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Blackwater's Top Gun to Investigator: 'I Could Kill You'

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posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 12:57 PM
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State Department official documented in memo that mercenary threatened him just weeks before Nisour Square massacre



www.commondreams.org...

I think this qualifies as "Breaking News" as the source material was published today. It's an ongoing story that most media outlets won't touch any more about these "Contractors" (read corporate mercenaries and/or private armies) and their abuse and distain for public authority and oversight.

I was very curious as to why "Our Generals'" (US Generals - pardon my US exceptionalism) were guarded by private contractors and not US military personel. It appeared that "US Generals" were under threat not under guard, as though the "Oversight" of them was by Corporate Interests and not US National Interest.

Check this out:



As the trial continues against Blackwater mercenaries accused of a bloody massacre that took place in Iraq in 2007 and left seventeen civilians dead, new documents reveal that just weeks prior to that incident a State Department investigation into the practices of the private military company was cut short after threats of deadly violence.

According to the New York Times on Monday, citing previously unpublished State Department documents, the internal "inquiry was abandoned after Blackwater’s top manager there issued a threat: 'that he could kill' the government’s chief investigator and 'no one could or would do anything about it as we were in Iraq.'"



I know I shouldn't find this shocking, but I do. I am pleased that this came up in a public venue and is well documented. Blackwater changed their name and moved to Dubai (I think or UAE - you get the picture) but we are still paying them and others of their ilk huge amounts of money to do things that US employees (the military) should be doing. WTF is going on - oh yeah - people are getting rich on the coatails of US imperialism and WE (you and I) are footing the expenses while they (Corporate Interests) reap the profits.




posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 01:16 PM
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Thats what happens when the government creates a monster and later becomes afraid of having it 'put down'.
Disbanding them isn't enough, you would have to go kill them all to get them to behave. Extreme? What do you do with a mad dog?



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 01:16 PM
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we are still paying them and others of their ilk huge amounts of money to do things that US employees (the military) should be doing.

We pay them to do things that we shouldn't be doing.


We pay them to do things that we aren't allowed to do.
edit on bu302014-06-30T13:21:37-05:0001America/ChicagoMon, 30 Jun 2014 13:21:37 -05001u14 by butcherguy because: (no reason given)



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 01:37 PM
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a reply to: butcherguy

Military aren't allowed to guard their top brass?



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 01:41 PM
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this is one of the reason's why we still have conflicts going on in the middle east

We have to keep or Excuse me, Our Government has to keep funding the war time economy so PMC's can still function.



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 01:54 PM
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originally posted by: SlowNail
a reply to: butcherguy

Military aren't allowed to guard their top brass?

The real reason those mercenaries are over there isn't to guard the brass. They might do that, but they are there to do the dirty work.



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 01:58 PM
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a reply to: FyreByrd

Scum bag mercenaries that exist only to kill. That's what these people really are. And if they are threatening government official trying to investigate them I say the organization needs to be ended.




Corporations should not have armies.



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 02:28 PM
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a reply to: butcherguy

So they're guarding US VIPs as a freebie after the heavy stuff?



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 02:46 PM
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originally posted by: SlowNail
a reply to: butcherguy

So they're guarding US VIPs as a freebie after the heavy stuff?

I doubt that there are any freebies.



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 02:54 PM
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a reply to: FyreByrd


I do not see what the problem is. Why do you people have such a problem with the "private security contractors"?

they do a great job and will be highly efficient when they are used to combat rising police brutality on our streets one day!! As all Mercs hate authority from civvy police!!

Give them some respect!!



posted on Jun, 30 2014 @ 04:05 PM
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originally posted by: projectbane
a reply to: FyreByrd


I do not see what the problem is. Why do you people have such a problem with the "private security contractors"?

they do a great job and will be highly efficient when they are used to combat rising police brutality on our streets one day!! As all Mercs hate authority from civvy police!!

Give them some respect!!


I seriously #ing doubt PMC groups would be used to 'combat police brutality', Replacing police brutality with Private Military Brutality sounds a lot more likely. These P.O.S would only start to gain my respect when they worked for the tax payer, me, (and not go on rampages killing them) and thats a long way off. Until then, they seem to be doing fine working for the corporate blood money



posted on Jul, 1 2014 @ 12:15 AM
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originally posted by: butcherguy


we are still paying them and others of their ilk huge amounts of money to do things that US employees (the military) should be doing.

We pay them to do things that we shouldn't be doing.


We pay them to do things that we aren't allowed to do.


Thats why they don't fall under the Posse Comitatus act and were used in Katrina. Pretty much a jackboot crowd.



posted on Jul, 1 2014 @ 12:20 AM
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originally posted by: projectbane
a reply to: FyreByrd


I do not see what the problem is. Why do you people have such a problem with the "private security contractors"?

they do a great job and will be highly efficient when they are used to combat rising police brutality on our streets one day!! As all Mercs hate authority from civvy police!!

Give them some respect!!


When out of country they don't have to follow or obey any laws, checks, or authority. They don't answer to anybody but the hirer. Let's see you find out who that is. They are not subject to the check and balances that our military soldiers are.



posted on Jul, 1 2014 @ 12:20 AM
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Does anyone believe he made that threat because of questions about a cafeteria being dirty?



posted on Jul, 1 2014 @ 03:42 AM
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a reply to: CAPT PROTON This is their attitude and it scares the hell out of me knowing that these guys are payed to guard a number of Australian and US installations here in Oz (pine Gap being one of those places). They have this belief that they are above the law or any law and this will get innocent (has gotten innocent), people killed.

Yeah, they need to be put down..!! As specially in western countries where they have personnel like the guy from this story.



posted on Jul, 1 2014 @ 03:44 AM
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Blackwater threatening Sate Department investigators.Who woulda thought? I'm not surprised we have let Xe aka Academi run amok for years now,of course they would feel they could threaten anyone.



posted on Jul, 1 2014 @ 04:32 AM
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And what did Daniel Carroll do after Iraq? Who knows, probably put in charge of a suburban police department.

Liveleak used to have videos of Americans (not sure if they were Blackwater or regular military) driving around shooting at Iraqis. You could clearly see people dropping to the ground and cars veering off the road.


He (Nicholas Slatten) told people he wanted to "kill as many Iraqis as he could as 'payback for 9/11,'" and boasted of killing an old Iraqi woman who had a knife in her hand because she had been chopping vegetables, prosecutors said.

Source

The lie based attack on Iraq was evil enough. One can only imagine what else the troops and these hired mercenaries were up to: theft, rape, murder...

Our government has spread an incredible amount of evil around the globe.

We are sitting on a mountain of bad karma...


edit on 1-7-2014 by gladtobehere because: wording



posted on Jul, 1 2014 @ 04:40 AM
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This is a classic example of just how badly the aftermath of the Iraq War was screwed up. Billions were poured into Iraq and millions upon millions vanished into the gaping maw of the private security firms who set their own rules and defined which laws they would - or would not - obey. Sickening.



posted on Jul, 1 2014 @ 02:45 PM
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a reply to: projectbane

Hope that was sarcasm.

They won't be battling any police. They will be the new police.



posted on Jul, 1 2014 @ 07:22 PM
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a reply to: Thorneblood

I'm with you. Better get to buiding merit



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