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Business  (tags: Halliburton, fraud, KBR, Iraq, bribery, bribes, kickbacks )

RC
- 4288 days ago - truthout.org
Halliburton spin-off KBR: Federal investigators have uncovered what they describe as a sweeping network of kickbacks, bribes and fraud involving at least eight employees and subcontractors of KBR



   

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RC deWinter (418)
Tuesday July 24, 2007, 1:49 pm
Another reason this administration LOVES the idea of staying in Iraq forever...BIG PROFITS FOR WARMONGERS
 

Kari D (192)
Tuesday July 24, 2007, 2:06 pm
definatly need to get the Bushies out!!!!
 

Mara G (411)
Tuesday July 24, 2007, 2:13 pm
This is actually old news just now making it to the top of the NEVER ENDING list of corruption this Administration has let happen and/or stimulated. I wonder WHO is on the take??? Hmmmmm.....I just can't figure it out....golly gee willikers.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 24, 2007, 2:36 pm
NOTED. AND THIS DOESN'T SURPRISE ME BUT REALLY PISSES ME OFF. IT SEEMS THAT NOTHING IS FOR THE GOOD ONLY FOR SOMEONE'S ELSES POCKETS. THE OLD SAYING THE RICH GET RICHER AND THE POOR GET POORER IT ALL TOO TRUE IN TODAY'S SOCIETY.
 

Stephen Hannon (203)
Tuesday July 24, 2007, 2:45 pm
Don't rule out for CEO of Halliburton, Dick Cheney. Halliburton said during a meeting they were upset when Cheney handed in his resignation, but one slickster at the meeting quoted: "You know it's better to have Cheny on the inside working with Bush for contracts in Iraq. Cheney is making the big bucks, and is crooked as a Z. Bush gets his kick backs and so does the Depeartment of Defence who approve the contracts. It wa Cheney who got them the no bid contracts, and there is still $22 billion missing. Wonder whose pockets that money went into. Not only they were buy inferior grade building materials, and now the jobs they have finished are falling down. Talk about a royaly to repair what you delierately screwed up.

With all this crime and corruption going on in the Bush Adminsitration; Congress has a bill they want to pass which would include healthcare for ALL American children, not just the illegal immigrants.Bush has threatened to veto the bill, and the Dems don't have the 60 votes need to override the veto, so our children who do not have healthcare will be at the mercy of King George the maggot.

I am going to pray that Bush get another pretzel loged in his throat, but only this time, they won't be able to get it out. God moves in strange ways. Sometimes with a lock in sock, and other time a pretzel. Oh, well, bye George.. Oh, and we won't be attending you funeral either you maggot.
 

Carol W (119)
Tuesday July 24, 2007, 3:41 pm

ha ha ha....A spokeswoman for KBR, Heather L. Browne, said in a statement yesterday that the company "in no way condones this behavior."

Then she went on to 'not' say, but it is a common practice and encouraged when government funds are involved and seldom require accountability. I mean, who keeps track of billions of dollars, spoiled food and water in these volumes we deliver? geeeesssee ... Next you'll think there is something funny about no-bid contracts and our ties to Cheney. ha ha ha
 

Carol W (119)
Tuesday July 24, 2007, 3:44 pm

O.K. I lost an email circulating. This is a good time to write your Congressman and woman.

Yesterday Congressman Conyers said, "If he can get just 3 more congressman to stand with him, he will begin Impeachment proceedings against Cheney and Bush."

Tell your congressman/woman to help Conyers quest to do what is right and what we elected them for.
Time seems to be of essence, and Congressman Conyers is serious.
Imagine if he get 5 that stand with him ........... or more.
 

Meenakshi Sharma (124)
Tuesday July 24, 2007, 4:36 pm
They all bloody so corrupted.. I can not understand why is that any one is calling the shots? I feel sick...Bush and Cheney!
 

Tim Redfern (581)
Tuesday July 24, 2007, 6:28 pm
This guy Smoot has nothing to worry about. If he's convictoed, he's likely to get a commutation from King George, just like good ol' Scooter did.
 

