the company knew the proposed route was the scene of a pitched battle but decided to send the drivers anyway. U.S. District Judge Gray H. Miller ruled that the Army had played a key role in sending the convoy and that it was not his place to second-guess that decision.'

so that decision has nothing to do with uparmoring vehicles or a lack of roadmaps. but wait, there's more ...

"The contracts show that the Army, not the defendants, was responsible for the security of the convoys," he (the judge) wrote.

Miller (the judge), appointed by President Bush, added that the court "cannot try a case set on a battlefield during war-time without an impermissible intrusion into powers expressly granted to the Executive by the Constitution."

So, the judge said it's up to the army to protect the drivers and therefore it follows logically that the army is responsible for uparmoring the vehicles and giving the drivers maps, not Halliburton. but wait, there's still more ...

'Drivers who survived the attack, as well as other former Halliburton employees, later said the company should have known the convoy would face extreme danger because of intense fighting along the convoy route over the previous two days. Sean A. Larvenz, who was in a different Halliburton convoy that day, said he had warned his bosses about the fighting but that they sent the doomed convoy anyway.'

"As long as trucks rolled," he told senators this week, "they got paid."

so the lesson here is, the rich make money by putting the bodies of the poor on the line. AND if you work for the military as a Halliburton contractor don't expect either Uncle Sam or Halliburton to to give a damn about your safety.

To the wealthy and to Bush/Cheney et. al. you are just cannon fodder. Easily replaceable, definitely expendible.

To the wealthy and powerful, patriotism means you die to increase their wealth and power.

 

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