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Disturbed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-09-05 07:09 PM
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9. Has it been verified that...
Edited on Sat Jul-09-05 07:25 PM by Disturbed
Gitmo was planned before 911 Attack and the contract was for Haliburton?

If so, this place will never be shut down until the Bush Regime is out of power.

Contract that spawned Guantanamo prisons awarded to Halliburton during Cheney's tenure as CEO
John Byrne

Experts say firm may have built secret camps
A contract awarded to a Halliburton subsidiary in June 2000 while Vice President Dick Cheney was still at the helm of the firm spawned the detention centers at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, RAW STORY has discovered.
The contract, which allocated funds for emergency construction capabilities at worldwide locations, authorized the Defense Department to award Halliburton subsidiary Kellogg, Brown & Root any number of specific naval construction deals abroad.

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Pegged at an estimated maximum of $75 million in 2000, the deal mushroomed to $136 million by 2004. Some $58 million was dedicated to detention centers at Guantanamo Bay alone, with another $30 million in a second contract.

Specific contracts for the Guantanamo facilities were not inked until February of 2002. Cheney served as chief executive of the company from 1995 until July 2000, leaving shortly thereafter to join the Bush campaign.

The original deal, signed under Clinton, was also used for typhoon damage and breakwater repair of military bases abroad. After the invasion of Afghanistan, the Administration drew upon the open-ended agreement to construct detention centers at the U.S. Guantanamo Bay naval base for suspected members of Al Qaeda.
In 2002, the Pentagon said that additional options might reach $300 million. Security experts believe the Bush Administration may have carved out funding from the original agreement to build other secret detention facilities sprinkled across the globe.
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