Thursday, December 14, 2017

The Skeleton In Joe Scarborough's Closet!

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Bombshell Report Fingers 'Pedo' Joe Scarborough In Intern's Death
Published on Dec 11, 2017
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There is something strange about Joe Scarborough
The Outer Light
Published on Nov 30, 2017
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Lori Klausutis: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
5 Fast Facts
Published on Nov 29, 2017
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Joe Scarborough Defends Mika Against ‘Sleazebag’ Huckabee: ‘Predictably Stupid’
by Aidan McLaughlin
December 14th, 2017
MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough unleashed a brief tirade against Mike Huckabee on Thursday’s episode of Morning Joe, after the former governor fired shots at his fiancée Mika Brzezisnki for her strident criticism of his daughter Sarah Huckabee Sanders.
The family brawl all kicked off after Brzezisnki 
repeatedly called on Sarah, the White House Press Secretary, to either call out her boss President Donald Trump for his suggestive tweet about Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand — or resign.
Sarah’s father Mike, appearing on Fox News, 
slammed Brzezinski for her comments, hitting her for her “morality”:
“I was stunned that of all the people who are going to give a lecture on morality and family, and marriage, it’s going to be Mika? I’m sorry, but I just found that stunning,” Huckabee said. (It’s worth noting that Brzezinski’s gripe with Sarah Sanders did not have to do with family and marriage, but with her decision to defend the president’s tweet.)
“Mika can go pound sand somewhere as far as I’m concerned,” Mike added, in defense of his daughter.
On Morning Joe Thursday, Scarborough said after one commercial break that he had just seen Mike Huckabee’s interview.
“What a sleazy thing to do,” an angered Scarborough said, as Brzezinski protested. “You go and you actually talk about — Mika never talked about marriage.”
“She never lectured on the morality of any of that,” he exclaimed. “What a sleazy thing for you to do. What a judgmental, predictably stupid thing to do.”
“It’s unbelievable.”
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I find this amusing: Washington Post, left-wing propaganda rag, sticks up for Scarborough. Not unexpected, as the truth is not relevant when protecting one of their own. - Ralph
Trump suggested the 2001 death of a Joe Scarborough aide is an ‘unsolved mystery.’ It isn’t.
By Lindsey Bever
November 29, 2017
(Left: a younger Joe Scarborough)
President Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to note the firing of Matt Lauer at NBC News — and, in the process, took aim at MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough over a death that occurred at Scarborough’s Florida office when he was a member of Congress.
Following Lauer’s firing over what NBC News described as “inappropriate sexual behavior,” Trump wondered when executives at the network and its corporate owner, Comcast, would be terminated for “putting out so much Fake News.”
Then he wrote: “And will they terminate low ratings Joe Scarborough based on the ‘unsolved mystery’ that took place in Florida years ago? Investigate!”
The president appeared to be referring to the 2001 death of Lori Klausutis, a 28-year-old aide who worked for Scarborough at the time, when he represented Florida’s 1st congressional district.
But Klausutis’s death is not an unsolved mystery: Authorities determined 16 years ago that she died after losing consciousness from an abnormal heart rhythm and collapsed, striking her head. She was discovered in Scarborough’s office in Fort Walton Beach, lying on her back with her head near a desk, according to a 2001 police report. (listen to the above video - this article is bogus)
The circumstances of Klausutis’s death on July 20, 2001, have prompted conspiracy theories — some of which appear to persist. But no foul play was suspected, and her death was ultimately ruled an accident by the medical examiner.
After Trump’s insinuation that Scarborough had something to do with Klausutis’s death, the “Morning Joe” co-host refused to engage the president, 
tweeting: “Looks like I picked a good day to stop responding to Trump’s bizarre tweets. He is not well.”
Scarborough, who joined MSNBC after his departure from Congress and is now a contributing opinion columnist at The Washington Post, could not immediately be reached for comment. (Since Scarborough is employed by The Washington Post, is there any chance this article is biased?)
An NBC spokesman declined to comment on Trump’s tweet about the MSNBC host, and the White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Trump once had a chummy relationship with “Morning Joe,” regularly calling in for lengthy interviews, referring to Scarborough and his co-host, Mika Brzezinski, as “supporters” and offering to officiate at their wedding.
But the hosts have become increasingly critical of Trump, and the president’s relationship with them has turned adversarial.
Now Scarborough regularly criticizes Trump in his opinion columns and on MSNBC.
In turn, the president has lashed out at the anchor, calling him “Psycho Joe,” slamming his “low rated show” and threatening to “tell the real story of @JoeNBC and his very insecure longtime girlfriend, @morningmika.”
In June, Trump viciously attacked Brzezinski, calling her “low I.Q. Crazy Mika” and claiming she “was bleeding badly from a facelift” when she and Scarborough came to Mar-a-Lago — the president’s private club in Palm Beach, Fla. — late last year.
From 1994 through 2001, Scarborough served as a Republican congressman.
