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  • Ann Coulter: MEDIA: HALLIBURTON PAID DICK CHENEY TO COMMIT RAPE IN IRAN (Automatons Gone Wild)

    08/03/2011 3:36:19 PM PDT · by Syncro · 39 replies
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | Aug 3, 2011 | Ann Coulter
       MEDIA: HALLIBURTON PAID DICK CHENEY TO COMMIT RAPE IN IRAN August 3, 2011A front-page story by James Risen in The New York Times on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, reported on a "troubling trend" of sexual assaults committed by American employees of military contractors in Iraq. The centerpiece of his story was Jamie Leigh Jones, who claimed to have been brutally gang-raped in 2005 while working in the Green Zone. (Risen also interviewed other women claiming to have been sexually assaulted in Iraq and -- for journalistic balance -- their attorneys.) Jones famously claimed that days after arriving in Iraq...
  • Red Lines

    06/12/2011 5:21:20 PM PDT · by Cindy · 17 replies
    INTERNET-HAGANAH.com ^ | June 12, 2011 | INTERNET-HAGANAH.com
    SNIPPET: "There are some good reasons for allowing at least a few jihadi forums to operate." SNIPPET: "However, there are limits to our ability to exploit all the intelligence opportunities a forum may present. To put it another way, jihadi forums contribute to future terrorism in ways that are unpredictable and/or beyond our ability to control. This would be the view held by those other government agencies who prefer to seek out and destroy forums and to take down forum activists. For my part, I can live with keeping online those forums we have sufficient access to monitor and resources...
  • US Justice sues KBR for improper costs in Iraq

    04/01/2010 2:22:52 PM PDT · by Cheap_Hessian · 10 replies · 433+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 1, 2010 | James Vicini
    WASHINGTON, April 1 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday that it sued the Houston-based military contractor KBR Inc (KBR.N) for alleged false claims act violations over improper costs for private security in Iraq. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington, D.C., alleged that KBR knowingly included impermissible costs for private armed security in billings to the U.S. Army covering the 2003-2006 time period, the department said. KBR has been the U.S. military's largest private contractor in Iraq and Afghanistan. It has been criticized for cost overruns in Iraq, and lawmakers in Congress last month questioned the...
  • Franken's First Amendment Passes Senate

    10/08/2009 6:55:53 AM PDT · by steve-b · 65 replies · 2,735+ views
    Minneapolis-St Paul City Pages ^ | 10/7/09 | Emily Kaiser
    Sen. Al Franken finally has a piece of legislation under his belt, signed by the U.S. Senate. His amendment passed through a roll call vote Tuesday night. We're all for getting things done in a Congress that appears to be stalling on anything and everything possible. Franken's amendment stops defense contractors from receiving federal funding if they use mandatory arbitration clauses that prevent victims of assault from going to court. Nine Republicans voted with Democrats on the legislation for a final vote of 68-30. The amendment was part of the 2010 Defense Appropriations Bill.... "The story came to my attention...
  • Military Contractor Convicted in Afghanistan Fuel Theft Scheme

    06/19/2009 6:08:49 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 2 replies · 671+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | June 18, 2009 | United States Attorney's Office Eastern District of Virginia
    Raschad L. "Sean" Lewis, a former fuel section employee of Kellogg Brown and Root Inc. (KBR), assigned to Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, was found guilty yesterday by a federal jury of conspiracy, false writing, bribery of a public official, and false claims stemming from a bribery and a fuel diversion scheme. According to court documents, KBR had a contract to provide support services to the U.S. Army at Bagram Airfield, including unloading truckloads of jet fuel delivered by drivers hired by Red Star Enterprises Limited. Evidence at trial proved that between May and September 2006, Lewis and other KBR employees...
  • KBR Possibly To Be Charged With Negligent Homicide [Kellog Brown & Root / AKA Halliburton]

    01/22/2009 8:23:14 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 47 replies · 3,497+ views
    LiveLeak.com ^ | Jan. 22, 2009 | http://www.liveleak.com/user/Rubicon_Cube
    BREAKING NEWS CNN (January 22/2009) 3:55pm EST: KBR, formally Halliburton, a private contractors, through shoddy work caused electrocution deaths of U.S. soldiers in army bases in Iraq.
  • Sources: Contractor For Military Committed Serious Violations

