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Halliburton / KBR’s WorldWide War Crimes – since the 1940’s

Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir calls for ban on Halliburton – USA Today 5/17/08

 

US confirms KBR Nigerian bribes – UpstreamOnline 5/9/08

 

KBR driver caught with child porn, fired, rehired, and caught with more child porn – AP/Houston Chronicle 5/9/08

 

KBR earns $98 Million in 1st quarter, exceeding expectations – Bloomberg/Houston Chronicle 5/2/08

 

Martial Law Inc: KBR – Global Research 3/5/08

Details on KBR’s – former Halliburton subsidiary involvement in genocide, concentration camps and war-starting since the 1940’s

 

KBR workers in Iraq stole weapons, gold, antiquities – Houston Chronicle 4/28/08

EXCERPTS: “Warren leveled her allegations in early 2004 after being reprimanded by a supervisor for giving water to Iraqi workers laboring in a sweltering laundry building when their own water supply was undrinkable. Warren said the supervisor reminded her she had signed a confidentiality agreement and then threatened her by suggesting an American woman “wouldn’t last very long on the streets of Baghdad.” That evening, with company managers present, she called KBR’s ethics hot line in Houston to report her allegations. She eventually was escorted out of Baghdad by company security after KBR officials intercepted a threatening e-mail, Warren said. Frank Cassaday, a former KBR ice plant operator, told lawmakers that a KBR foreman tried to take military equipment, including two rocket launchers, detonators and ammunition. When he confronted the foreman, Cassaday said, “he told me to mind my own business.”

 

Global boost for Halliburton profits – CNN 4/21/08

“Increasing its global presence is paying off for oilfield services provider Halliburton Co., whose first-quarter income rose nearly 6% on growing business in the Middle East, Asia and Latin America, the company said Monday.”

 

Another KBR Rape Case – The Nation 4/3/08

EXCERPT: “That dawn, naked, covered in blood and feces, bleeding from her anus, she found a US soldier she did not know lying naked in the bed next to her: his gun lay on the floor beside the bed, she could not rouse him and all she could remember of the night before was screaming and screaming as the soldier anally penetrated her while a colleague who worked for defense contractor KBR held her hand–but instead of helping her, as she had hoped, he jammed his penis in her mouth. Over the next few weeks Smith would be told to keep quiet about the incident by a KBR supervisor. The camp’s military liaison officer also told her not to speak about what had happened, she says. And she would follow these instructions. “Because then, all of a sudden, if you’ve done exactly what you’ve been instructed not to do–tell somebody–then you’re in danger,” Smith says.”- a psuedonym

 

Iraq contractors fight suit over toxic exposure: want to use KBR’s own loophole to hang it – Boston Globe 3/25/08

EXCERPT: “When the American team arrived in Iraq in the summer of 2003 to repair the Qarmat Ali water injection plant, supervisors told them the orange, sand-like substance strewn around the looted facility was just a “mild irritant,” workers recall. The workers got it on their hands and clothing every day while racing for 2 1/2 months to meet a deadline to get the plant, a crucial part of Iraq’s oil infrastructure, up and running. But the chemical turned out to be sodium dichromate, a substance so dangerous that even limited exposure greatly increases the risk of cancer. Soon, many of the 22 Americans and 100-plus Iraqis began to complain of nosebleeds, ulcers, and shortness of breath. Within weeks, nearly 60 percent exhibited symptoms of exposure, according to the minutes of a meeting of project managers from KBR, the Houston-based construction company in charge of the repairs.”

 

More on this KBR case – Raw Story 3/25/08

 

Troops in Iraq are getting sick from drinking water KBR was paid to clean and didn’t – AP/Yahoo 3/9/08

 

Kellogg Brown & Root avoids US taxes by hiring through shell companies – Boston Globe 3/6/08

EXCERPT: “Kellogg Brown & Root, the nation’s top Iraq war contractor and until last year a subsidiary of Halliburton Corp., has avoided paying hundreds of millions of dollars in federal Medicare and Social Security taxes by hiring workers through shell companies based in this tropical tax haven. More than 21,000 people working for KBR in Iraq – including about 10,500 Americans – are listed as employees of two companies that exist in a computer file on the fourth floor of a building on a palm-studded boulevard here in the Caribbean. Neither company has an office or phone number in the Cayman Islands. The Defense Department has known since at least 2004 that KBR was avoiding taxes by declaring its American workers as employees of Cayman Islands shell companies, and officials said the move allowed KBR to perform the work more cheaply, saving Defense dollars.”

 

Halliburton/State Dept rape reports get worse and worse – via MParent 2/28/08

 

KBR’s profit up 65% in 4th quarter – AP via Raw Story 2/26/08

 

Gang rape victim claims she and others silenced by Halliburton – ABC 2/12/08

EXCERPT: “A Houston, Texas woman, who says she was gang-raped by her co-workers at a Halliburton/KBR camp in Baghdad, says 38 women have come forward through her foundation to report their own tragic stories to her, but that many cannot speak publicly due to arbitration agreements in their employment contracts.”
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