Spicer’s Trophy Video

Posted By: March 29, 2013

The Irish Echo deserves the gratitude of all concerned American tax-payers for doggedly pursuing one of the greatest tax rip-offs in recent times: the $293 Million handout the Bush Administration lavished on the Aegis Defense Services headed by the notorious Tim Spicer.

Spicer — a former terrorist in Northern Ireland, Sierra Leone and Papua New Guinea — is now a mercenary, a gun for hire, in Iraq.
The Bush Administration handout is the largest contract ever given to ” private contractors” in Iraq. Bush bye-passed American contractors far more qualified and less ethically challenged than the awful Spicer, a modern-day Black and Tan.

For months, the Irish National Caucus and the Pat Finucane Center of Derry have been warning that Spicer would come back to bite the hand (Bush’s) that fed it. And he has done that with a vengeance, as Ray O’ Hanlon outlined in his article “Belfast, now Baghdad? Uproar over Iraq shootings linked to Spicer company” (November 30-December 6).

O’Hanlon grippingly wrote “The London-published Sunday Telegraph newspaper reported that a “trophy video” appeared to show security guards in Baghdad “randomly shooting Iraqi civilians’ The video, which has been seen by the Echo, shows four separate clips in which automatic fire is directed from the rear of an SUVS At one point a spent bullet round appears in the video camera lens inside the SUV. Voices speaking English are also heard inside the SUVS The four clips are accompanied by an Elvis Presley soundtrack [Mystery Train]”.

Your hard-earned tax dollars at work in Iraq.

The video was first posted on a Web site belonging to a former employee of Aegis Defense Services. And Aegis has stated it has established a formal board of inquiry. That should instill a lot of confidence in Irish-Americans familiar with all those British inquires in Northern Ireland over the past 30 years!
And Tom Griffin has written in www.Anti-War.com that, “The video had been available for some months at www.AegisIraq.co.uk, an unofficial Web site whose existence was originally only known to employees of Aegis and other contractors.” (Trophy Video Could Prove Costly for Aegis. December 2)

Surely the US congress should not stand for this? Surely taxpayers should not tolerate their dollars being used by the Bush administration to subsidize Spicer’s terrorism in Iraq? Whatever happened to the alleged Bush doctrine, ” If you fund terrorism, you are a terrorist”?

Spicer was the officer in charge of the Scots Guards regiment in Belfast when it gunned down innocent and unarmed teenager Peter McBride in September 1992.Spicer defended that act of state-terrorism and helped to get the killers re-admitted to the British Army after they served a few years in prison for the murders And now Black and Tan – Spicer continues his killing ways in Iraq, courtesy of President Bush’s handout of taxpayer’s dollars.
Shame. Shame. Shame.