tagged w/ Blackwater
Published on Apr 20, 2013
In this video i show you how the Media suspect that is still alive and captured , Left the event WITH HIS BACKPACK ! BUT ......Their Craft aka Blackwater Agent was caught running out of the scene ..WITHOUT HIS BACKPACK ....The one that matches the Bomb Backpack PERFECTLY !!Published on Apr 20, 2013 In this video i show you how the Media suspect that is... more
Premiering this week at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, the new documentary Dirty Wars: The World is a Battlefield follows investigative reporter Jeremy Scahill to Afghanistan, Somalia and Yemen as he chases down the hidden truths behind America’s expanding covert wars. We’re joined by Scahill and the film’s director, Rick Rowley, an independent journalist with Big Noise Films. "We’re looking right now at a reality that President Obama has essentially extended the very policies that many of his supporters once opposed under President Bush," says Scahill, author of the bestseller "Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army" and a forthcoming book named after his film. "One of the things that humbles both of us is that when you arrive in a village in Afghanistan and knock on someone’s door, you’re the first American they’ve seen since the Americans that kicked that door in and killed half their family," Rowley says. "We promised them that we would do everything we could to make their stories be heard in the U.S. ... Finally we’re able to keep those promises."
video interview and transcript at link...Premiering this week at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, the new documentary Dirty... more
Andrei Sakharov warning against Soviet expansionism by invading Afghanistan “Super militarization of our country, especially disastrous in our difficult economic conditions, is increasing,” Sakharov wrote. “As a result, vitally important economic and social reforms are not being implemented.” Andrei Sakharov Nobel Peace Prize winner in 1975 — writing in an “Open Letter” to Leonid Brezhnev in 1980 .Andrei Sakharov warning against Soviet expansionism by invading Afghanistan... more
Is there anything private companies will not be able to do? From SpaceX to companies like Blackwater. http://youtu.be/RtCorU3BpiIIs there anything private companies will not be able to do? From SpaceX to companies... more
Warning: The following post contains videos of an extremely violent and sensitive nature.
There are a lot of people in this country who maintain that the United States should never apologize for its actions or the actions of those operating on our behalf. But by contracting our wars out to war-profiteers, who make their money off of conflict, we have wrought immeasurable misery on innocent people, who have been killed and maimed and degraded in their own land at the hands of agents acting in our name.
Like it or not, we, as a country, have a lot to answer for, and those chickens will come home to roost at some point.
http://veracitystew.com/?p=33338Warning: The following post contains videos of an extremely violent and sensitive... more
omg. How is this not considered terrorism? How would you feel if foreign assholes acted like this in your city streets?
Blackwater was a mercenary organization ("private military") that provided "security" services. The U.S. hired them to perform those services in Iraq and Afghanistan. Because they were not members of our military forces, they were not subject to the same rules and regulations regarding conduct. As such, they have often done some real fucked up shit, knowing that they are largely immune to prosecution. Note here, however, that there was litigation against Blackwater, though most of it was dismissed in court in favor of the "guards."
They are so unpopular, they had to change the name of their company. They became Xe Services LLC and are now known as Academi.
They are still mercenaries and the largest of the three private security firms the US State Department contracts with.omg. How is this not considered terrorism? How would you feel if foreign assholes... more
Harper’s Magazine has posted online a number of videos purportedly showing Blackwater guards in action in Iraq. One video dated April 1, 2006, shows an armored vehicle swerving to run over a woman in a black full-length burka as she attempted to cross the street. None of the vehicles in the armed convoy stopped after she was run over. Other videos show armed vehicles smashing into cars driven by Iraqi civilians in an order to move them out of the way. Harper’s reports that the Blackwater tape ended with the inscription: "In support of security, peace, freedom and democracy everywhere.”
Our tax dollars were hard at work winning the hearts and minds of Iraqis that day.Harper’s Magazine has posted online a number of videos purportedly showing... more
Chinese Security agents have warned Russian president Putin that there is an American plan to unleash a series of catastrophic events over the next year. A former Blackwater mercenary, Bryan Underwood, leaked the plans to Chinese officials to try to stop an up coming world apocalypse from happening.
Underwood has been arrested by the FBI for releasing classified information which could be used to injure the United States.Chinese Security agents have warned Russian president Putin that there is an American... more
By David Edwards
Friday, September 30th, 2011 -- 11:59 am
Four years after Blackwater's license to operate in Iraq was revoked over the killing of 17 Iraqis, Xe Services LLC -- the company formerly known as Blackwater -- wants to return to the country.
In an interview published Thursday, Xe President and Chief Executive Ted Wright told The Wall Street Journal that he would like to do business in Iraq again.
"Would I like to go back into Iraq?" Wright said. "Certainly."
"Would the Iraqi government accept us in Iraq? That’s really the question."
Wright's renewed interest in operating in Iraq comes at a time when the U.S. State Department is considering adding 5,000 private contractors to replace some of the U.S. troops that will be withdrawing by the end of the year.
