For a few days, I found myself thinking the unthinkable, “Gods damn it,” I said to myself. “I miss KBR.” A few weeks of being back on US rations was enough to whitewash the litany of sketchy stuff the company has committed in Iraq, a few of my favorites being; cost plus exploitation via burn pits, showers electrocuting Soldiers, failing to treat drinking water for any foreign organisms or viruses, washing our clothes in dirty sewage water, hiring prostitutes to service their employees, and failing to provide their employees with any of the training or education necessary for survival… the list goes on.
But I guess when you go from eating crab legs to brown slop, you find yourself in a forgiving mood. Until I read this story, and thankfully all that hate filled my black little heart all over again.
KBR is suing a woman who claimed that she was raped while working in Iraq for KBR in 2005.
Jamie Leigh Jones lost her 145 million dollar suit last month and now KBR is seeking 2 million from her for their defense fees. Even though the jury did not decide in Jones’ favor, her claim strikes me as very possibly true given the company’s shady nature. They already screw Johnny Taxpayer over for millions, and there is a history of sexual crimes in Iraq to boot. But, I guess KBR wants to make a point to its employees, shut up or you will face our crack legal team and we will go after you.