Klausutis worked on his staff the last two years he was in office, according to the Tampa Bay Times; before her death, Scarborough had announced that he was leaving Congress.
The day before Klausutis was found dead in Scarborough’s Florida office, she had told a colleague she was not feeling well, according to a 2001 police report cited by the St. Petersburg Times, now known as the Tampa Bay Times.
As the newspaper reported in August 2001:
Medical Examiner Dr. Michael Berkland has said Klausutis, 28, of Niceville, lost consciousness because of an abnormal heart rhythm and fell, hitting her head on a desk. The head injury caused the death, Berkland said.The report, which was released Monday, quotes friends and relatives as saying Klausutis was happily married and was known as “Little Miss Mary Sunshine.”They said she was under moderate stress in the days before she died. She had two assignments due for college courses. She and her husband had recently moved into a new house, and she was looking for a new job because Scarborough recently resigned from Congress, effective in September.Relatives told police she was upbeat about a job possibility at a local radio station and had recently received a $6,000 raise.Relatives said she had been taking medication for acne and that she suffered a head injury in a traffic accident when she was a teenager that left her in a coma. When she recovered, she had signs of short-term memory loss.A mail carrier who came in the office on July 19 said she appeared nervous. He said Klausutis told him she did not feel well.
Less than three weeks later, on Aug. 6, 2001, a Fort Walton Beach Police report noted that the medical examiner had determined Klausutis died as a result of an acute subdural hematoma, or blood clot.
The report cited a letter from the medical examiner, stating that the injury was the result of trauma from a fall as she lost consciousness from “a probable cardiac arrhythmia secondary to valvular heart disease.”
The manner of death was ruled “accidental,” and police concluded that there was no reason to further investigate.
A copy of the medical examiner’s report was not immediately available on Wednesday, but a police investigator told The Washington Post that authorities had left “no stone unturned.”
Former journalist Bill Adair, who covered Klausutis’s death for the then-St. Petersburg Times in 2001, said Wednesday that the continuing conspiracy theories are a “tragedy.”
Adair said he had looked into the case, interviewing the police chief and the medical examiner who performed the autopsy.
“After doing that reporting, there was no question in my mind that this was an accidental death and that there was no foul play,” he said in a phone interview with The Post.
Adair, now a journalism professor at the Sanford School for Public Policy at Duke University and the founder of the Pulitzer Prize-winning website PolitiFact, added: “It was a tragedy then that it was the subject of conspiracy theories; it’s even more of a tragedy now that it’s still the subject of conspiracy theories because the authorities were clear — they did a thorough investigation. It’s terrible that people are still referring to this as a mystery. It’s not a mystery.”
Reached by phone in Florida, a relative of Klausutis declined to comment, saying he was not aware that the president had tweeted about her death.
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What Really Happened to Lori Klausutis? (Everything Joe Scarborough Does NOT Want Viewers To Know)
By MeemaSue
Wednesday Dec 21, 2016
This past June a Media frenzy began when it was revealed that Morning Joe had been divorced since 2013 and Mika Brzezinski was quietly divorcing her husband James Hoffer. Rumors of their romance had been floating around for some time.  This was Joe’s second one having divorced his first wife, Melanie Hinton in 1999.
Most viewers of Morning  Joe’s show do not know he once served as a U.S. Congressman from Florida’s 1st District from 1995 until he suddenly resigned only 5 months into his 4th term in September 2001. His reason? The classic “In order to spend more time with his children”
Curiously, just 2 months before this occurred:
Naples Daily News July 21, 2001
"FORT WALTON BEACH, FL. - Lori Klausutis, a 28-year-old office worker for Rep. Joe Scarborough (R-Fl), was found dead in the congressman's district office. Police said preliminary findings from the medical examiner's office showed no foul play or any outward indication of suicide."
Why was there a virtual news blackout on this very mysterious death?
1. IOKIYAR (It’s OK If You Are Republican) Syndrome- A disease of Corporate Media where Republicans get free passes on issues and behaviors that destroy the careers of Democrats.      
(See Gary Hart)
While Mainstream Media was hounding Democrat U.S. Congressman Gary Condit about his missing ex-intern, Chandra Levy, viewers heard next to nothing about Joe’s intern, a healthy 28 year old woman,  being found dead in his Congressional District Office in Fort Walton Beach, FL.
2. Only days later - September 11, 2001
Naturally worldwide focus shifted for weeks and months as Americans & the world tried to comprehend and cope with the horrific loss of life and catastrophic events of that day.
However, the Media’s relentless scrutiny and insinuations cost Condit his re-election in 2002, even though Levy’s murderer was later found and convicted while Morning Joe’s mysterious case vanished into thin air.
Why?
Begin with former Medical Examiner Dr. Michael Berkland whose autopsy results help bury Lori and all legitimate questions surrounding her death.
Who is Dr. Michael Berkland?
