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eveline lubbers on Tue, 29 Apr 2003 12:40:31 +0200 (CEST)


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Re: [Nettime-nl] DynCorp en de EU


Zoeken op Dyncorp op http://www.corpwatch.org/ levert
allerlai interesants op, niet over Nederland, wel over 
Iraq en Colombia bijv.dit:

http://www.corpwatch.org/issues/PID.jsp?articleid=6328

Dyncorp Rent-a-Cops May Head to Post-Saddam Iraq

Investigative Report
By Pratap Chatterjee
Special to CorpWatch
April 9, 2003  

The scenes of looting in Iraq are heart-rending: the Saddam Hospital in Nasiriyah in 
southern Iraq was pillaged last week by 20 armed thieves who grabbed a haul of drugs and 
several ambulances just as a man died in the hospital lobby from gunshot wounds. He 
sustained his injuries while resisting another gang that was trying to steal his car.

Basra's Sheraton Hotel saw mobs of young men stealing tables, chairs, carpets and even a 
grand piano. British military officials, while proclaiming they had seized control of the city, 
acknowledged that the telephone system had shut down this week because scavengers 
had ripped out all the equipment.

Commenting on the unfolding chaos an unnamed Pentagon official told the New York 
Times that they were seeking something more than the United Nations peace-keeping 
troops: "We know we want something a little more corporate and more efficient with 
cleaner lines of authority and responsibility."

Dyncorp Wants You
That plan appears to be almost ready. Half a world away from the bedlam in Iraq, just 
outside of Forth Worth, Texas, police recruiters are currently manning the phones for 
Dyncorp, a multi-billion dollar military Contractor. For Dyncorp the turmoil that is emerging 
in Iraq could mean a boom in business.
 
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en wat ouderr:

DynCorp In Colombia: Outsourcing the Drug War 
Like the old English "privateer" pirates of the Caribbean five hundred years ago, sailing 
under no national flag -- robbing and plundering Latin America's riches for the English 
Crown, Washington now employs hundreds of contract employees through U.S. 
corporations to carry out its policies in Colombia and other countries. Like the sixteenth 
century pirates, if they get caught in an embarrassing crime, or are killed, the U.S. 
government can deny responsibility for their actions. What's more only a select few in 
Congress know of their activities and their operations are not subject to public scrutiny, 
despite the fact that they are on the government payroll 

Source: CorpWatch.org, May 23, 2001
http://www.corpwatch.org/issues/PID.jsp?articleid=672

From:           	"H S" <persgal {AT} wanadoo.nl>
To:             	<nettime-nl {AT} nettime.org>
Date sent:      	Mon, 28 Apr 2003 13:53:24 +0200
Subject:        	[Nettime-nl] DynCorp en de EU

> 
> Hallo Nettime,
> 
> Dit is de overeenkomst met de EU geassocieerde landen op het gebied van data uitwisseling en lawenforcement, banking, cybercrime, etc:
> 
> http://europa.eu.int/rapid/start/cgi/guesten.ksh?p_action.gettxt=gt&doc=IP/03/565|0|RAPID&lg=EN&display=
> 
> 
> Slovenia, Poland, Czech Republic, Malta, Estonia, and Cyprus have signed Memoranda of understanding (MoU) with the European Commission, formalising their participation in the IDA Programme. The MoUs allow the six EU Accession Countries to join the pan-European electronic infrastructure that the 
EU institutions and Member States use to exchange data for the purposes of applying EU law, enforcing single market rules, and supplying e-government services across borders to citizens and businesses. 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> weet iemend iets over DynCorp in Nederland?
> 
> Indeed, it was not long after that the State Department awarded DynCorp a contract to manage the information systems for embassies and consulates world wide -- another plum award for a company that seems to have a hand in most of the most sensitive information systems in the world -- at the 
Department of Justice, the Department of Defense, the CIA, the Air Force, the FBI, the Securities & Exchange Commission and even the New York Stock Exchange. If we are paying private corporations to collect highly sensitive data on all of us -- it seems like DynCorp is always there. 
> 
> On April 11, 2003, Insight Magazine broke the story that "the U.S. State Department's Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs has issued a $22 million contract to DynCorp Aerospace Operations (UK) Ltd., a subsidiary of Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), to "re-establish 
police, justice and prison functions in postconflict Iraq." 
> 
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