posted on Sep, 14 2005 @ 12:17 AM
Blackwater Security has armed personnel in NOLA. This group is known for their security in Iraq and losing 4 men in Fallujah.
Due to the training and past experience of their personnel, their
employees are commonly called Mercenaries. Blackwater is considered to be more feared than Wackenhut Security.
Some Blackwater Employees claim to have been deputized by the governor, some say they are on contract with the Department of Homeland Security and
have been given the authority to use lethal force.
Blackwater mercenaries are some of the most feared professional killers in the world and they are accustomed to operating without worry of legal
consequences. Their presence on the streets of New Orleans should be a cause for serious concern for the remaining residents of the city and raises
alarming questions about why the government would allow men trained to kill with impunity in places like Iraq and Afghanistan to operate here. Some of
the men now patrolling the streets of New Orleans returned from Iraq as recently as 2 weeks ago.
As the threat of forced evictions now looms in New Orleans and the city confiscates even legally registered weapons from civilians, the private
mercenaries of Blackwater patrol the streets openly wielding M-16s and other assault weapons. This despite Police Commissioner Eddie Compass' claim
that "Only law enforcement are allowed to have weapons."
The Blackwater men claim to be making $350 a day plus per diem. Blackwater Security admits to 150 of their personnel being there.
Is this a sign that US government employees and the Military are not enough personnel to control New Orleans???
Or is something more sinister about to happen there?
Can this be expected in future emergencies?
Is this what the American People want to see in their own Cities?
Blackwater in New Orleans
Blackwater Patroling with M-16s
Blackwater Mercanies in NOLA
[edit on 9/14/05 by Qwas]