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Blackwater was the law of New Orleans

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posted on Sep, 26 2005 @ 11:29 AM
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As we have organized law enforcement, and since the government has the means to get them into a city in times of trouble, why did the government hire Blackwater's use as "law enforcement" in New Orleans? The Department of Homeland Security, no less?
Instead of wearing black BDU's should they have been wearing brown shirts? They aren't alone, either:

"Blackwater is not alone. As business leaders and government officials talk openly of changing the demographics of what was one of the most culturally vibrant of America's cities, mercenaries from companies like DynCorp, Intercon, American Security Group, Blackhawk, Wackenhut and an Israeli company called Instinctive Shooting International (ISI) are fanning out to guard private businesses and homes, as well as government projects and institutions. Within two weeks of the hurricane, the number of private security companies registered in Louisiana jumped from 185 to 235. Some, like Blackwater, are under federal contract. Others have been hired by the wealthy elite, like F. Patrick Quinn III, who brought in private security to guard his $3 million private estate and his luxury hotels, which are under consideration for a lucrative federal contract to house FEMA workers."




posted on Sep, 26 2005 @ 11:53 AM
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Originally posted by Thomas Crowne
Instead of wearing black BDU's should they have been wearing brown shirts?

Garibaldi's people wore black shirts no? Ah, see, now its a Masonic conspiracy too!


Does NOLA have enough law enforcement tho without hiring private orgs?? I mean, they had to activate national guard units and lots of the looting incidents either had police participating or powerlessly standing by.



posted on Sep, 26 2005 @ 01:34 PM
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The point exactly, Nygdan. Why were there not enough state, county and municiple law officers available for the task? Why was the guard not readied when there was ample time to do so?

Private security, including those outside this nation, used as hired guns for the government. Nobody sees a big problem with this? Continued grooming for the future. Thhe future? The future where sovereignty means little and forces other than those what we consider proper are policing us.
Next step? Maybe it'll be the use of the German military, as our own military is spread out across the world doing the business of those in control of business.



posted on Sep, 26 2005 @ 02:01 PM
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Originally posted by Thomas Crowne
The point exactly, Nygdan. Why were there not enough state, county and municiple law officers available for the task?

Indeed, the national guard of the surrounding states should probably be exhausted before refering to contractors, but that is something that is up to the state governors no? Also, what I'd've liked to've seen would've been for some state militias to assemble and mobilize to the region. Don't know precisely how that sort of thing'd work out tho.



Why was the guard not readied when there was ample time to do so?

There's really only two possibilities. Gross stupidity, or a conspiracy.


Maybe it'll be the use of the German military, as our own military is spread out across the world doing the business of those in control of business.

Well, they are rather unoccupied and certainly could help out as members of nato.....


A big concern too would be for the feds to abolish national guard units and replace them with federalized ones, to 'better coordinate movements, in light of hte ineptitude of the katrina response, and even in light of the rita event which might've left texas short of guardsmen'.

Thats the problem with federalization, and by extension of logic globalization; it 'makes sense' to have a federal agency that is in charge of disaster response, it makes sense to have the police-soldiers centralized and under one command to better use them. Then of course all the complaints about centralization of power come into play, and now there's even the observation that it doesn't even work!. Whats the sense of fema if it can't get there within a week and can't coordinate the guard units without hiring mercs? Whats the sense of fema if it can't execute the evacuation of houston and return?? The arguments for centralization/federalization/globalisation (in terms of government anyway), fall to the wayside. Meanwhile, the 'pros' of decentalization are still there and the added benefit of not having a dangerous concentration of power that can potentially be abused get emphasized.



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