Tim Redfern (581)
Tuesday July 24, 2007, 6:29 pm
This guy Smoot has nothing to worry about. If he's convictoed, he's likely to get a commutation from King George, just like good ol' Scooter did.
 

Linda H (199)
Tuesday July 24, 2007, 7:23 pm
I can not believe that some would sell their soul so cheep. Corruption comes cheep. wouldn't you say.While the big cheese (or is that RAT) sells us out to the highest bidder among his cronies.
 

Barbara Tomlinson (431)
Wednesday July 25, 2007, 1:46 am
PLEASE BE SURE AND TELL ANY TROOPS YOU ARE IN CONTACT WITH OVERSEAS, EVERY DETAIL OF SCANDAL THAT YOU CAN. The troops have INFERIOR food, INFERIOR equipment and armor, their buildings are falling down, and THEY ARE FORCED TO BRUSH THEIR TEETH IN SEWAGE WATER, as water is NOT supplied sufficiently by the contractors!
TELL THE TROOPS THE TRUTH; and tell the troops that they DON'T have to fight for the War Profiteers; that they are NOT defending their families and communities; ONLY DEFENDING THE BLOATED PROFITS OF THE WAR PROFITEERS.
TELL THE TROOPS that you UNCONDITIONALLY support them NOT fighting for the War Profiteers. Tell the troops that you support them NOT dying and NOT killing for Halliburton and KBR.
TELL THE TROOPS THAT YOU SUPPORT THEM NOT FIGHTING; and when they hear that from you, THE TROOPS WILL LOSE THEIR WILL TO FIGHT. Then the troops will STOP BEING THE TARGETS of those who are merely defending their country. {Al-Qaeda in Iraq has been PROVEN TO BE A MYTH.} THE TROOPS WILL BE MUCH, MUCH SAFER IF THEY STOP FIGHTING AND STOP GOING OUT ON PATROL. And, for that matter, so will WE.
Tell the troops it is up to THEM if they want to STOP BEING TARGETS; STOP FIGHTING AND COME HOME. With our CHEERS AND APPROVAL for their BRAVE ACTIONS IN DISOBEYING BUSH AND CHENEY'S ILLEGAL, IMMORAL, HARMFUL AND TOTALLY DISGUSTING ORDERS. It is a CURSE to obey such orders; and a BLESSING to DIS-obey them.
TELL THIS TO THE TROOPS.
 

Carolyn T (234)
Wednesday July 25, 2007, 7:16 am
Halliburon in Houston. Bushes from Houston. Big contributors both in direct dollars and perks. Hmmm. Imagine this! The timing is certainly a farce--they get their contract within a few days of our leadership's pronouncement of the "War." What "luck" they have!
 

Laura Hovland (129)
Wednesday July 25, 2007, 8:10 am
Halliburton announces 284 percent increase in war profits - Posted by Robert K.
25 July 2005

WASHINGTON, July 25 (HalliburtonWatch.org) -- Halliburton announced on Friday that its KBR division, responsible for carrying out Pentagon contracts, experienced a 284 percent increase in operating profits during the second quarter of this year.

The increase in profits was primarily due to the Pentagon's payment of "award fees" for what military officials call "good" or "very good" work done by KBR in the Middle East for America's taxpayers and the troops.

Despite the scandals that plague KBR's military contracts, the Pentagon awarded $70 million in "award" fees to the company, along with four ratings of "excellent" and two ratings of "very good" for the troop logistics work under the Army's LOGCAP contract.

The Pentagon has provided preferential treatment to Halliburton on a number of occasions, including the concealment from the public of critical reports by military auditors.

Audits conducted by the Pentagon's Defense Contract Audit Agency determined that KBR had $1 billion in "questioned" expenses (i.e. expenses which military auditors consider "unreasonable") and $442 million in "unsupported" expenses (i.e. expenses which military auditors have determined contain no receipt or any explanation on how the expenses were disbursed).

