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Jethro
11-20-2010, 07:15 PM
Coming out of lurk mode to recommend a documentary called Bulletproof Salesman. Did a brief search and didn't see any mention of this movie here. This guy sells modified Land cruisers in war zones. In a product testing sequence they put >600 rounds in a 100. Thought you folks would be interested. I streamed it from Netflix.

There is no such thing as a bulletproof car.

Hulk
11-21-2010, 12:39 AM
Cool. I just added it to my instant queue.

"As an armored luxury car salesman, Fidelis Cloer has made a fortune from America's war in Iraq. This documentary examines how this successful German war profiteer earns money when violence increases and soldiers' lives are threatened. A dedicated capitalist who roots for the escalation of the war, Cloer predicted correctly that the situation in Iraq would deteriorate and provide opportunities for him to get rich."

Uncle Ben
11-21-2010, 01:08 AM
Just watched it. Very differant to veiw Americans through a window of a differant nationality! If I visit Afganistan or Iraq I want one of his Land Cruisers!

DaveInDenver
11-21-2010, 07:31 AM
war profiteer earns money when violence increases
Source Watch: War Profiteering (http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=War_profiteering)
10 Worst Profiteers of 2004
The following list was released by the Center for Corporate Policy:

Aegis Defence Services
BearingPoint, Inc.
Bechtel
BKSH and Associates
CACI International and Titan Corporation
Custer Battles
Halliburton
Lockheed Martin
Loral Satellite
QUALCOMM

Open Secrets: Lockheed Martin (http://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/lookup2.php?strID=C00303024&cycle=2010)

House
Total to Democrats: $891,500
Total to Republicans: $583,250

Senate
Total to Democrats: $129,000
Total to Republicans: $150,000


Soros buys Halliburton (http://blog.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2007/02/27/soros_buys_halliburton)


CorpWatch: War & Disaster Profiteering (http://www.corpwatch.org/article.php?list=type&type=124)



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"Just about five years ago they were about to go under. Then this Iraq War started."