- Americans were seen in Bosnia as defenders
of the children, as shown here, until U.S. contractors began buying children
as personal sex slaves.
- Middle-aged men having sex with 12- to
15-year-olds was too much for Ben Johnston, a hulking 6-foot-5-inch Texan,
and more than a year ago he blew the whistle on his employer, DynCorp,
a U.S. contracting company doing business in Bosnia.
- According to the Racketeer Influenced
Corrupt Organization Act (RICO) lawsuit filed in Texas on behalf of the
former DynCorp aircraft mechanic, "in the latter part of 1999 Johnston
learned that employees and supervisors from DynCorp were engaging in perverse,
illegal and inhumane behavior [and] were purchasing illegal weapons, women,
forged passports and [participating in] other immoral acts. Johnston witnessed
coworkers and supervisors literally buying and selling women for their
own personal enjoyment, and employees would brag about the various ages
and talents of the individual slaves they had purchased."
- Rather than acknowledge and reward Johnston's
effort to get this behavior stopped, DynCorp fired him, forcing part of
its business in Bosnia.
- But DynCorp was nervous. For instance,
an internal e-mail from DynCorp employee Darrin Mills, who apparently was
sent to Bosnia to look into reported problems, said, "I met with Col.
Braun [a base supervisor] yesterday. He is very concerned about the CID
investigation; however, he views it mostly as a DynCorp problem. What he
wanted to talk about most was how I am going to fix the maintenance problems
here and how the investigation is going to impact our ability to fix his
airplanes." The Mills e-mail continued: "The first thing he told
me is that 'they are tired of having smoke blown up their ass.' They don't
want anymore empty promises."
- An e-mail from Dyncorp's Bosnia site
supervisor, John Hirtz (later fired for alleged sexual indiscretions),
explains DynCorp's position in Bosnia. "The bottom line is that DynCorp
has taken what used to be a real positive program that has very high visibility
with every Army unit in the world and turned it into a bag of worms. 't
do an eight-hour day, they'll sign you in for it because that's how they
bill the government. It's a total fraud."
- Remember, Johnston was fired by this
company. He laughs bitterly recalling the work habits of a DynCorp employee
in Bosnia who "weighed 400 pounds and would stick cheeseburgers in
his pockets and eat them while he worked. The problem was he would literally
fall asleep every five minutes. One time he fell asleep with a torch in
his hand and burned a hole through the plastic on an aircraft." This
same man, according to Johnston, "owned a girl who couldn't have been
more than 14 years old. It's a sick sight anyway to see any grown man [having
sex] with a child, but to see some 45-year-old man who weighs 400 pounds
with a little girl, it just makes you sick." It is precisely these
allegations that Johnston believes got him fired.
- Johnston reports that he had been in
Bosnia only a few days when he became aware of misbehavior in which many
of his DynCorp colleagues were involved. He te But they'd buy the women's
passports and they [then] owned them and would sell them to each other."
- "At first," explains Johnston,
"I just told the guys it was wrong. Then I went to my supervisors,
including John Hirtz, although at the time I didn't realize how deep into
it he was. Later I learned that he had videotaped himself having sex with
two girls and CID has that video as evidence. Hirtz is the guy who would
take new employees to the brothels and set them up so he got his women
free. The Serbian mafia would give Hirtz the women free and, when one of
the guys was leaving the country, Hirtz would go to the mafia and make
sure that the guys didn't owe them any money."
- "None of the girls," continues
Johnston, "were from Bosnia. They were from Russia, Romania and other
places, and 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.'
They talk about it and brag about how much they pay for them ó usually
betweenWomen are sold hourly, nightly or permanently."
- Werner admitted to having purchased a
woman to get her out of prostitution and named other DynCorp employees
who also had paid to own women. He further admitted to having purchased
weapons (against the law in Bosnia) and it was Werner who turned over to
CID the videotape made by Hirtz. Werner apparently intended to use the
video as leverage in the event that Hirtz decided to fire him. Werner tells
CID, "I told him [Hirtz] I had a copy and that all I wanted was to
be treated fairly. If I was going to be fired or laid off, I wanted it
to be because of my work performance and not because he was not happy with
- According to Hirtz's own sworn statement
to CID, there appears to be little doubt that he did indeed rape one of
the girls with whom he is shown having sexual intercourse in his homemade
- CID: Did you have sexual intercourse
with the second woman on the tape?
- Hirtz: Yes
- Cractors were protected from Bosnian
law which did not apply to them. They knew of no [U.S.] federal laws that
would apply to these individuals at this time."