He was a Pathologist whose medical license in the state of Missouri had been revoked in 1998 as a result of Berkland reporting false information regarding brain tissue samples in a 1996 autopsy report. Berkland never denied the charges.
He moved to Florida in 1997 and in July 1999, Berkland was suspended from his position as Medical Examiner in the State of Florida.  Yet in 2001 he was issuing reports on Klausutis’s death that were questionable if not downright false.
Berkland continued to get into trouble and in 2003 not only was he fired but had his license as Medical Examiner withdrawn.
In 2012 he was arrested & charged when this gruesome discovery was made:
It is more than fair to question the competency and accuracy of any and all Dr. Berkland’s autopsy reports especially given the inconsistent reports of Lori’s health prior to her death. Joe himself said that Lori had a "complicated medical history" including "stroke and epilepsy," though this was absolutely not true.
To this day no one truly knows how and why a healthy 28 year old woman died in her boss’s office?
These THREE questions have never been adequately answered:
From American Politics Journal August 8, 2001
1. If Lori's death was just a simple accident, then why did Rep. Scarborough and his spokesman Miguel Serrano feel the need to go to two different local TV stations within three hours of her body's being found and invent a nonexistent history of chronic medical conditions for her - in other words - why did they feel the need to lie about Lori's health?
2. Would you trust without question the word of a Medical Examiner who lost his ME license in two separate states (Missouri and Florida) because he LIED about his autopsy work and results.
3. Why should whoever wrote Ms. Klausutis's obituary feel it was appropriate to mention nearly everything about her life -- EXCEPT where she'd been working since 1999, i.e with Congressman Scarborough?
Let’s add one more-
4. Dr. Berkland and his supervisor at the time, Dr. Gary Cumberland were known to be high-giving donors to Scarborough’s Congressional campaigns. Did their relationship with Scarborough influence any and all the results issued by the M.E.’s Office?
Lori Klausutis was a smart and loving young woman whose life ended way too soon. Doesn’t she deserve justice and doesn’t her family deserve to know ALL the facts surrounding her death?
No one knows if Morning Joe had anything to do with her death, but the manner in which authorities handled the press shows one thing.  Without all the facts they gave Morning Joe a FULL PARDON. It is doubtful they would do the same for an Ordinary Joe.
Sources:
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Coming Soon: Hillary In An Orange Pantsuit

04 December 2017
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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Q Anon, Bill & Hillary Clinton, Dyncorp, Etc.

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Did the Clintons create Q Anon? Palantir's relation to the Deep State & Hillary's email scandal.
julzee
Published on Dec 10, 2017
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What Q Anon is revealing: Palantir, UraniumOne CIA/FBI/NSA Deep State Rat Lines, Singularity etc.
julzee
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Published on Dec 3, 2017
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What Q Anon is revealing: Palantir, UraniumOne CIA/FBI/NSA Deep State Rat Lines, Singularity etc
Published on Dec 3, 2017
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Note: I apologize to anyone who already saw this video but I had to re-upload the original w/2 edits. I had a copyright warning on the singularity explanation which I replaced as well as for the audio in the Kim Dotcom portion which I deleted. I have a hard time keeping up with youtube policies. Update Nov. 28, 2017: Q posts are now being sabotaged (roypotterqa): https://youtu.be/6IX-t1I_1iA Q-anon, whether you believe is an AI/bot (Artificial Intellegence) or a/multiple human person/people (CIA etc) or even a LARP (live action roleplay) a hoax, doesn’t matter. What he/she/it/them is revealing is really happening. George Webb imho is on the forefront of investigating and discovering the deep underbelly ‘footprints’ that have been left behind by the Deep State Globalists. Not conspiracy theory (although some speculation is definitely required in order to dig deeper) but real, tangible, hold in your hands FACT. This video is deep and begins that dive into the rabbit hole. So get your migraine remedy accessable because there’s so much information your head’s going to explode. But, I’m breaking it all down into smaller digestible pieces to help we ordinary folk comprehend it all. From Uraniumone to Q-anon to Saudi Arabia, Seth Rich, the DNC ‘hack and even Las Vegas etc. It all seems to have connection to Palantir. Don’t know much about that? Well, thanks to some awesome independent investigators/journalists, we now can find out wtf is going on. At least those of us brave enough to see….;) Sources: George Webb: https://www.youtube.com/user/georgwebb Quinn Michaels: https://www.patreon.com/rahulaclub Crowdsource the Truth:https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8CI TheLipTv2 DARPA brain chips: https://youtu.be/sbR7nlUnJdY Kim Dotcom: https://youtu.be/_Rn8VYIYQNY and https://www.slashgear.com/kim-dotcom What is a Bot: https://youtu.be/fEbzk4vTHsQ Images: Peter Thiel: http://m.benzinga.com/article/4853911 NpgVan: https://www.ngpvan.com/about Palantir: https://uncubed.com/jobs/palantir Catalyst: https://www.catalist.us and http://www.businessinsider.com/bernie Palantir ball/Trump: