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December 10, 2007

Woman Alleges Gang-Rape Cover Up By US, Halliburton

I find it hard to believe the US or even the evil Halliburton would cover up a gang rape. Doesn't the US have an interest in ferreting out such malefactors and duly punishing them?

Apparently not. The Narrative says that gang rape is actual government/corporate policy.

I can't say this is nonsense, but it does all seem a bit hard to believe. And very convenient in terms of a multimillion dollar lawsuit against a very deep-pocketed corporation against whom a significant portion of the public is willing to believe literally anything at all.

A Houston, Texas woman says she was gang-raped by Halliburton/KBR coworkers in Baghdad, and the company and the U.S. government are covering up the incident.

Jamie Leigh Jones, now 22, says that after she was raped by multiple men at a KBR camp in the Green Zone, the company put her under guard in a shipping container with a bed and warned her that if she left Iraq for medical treatment, she'd be out of a job.

"Don't plan on working back in Iraq. There won't be a position here, and there won't be a position in Houston," Jones says she was told.

She was gang-raped, I'm to believe, and the men covering up her gang-rape by Halliburton employees believed that no longer allowing to work at the place at which she was gang-raped would serve as an effective threat?

In a lawsuit filed in federal court against Halliburton and its then-subsidiary KBR, Jones says she was held in the shipping container for at least 24 hours without food or water by KBR, which posted armed security guards outside her door, who would not let her leave.

"It felt like prison," says Jones, who told her story to ABC News as part of an upcoming "20/20" investigation. "I was upset; I was curled up in a ball on the bed; I just could not believe what had happened."

Finally, Jones says, she convinced a sympathetic guard to loan her a cell phone so she could call her father in Texas.

"I said, 'Dad, I've been raped. I don't know what to do. I'm in this container, and I'm not able to leave,'" she said. Her father called their congressman, Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas.

"We contacted the State Department first," Poe told ABCNews.com, "and told them of the urgency of rescuing an American citizen" -- from her American employer.

Poe says his office contacted the State Department, which quickly dispatched agents from the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad to Jones' camp, where they rescued her from the container.

According to her lawsuit, Jones was raped by "several attackers who first drugged her, then repeatedly raped and injured her, both physically and emotionally."

Jones told ABCNews.com that an examination by Army doctors showed she had been raped "both vaginally and anally," but that the rape kit disappeared after it was handed over to KBR security officers.

And do these Army doctors have names? Why are they silent?

It feels all un-PC to call a woman alleging a gang-rape a liar but it sure seems convenient that there is no evidence whatsoever for this, all apparently destroyed by a large conspiracy of men who, for whatever reasons, feel a burning passion to cover-up and abet a brutal gang-rape.

'Cause that's what we men do. We help each other get away with gang-rape all the time.

I used to snark about liberals' strange beliefs about what someone's "Republican buddies" were willing to do for them. They always claimed George Bush invaded Iraq just to help his "Republican buddies."

So: A friend will help you move a couch.

A best friend will help you move a body.

But a Republican friend at Halliburton will illegally invade a country and help you gang-rape women.

You know, I've got Republican friends. They're nice people. But they're not quite that willing to lend a hand, you know?

I guess I'm not the only one saying it: Rusty Schacklelford's bullshit alarm is also beeping.


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