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12/10/2007 10:26 PM ID: 67077 Permalink   

U.S. Gov't., Halliburton Covered Up Gang Rape, Woman Says

 

A Houston woman who worked for the Halliburton subsidiary KBR in Iraq said she was gang raped by KBR employees in Baghdad's Green Zone, imprisoned afterward, and that now the government and KBR are covering up the incident.

She said she was put into a shipping container with a bed but no food or water for at least 24 hours after the incident and told that she would be out of a job if she left Iraq to seek medical treatment. "It felt like prison," said Jamie Jones, 22.

The U.S. State Department had no comment, and it does not appear that the government is investigating, despite the fact that it took a congressman's action to free Jones. Legal experts say that a loophole leaves contractors above the law in Iraq.

 
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  26 Comments
  
  Iraq for Sale  
 
The documentary Iraq for Sale clearly demonstrates how the VIPs of KBR have strong ties to high-ranking officials in the US government. They (KBR) can get away with charging $99 to do one G.I's laundry. It is also obvious how Blackwater ops people can torture and kill without the threat of impunity. 'Iraq for Sale' is currently available on Comcast On-Demand much to my surprise and delight.
 
  by: John E Angel     12/10/2007 11:05 PM     
  Iraq for Sale  
 
Also check on sites like:

http://onebigtorrent.org/...

They have tons of other great material related to Iraq and other docu's on just about every topic.
 
  by: slavefortheman     12/10/2007 11:27 PM     
  @above  
 
You know, I'm sure those sources are very informative, but seriously, I just don't wanna know.
I'd like to sleep at night occasionally thank you very much.
 
  by: silentrage   12/11/2007 01:01 AM     
  The movies  
 
that will hit these screens one day will make zillians once we get these crap politicions in the can.I really pray we will!
 
  by: captainJane     12/11/2007 01:26 AM     
  Yes Captain  
 
The cure for what is wrong with the this government lies in the prosecution ofgovernmet officials that have flaunted the law and the constitution (the law of the land). When Cheney, Bush and the rest stand before the bar of justice America will regain its name and honor.
 
  by: ichi     12/11/2007 01:37 AM     
  Just Read The Source Article  
 
Take the time .What would these a**holes have done to her if her congressman had not intervened.How many others has this happened to that have not had a congressmans help?
 
  by: ichi     12/11/2007 01:42 AM     
  umm..  
 
Not to sound rude. But if your some 22 your old chick that looks kinda good. What are you doing in the middle of Iraq?
 
  by: steme   12/11/2007 03:11 AM     
  @steme  
 
Probably doing the same thing as her male counterparts. Trying to make some big bucks from the contracting work. Money is money and they are practically throwing it at contractors to work in Iraq. So thats probably the most logical reason why she was there.

But couldnt you ask the same exact question of the men? What if they were 22 years old and half decent looking. What are they doing in Iraq also. Again I bet it comes down to money.

I have heard horror stories exactly like this coming from the US army as well. Women have to constantly watch their backs while in Iraq. Not from snipers or IEDs but rather the other troops they serve with. Rape is a huge problem over there and it mainly goes unreported.
 
  by: slavefortheman     12/11/2007 03:52 AM     
  @slavefortheman  
 
Sad but oh so true...
 
  by: Zmethod     12/11/2007 04:12 AM     
  ichi  
 
I hope so; this is so looking bad right now.
We here in UK used to look up to you guys.

"Not to sound rude. But if your some 22 your old chick that looks kinda good. What are you doing in the middle of Iraq?" steme.

Ever heard of imagination and your left or right hand?

Chick, great I can see you have been well brought up and respect the females in your home, Turkey!
What descent woman or CHICK would ever want to spend their life with a good for nothing rapist?

If that 22 year old was my daughter and anyone did something like that to her I would track them down, trust me on this.

And I hope all these mongrels have there day in court and get treated like crap in prison better still let the family sort them out, see how big they are then.

I bet their parents are sickened by them I would disown anyone in my family if they had such a vile streak in them.
 
  by: captainJane     12/11/2007 05:32 AM     
  @  
 
They'll just come back as gay a**holes in the next life, I mean the body part.
No offense to gays.
You know what that's too degrading to gay people, I retract my comment.
 
  by: silentrage   12/11/2007 07:53 AM     
  I've  
 
got to the level that silentrage is at, I just don't want to hear about it anymore. It disgusts me so much that the politicians that take my tax money are responsible for this type of thing.

As people, we are powerless, save for one final response, not being involved. I think, however evil, anyone in Iraq has put themselves in a situation manufactured by evil men and filled (although not completely) with equally evil people on both 'sides'. As a good person, the best course of action I have is to never be involved and to disassociate myself from what my government has done. I understand that many good people have involved themselves for the best reasons, but we're at a stage where evil clearly governs the situation.

Hopefully judgement will come to everyone, not just the politicians but the soldiers, terrorists, torturers, mercenaries and indeed us tax-paying Brits. We should each have to answer for our own involvement in the evil that is happening today.

I for one would be proud to say "not in my name".
 
  by: Maxx20     12/11/2007 10:17 AM     
  Jamie  
 
Jamie Jones was in Iraq pursuing a dream. To be financially independent and get a start in life. Applaud Jamie's courage to take charge of her life. She trusted what she was told. That she would be safe. Questioning Jamie's motivation is just a distraction from the real issue of government corruption concerning war contractors. Show your support for Jamie and our fellow Americans at http://www.jamiesfoundation.org
 
  by: natura   12/11/2007 05:07 PM     
  Now, I admit  
 
My moral code is better than yours, so that may explain why you havent thought of it, however.

You are in a country where no law applies to you.
You have ready access to any and all firearms.
Surely you'd just go and shoot the men?

If I was over their and one of my co workers mentioned he'd gang raped a woman last night, I would.
 
  by: AnsweringQuestions     12/11/2007 05:17 PM     
  @AnsweringQuestions  
 
Welcome to the world of double standards...

She would be charged with murder if she had killed any of them.
 
  by: slavefortheman     12/11/2007 06:09 PM     
  When KBR Placed Armed Guards  
 
Over a victim, They are complicit in the rape. Hold these bastards accountable.Write your congressman, demand that these bastards face a court.Just because this is a corporation (Dick Cheney's old one) should not give it the right to kill and rape with impunity.
I wish I had more knowledge of the federal law that allows U.S. to prosecute U.S. citizens for violating U.S. laws overseas.You know the law that gets the child rapists that go to asia. I would think this same law would apply.
 
  by: ichi     12/11/2007 10:04 PM     
  @ichi  
 
I took your advice and sent a letter to my congressman just now. I doubt it will help any but who knows...
 
  by: slavefortheman     12/11/2007 11:06 PM     
  Proud Of Ichi and Slave  
 
So very proud of you both, lucky me to have bumped into you both on here.

Can someone help me sort out a world petition please? I really want to get this over to them that this world is well aware of what they have done.
For what it is worth!
 
  by: captainJane     12/11/2007 11:18 PM     
  Hmm  
 
'contractors above the law in Iraq'. If the contractors are proven to have rapped her, nah sod that, just dish out some Iraqi justice, shoot them.
 
  by: philigs     12/12/2007 12:06 AM     
  @SLave  
 
"She would be charged with murder if she had killed any of them."

Under what law?
 
  by: AnsweringQuestions     12/12/2007 10:16 AM     
  @Goge, others  
 
Is it safe to assume that she probably wouldn't have been gang-raped and imprisoned if she could simply have shot her assailants?
 
  by: l´anglais     12/13/2007 07:08 AM     
  @l'anglais  
 
I often wonder what goes through the mind of men who rape. I would love to see a psyc evaluation of these guys, I'm envisioning overgrown insecure football jocks.
 
  by: Libertario Cubano   12/13/2007 07:26 AM     
  @Langlais  
 
I was thinking both after the fact and what I'd consider the correct action.
 
  by: AnsweringQuestions     12/13/2007 10:31 AM     
  @AQ  
 
Federal law perhaps. You want statute? Since she was in occupied territory outside states jurisdiction, in the case of murder, either the FBI would nab her or most possibly using the military court marshal system. Not sure how this would work but basically one of those two would have to bring up charges if murder was involved.

Hell even so the way it is now (only being a rape), only the FBI or military has the legal right to investigate.

That is why I urge people on here to email the justice department or if they are a US citizen, to contact their local federal reps. Congressman or Senators. That is since the federal government is choosing to ignore this one, maybe some attention can be drawn to it to merit an investigation and eventually charges be filed against the accused.
 
  by: slavefortheman     12/13/2007 02:35 PM     
  ABC 20/20  
 
Watch ABC's 20/20 this Friday evening for Jamie's interview with Brian Ross. Jamie has the opportunity and mission to bring this out in the public and prevent others from suffering. Please support the cause productively. Help get us out of Iraq and elect a US government that serves the people not KBR/Halliburton. Donate at http://www.jamiesfoundation.org and then visit http://www.naturaelementals.com to see Jamie's artwork featured on the boxes of 12 candles that support the The Jamie Leigh Foundation.
 
  by: natura   12/13/2007 05:12 PM     
  Libertario  
 
overgrown insecure football jocks? NO more likely they are generally unfit mentally and physically under-achievers and dropouts with little or no self asteem, wimps... well I could go on but you get the drift
 
  by: stevinoz   12/21/2007 11:53 PM     
 
 
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