http://nymag.com/selectall/2017/05/tr Deep blue chess: https://www.slideshare.net/mobile/car Dark web: https://darkwebnews.com/help-advice/a Josh Kushner: http://www.businessinsider.com/josh-k Jared Kushner: http://fortune.com/2017/01/10/ivanka- Organ harvesting: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/world Council on Foreign Relations: https://monthlyreview.org/product/wal Huma Aberdine: https://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/ Malaysia: http://www.netnewsledger.com/2014/03/ PayPal: http://www.storebuilder.co.uk/payment Alibaba (Google Play Store): Alibaba.com B2B Trade App‎ Bitcoin: http://www.radixfinancial.com/blog/wh UAE: https://www.uae-embassy.org SBV: http://www.sbv.co.za Raytheon: http://tucson.com/business/tucson/ray The Octopus: https://youtu.be/VwVEX5Xmspo Robert Maxwell: https://www.amazon.com/Robert-Maxwell Clinton Cash (MUST WATCH!): https://youtu.be/3fQJCXkSqbY https://www.gofundme.com/julzee My Steemit Blog: https://steemit.com/@julzee (dabble in owning cryptocurrency (steem) via social network Steemit (like FB) that’s on the blockchain, FREE!) My Dtube Channel: https://d.tube/#!/c/julzee (uncensorable, blockchain, youtube replacement) My IBOTTA referral link: bukcfwl (see video: https://youtu.be/0WNTsxW1I4M)
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Former Dyncorp VP Charged With Rape Of A Minor
William Craddick
April 17, 2017
On Friday, April 14th, the Military District of Washington announced that  General James Grazioplene (Ret.) was being charged with six specifications of rape of a minor on multiple occasions between 1983 and 1989. The Army said that the investigation remains open.
There were no further details released about the case and it is unclear why the charges are only now being brought against Mr. Grazioplene. NY Daily News 
reported that Grazioplene retired in 2005 after serving as the director of force development in the Pentagon’s Joint Warfighting Capabilities Assessment. Grazioplene’s Linkedin page revealed that he served as the Vice President of Dyncorp from 2012 to 2015. He also acted as the CEO for Mission Readiness LLC, a joint venture run by private military groups DynCorp International, Force Protection Industries, Oshkosh Defense and McLane Advanced Technologies which worked to provide U.S. and Coalition forces with vehicle maintenance in Afghanistan, Iraq and Kuwait.

The conviction of their former Vice President is the latest in a string of sexual misconduct cases that have plagued Dyncorp over the years. Disobedient Media has previously highlighted a number of these incidents, including scandals in Afghanistan and the Balkans, where Dyncorp employees actively facilitated abuse of minors and even worked with organized crime groups to engage in human trafficking.
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Dyncorp, The Private Military Corporation At The Heart Of Foreign Policy Scandal
Elizabeth Vos
March 24, 2017
Over ten years ago, Georgia Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney asked Donald Rumsfeld during a hearing on the proposed 2006 Department for Defense Budget:
“Mr. Secretary, is it policy of the U.S. government to reward companies that traffic in women and little girls? That’s my first question.”
McKinney’s query, broadcast on C-SPAN, received few solid answers.
Cynthia McKinney is not the only legislator who has asked questions about the role and funding of U.S. paramilitary organizations. Janice Schakowsky, a Democrat Representative of Chicago was quoted by The New York Times:
”Is the U.S. military privatizing its missions to avoid public controversy or embarrassment — to hide body bags from the media and shield the military from public opinion?”… “the contractors… don’t have to follow the same chain of command, the military code of conduct may or may not apply, the accountability is absent and the transparency is absent — but the money keeps flowing.”
The New York Times article described the essential problem of the government using private contractors like Dyncorp: “Outsourcing military missions also lets the Pentagon do things Congress might not approve… while the Pentagon has secrets, it also fundamentally recognizes that it is a public institution. Not so the contractors, whose first allegiance is to their shareholders.”
Dan Baum wrote in his 2003 article Guns For Hire
Cynthia McKinney served six terms in the United States House of Representatives. She left the Democratic Party in 2008, and ran as the Presidential candidate of the Green Party of the United States.
“DynCorp offers the military an alternative to itself.”
In addition to its paramilitary endeavors in the field, Dyncorp has placed heavy emphasis on IT. It became heavily involved in the software industry in the 1990’s under the leadership of Paul Lombardi. In 2003, Dyncorp was acquired by “Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC),,” primarily a software firm providing services such as: “various cloud offerings, including Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), private cloud solutions, CloudMail and Storage as a Service (SaaS).”
Dyncorp’s early emphasis on IT while under the leadership of Lombardi and CSC may explain part of Cynthia McKinney’s question for Donald Rumsfeld. She demanded on record to be told who had received IT contracts at the DOD and other departments which had “lost” trillions of dollars. McKinney asked during the Department of Defense Budget hearing:
“My second question, Mr. Secretary, is, who has the contract today to make those systems communicate with each other? How long have they had those contracts? And how much have the taxpayers paid for them?”