    11/25/2008 2:47:13 PM PST · by steve-b · 8 replies · 364+ views
    CNN ^ | 11/24/08 | Abbie Boudreau & Scott Bronstein
    A contractor providing services to the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan has committed serious violations of its contract, mainly by conducting inadequate inspections of electrical wiring and grounding at American bases, according to Pentagon sources. The Pentagon findings on Houston, Texas-based KBR stem from the widely publicized death of Sgt. Ryan Maseth, a highly decorated 24-year-old Green Beret from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Maseth was electrocuted while taking a shower at his base in Baghdad. His January 2 death was just one of many deaths now believed to be linked to shoddy electrical work done at U.S. bases, managed by U.S....
  • Report: More faulty wiring at Iraqi bases

    07/18/2008 11:38:08 AM PDT · by mojito · 20 replies · 316+ views
    UPI ^ | 7/18/2008 | Unattributed
    The number of fires and deaths caused by faulty wiring at U.S. bases in Iraq is larger than the military has admitted, The New York Times reports. The newspaper said it obtained internal documents put together for congressional and Defense Department investigations on the work done by contractors. The documents show that many soldiers have suffered non-lethal shocks in their barracks, the report said. The work was done by KBR, one of the largest military contractors and a former subsidiary of Halliburton. Staff Sgt. Ryan Maseth died from an electrical shock while taking a shower in January. The death focused...
  • UPDATE: KBR says $550 million deal for BE&K will bolster growth

    05/07/2008 11:26:25 AM PDT · by redtetrahedron · 5 replies · 359+ views
    Birmingham News via AL.COM ^ | May 07, 2008 | Russell Hubbard
    KBR Corp. said today it would buy BE&K, the 48th largest general construction contractor in the country with 9,000 worldwide employees, for $550 million. KBR, the nation's fourth largest general contractor, was spun off last year as its own publicly traded company from Houston-based Halliburton Corp., the largest contractor for military services in Iraq.
  • Bad Wiring Puts Troops In Danger

    05/04/2008 3:52:17 PM PDT · by Non-Sequitur · 11 replies · 118+ views
    Raleigh News & Observer ^ | 5/4/08 | James Risen
    In October 2004, the U.S. Army issued an urgent bulletin to commanders across Iraq, warning them of a deadly new threat to American soldiers. Because of flawed electrical work by contractors, the bulletin stated, soldiers at U.S. bases in Iraq had received severe electrical shocks, and some had even been electrocuted.
  • Another Iraq Contractor Worker Claims Rape

    04/09/2008 6:36:59 PM PDT · by Dallas · 7 replies · 180+ views
    An Illinois woman who says she was raped while working for a contractor in Iraq recounted the experience in a congressional hearing Wednesday. A woman who made similar allegations before Congress last year listened and fought back tears. Dawn Leamon of Lena, Ill. said at a Senate subcommittee hearing she was sodomized and forced to have oral sex by a soldier and a co-worker after she drank a cocktail that made her feel strange. She worked as a paramedic for Service Employees International Inc., a foreign subsidiary of KBR Inc., at Camp Harper near Basra, Iraq. Leamon said the base...
  • Water Makes US Troops in Iraq Sick (KBR blamed)

    03/10/2008 10:06:53 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 21 replies · 783+ views
    AP Google ^ | 03.09.08 | By LARRY MARGASAK
    Dozens of U.S. troops in Iraq fell sick at bases using "unmonitored and potentially unsafe" water supplied by the military and a contractor once owned by Vice President Dick Cheney's former company, the Pentagon's internal watchdog says. A report obtained by The Associated Press said soldiers experienced skin abscesses, cellulitis, skin infections, diarrhea and other illnesses after using discolored, smelly water for personal hygiene and laundry at five U.S. military sites in Iraq. The Defense Department's inspector general's report, which could be released as early as Monday, found water quality problems between March 2004 and February 2006 at three sites...
  • Top Iraq contractor skirts US taxes offshore[KBR]

    03/09/2008 11:24:47 AM PDT · by BGHater · 19 replies · 823+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 06 Mar 2008 | Farah Stockman
    Shell companies in Cayman Islands allow KBR to avoid Medicare, Social Security deductions CAYMAN ISLANDS - Kellogg Brown & Root, the nation's top Iraq war contractor and until last year a subsidiary of Halliburton Corp., has avoided paying hundreds of millions of dollars in federal Medicare and Social Security taxes by hiring workers through shell companies based in this tropical tax haven. More than 21,000 people working for KBR in Iraq - including about 10,500 Americans - are listed as employees of two companies that exist in a computer file on the fourth floor of a building on a palm-studded...
  • Homeland Security Contracts KBR to Build Detention Centers in the US

