Has America gone
too far with private security firms?
Al Madina, Saudi Arabia
Mercenaries Part of U.S. 'Plot'
to Destroy the Iraqi People …
"The main objective is the
destruction of Iraqi rights … and when we talk of the destruction of rights, it
doesn't stop at murder, instability, poverty and the need to flee the country.
This also includes mutilating the identity of this people and changing their
By Anas Zahid
Translated By James Jacobson
October 19, 2007
Arabia - Al Madina - Original Article (Arabic)
After the crimes committed
against Iraqi citizens by the company “Blackwater,” and after the crime that
followed when another private American security firm killed 2 Iraqi women, the
Arab media began to take an interest in the issue of private security companies
operating in Iraq.
Even before these crimes, the
issue had been examined in several documentary films. But perhaps because the
Arab media has been unaware of the issue, up to now it had gone largely
unexamined within the Arab world.
According to one of the
foreign documentaries, the private American security firms operating in Iraq
use mercenary guards brought in from poor Asian countries, who are recruited by
local agents that have been contracted in their countries of origin. The main
reason for choosing or preferring recruits from these countries is their low
standard of living, which allows the U.S. firms to keep the cost of services to
their employees or mercenaries at the lowest possible level.
The business generates
millions for the owners of these companies, without any regard for the human
rights of those who work in them. Oftentimes these people don’t even find out
about the nature or location of their work until after they arrive on Iraqi
American democracy pays
little attention to the lives of the many Iraqis that have fallen victim to the
excesses of these companies, which in many instances are the result of the
excesses of the American army itself, which relies on tactics similar to those
of the Israeli enemy in occupied Palestine.
Before the Eid Al-Fitr
[October 12 ], 15 Iraqi
women and children were killed as a result of one of these American attacks.
Just days before this latest American crime, one of the U.S. soldiers who was
accused of murdering an Iraqi civilian over two years ago was acquitted, and
another soldier who was accused of abusing prisoners at Abu Ghraib was
released, after spending only about half his sentence in jail, and only Allah
knows how and where the other American soldiers who have violated the rights of
hundreds of Iraqis have served their sentences.
It appears, however, that the
Iraqi government appointed by Washington, apart from its involvement in massive
corruption cases, isn't even slightly interested in the lives of these innocent
Iraqi dead, and even Western news reports have raised questions about the
relationship of some ministers to extremist Shiite militias and the
relationship of some Iraqi lawmakers to al-Qaeda.
The conspiracy is enormous
and it has many facets, but the main objective is the destruction of Iraqi
rights … and when we talk of the destruction of rights, it doesn't stop at
murder, instability, poverty and the need to flee the country. This also
includes denying and mutilating the identity of this people and changing their
landmarks, which began with the theft of Iraqi antiquities just days after the
Indeed, we are confronting a
very carefully laid out plan.
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