by David Phinney
Friday July 12th 2024



Worth a Read: Philippine War, Spice is Nice, and Brain Power

Oh, yeah THAT WAR: Stars and Stripes knows there’s a fight in the Philippines. Philippine fight much different than in Iraq. So does GMA7.
VANITY FAIR: Two great stories on contractors in Iraq and beyond. My former neighbor Robert Baer profiles Tim Spicer in Iraq’s Mercenary King. Spicer’s company, known as Aegis Defence Services, holds a $293 million Pentagon contract to coordinate private security companies in Iraq, effectively putting him in charge of the second-largest foreign armed force in the country.
AND Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele take a look at SAIC, the biggest, most powerful of the “body shops.” The sprawling company employs 44,000 people and took in $8 billion last year. It sells brainpower — including a lot of the “expertise” behind the Iraq war. Washington’s $8 Billion Shadow.


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One Response to “Worth a Read: Philippine War, Spice is Nice, and Brain Power

  1. Theo says:

    Hi guys, i know for sure that the Philippine driving lieccne is not valid in the UK as the British government refused to allow pinoy drivers to drive on a Philippine license. Well what do u expect when they don’t even have a driving test. So the Philippines retaliated and refused to acknowledge the British license. I was told this by one of the managers at the LTO Ormoc. And thats why they allow only so many days i.e 30. A small case of tit for tat from the Philippine government and we dont want pinoy drivers on our roads who dont even know what traffic lights and halt signs are’ from the British government. I dont say all pinoy drivers are bad as they are not and some of them have the patience of a saint and being able to drive in the conditions that they do is sometimes amazing i dont see any pinoy in formula 1 although they could have a slight chance in the Banger racing. dp the site is looking awesome man. great workBW Dave

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