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Old 11-06-2016, 07:14 PM   #50
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Arrow Ambush Mission

Four Blackwater Agents Hung in Fallujah Iraq..
The 2004 Fallujah ambush occurred on March 31..Helvenston's great-great-uncle was Secretary of War Elihu Root..He joined the Navy at 17 and became the youngest person to complete Navy SEAL training..Helvenston was formerly a personal trainer for Hollywood celebrities..He also starred in a reality series called Extreme Expeditions: Model Behavior months before he left for Iraq..The series was shot in Mexico and is finished, but has not yet aired..Helvenston began training at Blackwater USA's facilities in March 2004, and developed a personal conflict with head trainer Justin "Shrek" McQuown..In one of Helvenston's final emails before his death, he wrote to the owner of Blackwater, claiming McQuown's behavior was "very manipulative, duplicitive, immature and unprofessional," with the hidden agenda "Lets see if we can screw with Scott"..But you know the best thing about pain?...

G.I. Jane - I Never Saw A Wild Thing Sorry for Itself..

Employee John Potter had helped Blackwater win the contract to provide security for kitchen equipment convoys for the Kuwait company Regency Hotel and Hospital Company and Eurest Support Services (ESS was a subcontractor of Halliburton KBR).. The contract billed Regency $815 a day; Helvenston and the other contractors were paid $600 a day..KBR was awarded a $100 million contract in 2002 to build a new U.S. embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, from the U.S. State Department. KBR has also been awarded 15 Logistics Civil Augmentation Program task orders worth more than $216 million for work under Operation Enduring Freedom, the military name for operations in Afghanistan..KBR has also been actively involved in the development of works in Cuba.. Most notably sections of the U.S. Naval base in Guantanamo..KBR employs more American private contractors and holds a larger contract with the U.S. government than does any other firm in Iraq..Following the end of the first Gulf War, the Pentagon, led by then Defense Secretary Dick Cheney, paid Halliburton subsidiary Brown & Root Services over $8.5 million to study the use of private military forces with American soldiers in combat zones..Hexavalent chromium (chromium(VI), Cr(VI)) refers to chemical compounds that contain the element chromium in the +6 oxidation state..

Along with squad members Jerry "Jerko" Zovko, Wesley Batalona and Michael Teague, Helveston was transporting food and other equipment in unarmored vehicles to the center of the city of Fallujah when the team was ambushed by insurgents.. The four contractors were killed with grenades and small arms fire.. Their bodies were dragged from their vehicles, beaten and set ablaze..Their burned and mutilated corpses were then dragged through the streets, and two of them hung from a bridge crossing the Euphrates..Photos of the event were released to news agencies worldwide..The families of the four dead contractors, led by Helvenston's mother Katy Helvenston-Wettengel and Jerry Zovko's mother Donna Zovko, filed suit against Blackwater with lawyer Daniel Callahan on January 5, 2005 (Helvenston et al. v. Blackwater Security), alleging wrongful death.. Blackwater responded by counter-suing for $10 million..In January 2011, both cases were thrown out of court by a federal judge.. Counsel for the plaintiffs announced they would appeal the ruling... Israelis tried it..Women in combat..Seems men couldn't get used to the sight of women blown open.. They'd linger over the wounded females, often trying to save those who obviously couldn't be saved.. Often to the detriment of the mission.. So much misery, man against man..They kill each other..They have no faith...

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