PSD duffed up in Basrah (?)


Longterm Registered User - Shia scum beat up a british engineer in basra

Does anybody have any int on this?
Date and location not confirmed but supposedly it's down south.
Judging by the polo shirt (with unidentifiable logo) and CBA this was a British team that let the locals walk all over them.

Unloading into the air would probably have sorted this out but doing nothing resulted in a good kicking by the look of it... Also the vehicle is armoured-up by the thickness of those doors so just keep the doors locked and drive on.

NB the complete lack of weapons shown by the PSD team- is this some form of gay PR that teams have to abide by or were the longs/shorts left at the front gate before entering that location? And where the feck was the support vehicle?

I bet their client was mega-chuffed with this but now that mohammed the camera-man has put this on the net things may change(?).
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what are they hitting him with? i thought i saw one perpetrator with a stick there. but some are using fists, and one appears to be hitting the PSD guy with a shoe.



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More stuff on this mountain out of a mole-hill.....

Iraqi PM orders deportation of British oil worker for insulting Ashura

Iraqis angry over alleged religious insults have beat up a Briton working at an energy company in the country's south and spurred another firm to suspend operations, officials say.
Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Tuesday waded into the disputes, which involved American oilfield services companies Schlumberger and Baker Hughes, calling for the deportation of one of the expats involved.
Iraqi officials said a British employee of security firm G4S working at a Schlumberger camp near the giant Rumaila oilfield had on Monday tried to remove flags and pamphlets commemorating Imam Hussein (PBUH), the grandson of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH), just days before annual Ashura rituals marking his martyrdom.
"A British employee took down a flag for Imam Hussein and a picture of Imam Ali (PBUH) from the cars of the security company, and tore them down with a knife," said Ali Shaddad, a member of the provincial council of Basra, which is predominantly Shia Muslim, AFP reported.
Rumaila, located in south Iraq, is the country's biggest oilfield, where Britain's BP and China's CNPC have been working with oilfield services companies to ramp up output.
"This provoked a group of workers, and they went and hit him repeatedly," said Shaddad.
He said the man was transferred to a hospital in Basra and had yet to be discharged. The provincial councilor added that there were demands for Schlumberger's offices in Basra to be closed and its foreign staff deported.
Maliki himself issued a statement calling for the expat to be deported, while also urging local residents to exercise restraint.
The British embassy in Baghdad said only that it was "aware of a consular issue, and we are following up."
The incident follows a similar one days earlier in which an Egyptian employee of Baker Hughes, another American oil services firm, also tried to remove flags commemorating Imam Hussein and Imam Ali from vehicles he was to use.
It sparked protests which spurred the authorities to arrest the Egyptian, Shaddad said, on charges of insults against religion. The case is ongoing.
Baker Hughes, which said in a statement that no injuries were suffered and its facility was secured, suspended its Iraq operations in the aftermath of the incident and declared a force majeure to its clients because of a "significant disruption of business".
"While we investigate this incident, and until the work environment has stabilized, we are halting activities in Iraq," Baker Hughes chief executive Martin Craighead said in a statement.
"We hope to resolve this issue in a timely manner, and resume operations in support of our customers and the country of Iraq, as soon as it is safe to do so."
The two incidents come amid commemorations marking the martyrdom of Imam Hussein in 680 AD at the hands of the armies of the caliph Yazid, which has over time come to mark the symbolic split between Islam's Sunni and Shia sects.
To commemorate the occasion, millions of Shias converge on the Iraqi city of Karbala, which houses a shrine to Imam Hussein.
Several major international energy firms operate in south Iraq, which is rich in oil reserves, but take security precautions in the form of fortified camps and secured convoys due to the high level of violence in the country.
In a sign of the importance attached to Iraq, however, outgoing Shell chief executive Peter Voser met with Maliki on Tuesday on a visit to Baghdad.

I think you're right Taff: should have let them keep their flag up.

Carl Dowd

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Well I pity that poor sod if he has been transfered to a (the only) hospital in Basra... I thought I recognised that fence... CD


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better angle

Shit- that was going rapidly down-hill at a rapid rate of knots.
Scalp wounds do bleed like a cnut don't they?
About 4:30 there was a gunshot, be it deliberate or an ND. A few more of those and a bit of aggression and that would have been the end of it.
Much better angle and a lot more info from that footage.

Carl Dowd

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The expat lads are G4s

The locals are a mix of Garda World and other companies.

LN's are the nightmare of PSD work in iraq.

And... they (LN's) can also be your biggest asset in my experience... but that of course depends on 'The' Handler...


Carl Dowd

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Sure, to get through check points, to get you cigarettes and to grease the wheels.

But for protection??

Well... I'll say this, if one enters these countries and does not consider that their (LN's) loyalties are going to be elsewhere other than the Western Expat..? then there is something completely wrong with the security Matrix... One would be wise to learn and remember 'The Risk Management Cycle'...

Enjoy your day Falklan...



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so let me try to get this straight.
the Shia's wanted their own religious flags and photos to be displayed on the armored car itself?
or did I misunderstand where the flags were located when the PSD guy cut them down?

also, the perpetrators here are actual workers (Iraqis) employed by Schlumberger inside the perimeter of the oil company? or did they come in from the street?

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I'm constantly surprised by people showing lack of knowledge but still prepared to make observations about an incident. A 2 min video doesn't set the whole scene and can be deceptive. The incident happened on camp, and was perpetrated by some who are employed by PSC's. B6 vehicles are great IF you have the keys....Firing off an Ak by an ex pat at/in the direction of your LN colleagues is probably not best practice and is guaranteed to land you in a cell presided over by Honest Abdul. The camp was subsequently looted by the c*nts. And 1 hospital in Basrah? WTF?! Al Sadr, Al Moosawi etc, there's about 7 ffs, some local knowledge required before statements made I think.


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not making observations or judgments myself .. asking questions so I can understand. thanks for clarifying.

"and was perpetrated by some who are employed by PSC's"

that is the part that is surprising.