New Mark Fiore animation on mercenaries in Iraq war

This video is about Aegis mercenaries killing civilians in Iraq.

There is a new animation by Mark Fiore on the Internet.

It is called ‘Outsourcing Victory’.

It is about mercenaries‘ contractors’ corporations like DynCorp [see also here] and Erinys profiting from wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere.

Mercenaries shooting Iraqi civilians for fun, see here.

More on Aegis: here.

10 thoughts on “New Mark Fiore animation on mercenaries in Iraq war

  1. Posted by: “hapi22”

    Wed Dec 13, 2006 7:35 pm (PST)

    Not everyone bought the Iraq war hype … many opposed the war … and
    many knew the intelligence was being cooked bu the Bush gang.


    *An Insider’s Account of How the White House Compromised American

    …………………”On the Brink” (by Tyler Drumheller with Elaine

    …………………’Curveball’ and A Slam Dunk

    Reviewed by James Bamford, the author of “A Pretext For War: 9/11, Iraq
    and the Abuse of America’s Intelligence Agencies” and “Body of Secrets:
    Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency”

    The Washington Post
    December 12, 2006

    – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – –
    a book review of:

    by Tyler Drumheller with Elaine Monaghan
    Carroll & Graf. 296 pp. $26.95

    On Dec. 14, 2004, a suicide bomber attacked a checkpoint inside
    Baghdad’s Green Zone, killing seven people and wounding at least 13
    others. Further north, in Mosul, insurgents shot dead a provincial
    council member, and soldiers discovered the bloody corpses of eight more
    murdered Iraqis. Meanwhile, two Marines were reported killed by roadside
    bombs, bringing the total service members killed in the conflict to more
    than 1,100.

    Half a world away, in a glittery White House ceremony, President Bush
    hung the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of
    Freedom, around the neck of George J. Tenet. The president had been
    determined to launch a war against Iraq, and his loyal director of
    central intelligence had come through with the casus belli.

    “The whole scene stank of hypocrisy,” recalls Tyler Drumheller, the
    CIA’s former chief spy for Europe. In “On the Brink,” written with
    Elaine Monaghan, Drumheller describes his frustrating — and ultimately
    unsuccessful — efforts to warn senior CIA and White House officials
    that they were on the road to disaster. Their key source on Iraq’s
    possession of weapons of mass destruction, Drumheller knew, was a
    fraudster. As Tenet smiled his thanks in the East Room, he probably
    should have offered to share the award with a former Baghdad taxi driver
    and con man code-named Curveball, without whom the invasion might never
    have taken place.

    For years, the CIA had zero intelligence on Iraq — until reports from
    this Iraqi source began coming in from the German spy organization BND.
    A defector seeking political asylum in Germany, Curveball told BND
    officers that he had been an engineer in Iraq and personally knew about
    Saddam Hussein’s biological weapons program — in particular, a mobile
    bioweapons van. As Tenet and the White House began building their case
    for war, which rested heavily on Curveball’s claims, Drumheller’s German
    counterpart told him to watch out. “I personally think he could be a
    fabricator,” the German spy said. “He’s a very erratic character.”

    Around the same time, Drumheller began getting far more credible
    intelligence from a high-level informant within the Iraqi regime’s inner
    circle. Although for security reasons he doesn’t mention it in his book,
    the official — as revealed by CBS News’s “60 Minutes” — was Naji
    Sabri, Iraq’s foreign minister. “He was the closest thing anyone had to
    a solid source in Baghdad,” Drumheller notes. Sabri made a convincing
    case that Hussein had destroyed all of his weapons of mass destruction
    years before. Taking the intelligence together — Curveball’s lies and
    Sabri’s inside information — Drumheller was convinced that the
    fast-approaching war was a disastrous mistake.

    Like Paul Revere in a trench coat, he began racing through the CIA
    attempting to spread the warning. But it was too late; war fever had
    gripped Tenet and his top aides, as well as the CIA’s weapons analysts.
    “The White House took our work and twisted it for its own ends,”
    Drumheller writes, “and Tenet set a tone whereby people knew what he and
    the White House wanted to hear. We all felt under pressure,” and war
    seemed “inevitable.” The Bush administration, he adds, “has compromised
    the work of this nation’s intelligence community like none before.”

    Later, as the war turned into a debacle, many of those same officials
    denied having heard the warnings that Iraq might not have doomsday
    weapons programs. But Drumheller has the evidence in the form of paper
    trails. Nevertheless, in Republican-dominated Washington, no one wanted
    to point fingers, and most of those responsible for the screw-ups either
    retired with golden parachutes or were promoted.

    Although a great deal has been written about Curveball, this is the
    first time the CIA official at the center of the controversy has told
    his story. Nevertheless, the book has some flaws. Because Drumheller had
    to submit his manuscript to the CIA for a pre-publication review, he was
    sometimes forced to tell the story in an awkward style to avoid
    breaching security. Many references to Germany, for example, had to be
    removed (it is sometimes referred to as “our European ally”), and many
    of the key CIA people involved are referred to simply by their titles.
    Also, while most of the story is told in the first person, other parts
    are told by his co-author.

    Despite the censors, “On the Brink” provides a critical piece of the
    puzzle — a piece that shows how easy it was for a small cadre of senior
    intelligence officials, intent on war, to send the country into a bloody
    quagmire. As a CIA official told one of Drumheller’s colleagues: “It’s
    time you learned it’s not about intelligence anymore. It’s about regime
    change.” Added Drumheller: “The books had been cooked, the bets placed.
    It was insane. I had joined the CIA to stop wars — but not a needless
    one launched by my very own government.”

    Read this at:


  2. DynCorp International Selected to Continue Police Training in Afghanistan

    August 5, 2008 10:03 AM ET

    Business WireAll Business Wire news

    The U.S. Department of State has awarded DynCorp International DCP a new task order for the Afghanistan Civilian Advisor Support (ACAS) program under the International Civilian Police (CIVPOL) contract.

    The new task order has a value of $317.4 million over a performance period of 18 months. DynCorp International has provided and supported civilian police advisors in Afghanistan under the CIVPOL program since 2003, and is also working under the CIVPOL contract to strengthen law enforcement institutions and activities in Haiti, Sudan, Liberia, and Afghanistan, and for the Palestinian Authority.

    Under the task order, DynCorp International will provide at least 580 civilian police advisors to advise, train, and mentor the Afghanistan National Police and the Ministry of Interior. These police advisors will assist the U.S. State Department and the Combined Security Transition Command – Afghanistan to meet the U.S. goals of increasing Afghanistan’s overall capability to provide police presence, improve public security, and support the rule of law. DynCorp International will also provide support services for the civilian police advisors, including life and mission support, security services, and IT and communication services.

    “This is more than a contract for us,” said DynCorp International CEO William L. Ballhaus. “It’s an opportunity to contribute to peace, stability, and democracy in the world, something very few companies get the chance to do. It’s an honor to support our government’s efforts to improve people’s lives, for us as a company and for every person who serves on the CIVPOL program.”

    About DynCorp International

    DynCorp International is a provider of specialized mission-critical services to civilian and military government agencies worldwide, and operates major programs in law enforcement training and support, security services, base operations, aviation services, contingency operations, and logistics support. DynCorp International is headquartered in Falls Church, Va. For more information, visit

    DynCorp International, Falls Church
    Greg Lagana, 571-722-0210

    Copyright 2008 Business Wire


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