- However, CID took another look and, according
to the investigation report, under Paragraph 5 of the NATO Agreement Between
the Republic of Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia regarding the status of
NATO and its personnel, contractors "were not immune from local prosecution
if the acts were committed outside the scope of their official duties."
- Incredibly, the CID case was closed in
June 2000 and turned over to the Bosnian authorities. DynCorp says it conducted
its own investigation, and Hirtz and Werner were fired by DynCorp and returned
to the United States but were not prosecuted. Experts in slave trafficking
aren't buying the CID's interpretation of the law.
- Widney Brown, an advocate for Human Rights
Watch, tells INSIGHT "our government has an obligation to tell these
companies that this behavior is wrong and they will be held account matter."
- Dolan says, "It's not just Americans
who are participating in these illegal acts. But what makes this more egregious
for the U.S. is that our purpose in those regions is to restore some sense
of civility. Now you've got employees of U.S. contractors in bed with the
local mafia and buying kids for sex! That these guys have some kind of
immunity from prosecution is morally outrageous. How can men be allowed
to get away with rape simply because of location? Rape is a crime no matter
where it occurs and it's important to remember that even prostitution is
against the law in Bosnia. The message we're sending to kids is that it's
okay for America's representatives to rape children. We talk about the
future of the children, helping to build economies, democracy, the rule
of law, and at the same time we fail to prosecute cases like this. That
is immoral and hypocritical, and if DynCorp is involved in this in any
way it should forfeit its contract and pay restitution in the form of training
about trafng in Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina." The discharge notice did
not say how Johnston "brought discredit to the company."
- It soon developed conveniently, according
to Johnston's attorneys, that he was implicated by a DynCorp employee for
illegal activity in Bosnia. Harlin, the young high-school graduate Johnston
complained had no experience in aircraft maintenance and didn't even know
the purposes of the basic tools, provided a sworn statement to CID about
Johnston. Asked if anyone ever had offered to sell him a weapon, Harlin
fingered Johnston and DynCorp employee Tom Oliver, who also had disapproved
of the behavior of DynCorp employees.
- Harlin even alleged that Johnston was
"hanging out with Kevin Werner." Although Werner had no problem
revealing the names and illegal activities of other DynCorp employees,
Werner did not mention Johnston's name in his sworn statement.
- Kevin Glasheen, Johnston's attorney,
says flatly of this: "It's DynCorp's effort to undermine Ben's credibility.
But I think onapped from their homes. Who's the bad guy? Is it the guy
who buys the girl to give her freedom, the one who kidnaps her and sells
her or the one who liberates her and ends up having sex with her? And what
does it mean when the U.S. steps up and says, 'We don't have any jurisdiction'?
- The outraged attorney pauses for breath.
"This is more than one twisted mind. There was a real corporate culture
with a deep commitment to a cover-up. And it's outrageous that DynCorp
still is being paid by the government on this contract. The worst thing
I've seen is a DynCorp e-mail after this first came up where they're saying
how they have turned this thing into a marketing success, that they have
convinced the government that they could handle something like this."
- Johnston is not the only DynCorp employee
to blow the whistle and sue the billion-dollar government contractor. Kathryn
Bolkovac, a U.N. International Police Force monitor hired by the U.S. company
on another U.N.-related contract, hBRJohnston's attorney looks to the outcome.
"How this all ends," says Glasheen, "will say a lot about
what we stand for and what we won't stand for."
- Kelly Patricia O'Meara is an investigative
reporter for Insight. http://insightmag.com/main.cfm/include/detail/storyid/163052.html
- From Paul Walker
- Dyn Corp fits in with the UN sex slave
trade in Bosnia as well. For more on the United Nations sponsored child
- Is the U.N. Running Brothels in Bosnia?
- British firm accused in UN 'sex scandal'
- U.N. Halted Probe of Officers' Alleged
Role in Sex Trafficking http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A28267-2001Dec26.html
- So, this is what the loving UN does for
fun? And this is what the New World Order promises, treating of human beings,
especially children, as slaves. The maximum penalty for slave trafficking
in the EU is five years. That is the maximum. I happen to know of people
who got more jail time for abusing a dog. The UN refuses to punish its
police who are involved in this slave trade as well. As we progress into
the New World Order of the fascist EU, we will see even more injustice
and evil. Also you must know that you may go to prison for questioning
the legitimacy of the EU. You can also go to prison in the UK for lobbying
to abolish the Monarchy there. Europe is now offiically under the sway
of totalitarian domination by NATO, the UN, the Mafia, Nazis, Corporate
Fascists, Monarchs, Papists and Communists. To them it make no difference
as long as they get a cut of the profits and a place in the power structure
of the Unholy Empire of the EU.