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The private army in our backyard, Blackwater USA, Tool of the Neocons's?

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posted on Oct, 2 2007 @ 07:31 PM
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Blackwater USA which has managed untill recently was just a name to many Americans, has been thrust into the national spotlight. The company whic is try to open a US training base in San Diego after being denied permission to do so in the Phillipines is owned by one Erik Prince. prince is a major Republican contributor. He an his wife donated over 260,000 since 1989.



Many of the committee’s questions were directed at Blackwater USA, which has not contributed to any committee members between 2003 and 2006, but whose founder, Erik Prince, is a major Republican donor. Together, Prince and his wife have contributed $263,150 since 1989, nearly all of it to Republicans and conservative PACs.
www.capitaleye.org...


In fact on 7/27/07 he donated $20,000 alone to the Republican national Cmt.

www.opensecrets.org...,%20Erik&txtState=(all%20states)&txtAll=Y&Order=N

This is above and beyond the $300,000 the company itself payed to fund trips for congressman etc including such GOP notables as Henry Hyde

Blackwater is eyeing a training facility in California. this would give them bases of operation on both coasts and the midwest (North Carolina, Chicago, and possible San Diego). Will we see Blackwatrer goons partolling San Francisco and Los Angeles after a big quake much like they did In New Orleans?

www.californiaprogressreport.com...




Erik Prince is a multi-millionaire right-wing fundamentalist Christian from a powerful Michigan Republican family. His wealth came from his father, Edgar Prince, who headed Prince Automotive, an auto parts and machinery manufacturer.

A major Republican campaign contributor, he interned in the White House of President George H.W. Bush and campaigned for Pat Buchanan in 1992, finding time to intern for conservative congressman Dana Rohrabacher as well. Prince founded the mercenary firm Blackwater USA in 1997 with Gary Jackson, another former Navy SEAL.

Prince's sister Betsy DeVos is a powerful conservative in her own right. Married to the son of Richard DeVos (Republican bankroller and co-founder of Amway), she served as chair of Michigan Republican Party in the 1990s.
www.nndb.com...


He is already on the board of Christian Freedom International yet another far right group.
talkingpointsmemo.com...


This paints quite a scary picture. the firm seems to be operating above the law in iraq. Do we really want them on our soil? The fact that so much money is heading the Republican way and its really skewed towards ultra conservative candidates and the founders themselves also have a neoconish agenda. I hope that for once congress gets off its collective duff and actually do something about this potiential mencace.




[edit on 10/2/07 by FredT]

[edit on 10/3/07 by FredT]




posted on Oct, 2 2007 @ 07:41 PM
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AHhhh, the Private Police Force. Purely a creation of the over-active imagination and science-fiction. I laugh fondly as I remember such films as "Soylent Green" and others, wherein they made references to said foes of Liberty.
Just like those funny little stories about "tracking implants" and "surveillance cameras everywhere you go". Ha, what a laff!!!
IF you believe in this paranoid rubbish you should craft yourself a tin-foil hat (if you already haven't). It's almost as funny as those loons that say "they" are going to combine North America into a mega-state. Hoooo!
It can never happen here...This is land of Liberty and Justice for all..isn't it?

[edit on 2-10-2007 by passenger]



posted on Oct, 2 2007 @ 08:51 PM
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Wow, that is some creepy business. But one must ask, how long would BW mercernaries last against the LA gangs?

Also, I think Congress may outlaw these goons soon.



posted on Oct, 2 2007 @ 09:50 PM
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War means "job security" for Blackwater does'nt it? The longer they stay in Iraq, the longer it's gonna take to get anything accomplished over there.

These mercenaries make over a 1000 dollars a day and I bet that does'nt do a whole lot for the moral of our military troops over there when they see these "blackwater" guys running around like bigshots.

They really are Bush's private army.



posted on Oct, 2 2007 @ 10:04 PM
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Don't count on congress doing ANYTHING but voting them pay raises and continuing to ignore the bigger picture. Reminds me of a metallica song, sad but true. Blackwater is a new name to me, just heard it on news for first time today. How is blackwater even allowed to operate in such manner? Are they a us based company? Also, since I'm joining army (in a week) should I join them instead? I do not want a M16, even though I'll be MP in non-combat (I cant see combat I'm single child) its most unreliable gun on planet, I hate to squeeze trigger and have nothing happen, then furthermore have to pull out berreta, another unreliable mechanism. Well, if they seem as evil company as they are I shouldn't join then, lol.



