Monday, February 22, 2010
Here is a great article from Le Monde diplomatique but found at Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA)
Afghanistan’s outsourced war by Marie-Dominique Charlier
A British contractor said recently that the Americans, the British and other armed forces were in Afghanistan to win the war, but for his firm, the more the security situation deteriorated the better
A worrying two-thirds of the Pentagon’s personnel in Afghanistan are private military contractors, unaccountable to military law or ethics, swaggeringly overbearing, and not in any hurry to help improve the poor security situation that assures their firms’ current and future profits
There is a convergence of financial interests between the PMCs and big US industrial conglomerates: most PMCs have been bought up by conglomerates through mergers and acquisitions, many since 2001.
Xe (Blackwater), DynCorp, MPRI (Military Professional Resources Inc) and Kellog Brown and Root (4), are all part of a grouping known as Private Security Companies of Afghanistan. interrogators and interpreters in the Abu Ghraib were recruited CACI International or Titan
This reality is so totally fubar'd, its hard to know where to start.