MSM: Iraq Orders Blackwater/XE Guards Out In One Week

(APNews) – Iraq has ordered hundreds of private security guards linked to Blackwater Worldwide to leave the country within seven days or face possible arrest on visa violations, the interior minister said Wednesday. Continue reading

Outsourcing War – Rise Of Private Military Contractors (PMCs)

In The Prince, Machiavelli (May 1469 – June 1527) wrote:
“The mercenaries and auxiliaries are useless and dangerous, and if anyone supports his state by the arms of mercenaries, he will never stand firm or sure, as they are disunited, ambitious, without discipline, faithless, bold amongst friends, cowardly amongst enemies, they have no fear of God, and keep no faith with men.”

In an August 11, 2009 Global Research article titled, “The Real Grand Chessboard and the Profiteers of War,” Peter Dale Scott called Private Military Contractors (PMCs) businesses “authorized to commit violence in the name of their employers….predatory bandits (transformed into) uncontrollable subordinates….representing….public power in….remote places.” Continue reading

Ex-ISI chief sheds light on Blackwater role in Pakistan

(PressTV) – A former Pakistani intelligence chief confirms that the infamous US security contractor Blackwater (now known as Xe Services LLC) is involved in the US missile attacks on northwestern Pakistan. Continue reading

Federal Prosecutors Say Blackwater ‘Specifically Intended to Kill’ Civilians

The US government’s allegations back-up the explosive testimony of two former Blackwater employees. Gov’t says Blackwater shot Iraqis as “payback for 9/11” Continue reading

Video: Madsen – CIA Blackwater Op Infiltrated Ron Paul Campaign

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The U.S. Invades and Occupies Pakistan

We are watching it happen in the streets. The recurring nightmare has become a grim, new reality for the people of Pakistan. After watching the horrors of the U.S. invasions and occupations of Iraq and neighboring Afhanistan for 8 years, the “war on terror” has finally arrived in The Land of the Pure. Continue reading

Video: Alex Jones on ‘On The Edge’ with Max Keiser

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Blackwater’s Unwritten Death Contract – Ray Mcgovern

Hats off to Mark Mazzetti of the New York Times for ferreting out what it was that sent CIA Director Leon Panetta scurrying over to Congress in late June. Continue reading

America’s Death Squads Inc.

The US Central Intelligence Agency contracted the now notorious private security firm Blackwater for a secret program of “targeted killings” against alleged Al Qaeda operatives, according to media reports Thursday. Continue reading

Report: CIA hired Blackwater contractors for secret hit squad

(RawStory) – The specter of private contractors carrying out assassinations on behalf of the US government has been raised in a New York Times article that says the CIA hired contractors from security firm Blackwater to help carry out its recently-revealed hit squad program. Continue reading

Blackwater Founder Implicated in Murder

(Truthout) – A former Blackwater employee and an ex-US Marine who has worked as a security operative for the company have made a series of explosive allegations in sworn statements filed on August 3 in federal court in Virginia. The two men claim that the company’s owner, Erik Prince, may have murdered or facilitated the murder of individuals who were cooperating with federal authorities investigating the company. Continue reading

Consequences

One has to wonder why people never learn from the lessons of history. Why is it that the rulers and enforcers of laws turn a blind eye to the atrociousness and retributions leveled upon them from days past, justified by the brutality of power madness currently sweeping the landscape? Continue reading

Big Pharma Bribes Doctors to Hook Your Kids on Drugs

(AlterNet) – Americans must start to question the legitimacy of the exploitative pharmaceutical-industrial complex and the predatory people atop them. Continue reading

Blackwater/Xe: How did it happen that the U.S. came to rely on mercenaries?

A cagey professor used to provoke his students’ curiosity by asking, “Does anything bother you about that?” Since the private “security” contractor Blackwater (re-branded last February as “Xe”) hit the news last fall for allegedly killing unarmed civilians in Iraq, the professor’s question has led me to a more important question for a constitutional republic: When, why, and how did the United States of America become the land of mercenaries? Continue reading