Lost in Translation: 4.6 Billion Tax-Payer Dollars and Our Old Friend DynCorp Cleans Up

Cynthia McKinney goes after Rumsfeld and Co. regarding DynCorp — and she even asks about the ‘war games’ conducted during 9/11. Must-See Video.

February 22, 2008

A CURIOUS BIT OF NEWS appearing at The World Tribune today, reveals that the US military has coughed up nearly five billion bucks for ‘translation services’ in Iraq. The recipient of this bounty is a company called Global Linguist Solutions, owned jointly by DynCorp and McNeil Technologies.

DynCorp International is a familiar name to anyone who follows government contracts — they get lots of them. DynCorp operatives serve as ad hoc soldiers and rent-a-cops whenever the military wants involvement coupled with ultimate deniability. Whether it’s spraying coca fields in Colombia or training police in Bosnia, DynCorp is there — no matter how dirty the job. Scandals seem to follow DynCorp — including allegations that DynCorp employees engaged in “perverse, illegal and inhumane behavior [and] were purchasing illegal weapons, women, forged passports and [participating in] other immoral acts” while training policemen in Bosnia.

Cynthia McKinney grilled Don Rumsfeld about DynCorp’s involvement in the “buying and selling of young women and children”. The video is featured as part of this article, and it’s definitely worth your time to watch it.

If McNeil Technologies sounds familiar at all, it’s because Virginia Tech Massacre Seung-Hui’s sister, Sun Kyung-Cho, was employed at McNeil Technologies.

Recently, Veritas Capital Funds purchased both DynCorp and McNeil — apparently company founder Robert McKeon likes companies with shady pasts. McKeon also bought up MZM Inc., a company accused of offering bribes to Rep. Randy “Duke” Cunningham (California) in exchange for government contracts. McKeon then renamed the company Athena Innovative Solutions. “Veritas is profiting from the spoils of congressional bribes,” says Keith Ashdown, vice-president of Taxpayers for Common Sense, in Washington.

Don’t you feel better about filing your taxes now?

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