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Posted on 11/17/2007 3:36:39 PM PST by Buddy B
For the second time in as many months, a multinational engineering and construction firm is recruiting Kenyans for jobs in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait.
US-based firm KBR, formerly Kellogg Brown and Root, has placed advertisements in a local newspaper seeking people to work in contingency operations for US and coalition forces in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait.
The company wants recruits with expertise in transport. supply chain management, food service, information management and network/telecommunications, logistics, sports and recreation, maintenance, business/support projects among other fields.
Although the company admits there are significant challenges, it promises great pay, excellent benefits including paid vacations and more.
KBR warns the prospective employees that the assignments will be dangerous.
(Excerpt) Read more at nationmedia.com ...
KBR (formerly Kellogg Brown and Root) NYSE: KBR is an American engineering and construction company, formerly a subsidiary of Halliburton, based in Houston. After Halliburton acquired Dresser Industries in 1998, Dresser's engineering subsidiary, M.W. Kellogg Limited, was merged with Halliburton's construction subsidiary, Brown and Root, to form Kellogg, Brown, and Root. KBR and its predecessors have won many contracts with the U.S. military during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, as well as during World War II and the Vietnam War. KBR is the largest non-union construction company in the United States. On April 15, 2006, Halliburton filed a registration statement with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission to sell up to 20 percent of its KBR stock on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). On November 16, 2006, KBR shares were offered for the public in an Initial Public Offering with shares priced at $17. The shares closed on the first day up more than 22 percent to $20.75 a share. Halliburton announced on April 5, 2007 that it had finally broken ties with KBR, which has been its contracting, engineering and construction unit as a part of the company for 44 years.
Of course this is why the Dems don't want to fund the Iraq effort. The money is going to private companies partly, who get the job done! The Dems like Reid and Pelosi do NOT want to get the job done, only Democrats have the annointed ability to get the job done ya know, and Republicans are to be PREVENTED from getting the job done.
Of course Americans can't cop to this Dem strategy of failure.? Boy are the Dems in for a very large wake up.
AND the Republicans are injecting a sizeable amount of cash into the Kenyan economy. Better than using the peace corps or foreign aid. This really gets the Dems angry.
GO KBR GO!
The KBR Kenyan employee and the GI will each be paid from DOD dollars. Our tax dollars!
I guess these guys will fill in until then.
I did say anything about pay scales.
But if you have ever been in Kenya, you would likely see that hires there work for a LOT less than what a GI base pay is per month. You must prefer that we send foreign aid to Kenya, which gets bled into Swiss bank accounts of crooked third world politicians, or paid in kick backs to the Dem party through bag men like Jefferson * the honorable house member* from Louisiana, who likes to keep bags of cash with his frozen brocolli, and who is now under indictment.)
I say pay the Kenyans and get some work out of them, and some loyalty to the world of freedom instead of Democrat based liberal socialism. Using KBR is a smart move no matter which way you cut it.
It cuts out the Dem bagman operation and the spread of liberal socialism in the third world. The Kenyans WORK for the money they send home. Thats win-win all the way. And on top of it, our GIs do not reconstruct the nation of Iraq, they are soldiers who can and do fight for its freedom, we don't want to turn our military into the peace corps, like Hillery Clinton would do.
I like what KBR is doing, and has been doing since 1944. It has a proven track record from post WWII in doing what we have to do to rebuild Iraq.