Boeing profiting from Iraq war

From Rethink Afghanistan War Blog in the USA:

Boeing: Making a Killing Off of War

Posted by Derrick Crowe on April 13th, 2010

Here’s an interesting video about the Iraq incident exposed by WikiLeaks and the profits made by a major military contractor who created the weapons involved.

The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California dismissed a case by victims of the CIA’s “extraordinary rendition” program against a unit of Boeing: here.

Leaked video footage from Iraq showing US soldiers in an Apache helicopter killing 12 people and wounding two children has caused an explosion of media coverage. But many Iraq war veterans feel it is too little, too late: here.

US defence research to focus more on biology, cybersecurity and social sciences to help win conflicts: here.

Reprieve has attacked the government for trying to bully the charity into dropping legal action in the case of two men kidnapped by British forces in Iraq six years ago: here.

Iraq’s continued war on the press: here.

Amnesty International has urged Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to probe allegations that his Shiite-dominant security forces tortured hundreds of Sunni detainees at a secret prison in Baghdad: here.

WikiLeaks: US Diplomats Help Boeing Sales: here.

Boeing scraps 900 workers in US the day after signing a new deal in China: here.

12 thoughts on “Boeing profiting from Iraq war

  1. US naval officer abuse trial starts

    Iraq: The court martial of a US naval officer accused of covering up a vicious attack on an Iraqi prisoner has begun.

    Julio Huertas appeared to answer charges of dereliction of duty and impeding an official investigation in connection with the assault on Ahmed Hashim Abed.

    A rare ruling has meant that the trial for Mr Huertas is being held in Iraq so that Mr Abed can face his alleged attacker in court.


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