US arms companies are the biggest beneficiary of Daash 8/4
US arms companies are the biggest beneficiary of Daash
Thousands of contractors and billions of dollars in profits GMT 19:00 2015 Althelaia August 4 GMT 16:57 2015 Althelaia August 4: Last Updated Lamis Farhat
Daash disaster for the Middle East, human beings and stone. But the irony is that this terrorist organization a gold mine for US arms firms.
BEIRUT: The United States has failed to eliminate the organization Daash year after the air raids, but there are US companies achieve huge profits from behind this war, up to hundreds of dollars a year Mlaeyen. She site "Daily Beast" that defense contractors Americans have benefited a lot from the fighting in the Middle East, in particular the company "Lockheed Martin" which finally received thousands of requests for the purchase of large numbers of Hellfire missiles, guided missile and to be launched from multiple platforms to infect different goals .
The company "AM General" Fmchgolh currently in Iraq supply 160 US Humvee, while selling "General Dynamics" ammunition tanks millions of dollars for the country, and THD company "SOS International", based in New York, one of the largest players in Iraq, to the point that employees make up the largest percentage of Americans in one country, after the US Embassy in Baghdad.
Among the advisers Board of Directors of the Company controversial names such as former Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz, who is one of the US invasion of Iraq Architects, and Paul Butler, former special assistant to Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
The company says on its website it has received contracts for work in Iraq through 2015 worth $ 400 million. It includes $ 40 million to provide everything from meals and food security, fire and medical services in Iraq Basmaja Complex, one of the sites that you train US forces of Iraqi soldiers.
The Pentagon awarded the company "International SOS" special contract worth $ 100 million, in late July and will continue until July 2018, to provide similar services at Camp Taji in Iraq.
A year after the US aerial bombardment of sites Daash organization in Iraq, there are 3,500 US troops deployed in the country to train and advise Iraqi forces.
"Daily Beast" says it has not noticed by observers and analysts is the growing number of contractors needed to support these operations. According to US military figures, there are 6,300 contractor knew inside Iraq in support of US operations. Separately, the State Department is seeking to recruit others in cleaning services and drivers linguists and security contractors to work in its prisons in Iraq.
The site notes that this figure is increasing constantly, a candidate to rise further, with almost certainly a possibility in the continued fighting against al Daash for many years, representing a golden financial opportunity for defense contractors, security and logistics, especially with the depletion of action in Afghanistan.
It is noteworthy that the company "International SOS" provide consulting services of high-level officials who are working with the Iraqi Ministry of Defense and the Kurdistan Regional Government. At the end of July (July), the company won a contract worth $ 700 thousand for the provision of a small group of directors and advisers security assistance for over a year. The contract for another four years and may extend the value of $ 3.7 million.