Οἱ πόλεμοι καὶ οἱ ἀναταραχὲς δὲν εἶναι μόνον ἐπικερδεῖς, γιὰ κάποια κέντρα ἐξουσίας, γιὰ κάποια κράτη, γιὰ τοὺς κατασκευαστὲς ὁπλικῶν συστημάτων…Ἕνας ὁλόκληρος κόσμος τρέφεται γύρω τους, μὲ τὸ αἷμα ποὺ ῥέει ἄφθονο…
Ἑταιρεῖς ἄγνωστες, μὲ τζίρους δισεκατομμυρίων, ποὺ δὲν διαφημίζονται σὲ κανάλια ὅπως οἱ ὑπόλοιπες πολυθνικές….
Ποὺ ὅμως τὶς ἐντοπίζουν καὶ τὶς ξέρουν αὐτοὶ ποὺ πρέπει, μέσῳ καναλιῶν καὶ διασυνδέσεων….
Ἰδιωτικὲς στρατιωτικὲς Ἑταιρεῖες (Private Military Companies ή P.M.C.)
Ἔχει πολὺ ψάξιμο τὸ θέμα.
Ἐδῶ μόνον μία πρώτη γεύσις.
Μᾶλλον, μία δευτέρα γεύσις, γιατὶ παλαιότερα εἶχα ἐντοπίση κάποια στοιχεῖα γιὰ τὴν πρώη Blackwater, νυν Academi
Nisour Square massacre
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Erinys International is a British
private security company registered in the British Virgin Islands. The
Group operational HQ is in Dubai, UAE and other offices are in Andover,
Hampshire (Erinys UK Ltd) and Johannesburg (Erinys South Africa Ltd).
Erinys International has
subsidiaries in the UK, South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo and
Republic of Congo and associated companies in Iraq and Nigeria.
Erinys Group companies provide
security and support (for example: communications and logistics)
services for personnel and assets, except for Erinys South Africa, which
specialises in the provision of ongoing and ad hoc risk evaluations of
countries and projects particularly in Africa.
1 Origin of the name
4 Waking the Dead
6 External links
Origin of the name
The word “Erinys” refers to the
avenging deities in Greek religion, who lived at the entrance to the
Underworld. Their first duty was to see to the punishment of those who
had committed some crime in the world above, but had arrived at Hades
without obtaining absolution from the gods. Sometimes this duty extended
to the world of men, where the Erinys (also called Dirae, Furiae,
Eumenides or Semnae) would pursue criminals, at the behest of Nemesis,
permitting the fugitive no rest.
Erinys International was founded by
Jonathan Garratt (a retired British Army officer) in 2001. In 2002,
Erinys South Africa was formed after acquisition of the risk assessment
business of Strategic Concepts Pty Ltd, a company formed by Sean Cleary
(a former South African diplomat), who was a director of Erinys
International until he resigned in 2003 after the company secured its
first contract in Iraq.
The Group was further strengthened
with the arrival of Alistair Morrison OBE MC in early 2003 until his
departure in March 2004 to take up a senior position in Kroll. Alastair
rejoined the Executive Board in December 2008.
Erinys Iraq Ltd was registered in
BVI in August 2003 (and subsequently in Iraq) and was granted a contract
by the Coalition Provisional Authority to recruit and train an Oil
Protection Force (OPF) for the Iraq Ministry of Oil. Initially the
requirement was for 6,500 personnel to guard designated pipelines and
installations, but this grew over the period of the contract to reach
16,000 Iraqi staff guarding 282 locations and included an aerial
surveillance capability. The OPF contract ended in December 2004 with
the transfer of the Force and its assets to the Ministry of Oil. An
account of the OPF is available at www.erinys.net
Other significant contracts in Iraq
included the provision of reconstruction security and support services
to the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Gulf Region Division (GRD).
The principal role of Erinys support to the GRD mission across Iraq was
to provide security escort services for civilian personnel whose role
was to monitor reconstruction projects in Iraq. Erinys also furnished
the GRD with a nationwide radio communications network and specialist
security survey and assessment services.
Erinys was at the centre of a row
in 2004 when it emerged that its employees had mistreated a prisoner
whilst in their custody. Photos supplied to the British newspaper The
Observer revealed that the 16-year-old Iraqi youth they were
interrogating in a garage in Kirkuk had been restrained with six car
tyres around his body. The boy looked to be frozen in fear in a room
riddled with bullet holes. The newspaper was also told that the prisoner
had been denied food and water for 24 hours. Erinys denied the
allegations, saying that the boy was released unharmed after minutes to
his father. One of the employees pictured in the photo however was later
suspended from duty.
Waking the Dead
In April 2005, the BBC television
series Waking the Dead aired an episode entitled “Duty and Honour” which
featured a character named John Garrett. The fictional Garrett was a
former British Army officer who left to set up a private security
company. In May 2008 the BBC issued an apology, clarifying that the
murderer and war criminal featured in the show was entirely fictional
and not intended to bear any resemblance to the real Jonathan Garratt
and that his company was not in any way based on Erinys International.
Erinys International About Us.
Antony Barnett and Patrick Smith (14 November 2004). “British guard firm ‘abused scared Iraqi shepherd boy'”. The Guardian.