McKinney’s question was answered by Ms. Tina Jonas, who refused to give names on the record. Ms Jonas served as the “chief financial officer and assistant director of the Finance Division,” of the FBI before she was “nominated by President Bush to be the undersecretary of defense at the Department of Defense.” She has also held leading positions in numerous private companies associated with 
aerospace and defense.
CSC has also been investigated for fraud, with Margaret Hodge describing it as a “rotten company providing a hopeless system.”
In 2010, Dyncorp International became a subsidiary of Cerberus in a deal valued at $1.5 billion. Cerberus’ founder has been described as “a notable backer of Republican candidates… [who] served on Mr. Trump’s economic advisory council.”
However, Republicans like Donald Rumsfeld have not been the only defenders of Dyncorp. A 2009 email released by wikileaks  reveals Cheryl Mills warning then- Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of a  possible upcoming Washington Post article. The expose would describe an event where Dyncorp employees had hired a 15 year old boy to do “mock lap dances,” with “DynCorp employees putting dollar bills in the boy’s waistband, just as they would a stripper’s garter.”Additional Wikileaks cables described the event in terms of “purchasing a service from a child,” emphasizing strategies to convince a journalist not to cover the story in order to not “risk lives.”
Although the email between Mills and Hillary claims “no sex took place,” the tradition of bachabaze in Afghanistan often involves rape, the boys “sold to the highest bidder.” BBC News reports: “The most disturbing thing is what happens after the parties. Often the boys are taken to hotels and sexually abused…There are many people who support this tradition across Afghanistan and many of them are very influential.”” BBC News also interviewed a bacha who reported that:”Sometimes he is gang raped.” Meanwhile CBS News reported described Dancing Afghan Boy Problem.”
Photograph from The Daily Mail article: “The secret shame of Afghanistan’s bacha bazi ‘dancing boys’ who are made to dress like little girls, then abused by paedophiles”
Dyncorp’s involvement in another a sex scandal with minors while serving in a war torn country may well have felt like deja vu  for the Secretary of State, considering the infamous Dyncorp scandal in the Balkans during Bill Clinton’s term in office. 
Ben Johnston filed a RICO lawsuit against Dyncorp after he was fired ostensibly for reporting human rights abuses by their employees in Bosnia. In a 2002 report titled “Dyncorp Disgrace,” Johnston was quoted: “…None of the girls… were from Bosnia… They were imported in by DynCorp and the Serbian mafia. These guys would say ‘I gotta go to Serbia this weekend to pick up three girls.’… “DynCorp 
leadership was 100 percent in bed with the mafia over there.”
Salon reported: “Johnston recoiled in horror when he heard one of his fellow helicopter mechanics at a U.S. Army base near Tuzla, Bosnia, brag one day in early 2000: “My girl’s not a day over 12….… the bragging about a 12-year-old sex slave pushed Johnston over the edge. “I had to do something,” he says. “There were kids involved.” …. At least 13 DynCorp employees have been sent home from Bosnia … for purchasing women or participating in other prostitution-related activities. But despite large amounts of evidence in some cases, none of the DynCorp employees sent home have faced criminal prosecution.”
Johnston’s RICO lawsuit was not the only instance of wrongdoing to come out of Dyncorp’s U.N. peace keeping contract in Bosnia. The Guardian wrote:”Kathryn Bolkovac, from Nebraska, was sacked by Dyncorp of Virginia, to which peacekeeping police work in Bosnia had been outsourced…” “She signed up with DynCorp, providing American personnel for the UN…” Bolkavac’s story was later fictionalized into the film Whistleblower, starring Rachel Weisz.
The Oxford Journal of Conflict and Security Law published an article which read:”UN military peacekeepers are increasingly being accused of human rights abuses while deployed on UN missions. These personnel are rarely held accountable for their conduct given that they are granted immunity from criminal prosecution by the host State by a plethora of legal instruments, in particular a Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA).”
The contractors fell into a legal grey area between a broken Bosnian legal system and American military oversight. Washington University Global Studies Law Review also published: “U.N. Peacekeepers and Sexual Abuse and Exploitation: An End to Impunity.” Author Elizabeth F. Defeis wrote: “The United Nations  … stands accused of egregious acts of sexual abuse and exploitation committed by U.N. peacekeepers and civilian personnel.” Authorities claimed the Dayton Peace Accord put the men under Bosnian authority, while the U.N. affords legal immunity to peacekeepers
Culpability was further complicated by the international nature of Dyncorp and its subsidiaries. The Guardian explained: “Although Dyncorp was an American company, her [Bolkovac’s] contract was governed under the laws of England.” Despite Dyncorp International’s being located in Texas, “Dyncorp Aerospace in Aldershot is a British Firm… a British subsidiary of the US company DynCorp Inc.”
