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Old 12-06-2008, 03:47 PM   #1
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If it's not one thing (such as accusations of sexual harassment) with those crazy cats at Kellogg, Brown & Root, it's another.

A lawsuit against the company recently filed in Houston federal court accuses its workers of exposing military and non-military personnel in Iraq to contaminated food, contaminated water, and improperly incinerated human remains. Yeah, that's right. Human remains. Joshua Eller, the principal plaintiff, says he witnessed a wild dog running around base one day carrying a human arm in its mouth.


The first allegation deals with water. According to the lawsuit, KBR provided most of the water used to drink, swim in, or treat the wounded with, and was supposed to monitor and maintain its quality. KBR is accused of failing to test the water and then distributing unsafe, untreated water.

Next there's the spoiled food. Eller alleges KBR served U.S. forces chicken, fish, beef and eggs that were well past their expiration date, causing salmonella poisoning in at least one case. Even when KBR food-service managers were notified that the food had expired, the lawsuit states, KBR still served it. Some of the nourishment, according to the lawsuit, "may have been contaminated with shrapnel, or other materials."

Which bring us to the third allegation in the lawsuit: the incinerator.

KBR "failed to properly maintain and operate the incinerator designed to ensure the safe disposal of medical waste at Baland Air Force base, which operated a busy front-line military hospital," the lawsuit states. "Instead, [KBR] merely dug an open-air burn pit and burned in the open air hazardous medical waste and other waste not appropriate for open air burning."

Such items allegedly included human body parts.

Eller, a civilian sent to Iraq in February 2006 to support Air Force troops, is the lead plaintiff in this class-action lawsuit. There are one to 1,000 John and Jane Does also represented, and "at least an estimated 100,000 individuals who were exposed to the actions of" KBR, according to the lawsuit.

In addition to recurring skin lesions and stomach pain, according to the lawsuit, Eller also continues to have nightmares of the wild dog with an arm hanging from its mouth.
Way to go Bush administration. The good ol NWO at it's best.
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Old 12-06-2008, 03:49 PM   #2
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Default Re: KBR (Halliburton) serves spoiled food to U.S. Troops

Nothing out of the ordinary here, I'm going to watch Dancing with the Stars with 95% of America now
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Old 12-06-2008, 03:51 PM   #3
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Your thread title is misleading. KBR and Halliburton are not the same thing.

Plus, these are all accusations. None of them have been proven true.

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Old 12-06-2008, 03:53 PM   #4
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Well, whatever. Just another day in the life of the "man".
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Your thread title is misleading. KBR and Halliburton are not the same thing.


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KBR, Inc. (formerly Kellogg Brown & 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, The M. W. Kellogg Co., was merged with Halliburton's construction subsidiary, Brown & Root, to form Kellogg Brown & 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.
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Old 12-06-2008, 03:58 PM   #6
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formerly a subsidiary of Halliburton...

Reading is fundamental.

Even if KBR was still a subsidiary of Halliburton, it still doesnt mean anything against halliburton.

Halliburton would just OWN KBR but KBR would still manage themselves as a company instead of just being halliburton.
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formerly a subsidiary of Halliburton...

Reading is fundamental.

Even if KBR was still a subsidiary of Halliburton, it still doesnt mean anything against halliburton.

Halliburton would just OWN KBR but KBR would still manage themselves as a company instead of just being halliburton.
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No, evil has many faces.

lol...ok. You're illogical bro.
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lol...ok. You're illogical bro.

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Spin Off?
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The New York Times reports on 24 Sept. 2004 that KBR has become more trouble than it's worth to Halliburton, and that a spin-off is being considered, citing "investigations into its activities in Nigeria and Iran and by sizable asbestos claims."

* Among Halliburton's most pressing concerns are investigations by French, American and Nigerian officials into KBR's role in an illegal payments scheme for its work on a liquid natural gas project in Nigeria in the 1990's at a time when Mr. Cheney was Halliburton's chief executive.
* The Department of Justice is also investigating Halliburton's activities in Iran, where it operates through a loophole allowing it to remain there despite American sanctions limiting business in that country.
* cost overruns at a project for Brazil's national oil company
* Halliburton's accounting practices on contracts were the focus of an inquiry by the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company settled the case earlier this year, neither admitting nor denying wrongdoing, but agreeing to pay $7.5 million.
* Pentagon auditors questioned possible overcharges in Iraq by KBR

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Damage Control for "Iraq for Sale"

In October 2006, filmmaker Robert Greenwald and his production studio, "Brave New Films" (BNF), released a new documentary that was highly critical of Halliburton's work in Iraq. The movie was titled, "Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers."

In late September, O'Dwyer's reported that "Halliburton's KBR engineering and services unit has launched a strike against the documentary. ... Halliburton posted a statement on its website, claiming the movie is 'nothing more than a theory in search of a conspiracy.'" [2]

O'Dwyer's wrote: [3]

BNF tried to interview Halliburton CEO Dave Lesar for the film. It sent four emails and made four phone calls to Cathy Mann, Halliburton's director of communications, attempting to arrange a meeting. She did not respond to any of those contacts, according to BNF. Melissa Norcross, KBR PR supervisor, did return an email to say that Lesar was not available for an interview.

This website emailed Mann, asking why she did not respond to BNF. She referred the site to Halliburton's statement. Norcross could be reached about whether any Halliburton or KBR execs have viewed the movie.
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