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Broken limbs and vision loss resulted. Cuffed and shackled to cell bars, he was forcibly subjected to sexual acts by a female.  He was also forced to witness a female prisoner's rape. 

Sa'ad Hamza Hantoosh Al-Zuba'e was imprisoned from 2003 - 2004. He endured extremely hot and cold water, beating his genitals with a stick, and detaining him in a solitary cell under conditions of sensory deprivation for almost a full year.

Salah Hasan Nusaif Jasim Al-Ejaili was detained for about four months. He was stripped, kept naked, threatened with dogs, deprived of food, beaten, and kept him isolated under sensory deprivation conditions.

Previous articles discussed private military contractors (PMCs). They're used tactically as combatants, for training, advice, personal security, technical expertise, intelligence gathering, weapons systems management, transportation, and other non-combatant services.

Those performing security functions are hired gun paramilitaries. They're unprincipled for a buck. Most often, they're unaccountable under international and domestic laws. They're licensed to torture, abuse, and kill with impunity. Exceptions prove the rule.

Abuses are widespread. Prosecutions rarely follow. Instead of restoring order, maintaining peace and security, upholding rule of law principles, facilitating reconstruction and development, providing essential needs, they terrorize populations with impunity.

They operate in dozens of countries. Nearly always, torture, abuse of all kinds, rape, human trafficking, and other crimes go unpunished.

Companies like Blackwater (now Academi), DynCorp, CACI, L-3 Services, and others don't show up with olive branches. They come to rape, torture, abuse and kill with impunity and be well-paid for it.

Since the 1990s, hundreds of billions of dollars have been spent outsourcing services military personnel used to perform at far lower cost. 

Spending is out-of-control. Waste, fraud, and anything goes malfeasance is commonplace. Profiteering results in vast amounts of money thrown away. Black budgets conceal how much. Minimally, it's in the tens of billions of dollars annually.

Favored companies get no-bid contracts. Oversight is virtually nonexistent. Instead of stopping bad practices, they proliferate. Media scoundrels suppress the worst of what goes on. A culture of impunity combines profiteering with out-of-control criminality.

CCR's work provides a tiny ray of hope. It's mostly lost in an ocean of malfeasance of the worst kinds.

Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at Email address removed

His new book is titled "How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War"

http://www.claritypress.com/Lendman.html

Visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com and listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network Thursdays at 10AM US Central time and Saturdays and Sundays at noon. All programs are archived for easy listening.

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