Iraq "Contractors" Karma ...
Restlessness and resentment in the ranks? Rough justice? Mercenaries made to pay? Contractors' come-uppance? Fed up in Falluja? Settling some old scores? Contempt for 'Corporate Warriors'?
I choose to call it Karma.
Ah, well ..... whatever. "A rose by any other name ..... " Eh?
Jamie Wilson in Washington, writes this in today's Guardian:
** A group of American security guards in Iraq have alleged they were beaten, stripped and threatened with a snarling dog by US marines when they were detained after an alleged shooting incident outside Falluja last month. **
The Old Brit's seen similar 'signs,' several times before. Elsewhere, admittedly. However, 'signals' as strong as this invariable point to problems yet to come. Problems with a capital 'P'. Fresh trouble is brewing. One can read it between these lines.
Here's some more of the same.
** "How does it feel to be a big, rich contractor now?" one of the marines is alleged to have shouted at the men, in an apparent reference to the large sums of money private contractors can make in Iraq. **
Oh, dear. Sounds like a distinct demonstration of dissatisfaction -- somewhere. And no bloody wonder, either. Why should regular serving US soldiers get 'the shitty-end of the stick'? Or even be made to feel as though they are?
Just look at this.
** According to Peter Singer, a Brookings Institute scholar and author of the book Corporate Warriors, private military contractors in Iraq are operating in a black hole as they do not fall within the military chain of command. "What appears to have happened here is tension between forces bubbling to the surface .... " **
Hit this link for more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,2763,1502474,00.html