Saturday, October 02, 2010

Blackwater's Expanding Global Web of Power Relations.

How in the name of all that's despicable does Blackwater keep track of itself? One would think that, by now, Mr. Prince would've caught himself up in the web of aliases he continues to spin at a pace that would make Charlotte blush. To be sure, spinning false fronts that form crucial connections back to Blackwater, in this shell game he plays to win government and corporate contracts, is not so much to hide from governments and corporations, because they already know.  Rather, the idea is to shield himself, and the governments and corporations that he forms an alliance, from the bad publicity that would indeed generate, upon the public finding out about Blackwater's tie-ins to so many institutions vital to the established routines and events taking place here and abroad.

The latest conquest: Blackwater, now known as Xe gets a slice of a new $10 billion state department contract , despite repeated violations, which includes the murder of 17 Iraqis, including women and children,

According to State’s statement, the contracting process for the new Worldwide Protective Services deal included a “review” to ensure that companies met “minimum criteria” for eligibility. “This review included a process to determine whether any offerors had been suspended or debarred from the award of federal contracts,” it said. Despite Blackwater guards killing 17 Iraqi civilians in Baghdad’s Nisour Square in 2007, killing two Afghan civilians on a Kabul road in 2009, and absconding with hundreds of unauthorized guns from a U.S. military weapons depot in Afghanistan using the name of a South Park character, federal contracting authorities have never suspended or debarred Blackwater.
Let's see. What else? Oh yeah...in addition to their $100 million contract with the CIA, and  $220 million deal in Afghanistan, they handle intelligence operations, training and security services for several multinational corporations... publicly traded companies, one of which includes acting as "the "intel arm" of Monsanto, offering to provide operatives to infiltrate activist groups organizing against the multinational biotech firm." Other companies include: Chevron, the Walt Disney Company, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and banking giants Deutsche Bank and Barclays.

So, why didn't the red flag begin to wave after finding out Blackwater began to seek training contracts from foreign governments and other foreign organizations without adhering closely to American regulations? Not to mention, shipping automatic weapons and other military equipment for use by its personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan in violation of export controls, hiding its actions in some cases?

Well the flag did wave, but not enough to stop Blackwater.  Trace all the Blackwater links, which are completely unrestricted by geographical limits, and then consider the fundamental politics they embrace, and the entity's likeness to that of a government, keeping in mind the vast infrastructure, people involved, and its substantial hardware inventory, it illuminates that this private, unaccountable army, given immunity from prosecution it seems, "the potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power" that former President Eisenhower spoke of "exists and will persist, endangering our liberties or democratic processes."
"We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence by the military-industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist, endangering our liberties or democratic processes. As we peer into society's future, we must avoid the impulse to live only for today, plundering the precious resources of tomorrow." -- President Eisenhower
Links:

Announcement of the contract award 
“International Development Solutions,”

1 comments:

Russell Forbes,  18:37  

You forgot to include that blackwater conducts false flag terrorist attacks in Pakistan and blames it on the Pakistani Taliban.

This is how the asswipes at the top are going to convince everyone that we are in trouble. Blackwater will continue to commit atrocities around the world and and blame it on muslims.

Blackwater has been doing this in Iraq and Afghanistan all along and blaming it on the Al Queida, who have 12 people left, or the Taliban.

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