    12/25/2007 7:06:18 PM PST · by B-Chan · 89 replies · 1,247+ views
    projectcensored.org ^ | 2007.12.25 | Editorial Staff
    Homeland Security Contracts KBR to Build Detention Centers in the US Sources:New America Media, January 31, 2006 Title: “Homeland Security Contracts for Vast New Detention Camps” Author: Peter Dale Scott New America Media, February 21, 2006 Title: “10-Year US Strategic Plan for Detention Camps Revives Proposals from Oliver North” Author: Peter Dale Scott Consortiium [sic], February 21, 2006 Title: “Bush's Mysterious ‘New Programs’” Author: Nat Parry Buzzflash Title: “Detention Camp Jitters” Author: Maureen Farrell Community Evaluator: Dr. Gary EvansStudent Researchers: Sean Hurley and Caitlyn Peele Halliburton’s subsidiary KBR (formerly Kellogg, Brown and Root) announced on January 24, 2006 that it...
  • KBR e-mail disputes rape allegations

    12/14/2007 8:38:20 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 8 replies · 180+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | Dec. 14, 2007, 1:17AM | ROBERT CROWE
    KBR has sent an e-mail to employees disputing allegations by a former worker from the Conroe area who said the military contractor tried to cover up her alleged rape while in Iraq two years ago. In the e-mail with the subject line titled "Recent media coverage," KBR President and Chairman Bill Utt said the company has disputed allegations by Jamie Leigh Jones. "While the allegations raised by Ms. Jones are serious, after a review of the case KBR noted inaccuracies in the accounts of the incident in question, and disputes portions of Ms. Jones' version of the facts," Utt wrote...
  • Victim: Gang-Rape Cover-Up by U.S., Halliburton/KBR

    12/10/2007 12:51:08 PM PST · by ovrtaxt · 277 replies · 1,967+ views
    ABC ^ | Dec. 10, 2007 | BRIAN ROSS, MADDY SAUER & JUSTIN ROOD
    A Houston, Texas woman says she was gang-raped by Halliburton/KBR coworkers in Baghdad, and the company and the U.S. government are covering up the incident.
  • US firm hiring locals for Iraq [Kenya, Africa]

    11/17/2007 3:36:39 PM PST · by Buddy B · 6 replies · 995+ views
    Nationmedia.com | Daily Nation | NEWS | ^ | 11/18/2007 [Africa] | DOMINIC WABALA
    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...
  • What Motivates the “Sue KBR First” Crowd?

    11/01/2007 6:16:35 AM PDT · by captjanaway · 2 replies · 173+ views
    FamilySecurityMatters ^ | 11/01.07 | Renee Taylor
    KBR - formerly Kellogg, Brown and Root – is an American construction and engineering company, a former subsidiary of Halliburton, and a long-standing private contractor to the US military. Their successful collaboration with our military dates all the way back to World War II and continues up to today, including valuable and productive partnerships in Iraq and Afghanistan. KBR is based in Houston. On October 27, 2007, a very small group of civilian contractors converged upon Houston for another “conference” of former contractors in Iraq. The group of approximately 20 – 25 attendees, many who have various claims against KBR’s...
  • The Geopolitical Foundations of Blackwater

    10/11/2007 7:14:30 PM PDT · by brityank · 1 replies · 120+ views
    Email from Stratfor ^ | 10/10/2007 | George Friedman
    The Geopolitical Foundations of Blackwater By George Friedman For the past three weeks, Blackwater, a private security firm under contract to the U.S. State Department, has been under intense scrutiny over its operations in Iraq. The Blackwater controversy has highlighted the use of civilians for what appears to be combat or near-combat missions in Iraq. Moreover, it has raised two important questions: Who controls these private forces and to whom are they accountable? The issue is neither unique to Blackwater nor to matters of combat. There have long been questions about the role of Halliburton and its former subsidiary,...
  • Tabloid Attack Dogs Seek Next Victims: KBR and Blackwater

    09/26/2007 6:51:52 PM PDT · by captjanaway · 16 replies · 212+ views
    FamilySecurityMatters ^ | 9/26/07 | Mark R. Taylor
    Before the smoke cleared from the attack on a Blackwater security detail in Iraq on September 16, 2007, the mainstream media began its relentless attacks on the security contractors who have risked their lives – and in some cases given their lives - to serve our country in Iraq. Their assignment, among other things, is to protect their principals - reporters, ambassadors, Senators, Congressmen and even Secretary of State Condolezza Rice - in war-torn Iraq. It is not lost among those of us who endured the same frenzied and sensational journalism while driving trucks in Iraq for KBR in 2004/2005...
  • Bush's detention facilities

