Freedom and Democracy (TM), baby!

This is what’s guarding the US embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, right now:


These are “contractors” (read: MERCENARIES) from a private security firm. Yes, they really like to drink vodka out of the cracks of one another’s asses…among other things. Mother Jones has more:

Drunken brawls, prostitutes, hazing and humiliation, taking vodka shots out of buttcracks–no, the perpetrators of these Animal House-like antics aren’t some depraved frat brothers. They are the private security contractors guarding the US embassy compound in Kabul.

These allegations, and many more, are contained in a letter sent to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Tuesday by the Project on Government Oversight, which has been investigating the embassy security contract held by ArmorGroup North America (a subsidiary of Wackenhut, which is in turn owned by the security behemoth G4S). The contractor was the subject of a congressional probe earlier this summer that found serious lapses in the company’s handling of the embassy security contract, which internal State Department documents said left the embassy compound “in jeopardy.” Nevertheless, the government opted to extend the company’s 5-year, $189 million contract for another year.


Numerous emails, photographs, and videos portray a Lord of the Flies environment. One email from a current guard describes scenes in which guards and supervisors are “peeing on people, eating potato chips out of [buttock] cracks, vodka shots out of [buttock] cracks (there is video of that one), broken doors after drnken [sic] brawls, threats and intimidation from those leaders participating in this activity….” Photograph after photograph shows guards–including supervisors–at parties in various stages of nudity, sometimes fondling each other. These parties take place just a few yards from the housing of other supervisors.

Multiple guards say this deviant hazing has created a climate of fear and coercion, with those who declined to participate often ridiculed, humiliated, demoted, or even fired. The result is an environment that is dangerous and volatile. Some guards have reported barricading themselves in their rooms for fear that those carrying out the hazing will harm them physically. Others have reported that AGNA management has begun to conduct a witch hunt to identify employees who have provided information about this atmosphere to POGO.

Because hey, what are Freedom and Democracy all about, if not nightly frat parties, hookers, booze and hazings? Your tax dollars at work, USA!

PS: Yes, I know. That was VERY hard on your virgin eyes. Here, have a kitty chaser.

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6 Responses to Freedom and Democracy (TM), baby!

  1. Polaris says:

    If an outfit calling itself Wackenhut is involved I take that to be a hint.
    And if information about behavior taking place as bad as this eventually makes its way to the general public, we have to wonder about some of the things going on there that we will never hear about.

  2. Indeed. After Blackwater, Wackenhut is the scum de la scum. What the former is to Iraq, the latter is to Afghanistan.
    Obviously, someone in there must be anxious to see this news get out. I wouldn’t doubt if it was a hazing victim, risking his life to make it public.

  3. These guys are gonna give sodomy a bad name.

  4. Oh, ‘Bina! OH, ‘BINA! And before breakfast, even. Well, I didn’t really need those calories anyway and the retching is good exercise. You can develop quite a 6-pak from it, I’m told.
    Those of us who think that government should be about making peoples’ lives better should be outraged. Of course, when you have the sorority queen running the State Department and the Frat Pack running the White House, I guess this is what you get.
    Has anybody thought seriously about a third party?

  5. Manaat says:

    I particularly like the part about “fondling each other”. Can’t be that bad, can it? 🙂

  6. Well, if actual FONDNESS is involved, probably not. But I suspect this is a lot more than just the usual locker-room towel-whacking hijinks.
    PS to Richard: It’s almost like the navy, isn’t it? Only the rum isn’t rum, the sodomy isn’t sodomy, and the lash can kill ya!

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