Friday, 25 June 2010


In Bagdad, Iraq, currently under construction, is the largest U.S. embassy in the world.

When completed, it will be six times larger than the United Nations, and the same size as Vatican City.

Apt perhaps, in a country where a war was waged so as to introduce freedom and democracy?

Yet many of the workers used to build this huge effigy to peace and liberty are slaves; taken from India, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Sierra Leone, Egypt, Turkey, and the Philippines.

Despite many claims, the situation only really came to light when twelve villagers from Nepal, whilst being trafficked to the U.S. base in Iraq, were kidnapped and executed by insurgents. A report by the Pentagon, concluded that “doing business in this way” was common in Iraq and Afghanistan.

In the 21st Century, despite all the rhetoric and hyperbole, no matter who is fighting who, war is the same it has always been. Don’t believe any different.

Should you wish to know more, please buy:

‘The Slave Next Door’

In this riveting book, authors and authorities on modern day slavery Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter expose the disturbing phenomenon of human trafficking and slavery that exists now in the United States.

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