    05/31/2007 7:06:12 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies · 943+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | May 30, 2007 | Jerome Corsi
    Houston-based KBR, formerly the engineering and construction subsidiary of Halliburton Co., has a contingency contract in place with the Department of Homeland Security to construct detention facilities in the event of a national emergency. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, spokeswoman Jamie Zuieback confirmed yesterday in a telephone interview that the KBR contract for $385 million was awarded initially in January 2006 for a one-year base period with four one-year options. It has been extended into 2007. KBR held a previous emergency detention contract with ICE from 2000 to 2005. Zuieback told this writer the primary intent of the KBR...
  • HALLIBURTON ANNOUNCES PLANS TO COMPLETE SEPARATION FROM KBR BY MEANS OF A SPLIT-OFF EXCHANGE OFFER

    03/12/2007 4:08:54 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies · 999+ views
    Halliburton ^ | 2/26/2007
    HOUSTON, Texas – Halliburton Company (NYSE: HAL) today announced that its board of directors has approved a plan under which Halliburton will dispose of its remaining interest in KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR) through a split-off exchange offer to Halliburton’s stockholders. Under the anticipated terms, Halliburton will offer the 135,627,000 shares of KBR common stock that it owns to Halliburton’s stockholders in exchange for shares of Halliburton common stock at an exchange ratio to be determined by a specified formula. If the exchange offer is completed but not fully subscribed, Halliburton will distribute to its stockholders by means of a special...
  • Documentary Slams U.S. Companies Working in Iraq

    09/05/2006 5:01:03 PM PDT · by Cagey · 7 replies · 692+ views
    ABC NEWS ^ | 9-5-06 | DAN HARRIS
    Sept. 4, 2006 — He's tackled Wal-Mart and Fox News with his scathing documentaries. Now, filmmaker Robert Greenwald is releasing a documentary which argues that private companies helping to fight the war in Iraq don't have the nation's best interests in mind. "Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers" debuts in limited release this week, and presents an assault on companies that provide the kinds of services in Iraq that the military once handled itself, such as supplying food, water and mail delivery for the reconstruction. In the film, former KBR/Halliburton water purification specialist Ben Carter is interviewed and says when...
  • vanity: info on working for Halliburton in Afghanistan

    08/07/2006 1:12:34 PM PDT · by t_skoz · 9 replies · 826+ views
    self ^ | today | self
    I'm looking for advice from anyone here who's worked for Halliburton. I'm thinking about applying for a job in Afghanistan doing Information Technology work. This is a civilian position, and does not require security clearance. I don't have any military background but I have never been in trouble, I'm 26 and am in good physical shape. Can anyone tell me about the length of these contracts, how much they pay, what the work is like, basically any information? I did some research and didn't find much. I've been on FR since about 2000 and this is the first vanity I've...
  • Army to End Expansive, Exclusive Halliburton Deal

    07/12/2006 9:02:53 AM PDT · by CheneyChick · 19 replies · 940+ views
    washingtonpost.com ^ | July 12, 2006 | Griff Witte
    The Army is discontinuing a controversial multibillion-dollar deal with oil services giant Halliburton Co. to provide logistical support to U.S. troops worldwide, a decision that could cut deeply into the firm's dominance of government contracting in Iraq. The choice comes after several years of attacks from critics who saw the contract as a symbol of politically connected corporations profiteering on the war. Under the deal, Halliburton had exclusive rights to provide the military with a wide range of work that included keeping soldiers around the world fed, sheltered and in communication with friends and family back home. Government audits turned...
  • Halliburton, Halliburton!

