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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 08:25 AM
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Need a job? US Embassy in Iraq is hiring:
http://iraq.usembassy.gov/iraq/jobs.html

Did you even know there WAS an embassy?...

US "Embassy Iraq", the largest fortress in history, est. cost 1 billion
Iraqis call it "George W.'s Palace".
It has it's own, separate, utilities AND secret detention facilities.

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In the chaos of Iraq, one project is on target: a giant US embassy
From Daniel McGrory in Baghdad
May 03, 2006

THE question puzzles and enrages a city: how is it that the Americans cannot keep the electricity running in Baghdad for more than a couple of hours a day, yet still manage to build themselves the biggest embassy on Earth?

Irritation grows as residents deprived of air-conditioning and running water three years after the US-led invasion watch the massive US Embassy they call George Ws palace rising from the banks of the Tigris.

In the pavement cafs, people moan that the structure is bigger than anything Saddam Hussein built. They are not impressed by the architects claims that the diplomatic outpost will be visible from space and cover an area that is larger than the Vatican city and big enough to accommodate four Millennium Domes. They are more interested in knowing whether the US State Department paid for the prime real estate or simply took it.

cont'd...
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,7374-2162249,00...


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The U.S. Embassy will be the De facto Capital of Iraq
by Stan Moore
Sunday April 30 2006)

"The U.S. embassy in Iraq is not being built for the Iraqi people's interests. It is being built to facilitate and manage long-term American control of Iraq."

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The myth of democracy for Iraq is about as shallow and as subtle as this reinforced concrete building. Iraqi governance will for years be directed, controlled, manipulated, and protected by the United States of America and its military and corporate leadership. The assets of Iraq will be managed, siphoned, extracted, liquidated, and strangled from the U.S. embassy. Iraqis who oppose this program will become among the "disappeared" and will not be allowed to influence Iraqi governance or policies.

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The U.S. embassy in Iraq is not being built for the Iraqi people's interests. It is being built to facilitate and manage long-term American control of Iraq. The U.S. embassy will be more like the Pentagon than like an administrative home of diplomatic activity. Iraq's fate rests with the fate of that embassy, and it is a foreboding, threatening, frightening monument to the stealing of an entire nation, its future, and its soul by a greedy, powerful, heartless, and merciless occupier.

http://usa.mediamonitors.net/content/view/full/29818


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U.S. Building Its Largest Embassy in Iraq
By CHARLES J. HANLEY, AP Special Correspondent
Friday, April 14, 2006

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"The presence of a massive U.S. embassy by far the largest in the world co-located in the Green Zone with the Iraqi government is seen by Iraqis as an indication of who actually exercises power in their country," the International Crisis Group, a European-based research group, said in one of its periodic reports on Iraq.

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"Embassy Baghdad" will dwarf new U.S. embassies elsewhere, projects that typically cover 10 acres. The embassy's 104 acres is six times larger than the United Nations compound in New York, and two-thirds the acreage of Washington's National Mall.

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Original cost estimates ranged over $1 billion, but Congress appropriated only $592 million in the emergency Iraq budget adopted last year. Most has gone to a Kuwait builder, First Kuwaiti Trading & Contracting, with the rest awarded to six contractors working on the project's "classified" portion the actual embassy offices.

Higgins declined to identify those builders, citing security reasons, but said five were American companies.

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2006/04/14...
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wakeme2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 08:36 AM
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1. LOL I do not qualify,, I do not come with the Repug Seal of
Approval. :rofl:
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station agent Donating Member (290 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Oct-17-06 08:41 AM
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2. Yeah, my family's rich and all, but not GOP rich
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