On September 16, 2007, a Blackwater private security detail escorting a convoy of U.S. State Department vehicles through Baghdad opened fire on Iraqis in al-Nisoor square, killing 17. The next day, the U.S. government revoked the company's license to operate in the country. While the U.S. reinstated Blackwater's license in 2008, the company was forced to discontinue operations again the following year because Iraq refused to extend the license.
Xe, under Wright's leadership, has tried to restore the company's image, but Iraqis will not be quick to welcome them back.
"I would love to do business there," Wright explained. "I think that we could serve all customers there very well, whether they are commercial customers or government customers."
"Hmmm, I wonder how they feel about New Orleans???By David Edwards Friday, September 30th, 2011 -- 11:59 am Four years after... more
By NEIL GORDON
Starting this week, coffee drinkers and water cooler gossips at companies like Lockheed Martin will have something new to read on those lunch room bulletin boards. The Department of Defense (DoD) issued a final rule requiring its contractors to display fraud hotline posters, like the one pictured here, in all common work areas and on their websites.
There was concern that the old rule, which allowed contractors to post notices about their own fraud hotlines in lieu of the DoD posters, was undermining the DoD Inspector General hotline program, under which contractor employee disclosures of fraud, waste, and abuse are protected by federal whistleblower laws. According to the DoD IG’s website, the hotline received almost 17,000 contacts in the past year and has helped the government recover over $425 million since its inception. It has also resulted in safer products and equipment for our military personnel and DoD employees.
The new rule contains several glaring exceptions: It does not apply to contracts or subcontracts that have a value of less than $5 million, involve the purchase of commercial items, or are performed outside the United States. POGO has long been critical of the commercial item exception, a contractor oversight loophole through which you can literally fly an aircraft. As for the exception for contracts performed outside the U.S., you might remember the controversy several years ago when this exception mysteriously appeared in an early draft of the contractor mandatory reporting rule. People understandably get upset when the rules are bent for KBR, Blackwater/Xe, and other large companies that derive a significant portion of their contracting income–and commit a significant amount of contract-related misconduct–in foreign countries.
Fortunately, the White House had a change of heart and dropped both the outside-the-U.S and commercial item exceptions from the mandatory reporting rule, which went into effect in December 2008 and, based on what little we’ve heard about it since then, seems to have a positive impact on contractor accountability. Contractors take the reporting requirement seriously and (we assume) have been able to nip in the bud contract-related problems before they became full-blown fraud/waste/abuse scandals.
Some contractors will not be displaying those retro ‘70s-looking DoD IG hotline posters on their cluttered break room bulletin boards. We hope continued implementation and enforcement of the mandatory reporting requirement makes up for that. Still, all defense contractor employees should be made aware there is a government channel through which they can report misconduct.
Neil Gordon is a POGO Investigator.By NEIL GORDON Starting this week, coffee drinkers and water cooler gossips at... more
WWH – Sacrifice: Jeremy Scahill is a fucking treasure, a hero, and a bright light in the turgid murk of mediocrity that is the CorpoRat/SCUM.WWH – Sacrifice: Jeremy Scahill is a fucking treasure, a hero, and a bright... more
The story of what happens to everyday Americans when corporations go to war. by grtv
Acclaimed director Robert Greenwald (Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price, Outfoxed) takes you inside the lives of soldiers, truck drivers, widows and children who have been changed forever as a result of profiteering in the reconstruction of Iraq.
Iraq for Sale uncovers the connections between private corporations making a killing in Iraq (Blackwater, Halliburton/KBR, CACI and Titan) and the decision makers who allow them to do so.
Watch the movie here:
http://www.politicalfailblog.com/2011/06/iraq-for-sale-war-profiteers.htmlThe story of what happens to everyday Americans when corporations go to war. by grtv... more
The United Arab Emirates authorities increase crackdown on dissent and hire a company run by Blackwater founder Erik Prince | Free Speech Radio NewsUAE Hires Blackwater For Aid In Further Repression
Veterans from the most infamous private security firm on Earth and one of the military’s most controversial datamining operations are teaming up to provide the Fortune 500 with their own private spies.Veterans from the most infamous private security firm on Earth and one of the... more
The crown prince of Abu Dhabi has enlisted the infamous founder of Blackwater security services to build him an 800-member private army of foreign troops for the United Arab Emirates.
http://www.politicalfailblog.com/2011/05/uae-prince-hires-blackwater-founder-to.htmlThe crown prince of Abu Dhabi has enlisted the infamous founder of Blackwater security... more
Late one night last November, a plane carrying dozens of Colombian men touched down in this glittering seaside capital. Whisked through customs by an Emirati intelligence officer, the group boarded an unmarked bus and drove roughly 20 miles to a windswept military complex in the desert sand.Late one night last November, a plane carrying dozens of Colombian men touched down in... more
An appeals court Friday potentially revived the prosecution of four Blackwater Worldwide security guards accused of killing 14 Iraqis in a controversial shooting in a busy Baghdad square more than three years ago.An appeals court Friday potentially revived the prosecution of four Blackwater... more