Ben Johnston eventually settled out of court , while Bolkovac won her case against Dyncorp. Salon reported: “both Johnston and his attorney said they viewed the settlement as a victory — and as a vindication after two years of fighting the company.” The New York Times related Bolkovac’s victory: “A British tribunal has ruled that a former member of the UN police force in Bosnia was unfairly fired after she reported to her superiors that colleagues in the police force used women and children as sex slaves in connivance with Balkan traffickers.” The Telegraph also reported: “The tribunal stated, ‘It is hard to imagine a case in which a firm has behaved in a more callous manner.”
Kathryn Bolkovac, who was featured in The Telegraph’s article, “What the UN Doesn’t Want You to Know”
In the aftermath of Bosnia, the United States 
demanded heightened immunity for Americans serving as UN peacekeepers, as opposed to increased accountability. Dyncorp continued to receive contracts.
The UN was implicated in further sex abuse 
scandals in nations where peace keepers operate 
with immunity. In 2012 Reuters reported: “Two U.N. peacekeepers from Pakistan have been sentenced to a year in prison for raping a 14-year-old Haitian boy… Several peacekeepers have been accused of rape, in addition to the Pakistanis, in cases that have fueled public protests and demands that members of the U.N. force be stripped of their immunity and face trial in Haitian courts.” U.N. Peace Keepers were also reported to have been caught on video raping an eighteen year old Haitian youth.
In The Guardian’s article: Report reveals shame of UN peacekeepers: “Embarrassment caused by the misconduct of UN forces [in] Haiti, Sierra Leone, Bosnia, Cambodia, East Timor and the Democratic Republic of the Congo(DRC) … [troops] … were regularly having sex with girls aged as young as 12, sometimes in the mission’s administrative buildings.”
The situation in Haiti was so serious that BBC reported Sri Lanka had:”promised to look into allegations that 108 of its UN peacekeepers in Haiti paid for sex, in some cases with underage girls …more than 700 peacekeepers in Ivory Coast were suspended…”
Dyncorp was once again contracted to provide troops for the U.N. in Haiti during this period.
In 2015 Rosa Freedman, senior lecturer at Birmingham Law School wrote in an article published by CNN: “Why do peacekeepers have immunity in sex abuse cases?”  She explained: “The problem is not new. Over the last two decades, peacekeepers have been accused of abuses in Liberia, Congo, Bosnia and Haiti. Personnel have forced women and children to have sex in exchange for food, have trafficked women into U.N. missions and systematically raped them, and have committed other egregious acts of sexual violence”
In 2011, “DynCorp agreed to pay the United States $7.7 million to resolve allegations that it submitted inflated claims for the construction of container camps at various locations in Iraq.” In 2009 The Washington Post had reported that Dyncorp was being forced to “Replace the senior managers… after [The State Department] launched an investigation into the company’s handling of an employee who died of a possible drug overdose.” Dyncorp reportedly lost $1 billion it was given by the State Department to train Iraqi police .
Despite all of this, as late as December last year, Dyncorp received a new $94 million contract with the U.S. Navy. Dyncorp will: “facilitate humanitarian aid, civic assistance, minor military construction and contingency programs to support exercises and other initiatives…”
The numerous scandals embroiling Dyncorp over the years have exemplified McKinney’s first question to Rumsfeld; “Why do these companies continue to receive government contracts?”


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It’s Déjà Vu for DynCorp All Over Again
By David Isenberg
12/06/2010
For an example of how just one transgression can lead to endless bad publicity consider the movie titled The Whistleblower that was released earlier this year. To summarize the plot, in Bosnia in 1999, Kathryn Bolkovac, a U.S. policewoman served as a U.N. peacekeeper. Her post was with the International Police Task Force which was arranged by DynCorp Aerospace. She was assigned to run the IPTF office that investigates sex trafficking, domestic abuse and sexual assault. She ultimately alleges that peacekeepers, U.N. workers and international police are visiting brothels and facilitating sex trafficking by forging documents and aiding the illegal transport of woman into Bosnia. DynCorp responds by firing Bolkovac, who returns to the U.S. and files a wrongful termination case. She wins the suit but says she’s still blacklisted.
Put bluntly, DynCorp was involved in a sex slavery scandal in Bosnia in 1999, with its employees accused of rape and the buying and selling of girls as young as 12. Dyncorp, hired to perform police duties for the UN and aircraft maintenance for the US Army, were implicated in prostituting the children, whereas the company’s Bosnia site supervisor filmed himself raping two women. A number of employees were transferred out of the country, but with no legal consequences for them.
This was one of two cases involving DynCorp and sexual scandal in Bosnia. The other, involved air plane mechanic Ben Johnston who sued DynCorp, alleging he was sacked because he had uncovered evidence that Dyncorp employees were involved in ‘sexual slavery.