    05/03/2006 7:02:10 AM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 7 replies · 205+ views
    Serving the People of Iraq and Iran ^ | May 02, 2006 | Frank Staheli
    Tuesday, May 02, 2006 Halliburton, Halliburton! Summary: A lot of people in the media and in the Democratic Party have insinuated that one of the main reasons that we are in Iraq is because Dick Cheney profits from Halliburton, and Halliburton wants to make a lot of money. I want to give you my perspective on what Halliburton is contributing to Operation Iraqi Freedom.There are very few companies that could take on the logistical responsibilities that Halliburton takes on. Providing all of the services that Halliburton does for approximately 150,000 soldiers all over the country is remarkable. Never once have...
  • Halliburton to be reimbursed for most disputed Iraq contract costs

    02/28/2006 4:43:42 AM PST · by syriacus · 2 replies · 261+ views
    Forbes.com ^ | 2/27/2006
    WASHINGTON (AFX) - The US Army has decided to reimburse Halliburton most costs incurred in a 2.4 bln usd no-bid contract in Iraq despite challenges by auditors of more than 200 mln usd of the costs, officials confirmed. The controversial contract to deliver fuel and repair oil facilities after the 2003 US invasion of Iraq has been at the center of a long-running controversy over allegations of inflated fuel costs and other problems. Auditors from the Defense Contract Audit Agency questioned more than 206 mln usd in costs submitted by Kellogg Brown and Root (KBR), the Halliburton subsidiary awarded the...
  • Halliburton to spin off controversial KBR contractor

    01/27/2006 6:23:00 PM PST · by Dubya · 2 replies · 955+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | Jan. 27, 2006 | LYNN J. COOK
    Halliburton plans to make shares availabe to public in KBR, its engineering and construction subsidiary, in a spring offering. Halliburton CEO Dave Lesar made the IPO announcement this morning on a conference call with analysts and the media while talking about 2005 profits and 2006 plans. "Our current plan is to file for an IPO soon after we file our 10-K," Lesar said, referring to annual financial report with regulators. In the past Halliburton has filed that report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in March. During the call, Halliburton's Chief Financial Officer Chris Gaut said the company may...
  • US 'war profiteer' wins Byron deal

    01/15/2006 4:41:30 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 4 replies · 321+ views
    The Australian ^ | 16th January 2006 | Kevin Meade
    IT'S enough to make the hippies and peaceniks of Byron Bay choke on their organic muesli. Byron Bay Shire Council has awarded a contract to a subsidiary of Halliburton, the multinational formerly headed by US Vice-President Dick Cheney and condemned by anti-war activists as a major profiteer in the Iraq war. The hip northern NSW beach town, long a haven for anti-war activists, made history in 2004 by becoming the first place in NSW to elect a Green mayor, Jan Barham. But Ms Barham, one of three Green councillors who voted in favour of awarding a contract for a sewage...
  • U.N. Audit Recommends That the U.S. Repay Millions to Iraq

    11/05/2005 12:26:35 PM PST · by baystaterebel · 54 replies · 1,739+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 5, 2005 | Jamal Halaby
    A U.N. auditing board has recommended that the United States reimburse Iraq up to $208.5 million for contracting work carried out by KBR, a subsidiary of Halliburton, in the last two years. The International Advisory and Monitoring Board of the Development Fund for Iraq said in a report that the work, paid for with Iraqi oil proceeds, was either overpriced or done poorly by the Virginia-based company. Compiled from an array of Pentagon, United States government and private auditors, the report did not specify how or what work has been done poorly. Halliburton said its subsidiary had cooperated with the...
  • Four U.S. Contractors Killed in Iraq (one man burned alive)

    10/23/2005 8:31:11 PM PDT · by FeeinTennessee · 45 replies · 2,729+ views
    Yahoo.com/AP ^ | 10-23-05
    Four U.S. Contractors Killed in Iraq Sun Oct 23, 6:41 AM ET BAGHDAD, Iraq - An angry mob of insurgents attacked a convoy of American contractors last month when they got lost in a town north of Baghdad, killing four and wounding two, the U.S. military said on Sunday. ADVERTISEMENT The Sept. 20 attack in the mostly Sunni Arab town of Duluiyah, about 45 miles north of Baghdad, was reported for the first time on Saturday by the British newspaper The Daily Telegraph and confirmed by the military on Sunday. The convoy, which included U.S. military guards riding in Humvees,...
  • U.S. Civilian Contractors: 4 Killed, 1 BURNED ALIVE By Sunni Muslims

    10/23/2005 7:12:24 AM PDT · by American Cabalist · 25 replies · 879+ views
    Euphoric Reality ^ | 10/23/05 | Redhead Infidel
    In light of the global outrage surrounding burning Taliban corpses, I found this story particularly enraging: U.S. Confirms Killing Of Contractors in IraqExcerpt from Washington Times article: The commander said the four men -- identified by the Telegraph as employees of the Halliburton Co. subsidiary Kellogg Brown & Root -- realized their convoy had taken a wrong turn and were desperately trying to escape from the town when their vehicle was attacked by insurgents. Two contractors who were not killed in the initial firing were dragged from their vehicle, and one was shot in the back of the head, the...
  • U.S. Confirms Killing Of Contractors in Iraq