But the top Pentagon brass ignored these audits and rewarded KBR's work anyway.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday July 25, 2007, 8:28 am
Whats new ?
They did the same thing with the money that was sent for Katrena victims to rebuild and they still haven't rebuilt New Orleans .
Their all a bunch of thieves !
This is our great country today,, unfortuately run by greedy Big business ,
Remember the comercial with the indian who see's liter on the ground and a tear falls from his eye ,,well that is how I feel about this whole world today with all the greed ,hatered and pollution we see around us more and more each day. :(
All the issues we have in this country will never get resolved as long as Big business is running our country.
 

Mara G (411)
Wednesday July 25, 2007, 9:14 am
Thank you all for your comments. There should be 2000 members on this thread voicing their concern. Where is everyone? I see a dog in Alabama get more attention than the corruption and fleecing of America. Whats wrong with this picture? Did we not forward enough or are people just becoming sick of it all? Dunno!!
 

Carol W (119)
Wednesday July 25, 2007, 11:08 am

They are lining the pockets of those that will continue their rule.
Get ready for great deflation and economic woes like the great depression.
They are preparing and stock piling for their retreats.

1. Get out of debt. They are building Debtors Prisons
2. Get Grow Boxes or move where you can grow food.
3. The dollar is no longer valued in foreign countries. (The Euro has more value.)
4. Have a store based on trade of goods and services. The dollar will be useless.
5. Some will trade with silver and metals.
The is a coup d e t at. Gore stepped aside because of the enormessness of this overthrow. Bush will not be gone until the American rights to protest become reason for imprisonment.
6. They pulled off 9/11 without oppostition. The Media is driven by this agenda.

More poor mean more volunteers to join the military.
Border Patrol will stop our exiting/leaving
Canada (unlike Vietnam) has promised to return Am. that object or try to run from the draft.

So much is going on, that these stories are leaked to distract us from the inner workings of the plan.

Good Ole Boys and Girls are both Democrats and Republicans, Congress and Senate.

We , You, Have nothing left but yourself, family and friends.
FACE IT.
 

Carol W (119)
Wednesday July 25, 2007, 11:14 am

iN THE MEANTIME, lets hold Congressman Conyers to his word.
Tell your states Congressman/woman to sign with Conyers now, to begin impeachment proceedings.

I don't think both can be impeached. But maybe Cheney should be the first as it should not take a month.
Then we can do a second impeachment proceeding for the puppet goof, Bush.

Conyers wants just 3 more Congressman to sign with him, and he promises to start the process.
 

Gale I (46)
Wednesday July 25, 2007, 6:05 pm
you know this whole thing has just gotten to the point of being ridiculous, I mean they just do whatever they want, basically out in the open, and they get away with it...what is wrong with us? If this were the sixties, things would be different...:)
 

serge vrabec (278)
Wednesday July 25, 2007, 8:16 pm
Scandalous wretches, to say the least! thx Cate
 

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Thursday July 26, 2007, 7:55 pm
Cate, If this internet group (or Blogers) or so inclinced to talk about tocpics and leave a spin that always leave their readers with abad taste in mouth )truth Out( ? Why are you (I'm not in the least surprised but I am plenty digusted all over again! Please read story from truthout.org) reading it and sharing it with others ? No disrespect to the Wonderful Cate :)
 

Carol W (119)
Friday July 27, 2007, 12:55 am

Mamabear claw

I don't understand what you are saying and find no mention of the billions lost or bribes, bonus, or anything of money issues at truthout....

So please just note the key points, or flaws with this article and the comments.

I'm in the middle of my learning curve here.
Thanks



 

Debbie Sequichie-Kerchee (53)
Saturday July 28, 2007, 4:01 pm
GO-O-O-O BMutiny!!!!

Yes, Ron, I agree, most all of the population is so worried about survival, they are in an ignorant trance.....plugged into the matrix....
 

Phyllis P (232)
Saturday July 28, 2007, 8:23 pm
noted
 
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