The negative impact of just those two cases cannot be overstated. Indeed, search online for “dyncorp AND sex scandal” as I just did and you get nearly nine thousand hits. DynCorp spent many years trying to move past the bad publicity resulting from these cases. And indeed, one can look forward to more on the subject when Ms. Bolkovac’s book on the incident is released this coming January.
One could also note that, in a much less noticed case, in October 2004 it was revealed that DynCorp contract workers operating at Tolemaida Air Base in Colombia distributed a video in which they could be observed sexually violating underage girls from the town of Melgar. This video was even sold on the main streets of Bogotá. Nonetheless, the Lawyers’ Collective of Colombia has not learned of any criminal investigation undertaken in relation to these acts involving minors. According to follow-up work carried out by the Lawyers’ Collective it was discovered that one of the minors involved in the videos committed suicide some time after the publication of them.
Now, courtesy of Wikileaks, DynCorp can look forward to a new round of ridicule and denunciations.
As first reported by the British Guardian newspaper, on June 24, 2009 the U.S. embassy in Afghanistan sent a cable to Washington, under the signature of Karl Eikenberry, U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, regarding a meeting between Assistant Chief of Mission Joseph Mussomeli and Afghan Minister of Interior Hanif Atmar. Among the issues discussed was what diplomats delicately called the “Kunduz DynCorp Problem.” Kunduz is a northern province of Afghanistan
The problem was this:
1. In a May 2009 meeting interior minister Hanif Atmar expresses deep concerns that if lives could be in danger if news leaked that foreign police trainers working for US commercial contractor DynCorp hired “dancing boys” to perform for them.
As the ever zealous Ms. Sparky has already noted:
The tradition of Bacha Bazi “boy play” is alive and well in Afghanistan. Young boys are bought and sold, dressed up like women and forced to dance, at men only parties. Many times they are then raped or killed.
According to Wikipedia:
Bacha Bazi (translated from Persian: literally “playing with children”), also known as bacchá ‘ (from the Persian bacheh “child, young man, calf”) is a practice recognized as sexual slavery and child prostitution in which prepubescent children and adolescents are sold to wealthy or powerful men for entertainment and sexual activities. This business thrives in southern Afghanistan, where many men keep them as status symbols. Some of the individuals involved report being forced into sex. The authorities are barely attempting to crack down on the practice as “un-Islamic and immoral acts” but many doubt it would be effective since many of the men are powerful and well-armed former commanders.
For more on dancing boys see this PBS Frontline documentary “The Dancing Boys of Afghanistan,” broadcast last year.
Here are the relevant parts of the cable:
1. (C) SUMMARY: Assistant Ambassador Mussomeli discussed a range of issues with Minister of Interior (MoI) Hanif Atmar on June 23. On the Kunduz Regional Training Center (RTC) DynCorp event of April 11 (reftel), Atmar reiterated his insistence that the U.S. try to quash any news article on the incident or circulation of a video connected with it. He continued to predict that publicity would “endanger lives.” He disclosed that he has arrested two Afghan police and nine other Afghans as part of an MoI investigation into Afghans who facilitated this crime of “purchasing a service from a child.” He pressed for CSTC-A [Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan] to be given full control over the police training program, including contractors. Mussomeli counseled that an overreaction by the Afghan goverment (GIRoA) would only increase chances for the greater publicity the MoI is trying to forestall.KUNDUZ RTC DYNCORP UPDATE4. (C) On June 23, Assistant Ambassador Mussomeli met with MOI Minister Hanif Atmar on a number of issues, beginning with the April 11 Kunduz RTC DynCorp investigation. Amb Mussomeli opened that the incident deeply upset us and we took strong steps in response.An investigation is on-going, disciplinary actions were taken against DynCorp leaders in Afghanistan, we are also aware of proposals for new procedures, such as stationing a military officer at RTCs, that have been introduced for consideration. (Note: Placing military officers to oversee contractor operations at RTCs is not legally possible under the currentDynCorp contract.) Beyond remedial actions taken, we still hope the matter will not be blown out of proportion, an outcome which would not be good for either the U.S. or Afghanistan. A widely-anticipated newspaper article on the Kunduz scandal has not appeared but, if there is too much noise that may prompt the journalist to publish.5. (C) Atmar said he insisted the journalist be told that publication would endanger lives. His request was that the U.S. quash the article and release of the video. Amb Mussomeli responded that going to the journalist would give her the sense that there is a more terrible story to report. Atmar then disclosed the arrest of two Afghan National Police (ANP) and nine other Afghans (including RTC language assistants) as part of an MoI investigation into Afghan “facilitators” of the event. The crime he was pursuing was “purchasing a service from a child,” which in Afghanistan is illegal under both Sharia law and the civil code, and against the ANP Code of Conduct for police officers who might be involved. He said he would use the civil code and that, in this case, the institution of the ANP will be protected, but he worried about the image of foreign mentors. Atmar said that President Karzai had told him that his (Atmar’s) “prestige” was in play in management of the Kunduz DynCorp matter and another recent event in which Blackwater contractors mistakenly killed several Afghan citizens. The President had asked him “Where is the justice?”6. (C) Atmar said there was a larger issue to consider. He understood that within DynCorp there were many “wonderful” people working hard, and he was keen to see proper action taken to protect them; but, these contractor companies do not have many friends. He was aware that many questions about them go to SRAP Holbrooke and, in Afghanistan, there is increasing public skepticism about contractors. On the other hand, the conduct of the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan (CSTC-A) is disciplined. Looking at these facts, he said, he wanted CSTC-A in charge. He wanted the ANP to become a model security institution just like the Afghan National Army (ANA) and National Directorate for Security (NDS), and the contractors were not producing what was desired. He suggested that the U.S. establish and independent commission to review the mentor situation, an idea he said Ambassador Eikenberry had first raised. Atmar added that he also wanted tighter control over Afghan employees. He was convinced that the Kunduz incident, and other events where mentors had obtained drugs, could not have happened without Afghan participation.EIKENBERRY
Putting aside the fact that the primary concern of the U.S. official was that publicity about possible criminal behavior might lead to an “overreaction by the Afghan government” there are other points to consider.
