by Scott Creighton
Thanks to the “ISIS Crisis” and several phony beheading videos, “humanitarian” and military contractors alike are frothing at the mouth in anticipation for the big paydays ahead. They are packing their bags, kissing their kids goodbye and heading over to Iraq to provide whatever “humanitarian” service pays them the most. Let’s call them “humanitarian mercenaries” shall we?
“Iraq this time around is not going to be as big as it was before,” said Roger Carstens, a former special operations officer who has served as a contracted military adviser in Somalia and Afghanistan. “That said, this new war will present an opportunity for the companies that have a resident train and advising capability to contribute to this new effort.”
President Obama has asked Congress to authorize $500 million to train a new Syrian opposition out of Saudi Arabia. That money would be part of a $5 billion fund Obama requested this spring from Congress to help train and equip U.S. allies to fight terrorists. Daily Beast
$500 million to train opposition to Syria out of Saudi Arabia? “ISIS” is Salafist. Wahhabist. Saudi. What a coincidence, huh?
As part of Obama’s new Coalition of the Willing, he’s also teaming up U.S. forces with the most reprehensible dictatorships in the Middle East, most of which have a large population of Salafist/Wahhabist terrorists to hire from: Egypt, Jordan, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, and the United Arab Emirates.
Nice company we keep, huh?
Yesterday we briefly explored the “humanitarian” work of David Haines, the most recent supposed “victim” of the phony “ISIS” beheading videos. We showed where he was linked to various rebuilding efforts in nations which had recently been forced to undergo a regime change by the U.S. State Department working hand in hand with SOCOM and the CIA.
These are just some of the “partners” that his current and former employers enjoyed doing business with in places like Croatia, South Sudan, Libya and Syria:
- United States Agency for International Development
- United States Department of State
- Open Society Foundations
- Asian Development Bank
- World Bank
- United Nations Democracy Fund
This morning there is an article out of McClatchy’s Washington Bureau which puts Mr. Haines’ “humanitarian work” in a little better perspective.