posted on Oct, 2 2007 @ 10:17 PM
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I hope Congress really sticks it to Blackwater, but they probably won't. These private security firms are a real problem.



posted on Oct, 2 2007 @ 10:29 PM
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War, or contrived war makes strange bedfellows. Huge 'contributions' to political players amuses me. Halliburton went offshore recently. It is such a contrived game they play at the expense of trillions of American taxdollars. Soon I'll be stuffing dollars to cover the holes in my shoes.



posted on Oct, 2 2007 @ 10:58 PM
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posted on Oct, 2 2007 @ 11:06 PM
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blackwater wouldnt stand a chance a huge drug dealing backed gang capable of having any weapon within 24 hours with family in gangs in los angeles plus they have the homefield advantage and a steady stream of reinforcements coming over the border blackwaters highly trained yes but bullets kill people no matter whos pulling the trigger



posted on Oct, 2 2007 @ 11:09 PM
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I mean... Take the name itself. Blackwater. What average person, just hearing that, would think its a private bush army. NO ONE. Good name choice bw...



posted on Oct, 2 2007 @ 11:40 PM
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Why spend all that money on army, navy, airforce, coastguard etc and then employ a private contractor to do the same job? I read in many threads about how there are 2 million people in the US forces (-minus 160,000 in Iraq) so why don't they just use a few more of these to these jobs, or recruit more, or train others to do different things?

Been as most of these mercs have been trained by the US government anyway, perhaps they should ask themselves why they can't retain them in the forces. The fact that they get paid $1000 a day (or whatever) is only a sign that a market exists. Stop the market and these mercs will soon either be off somewhere else or begging on the streets talking about how they are vets.

The only reasons I can see for using private contractors are either to avoid oversight, using the contract as a 'firewall of blame' or to just make money for someones friends. Either way it is dodgy as hell.



posted on Oct, 2 2007 @ 11:54 PM
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You guys are out of your mind about this neo con crap

thats a load of crap.

ok socialist hillery and the dems are all socialist.

so watch you dumb ass neo con label conservative republicans are just that.

they are not neo con.

you people are week and intilectually dishonest. i didnt hear you people complaing about the war in kosovo?


stop bush hating and get honest. you hate bush so what this is a good war been great and it runs great.

do some research on previous operations and wars and compare.

the blackwater is 600 dollars a day remeber private person volunteering over there.

they do a great job.

they are not neo cons no such thing just a stupid smear by the libiral socialist left.

what did you big daddy bill clinton do for all those years?? ignore and do nothing oh but waco and stuff like that.

clininto did one thing right Kosovo was a great thing we did. in somolia he failed and all the terroirst attacks he failed he stoped many of them but he didnt do all he could.

remeber most of us military and blackwater people love ronald reagan most of us are reagan people anyway we all loved reagan.

cut it with the neo con if you call us that then you are a socialist like a nazi.

what do you think hilliery is a progressive socialist wants one world socialism.

be honest and stop the bull



posted on Oct, 3 2007 @ 12:23 AM
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so this is what its like to see someone whos fallen victim to propaganda and your calling us intellectually** weak** and you cant spell?



posted on Oct, 3 2007 @ 12:27 AM
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Wow. Just wow.



posted on Oct, 3 2007 @ 12:28 AM
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Your kidding right?

The patch at the end of the video says it all.

Command Center

Private Security

And on the back of his vest

Command Center
Private Officer

CT



posted on Oct, 3 2007 @ 12:28 AM
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Originally posted by airborne82ndscout
You guys are out of your mind about this neo con crap
be honest and stop the bull

We talk about the possibility. We see fact. Thank you.

Originally posted by airborne82ndscout
thats a load of crap.

Thats what we are here to figure out. Instead of you (no offense sir) just dismaying it as crap, we interpret and make logical conclusions. Your post is anything but logical. No offense sir.

Originally posted by airborne82ndscout
so watch you dumb ass neo con label conservative republicans are just that.

they are not neo con.

you people are week and intilectually dishonest.

Republicans are not neo-con. Republicants, democraps, its two sides of the same coin. Its two different groups battling for control, the same control. Understand this and comprehend it. I can't spell well either, but I use spell check. Intellectually challenged? I don't think you are, I think your careless and unable to orchestrate a paragraph. No offense Sir.

Originally posted by airborne82ndscout
stop bush hating and get honest. you hate bush so what this is a good war been great and it runs great.

do some research on previous operations and wars and compare.

