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screennaame Donating Member (14 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-10-07 07:30 PM
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This is the most ridiculous thing i have ever read. its just horrible.

"due to an enormous loophole that has effectively left contractors in Iraq beyond the reach of United States law."

so they can just do whatever the hell they want over there with no consequences?
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  -Victim: Gang-Rape Cover-Up by U.S., Halliburton/KBR sabra  Dec-10-07 10:13 AM   #0 
  - Bush and His Neo-cons Represent Pure Evil  fascisthunter   Dec-10-07 10:22 AM   #1 
  - Yes, it becomes clearer just how monstrous they are every day.  tom_paine   Dec-10-07 10:44 AM   #5 
  - Thank You  fascisthunter   Dec-10-07 11:11 AM   #12 
  - Interesting. I read the editorial views and it got me thinking  143tbone   Dec-10-07 11:40 AM   #18 
  - They keep winning because no one will stand up to them. They  acmavm   Dec-10-07 11:49 AM   #20 
  - Wait. Hold on. Explain to us here how "our democratic reps" have given Halliburton a "free pass".  brentspeak   Dec-10-07 11:51 AM   #22 
  - How many crimes have they committed? How much money  acmavm   Dec-10-07 12:00 PM   #23 
  - One word ...  Gonnuts   Dec-10-07 01:16 PM   #29 
  - one word....  iheartobama   Dec-10-07 02:15 PM   #38 
  - oh DUH  ima_sinnic   Dec-10-07 02:42 PM   #43 
  - Yes those aggressive freedom loving Sens and Reps  saigon68   Dec-10-07 04:28 PM   #62 
  - Thanks for that recommendation  kas125   Dec-11-07 12:14 AM   #99 
  - This is CORPORATE behavior - sadly and maddeningly not too unusual.  TahitiNut   Dec-10-07 01:46 PM   #34 
  - God Bless Jamie Leigh Jones  lynnertic   Dec-10-07 10:26 AM   #2 
  - I am glad I'm not her  Submariner   Dec-10-07 10:32 AM   #3 
  - My heart goes out to her.  CrispyQGirl   Dec-10-07 11:35 AM   #17 
  - That's what I thought of too.  mwb970   Dec-11-07 05:18 AM   #104 
  - Monsters. nt  blackops   Dec-10-07 10:34 AM   #4 
  - republicon homelander goons are corrupt, amoral, and anti-democracy  SpiralHawk   Dec-10-07 10:48 AM   #6 
  - We don't really have any clue just how deep the corruption runs  Gman   Dec-10-07 10:54 AM   #7 
  - we don't -- but certainly the covert/black ops is running all of it  katty   Dec-10-07 01:32 PM   #31 
  - This is part of a HUGE Human Rights issue...  Triana   Dec-10-07 10:54 AM   #8 
  - Would I be assuming correctly  balantz   Dec-10-07 10:57 AM   #9 
  - They're in Iraq for training  formercia   Dec-10-07 11:01 AM   #10 
     - I suspect you are correct in that.  southerncrone   Dec-10-07 05:37 PM   #73 
  - WILL SOMEBODY DO SOMETHING ALREADY???!!!!!!  indimuse   Dec-10-07 11:02 AM   #11 
  - What kind of monster...oh yeah Halliburton  YOY   Dec-10-07 11:12 AM   #13 
  - KBR is a British subsidiary of Halliburton.  louis-t   Dec-10-07 11:19 AM   #16 
     - KBR is from Texas and is about as American as Baseball, Apple Pie and Waterboarding  htuttle   Dec-10-07 02:55 PM   #46 
     - Wouldn't happen to know thier forte would you?  YOY   Dec-10-07 03:10 PM   #48 
     - Actually, I think it used to be construction  htuttle   Dec-10-07 03:23 PM   #52 
        - Brown & root were/are big union haters iirc. eom.  Hotler   Dec-10-07 07:41 PM   #84 
