Halliburton and Rape – Speak UP America!

15 Dec

First Bush let’s Halliburton rape our Treasury; now they’re raping our women. I’m totally sick of this. Please read and sign the petition.

Jamie Leigh Jones was a 20-year-old woman working in Iraq for a subsidiary of Halliburton when she was drugged and brutally gang-raped by several co-workers.

The next day, Halliburton told her that if she left Iraq to get medical treatment, she could lose her job.1

Jamie’s story gets even more horrific: For the last two years, she’s been asking the US government to hold the perpetrators accountable. But the men who raped her may never be brought to justice because Halliburton and other contractors in Iraq aren’t subject to US or Iraqi laws. They can’t be tried for a crime in any court.2

This is one of the most disturbing stories we have come across in a while. We’re calling on Congress to investigate Jamie’s case, hold those involved accountable, and bring US contractors under the jurisdiction of US law so this can’t happen again. If hundreds of thousands of us speak out against this outrageous story, we can force Congress to take action.

Can you sign the petition?

“Congress must investigate
the rape of Jamie Leigh
Jones and others, hold
those involved accountable,
and bring US contractors
under the jurisdiction of US law.”

Clicking below will add your name.

http://pol.moveon.org/contractors_accountable/o.pl?id=11800-456129-N_N.Lr&t=3

After you sign, please tell your friends, family and colleagues about this—we all need to speak out together.

Here’s how Jamie described what happened after the attack:

I awoke the next morning in the barracks to find my naked body battered and bruised. I was still groggy from whatever had been put in my drink. I was bleeding… After getting to the clinic and having a rape kit performed…I was locked in a container with no food, no way to call my parents, and was placed under armed guard by Halliburton.3

Jamie’s attackers aren’t the only ones exploiting a legal loophole to get away with their violent crimes. Another female employee of Halliburton says she was raped by her co-workers in Iraq.4 Employees of Blackwater, another private contracting firm in Iraq, were accused of killing innocent Iraqi civilians, and that incident turned into an international scandal. Worst of all, they may never be punished.5

Private contractors in Iraq are making massive amounts of money, operating above the law and are accountable to no one. This has to stop.

Congress needs to act now to bring these contractors under the rule of law. If they don’t, nothing will prevent a case like Jamie’s from happening again. No man or woman working in Iraq should have to fear that they can be attacked without consequences.

Please sign on to the petition: “Congress must investigate the rape of Jamie Leigh Jones and others, hold those involved accountable, and bring US contractors under the jurisdiction of US law.” Clicking below adds your name:

http://pol.moveon.org/contractors_accountable/o.pl?id=11800-456129-N_N.Lr&t=4

Thanks for all you do,

–Nita, Wes, Karin, Marika, and the MoveOn.org Political Action Team
Friday, December 14th, 2007

Sources:

1. “Halliburton hit in rape lawsuit,” New York Daily News, December 11, 2007
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=3274&id=11800-456129-N_N.Lr&t=6

2. “Victim: Gang-Rape Cover-Up by U.S., Halliburton/KBR,” ABC News, December 10, 2007
http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/Story?id=3977702

3. Jamie’s Journal, The Jamie Leigh Foundation
http://www.jamiesfoundation.org/Jamie.htm

4. “Female ex-employees sue KBR, Halliburton—report,” Reuters, June 29, 2007
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=3275&id=11800-456129-N_N.Lr&t=7

5.”Blackwater Probe Narrows Focus to Guards,” Associated Press, December 8, 2007
http://www.moveon.org/r?r=3276&id=11800-456129-N_N.Lr&t=9

PAID FOR BY MOVEON.ORG POLITICAL ACTION, http://pol.moveon.org/
Not authorized by any candidate or candidate’s committee.


I negotiated multi-million dollar contracts for the US Navy for 25+ years. Take it from me, Halliburton is living high off of our hogs. They have virtual carte blanc cost reimbursement contracts and absolutely no incentives to save your hard earned taxes. There are suspicious ties between the Bush family and the Halliburton conglomeration. The minute I heard that Halliburton had been given what we call “sole source” multi-billion contracts (meaning they didn’t have to compete to get the contracts or establish prices — they wrote their own ticket and no one’s to say nay and yea to whether the prices are any good), I knew big deals had gone down at the highest levels. Everyone in my profession knew it. Now they are adding personal injuries to National insult. If we don’t speak up, nothing will happen and it will all be swept under a rug. Children being murdered by their fathers; women raped without any consequences; I’m so mad I want to spit tacks. My fun blog is turning to crap.

3 Responses to “Halliburton and Rape – Speak UP America!”

  1. Mike Akard January 30, 2008 at 5:06 PM #

    George Bush and all of his cronies are a bunch of gangsters but what can you expect from the Bush crime family. He is just his daddy`s puppet to carry out his vengance against Iraq, we voted this sorry bastard out of office because of his gangster tatics not to mention the other 1000 reasons.
    So he bought and paid for his most mentally challenged son to become our president.

  2. Faerie♥Kat January 31, 2008 at 12:12 AM #

    Amen, Mike. Check out this post: https://faeriekat.wordpress.com/2008/01/30/zeitgeist/

    Looks like the fun has only just gotten started.

    Kat

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