Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Annals of Conflicts of Interest

Last year, the U.S. security contractor Dyncorp hired a South Africa-based air transport company, Aerolift, to transport African peacekeepers and relief supplies to Somalia in defense of the country's U.S.-backed transitional government.

Three years earlier, the same Aerolift aircraft supplied large quantities of weapons to al-Shaabab, the Islamist insurgency seeking to overthrow Somalia's transitional government, and impose sharia, according to an investigation by a U.N. panel.

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