    10/23/2005 9:58:27 AM PDT · by bnelson44 · 119 replies · 1,959+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 10/23/04 | John Ward Anderson and Steve Fainaru
    Four Were Slain by Angry Mob Last Month BAGHDAD, Oct. 22 -- Four U.S. contractors were killed last month when their convoy took a wrong turn, drove into a town north of Baghdad and was attacked by an angry mob, a senior U.S. military official said Saturday. The incident, which occurred Sept. 20 in the town of Duluiyah, about 45 miles north of Baghdad, was first reported Saturday by Britain's Daily Telegraph. The senior U.S. military commander confirmed the account to The Washington Post. There was no explanation for why the military did not report the deaths earlier. The commander...
  • US Military Confirms Killing Of 4 US Contractors In Iraq

    10/23/2005 2:22:30 AM PDT · by Hadean · 20 replies · 863+ views
    BAGHDAD (AP)--The U.S. military confirmed Sunday that four U.S. contractors were killed and two wounded in Iraq last month when their convoy got lost and was attacked by insurgents and a mob north of Baghdad. The attack happened Sept. 20 in Duluiyah, about 75 kilometers from Baghdad. It was first reported Saturday by the U.K. newspaper The Daily Telegraph. The paper said the contractors were employees of the Halliburton Co. (HAL) (HAL) subsidiary Kellogg Brown & Root, the biggest U.S. military contractor in Iraq. But Maj. Richard Goldenberg, a spokesman for Task Force Liberty in north-central Iraq, said he could...
  • Fast Response for Hurricane Halliburton

    09/21/2005 9:45:22 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 34 replies · 1,352+ views
    A letter to the editor September 21, 2005 Dear Editor: Looks like the federal government really can respond fast to a national disaster after all. Someone at a high level in Washington gave a contract for cleanup to Halliburton about as fast as they got troops to New Orleans. Are there no federal bidding processes? No contractors in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast who'd like work cleaning up their own home territory? No displaced skilled workers who'd love a chance to rebuild their community? At least in the days after Katrina, Dick Cheney was likely to be found -...
  • Houstonian stirs a ruckus in Australia (history teacher jailed in protest of war in Iraq)

    09/17/2005 1:20:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies · 616+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | September 17, 2005 | EDWARD HEGSTROM
    In Houston, Scott Parkin lived a mostly inconspicuous life as a part-time history teacher and peace activist. But in Australia, he has become a media sensation, a symbol of dissent and a topic of fervent Australian senate debate. When he was arrested this month after participating in a Sydney protest against the Houston-based company Halliburton, some Australians started describing him as the country's first "political prisoner." "It's crazy," Parkin, 36, said in an interview Friday, hours after his return to Houston. He said he was not accustomed to being the subject of a "media frenzy." And though he has vowed...
  • Firms with Bush ties snag Katrina deals

    09/10/2005 12:24:08 PM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 54 replies · 1,124+ views
    Reuters/Yahoo ^ | 9/10/05 | n/a
    Firms with Bush ties snag Katrina deals Sat Sep 10,11:03 AM ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Companies with ties to the Bush White House and the former head of FEMA are clinching some of the administration's first disaster relief and reconstruction contracts in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. At least two major corporate clients of lobbyist Joe Allbaugh, President George W. Bush's former campaign manager and a former head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, have already been tapped to start recovery work along the battered Gulf Coast. One is Shaw Group Inc. and the other is Halliburton Co. subsidiary Kellogg...
  • Halliburton's KBR unit gets contract to repair Gulf Coast facilities

    09/07/2005 8:28:32 AM PDT · by Esther Ruth · 26 replies · 551+ views
    houston.bizjournals.com ^ | 11:10 AM CDT Tuesday (Sept 6,2005)
    Houston Business Journal - 11:10 AM CDT Tuesday Halliburton's KBR unit gets contract to repair Gulf Coast facilities Halliburton Co.'s Kellogg Brown & Root subsidiary has begun work on a $500 million U.S. Navy contract for emergency repairs at Gulf Coast naval and marine facilities that were damaged by Hurricane Katrina, according to an Associated Press report. KBR has been under fire for receiving a five-year, no-bid contract to restore Iraqi oil fields shortly before the U.S. went to war against Iraq in 2003. The subsidiary, Kellogg, Brown & Root Services Inc. of Arlington, Va., won the competitive-bid contract last...
  • Katrina vs. Halliburton: Yes, blame Bush