Evidently the episode sparked Afghan demands that contractors and private security companies be brought under much tighter government control. But the US embassy was legally incapable of honoring Atmar’s request that the US military should assume authority over training centers managed by DynCorp.
It is possible that the involvement of foreigners could have turned into a major public scandal. Atmar warned about public anger towards contractors, who he said “do not have many friends” and said they needed far greater oversight.
He insisted that a journalist looking into the incident should be told that the story would endanger lives, and that the US should try to quash the story. But US diplomats cautioned against an “overreaction” and said that approaching the journalist involved would only make the story worse.
The strategy appeared to work when an article was published in July by the Washington Post about the incident, which made little of the affair, saying it was an incident of “questionable management oversight” in which foreign DynCorp workers “hired a teenage boy to perform a tribal dance at a company farewell party.”
Given this incident it is easier to understand why earlier this year Karzai issued a decree calling for the dissolution of all private security companies by the end of the year, an edict that has since been slightly watered down.
While nobody has accused the DynCorp contractors of any improper conduct with the “dancing boys” themselves one has to wonder where their common sense was. Anyone with half a brain should be able to realize that buying drugs and hired dancing boys for the entertainment of Afghan police you are helping to train is not something you want to do. One should be able to figure that out without having to contact headquarters for guidance. Generally, that is what people call a no-brainer.
This also makes you wonder how serious DynCorp is about its ethics. For example one might think the section in its Code of Ethics and Business Conduct 
about protecting the company’s image might clue an employee in to the reality that hiring dancing boys is not a good idea. But no, it turns out that it just means “We must ensure that all public statements, including flings with Government agencies, are accurate, complete and clear, and communicated only by authorized Company spokespersons.” Perhaps they thought that as long as the U.S. government did not object they had no problem. It does, however, make you wonder if there is a line items for “dancing boys” in one of the invoices DynCorp submitted to the government.
Actually, there is nothing in the DynCorp code of ethics that is remotely applicable to this situation. Evidently, avoiding behavior that might aid, even if only indirectly, illegal conduct by foreign nationals is not its concern. To be fair, I doubt any other PMC is any different.
But wait, what about that recently signed International Code of Conduct for Private Security Service Providers that was signed in Geneva last month to much fanfare. For a day you could barely hear anything over the din produced by private military and security contractor officials patting themselves on the back and congratulating themselves over this supposed achievement.
And, yes, it does have some relevance. Paragraph 38 clearly states:
Signatory Companies will not benefit from, nor allow their Personnel to engage in or benefit from, sexual exploitation (including, for these purposes, prostitution) and abuse or gender-based violence or crimes, either within the Company or externally, including rape, sexual harassment, or any other form of sexual abuse or violence. Signatory Companies will, and will require their Personnel to, remain vigilant for all instances of sexual or gender-based violence and, where discovered, report such instances to competent authorities.
DynCorp is one of the signatories to this. Of course this incident happened before the ICOC was signed, so it is irrelevant in this case.
Finally, there is the recently renamed PMC trade group, International Stability Operations Association, which has long had DynCorp as a member. ISOA’s Code of Conduct clearly states “Signatories shall respect the dignity of all human beings and strictly adhere to all applicable international humanitarian and human rights laws.”
ISOA’s code also says, “Signatories will be guided by all pertinent rules of international humanitarian and human rights laws including as set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948).
Funny they should mention that as the Declaration has some provisions relevant to dancing boys:
Article 4.No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave trade shall be prohibited in all their forms.Article 5.No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.
It will be interesting to see if ISOA will at least bother to check with DynCorp to get the details of what happened. But if it doesn’t ISOA does have a 
grievance procedure where anyone can make a complaint about one of its member companies.
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