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Imperialism Inc. July 5, 2007

Posted by Andreas in News, Politics, rant.
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We’re not exactly encouraged to think much about what’s happening in Iraq these days (Afghanistan anyone?), which makes the following rather sobering. It’s from the Baltimore Sun:

The number of U.S.-paid private contractors in Iraq now exceeds that of American combat troops, new figures show, raising fresh questions about the privatization of the war and the government’s capacity to carry out military and rebuilding campaigns.

More than 180,000 civilians – Americans, Iraqis and others – are working in Iraq under U.S. contracts, according to State and Defense department figures obtained by the Los Angeles Times. Including the recent troop buildup, 160,000 soldiers and a few thousand civilian government employees are stationed in Iraq.

War Inc., Occupation Inc., Colonialism Inc. and Imperialism Inc. all in the name of The War Against Terror And For FreedomTM… makes me sick.

Imagine what it would be like to have tens of thousands of armed private “security operators” roaming the streets of South Africa 24/7 – wait a minute…

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