posted on Sep, 10 2005 @ 11:28 PM
I remain speechless, and I am struggling not to let my imagination blossom with the the implications of this development. I found their website:
and it seemds they "joined" the relief effort on 09-01-05. I found this to be strange, because a conserted true effort
to provide aid and rescue did not occur until, what, 09-03 or 09-04.(please correct me if I am wrong. I am going by the people who were in obvious
need of rescue, those trapped in the superdome.) The blackwater site does not state whether or not they were hired or if they volunteered their
services. (Although the previous Truthout article states that they were hired.)
I took a look at the schedule of classes and services that they offer. They are mostly weapons training courses with a few protection and driving
courses. Here is an Alternet story on them from last year: www.alternet.org...
So the question that keeps running through my head is "Why would we hire mercenaries to help with the relief effort in NO?" The amount of aid
offered free of charge from other countries has often been denied, for a variety of red-tape and political reasons. Do we have so many reserve
troops called into Iraq and other oversea places that we now need to hire mercenaries to take their place? Are they there to assist with the forced
I guess what bothers me is that my whole instinct is yelling that this is a signal that something very wrong is going on, but I have no proof to
validate this feeling. Actually, to be honest, the whole NO incident has my instinct screaming foul play, but again, I only have speculation and
circumstantial evidence, no absolute trail of proof leading to the truth. It is all VERY frustrating, because so many lives have been lost, ruined,
and forever changed because of this. Its all too much at times...