    09/06/2005 12:24:22 PM PDT · by pookie18 · 23 replies · 890+ views
    Lone Star Times ^ | 9/6/05 | Jeremy Weidenhof
    The "Blame Bush" crowd will be thrilled with this bit of news. Halliburton subsidiary KBR has begun to repair port facilities for the Navy along the Gulf Coast after Katrina. Some of the details from the KPRC-TV/Associated Press story: The subsidiary, Kellogg, Brown & Root Services Inc. of Arlington, Va., was awarded the competitive bid contract last July to provide debris removal and other emergency work associated with natural disasters. (emphasis added) This is also not the first time KBR has done post-storm cleanup: The company has provided similar work after major disasters in the United States and abroad for...
  • Navy Turns to Halliburton for Help on Damaged Bases

    09/04/2005 9:04:02 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 33 replies · 813+ views
    The New York Times ^ | September 4, 2005 | JOHN H. CUSHMAN Jr.
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 3 - Facing extensive damage by Hurricane Katrina to naval installations in Mississippi, the Navy turned immediately to the Halliburton Company's KBR subsidiary for tasks like restoring electricity, repairing roofs and clearing debris at bases that are urgently needed for response efforts. It is a familiar role for KBR, which under longstanding contracts has delivered the engineering equivalent of first aid to the Navy and other military and government agencies after natural disasters for more than 15 years. This time, the Halliburton unit's performance is likely to be watched especially closely, as its work under separate contracts in...
  • Halliburton Subsidiary Gets Storm Repair Contracts

    09/04/2005 4:24:59 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 48 replies · 1,322+ views
    Halliburton Subsidiary Gets Storm Repair Contracts POSTED: 5:19 pm EDT September 4, 2005 WASHINGTON -- A Halliburton Company subsidiary was awarded a $12 million contract for work at Naval Air Station Pascagoula, Naval Station Gulfport and Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The subsidiary, Kellogg, Brown and Root Services Inc., of Arlington, Va., also will get $4.6 million for work at two smaller Navy facilities in New Orleans and others in the South.
  • Halliburton hired for storm cleanup

    09/02/2005 6:17:31 PM PDT · by Conservative Firster · 188 replies · 6,553+ views
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | Sept. 1, 2005 | The Houston Chronicle
    The Navy has hired Houston-based Halliburton Co. to restore electric power, repair roofs and remove debris at three naval facilities in Mississippi damaged by Hurricane Katrina. Halliburton subsidiary KBR will also perform damage assessments at other naval installations in New Orleans as soon as it is safe to do so. KBR was assigned the work under a "construction capabilities" contract awarded in 2004 after a competitive bidding process. The company is not involved in the Army Corps of Engineers' effort to repair New Orleans' levees.
  • Want Big Bucks For Big Risks? Jobs Open In Iraq, Afghanistan

    08/19/2005 2:28:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies · 6,988+ views
    Tampa Tribune ^ | August 19, 2005 | STEVEN ISBITTS sisbitts@tampatrib.com
    TAMPA - Silver-bearded Vietnam veteran Pete Howatt, more drill sergeant than job recruiter, slowly paced the dimly lit Crowne Plaza hotel ballroom and addressed 36 men and four women seeking a career change Thursday. Nobody shifted in their armless chairs when Howatt spoke. They hung on his soft, deep voice that delivered a strong opening message in a deliberate style. ``This job is not for everyone. ... We have lost 68 men in 2 1/2 years. ... It is work in a combat zone.'' His trenchant words began a job-recruitment seminar for KBR, a subsidiary of Halliburton Inc. that employs...
  • Liberal's last attack on Halliburton

    06/28/2005 2:07:02 PM PDT · by darkness78 · 18 replies · 781+ views
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top U.S. Army procurement official said on Monday Halliburton's deals in Iraq were the worst example of contract abuse she had seen as Pentagon auditors flagged over $1 billion of potential overcharges by the Texas-based firm. ADVERTISEMENT Bunny Greenhouse, the Army Corps of Engineers' top contracting official-turned whistle-blower, said in testimony at a hearing by Democrats on Capitol Hill that "every aspect" of Halliburton's oil contract in Iraq had been under the control of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. "I can unequivocally state that the abuse related to contracts awarded to KBR (Kellogg Brown...
  • Halliburton's Iraq deals called contract abuse

