A Houston couple, in debt to the tune of $260,000, apparently saw their financial salvation in the lucrative security contracts coming out of the under-manned U.S. war effort in Afghanistan. Now, seven years later, Del and Barbara Spier are set to go on trial for defrauding the government. If convicted on all the charges, they face more than 30 years in prison.WHAT????
In May 2002, the Spiers founded U.S. Protections and Investigation. Soon, USPI inked an initial $8.4-million deal with the engineering firm Louis Berger Group, which had scored a $214-million contract to rebuild Afghanistan’s war-ravaged infrastructure. “USPI’s job was to provide security for contractors repairing a 300-mile road stretching from Kabul to Kandahar,” Daniel Schulman writes in Mother Jones.
In one final ironic twist, when USAID finally wised up to the Spiers’ shenanigans in 2007, the team that raided their Kabul office included Blackwater mercenaries, in addition to Afghan cops and FBI and USAID agents. In our lawless war-on-a-shoestring in Afghanistan, we even need mercenaries to help police the mercenaries.
[ cf Cowboys of Kabul’ Allegedly Defrauded Uncle Sam of Millions ( emphasis added to help the reading underEmpowered! ) ]
How can we let SOCIALISTS deprive No-Bid-Contractors of God's Divine WILL and largess!!!
DO YOU WANT THE SOCIALISTS TO DESTROY THE FREE TRADE IN WAR ZONES!!!