An investigation carried out by GuardianFilms, uncovers how thousands of Iraqis employed at $10 a day by the US to take on al-Qaida are threatening to go on strike because they say they have been used by the 'Americans to do their dirty work' and haven't been paid. These men make up the Awakening Councils or Concerned Local Citizens (CLC) in Diyala Province and elsewhere. These councils have been a major factor in the “surge” strategy. Their complaints include not only the absence of pay but their subjection to the Shiite government. The risk of these groups has always been that they become autonomous militias outside the control of the government.