Friday, March 28, 2008

No experience required

I heard about this story yesterday:

A £150 million arms contract to Afghanistan has been suspended following reports that a US company run by a 22-year-old sold dated and unreliable ammunition originating from China and former Eastern Bloc states.

The Pentagon awarded the contract to AEY and its youthful president, Efraim Diveroli, last January.

However, AEY is now under criminal investigation after details of the contract were revealed in the press. AEY also faces being barred from future procurement work.
£150 million = $300 million, by the way.

Can someone please tell me what the government is doing giving a $300 million arms contract to a 22-year-old kid????

Maybe it's just because, according to his MySpace page, "of course, im (sic) a super nice guy!!!"