     - Then I am mistaken about the subsidiary.  louis-t   Dec-10-07 04:14 PM   #58 
     - they used to be known as  femrap   Dec-10-07 05:20 PM   #70 
     - Yes, I actually worked for Brown & Root  Blue_In_AK   Dec-10-07 11:24 PM   #97 
     - OK, here it is.  louis-t   Dec-10-07 04:19 PM   #59 
  - A person can divide the crimes of these people into two columns -  higher class   Dec-10-07 11:12 AM   #14 
  - "beyond the reach of United States law"  IronLionZion   Dec-10-07 11:14 AM   #15 
  - What a bunch of BS - so now that law Bremer  RamboLiberal   Dec-10-07 04:21 PM   #60 
     - This will never reach a jury  Marie26   Dec-15-07 11:14 AM   #108 
  - What's also scary is that idiot Bush has 12 months to further sink America...  Imagevision   Dec-10-07 11:42 AM   #19 
  - Halliburton is trying to prevent the case from being heard in public  brentspeak   Dec-10-07 11:50 AM   #21 
  - Rape is a crime  FREEWILL56   Dec-10-07 03:49 PM   #55 
  - I was just coming over to post this - glad DU featured it  debbierlus   Dec-10-07 12:08 PM   #24 
  - who will work to cover this up faster-pelosi or ried ?  natrat   Dec-10-07 12:27 PM   #25 
  - Your tax dollars at work.  baldguy   Dec-10-07 12:44 PM   #26 
  - Disgusting.  Maestro   Dec-10-07 12:58 PM   #27 
  - I am going to do a video asking Chris Dodd about this -  debbierlus   Dec-10-07 01:10 PM   #28 
  - Tip of the iceberg ...  Gonnuts   Dec-10-07 01:24 PM   #30 
  - Agreed.  FloridaJudy   Dec-11-07 12:27 AM   #101 
  - Contract killers,  Jesuswasntafascist   Dec-10-07 01:35 PM   #32 
  - And Nancy and the others say "We must fund the troops!"  Hydra   Dec-10-07 01:40 PM   #33 
  - Nancy's support of our troops has sealed her fate next election  johnp   Dec-10-07 01:56 PM   #37 
  - Jesus fucking Christ. nt  lisby   Dec-10-07 01:54 PM   #35 
  - This is what happens when you hang out with murderers and thugs  johnp   Dec-10-07 01:54 PM   #36 
  - Truth at The DU?  iheartobama   Dec-10-07 02:17 PM   #39 
  - Read the story more closely  htuttle   Dec-10-07 02:34 PM   #41 
  - That's bullshit  iheartobama   Dec-10-07 02:41 PM   #42 
     - We're talking about it because she filed a civil lawsuit  htuttle   Dec-10-07 02:49 PM   #44 
     - It sounds unlikely that it could be a Duke University case  nachoproblem   Dec-10-07 03:13 PM   #49 
        - Agreed....  iheartobama   Dec-10-07 03:21 PM   #51 
           - My point is (to bust into this subthread): The 'facts' will never be in.  htuttle   Dec-10-07 03:25 PM   #53 
           - right, per the article, 80% of arbitration cases  noiretblu   Dec-10-07 04:13 PM   #57 
           - Burst all you like  nachoproblem   Dec-10-07 04:52 PM   #64 
           - The facts don't matter, that's the whole problem.  Usrename   Dec-11-07 01:53 AM   #102 
  - On Dan Abrams...several other cases.same treatment of victem,  Acadia Blue   Dec-10-07 08:55 PM   #87 
  - KBR aren't "shooters"  14thColony   Dec-10-07 04:36 PM   #63 
  - "Being as good looking as she is"  XanaDUer   Dec-10-07 04:55 PM   #65 
  - she was /is only 22-so maybe she didnt know better  natrat   Dec-10-07 05:20 PM   #69 
  - KBR is NOT Blackwater....  femrap   Dec-10-07 05:35 PM   #72 
  - Tax free? Does our government also extent this benefit to our miltary?  FREEWILL56   Dec-10-07 11:10 PM   #96 
