Monday, December 10, 2007

Along With Shooting Innocent Civilians, We've, Apparently, Outsourced Rape, As Well

When I first saw this article, I did a double-take.

It is a harrowing, sick, awful story, redeemed only by the courage of the victim to fight back, against our own Government.

As reported by ABC's Brian Ross (along with Maddy Sauer and Justin Rood), Jamie Leigh Jones, of Houston, was a KBR employee, at the time KBR was a subsidiary of Halliburton, working in Iraq - in the Green Zone - when she was gang-raped by her own co-workers.

And before you think that was the only horrible incident that occurred;

"...The company put her under guard in a shipping container with a bed and warned her that if she left Iraq for medical treatment, she'd be out of a job.

"Don't plan on working back in Iraq. There won't be a position here, and there won't be a position in Houston," Jones says she was told.

And it still gets worse.
"According to her lawsuit, Jones was raped by "several attackers who first drugged her, then repeatedly raped and injured her, both physically and emotionally."

Jones told that an examination by Army doctors showed she had been raped "both vaginally and anally," but that the rape kit disappeared after it was handed over to KBR security officers.

Much like they did when Blackwater USA mercenaries shot and killed 17 Iraqis, has Condoleeza Rice and the State Department given her rapists immunity?

And people criticized the career diplomats who balked at being consigned to serve at the still-a-disaster U.S. Embassy in Iraq?

Shut this nightmare down!

And put out the good vibes for Ms. Jones, that she can successfully, working against the stacked deck at the hands of our own government, can beat the odds and bring all these cretin bastards to justice.


Victim: Gang-Rape Cover-Up by U.S., Halliburton/KBR

Shakespeare's Sister: Nobody Could Have Predicted Halliburton Was Pro-Rape

The Condoleezza Rice Ballroom Dancing & Charm School; Or: Shopping For A Legacy on Cyber Monday

What do you say there, Madam Secretary? Will you see that justice prevails here? Will you help harbor Ms. Jones from her own, very painfully personal mushroom cloud?

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