You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #44: I hope you are correct [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007) Donate to DU
Mortos Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-13-07 10:34 AM
Response to Reply #37
44. I hope you are correct
Like I said in the OP, anything I heard in Iraq was run through the bullshit detector. Having said that, I think you either misunderstood my origingal post or I wasn't clear enough in explaining. The secret area I referred to was an office that my boss, a person with no security clearance, was allowed to go into. It wasn't a secret base or a large area in Iraq.

The maps he claimed to see were in this room and it is my understanding that this was a high level KBR office. The information, if true, would indicate that KBR had foreknowledge of a pre-planned invasion into Iran and had already made plans for the troop support aspect of it.

Having been there, you know how much private contractors have become intwined in the military functions. Private contractors are responsible for everything from logistics, housing, feeding, waste disposal, laundry, even entertainment of the troops. There is nothing the military does, that does not include private contractors.

The site this was allegedly witnessed, Tallil Air Base, is the site of KBR't top managerial functions in Iraq. The Project Manager for LOGCAP II and III works there as do all of the senior administrative management for the project. The PM, when I left, was a retired military officer, as were several of the KBR management.

If what I was told is true, it makes perfect sense that the military's infrastructure suppliers (KBR) would be in the loop about future endeavors. Again, I don't know if the guy was bullshitting me or bragging trying to impress me but he is not the only person who told me that KBR had advanced knowledge invasions.

I just thought it was interesting that events seem to be converging to make his allegation seem more factual.

As to the timing of the invasion in January of 2007, you, as a former military person know, that plans change as conditions do. I stated in a previous post that in the 2003 post invasion euforia, that military planners may have envisioned a stable Iraq and massive popular support for a continued jaunt into Iran. It may be that the situation on the ground and at home has forced the neo-cons to revise or scrap their plans.

I hope so.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC