Thursday, September 22, 2005


Here's two items that Halliburton is not only using U.S. troops to increase it's collective wealth, but they also have no concern for their health.

In 1 year, Halliburton's stock doubles as troop deaths double
20 Sept. 2005
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 ( -- Since the beginning of the Iraq war, Halliburton, the Texas energy giant once headed by Vice President Dick Cheney, has seen its stock price more than triple in value. When the U.S invaded Iraq in March of 2003, Halliburton's stock was selling for $20 per share. The stock price at the close of market activity on Monday was $66.

In the last 12 months, the total number of U.S. service members killed in Iraq almost doubled as Halliburton's stock doubled. Halliburton's stock rose from $33 per share in September 2004 to $66 yesterday while U.S. deaths in Iraq increased from 1,061 to almost 1900.

Three graphs at this link starkly depict the dramatically similar rise of Halliburton's stock price, revenue and U.S. soldiers killed during the past thirty months of war in Iraq.

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Whistleblowers' stomach-curdling story:
Halliburton serves contaminated water to troops

20 Sept. 2005
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20 ( -- Outrage overflowed on Capitol Hill this summer when members of Congress learned that Halliburton's dining halls in Iraq had repeatedly served spoiled food to unsuspecting troops. "This happened quite a bit," testified Rory Mayberry, a former food manager with Halliburton's KBR subsidiary.

But the outrage apparently doesn't end with spoiled food. Former KBR employees and water quality specialists, Ben Carter and Ken May, told HalliburtonWatch that KBR knowingly exposes troops and civilians to contaminated water from Iraq's Euphrates River. One internal KBR email provided to HalliburtonWatch says that, for "possibly a year," the level of contamination at one camp was two times the normal level for untreated water.

"I discovered the water being delivered from the Euphrates for the military was not being treated properly and thousands were being exposed daily to numerous pathogenic organisms," Carter informed HalliburtonWatch.

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Now you decide. Is Halliburton in Iraq to supply and aid our troops, or are they there just to increase their corporate wealth at the cost of U.S. troops lives?


Fixer said...

To Halliburton, the troops are just numbers on a ledger.

Grandpa Eddie said...

Yeah, and the fuckin' bastards have cooked the books.