Friday, July 08, 2011


Susan Brannon
8 July 2011

Please Note:  I understand that this is a complicated web, but I advise you to take some time and browse through the links and articles listed on the bottom of this post.  If you read the information, you will start to realize how this mess with our money spent on wars, are connected with oil, our government officials, and the contractors. 

KBR Inc.  (Formally a subsidiary of Halliburton)  Huston
•    Amount paid to KBR, a former Halliburton division, to supply U.S. military in Iraq with food, fuel, housing and other items - $20 billion
•    Portion of the $20 billion paid to KBR that Pentagon auditors deem "questionable or supportable" - $3.2 billion
•    RIO, or Restore Iraqi Oil, was awarded to KBR without competition when the United States Department of Defense determined that KBR was "the only contractor that could satisfy the requirement for immediate execution of the plan" 
•    June 2008, Charles M. Smith, the senior civilian Defense Department official overseeing the government's multibillion-dollar contract with KBR during the early stages of the war in Iraq said he was forced out of his job in 2004 for refusing to approve $1 billion in questionable charges to KBR. Smith refused to approve the payments because Army auditors determined that KBR lacked credible records to support more than $1 billion in spending.
•    In May 2010, it was reported that KBR was selected for a no-bid contract worth as much as $568 million through 2011 for military support services in Iraq. (Business Week)
•    “KBR connected to Fraud Pentagon Auditor Says” "the vast majority" of suspected combat-zone fraud cases that have been referred to investigators, as well as a majority of the $13 billion in "questioned" or "unsupported" costs, (Washington Post)
•    Not to mention past allegations of KBR avoiding paying hundreds of millions in federal Medicare and Social Security taxes by hiring workers through sell companies based in the tax haven of the Cayman Islands.  More than 21,000 people working for KBR in Irag, are listed as employees of two companies.  KBR admits setting the companies to save on taxes. (Boston Globe)
•    Bribing Nigerian Officials by paying tens of millions in bribes. (Find Law)
•    Soldiers have been electrocuted from faulty wiring in Iraq while KBR explained that they were only to repair broken items, however they installed improper electrical devices.  They were handed a corrective action, in “serious noncompliance” However, shortly afterwards they were awarded a 35 million dollar contract for major electrical work. (CNN)
•    Allegations against sexual assault (WikiPedia)
•    Human Trafficking lawsuit  (AFP)
•    Soldiers claim war zone contractors exposed them to toxins (Nashville Post)

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