  - So by God she should have been ugly  Caretha   Dec-10-07 07:26 PM   #81 
  - How many lashes should she should be given?  panzerfaust   Dec-10-07 02:18 PM   #40 
  - This young woman was 19 or 20 years old when this happened to her.  yardwork   Dec-10-07 02:54 PM   #45 
  - If this was my sister there would be hell to pay  YOY   Dec-10-07 03:09 PM   #47 
  - Held for 24 hours in a container--THIS IS KIDNAPPING!  Bluestar   Dec-10-07 03:13 PM   #50 
  - You think it can't get any worse, but somehow it does.  Vinca   Dec-10-07 03:32 PM   #54 
  - But wild frontiers are a good thing!  nachoproblem   Dec-10-07 05:04 PM   #67 
  - I had an intuition that when I checked DU I'd find a story like this,  Raksha   Dec-10-07 04:10 PM   #56 
  - This is the world they want to live in.  iamahaingttta   Dec-10-07 04:23 PM   #61 
  - Rape and police brutality will never end  roxnev   Dec-10-07 05:03 PM   #66 
  - Can there not be a Consititutional challenge to this "contractor law"?  Canuckistanian   Dec-10-07 05:18 PM   #68 
  - constitutional challenge? doesnt that require some form of political opposition  natrat   Dec-10-07 05:25 PM   #71 
     - No, it only requires a lawyer  Canuckistanian   Dec-10-07 05:42 PM   #74 
  - They won't investigate  rockybelt   Dec-10-07 05:48 PM   #75 
  - I have SOOOO had it with this complicit "Democratic" Congress,  Raksha   Dec-10-07 07:24 PM   #80 
  - I should rephrase that  rockybelt   Dec-10-07 08:52 PM   #86 
  - Halliburton "mafia mercenaries," No accountability.  Acadia Blue   Dec-10-07 08:58 PM   #88 
  - I'm just going numb over all the horrific, arrogant violence committed  southerncrone   Dec-10-07 06:17 PM   #76 
  - good luck with that--most americans dont give a shit -until starvation sets in  natrat   Dec-10-07 07:14 PM   #78 
     - I do believe it just crested the horizon.  southerncrone   Dec-10-07 07:30 PM   #83 
  - It's big, a big story.  eib1   Dec-10-07 06:28 PM   #77 
  - Tell me again, how is the BFEE not like the nazis?  muntrv   Dec-10-07 07:17 PM   #79 
  - 3 reasons that I can think of:  Time for change   Dec-10-07 09:01 PM   #89 
  - ...  screennaame   Dec-10-07 07:30 PM   #82 
  - They can't  gatts   Dec-10-07 08:30 PM   #85 
  - Not sure about that wording  nachoproblem   Dec-10-07 11:03 PM   #95 
  - yea  screennaame   Dec-10-07 11:46 PM   #98 
  - it's evil & sick stuff like this  themartyred   Dec-10-07 09:03 PM   #90 
  - Kicking for Justice n/t  bonito   Dec-10-07 09:43 PM   #91 
  - and justice shall prevail n/t  themartyred   Dec-10-07 10:14 PM   #92 
     - And the four of us are living proof of it!  bonito   Dec-10-07 10:28 PM   #93 
  - my god. unfucking real--n/t  orleans   Dec-10-07 10:39 PM   #94 
  - halliburton and kbr are the enemies of the US, and of all humanity. n/t  Progs Rock   Dec-11-07 12:20 AM   #100 
  - Damn. Was Halliburton created from Dick Cheney's rib?  Kurovski   Dec-11-07 04:45 AM   #103 
  - "Stuff happens!" Rumsfeld might say.  Sean Stuart   Dec-11-07 06:19 AM   #105 
  - Also notice the push to force private arbitration outside of the court system.  Sean Stuart   Dec-11-07 06:23 AM   #106 
  - self-delete - too angry  entanglement   Dec-11-07 08:31 AM   #107 
  - This poor woman but I think this has happened to others  lovuian   Dec-15-07 05:09 PM   #109 
 

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