Saturday, May 3, 2008

More Shocking KBR News From Iraq

I had to do a doubletake on this story, as it seemed so fantastical it had to be false. But no it's real, and adds one more black star for KBR, the Halliburton subsidiary doing billions in contract work for the military in Iraq and Afghanistan. Failing to ground electical wiring is so basic that failure to do it has to be borderline criminal, no it is criminal, especially when it is occurring multiple times. Damn these money whoring war profiteers to hell!

From the New York Times

WASHINGTON — In October 2004, the United States 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
American bases in Iraq had received severe electrical shocks, and some
had even been electrocuted.

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