Saturday, May 08, 2010

Blackwater Rules The World

Real gangsters don't appear on film.

An audio recording of a recent, private speech delivered by Erik Prince, the reclusive Christian warrior and founder of Blackwater/Xe, has been obtained by The Nation. It provides a glimpse into his views and future plans and reveals details of previously undisclosed activities of Blackwater/Xe (which we, the USA, fund).

-Blackwater/Xe operates 4 Forward Operating Bases in Afghanistan.
-Blackwater/Xe operates in Pakistan (which contradicts the official public Blackwater/Xe and US government line that Blackwater/Xe is not in Pakistan).
-Blackwater/Xe operative took down the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at President George W Bush in Baghdad.
-Blackwater/Xe forces were the first military force to act in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina.
-Blackwater/Xe tried to invade Haiti after the earthquake but were held back by lawyers.

Prince has also been railing against government spending... Except, I guess, when all that fuckin money goes into his own pockets. He says the biggest threat to the USA is the US government.

What does it mean when the strongest mercenary military force on the planet positions itself as an adversary of the US? 90% of Blackwater/Xe's funding comes from the USA. Could this private army be bleeding its adversary dry while making a profit? Perhaps Blackwater/Xe is positioning itself to take over from a weakened USA.


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