    06/27/2005 4:56:11 PM PDT · by Dubya · 35 replies · 834+ views
    Reuters News Service ^ | June 27, 2005 | Reuters News Service
    WASHINGTON -- A top Army procurement official said today Halliburton's deals in Iraq were the worst example of contract abuse she had seen as Pentagon auditors flagged over $1 billion of potential overcharges by the Texas-based firm. Bunny Greenhouse, the Army Corps of Engineers' top contracting official-turned whistle-blower, said in testimony at a hearing by Democrats on Capitol Hill that "every aspect" of Halliburton's oil contract in Iraq had been under the control of the Office of the Secretary of Defense. "I can unequivocally state that the abuse related to contracts awarded to KBR (Kellogg Brown and Root) represents the...
  • Halliburton to build new $30 mln Guantanamo jail

    06/16/2005 4:39:17 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 91 replies · 1,922+ views
    Yahoo ^ | June 16, 2005 | Reuters
    17 minutes ago A Halliburton Co. unit will build a new $30 million detention facility and security fence at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where the United States is holding about 520 foreign terrorism suspects, the Defense Department announced on Thursday. The announcement comes the same week that Vice President Dick Cheney and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld defended the jail after U.S. lawmakers said it had created an image problem for the United States. Critics have decried the indefinite detention of Guantanamo detainees, whom the United States has denied rights accorded under the Geneva Conventions to prisoners...
  • 300 Filipino Contractors Strike At Camp Cooke In Iraq

    05/27/2005 5:12:13 PM PDT · by John Jorsett · 10 replies · 477+ views
    The Command Post ^ | May 27, 2005
    It seems 300 Filipinos contracted to work for Prime Projects International and Kellog Brown and Root at Camp Cooke in the province of Taji, Iraq have went on strike after a contract dispute. Prime Projects International supplies Kellog Brown and Root with manpower. 500 other nationals joined the strike as well. Khaleej TimesIt was not specified what their complaints were, but the ministry said the Filipinos and the agencies that employed them failed to agree on certain demands prompting the strike. The Filipinos were to have been repatriated amid the deadlock, but the Philippine charge d’affaires Ricardo Endaya managed to...
  • Halliburton gets $72 million bonus for Iraq work

    05/10/2005 5:12:40 PM PDT · by Dubya · 27 replies · 748+ views
    Reuters News Service ^ | May 10, 2005 | Reuters News Service
    WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Army said today it had awarded $72 million in bonuses to Halliburton Co. for logistics work in Iraq but had not decided whether to give the Texas company bonuses for disputed dining services to troops. Army Field Support Command in Rock Island, Ill., said in a statement it had given Halliburton unit Kellogg Brown & Root ratings from "excellent" to "very good" for six task orders for work supporting U.S. troops in Iraq. The Army said its Award Fee Board in Iraq had met in March and had agreed to pay KBR bonuses for work it...
  • Dinner with Ellen Ratner (Fox News) and Paul Brandus (WTOP news) aboard Camp Fallujah

    04/21/2005 10:00:13 AM PDT · by nerdwithamachinegun · 33 replies · 1,215+ views
    21APR2005 | nerdwithamachinegun
    This is only my second post. I apologize for any mistsakes with the topics, keywords or any other ancillary info. If this is more appropriately posted in some other forum I apologize for posting it here. Today the II MEF PAO asked for folks on Camp Fallujah to have dinner with radio personalities and reporters from around the US. Two places that caught my attention were Kansas City, Missouri and Washington D.C. I was born in the former and live near the latter. Normally I would not care to have any interaction with any reporters but given the controlled environment...
  • Houston's Halliburton says it will exit Iran when work complete

    01/28/2005 5:11:14 PM PST · by bayourod · 6 replies · 378+ views
    Houston Chronicle | Jan. 28, 2005 | KRISTEN HAYS
    The oil services conglomerate Halliburton Co. will wind down its operations in Iran and seek to separate its engineering and construction subsidiary KBR from the parent, chairman and CEO Dave Lesar said today. Lesar made the disclosures today to analysts in a conference call after the company disclosed its fourth-quarter loss narrowed to $201 million from a loss of $947 million in the same period a year ago. Halliburton does business in Iran through a foreign-owned subsidiary, which is allowed as long as Americans don't participate in or direct that business. But a federal grand jury is investigating whether the...