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View Diary: "Trophy Video" of Civilian Shootings By Contractors Emerges (255 comments)

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  •  Sounds like these are not American contractors (4.00)
    Plus, the company is very concerned:

    The website also contains a message from Lt Col Spicer, which reads: "I am concerned about media interest in this site and I remind everyone of their contractual obligation not to speak to or assist the media without clearing it with the project management or Aegis London.

    "Refrain from posting anything which is detrimental to the company since this could result in the loss or curtailment of our contract with resultant loss for everybody."

    At least they have their prorities straight.

    "Mr. President, I'm not saying we wouldn't get our hair mussed." General Buck Turgidson

    by muledriver on Sun Nov 27, 2005 at 02:42:12 PM PST

    •  Unbelievable!!!!! (4.00)
      "Refrain from posting anything which is detrimental to the company since this could result in the loss or curtailment of our contract with resultant loss for everybody."

      You have that right-God forbid they should lose the "contract", and the $$$ that goes with it!!!
      The loss of life? No big deal!  Bastards!!

    •  Your tax dollars at work. (4.00)
      From the article Hunter links to:

      "The company was recently awarded a £220 million security contract in Iraq by the United States government. Aegis conducts a number of security duties and helped with the collection of ballot papers in the country's recent referendum."

      Now, maybe these guys who posted the video weren't part of a US funded contract. Maybe they were. But try to tell the victims of the murders the difference.

      Also, the guy that runs the place was accused in 1998 of selling weapons to Sierra Leone in defiance of UN sanctions. Nice guy for us to do business with, eh?

      "I was so easy to defeat, I was so easy to control, I didn't even know there was a war."

      by RonV on Sun Nov 27, 2005 at 02:54:01 PM PST

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    •  not concerned (4.00)
      they're only mad they got caught. A big difference.

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