The Facebook group “We Hate Blackwater” describes Blackwater Worldwide as a criminal organization committing crimes against humanity for pleasure and profit. Very true. But as bad as Blackwater is overseas, my fear is this is just prep for them doing their dirty deeds here at home in the USA.
Because of justly earned bad publicity, Blackwater recently changed their name to Xe Services. Blackwater was founded in 1997 by one Erik Prince, a Republican apparatchik. They came into their own with the Bush-Cheney Junta after the invasion of Iraq. Nominally, they were to supplement a US military that was understrength and over stretched. For example, they took over routine security duties for the US Embassy.
But it has grown to more than that, especially with their utilization by the Obama Regime in the Af-Pak war. We know now that they’re part of an underground army in Pakistan itself. They perform ‘interrogations’ that career CIA will refuse to do. They have something to do with the murderous drone flights which always seem to kill more civilians than anyone else.
Some 90% of their revenue comes from US government contracts, two-thirds of which are ‘no bid.’ Originally they were pictured as just hiring ex-US military. But increasingly they are hiring mercenaries from around the world.
Gordon Duff, Senior Editor of the highly recommended blog, VETERANS TODAY, terms Blackwater a private militia for the Republican Party. I wouldn’t go that far for only one reason. I don’t think the GOP has the balls. By the way, Gordon Duff is a Marine veteran of Vietnam with a disability rating of 100% which is a hell of a lot higher than mine.
I would add–and I’m sure Gordon would agree–that the Republican Party is owned by the cabal of Neo-Con Chicken Hawks and these folks are cowards at heart. So I don’t think Xe Services is the Republican militia YET.
But the USA continues to hurdle towards Civil War Two. As this picks up speed and starts to unfold fairly rapidly, militias are going to spring up rapidly all over the place. Many already exist in the form of ethnic-based street gangs. Blackwater as the GOP militia in and of itself wouldn’t be the problem.
The problem comes from Blackwater’s working relationship with the CIA and other intelligence agencies. I’ve always felt their ‘work’ abroad in overthrowing governments, rigging elections, assassinating popular grassroots leaders, blackmailing politicians, running drugs and the rest was directly related to what they’re doing–or prepared to do–here at home.
Thomas Chittum , author of CIVIL WAR TWO, thinks they’ll be used to supplant the US military here at home. When food riots and worse break out, the US military could not be counted on to fire on their own people. But alien mercenaries could.
THAT’S the danger of Blackwater, et al.