As old as you sound, it sounds like you have been through 10th grade history and failed grammar (as I did so, no offense), use spell check please!! I'm not picking at you personally but its difficult for people to read your post. Download mozilla 2.0 and it has one built in. Easy as right clicking. I am not a bush hater, I respect the man, could he have made better decisions, well yes every president could have. Bill could have chosen not to get a BJ. Thats besides the point.

Originally posted by airborne82ndscout
remeber most of us military and blackwater people love ronald reagan most of us are reagan people anyway we all loved reagan.

cut it with the neo con if you call us that then you are a socialist like a nazi.

what do you think hilliery is a progressive socialist wants one world socialism.

I can't say anything to this. I will let it stand and speak for itself. Heh...



posted on Oct, 3 2007 @ 01:32 AM
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woops, wrong post!

[edit on 3-10-2007 by greeneyedleo]



posted on Oct, 3 2007 @ 04:39 AM
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Oh i cant spell well thats a hell of a comeback wow thats all you have ok.

If you believe all Bill Clinton did was get a bj then you so far off reality.

Oh when Bill Lied no one died. And its a war for oil. right and we pay 3 dollars a gallon. some war for oil. Bill didnt do anything for the war on terror which started on his watch, all those terrorist attacks remember?

oh also no weapons of mass destruction, there was lots recovered but most moved over to syria we know this becuase we supplied Sadam in the 1980's.

there was no real intelligence blunders and Bush did not lie. I know who lied was joe wilson and his wife they did. Joe Wilson secret report told a different story then his bull# op ed in the new york times and scooter libby wasant the leaker it was armitage from the state dept. so why wasn't Plame and wilson put on trial for their lies. saddam was looking for the yellow cake according to wilson secret cia report. and no one outed Plames id, she wasn't undercover come on.

It has been a great war we won it right away. oh yeah another bs line from the socialist " we won the war with no plan for the peace" this is and has been a police action and a country rebuilding we were in Korea and still are, we were in japan and Germany at the fall of ww2. no one can predict how the Iraq people are going to do when they were ruled by a dictator for years and have splits in their factions. suni, shea, and kurd.

its a hell of a mess to fix and the Iraq people have to solve the political issues them selves.


you people are so blinded by your ideology and your hatred of Bush that you don't see the truth. Bush is stupid you say or then he is the master mind of evil ect.. well which is it. It cant be both ways

Bush has been a good president and the war has gone really well considering. Oh yeah and the General betray-us ad i am sure you loved that crap right?

Bush has been an honest true president, i don't like the wire tap stuff but it is hard to conduct this war. there hasn't been another attack yet in this country and thats proof of Bush doing all he can. you know terrorist are going to keep trying util they are dead. these people cant be reasoned with they are liars and evil. The 911 religious hijackers were in a strip club the night before and drinking before the 9/11 day. these terroirst have to be killed to stop them.

Ok but Obama and Hilary you guys are behind socialist like them. They are elitist who believe in Marxism and Rhodes scholar crap. They see Castro and Hugo chavez as icons and friends.

Socialist do not like freedom and Hilary and bill want to help set up one world government.

You guys need to see the truth i dont care of you dont like bush but he has done well with the stock market as good as clinton did and other things.

he is a honest and deeply convicted moral man. he has the weight of the world on him and keeping us safe is his number one priority.

you may disagree with his policies but stop this bs of calling neo-cons and cronies. I didnt like Clinton but i will name 100 things he did right as president.

you guys are so blinded by your bs that you think Bush has done everything wrong and wont give him any credit.

that ells alot about you guys. if this was Clintons war you guys would love it and so would I.

these wars were needed they are going really well especially when compared to wars in history.

Bush has done more then 100 things right can you name them? He has kept us safe. what have the democrats and socialist done but betray our national interest so they can exploit this for political gain.

Please tell hilary and obama to shut up they are not cmpaigning against george bush he cant run in 2008. they should campaing against the others in the field.

bush bashing for political gain and you trust them?



posted on Oct, 3 2007 @ 06:46 AM
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Originally posted by passenger
AHhhh, the Private Police Force. Purely a creation of the over-active imagination and science-fiction. I laugh fondly as I remember such films as "Soylent Green" and others, wherein they made references to said foes of Liberty.
Just like those funny little stories about "tracking implants" and "surveillance cameras everywhere you go". Ha, what a laff!!!
IF you believe in this paranoid rubbish you should craft yourself a tin-foil hat (if you already haven't). It's almost as funny as those loons that say "they" are going to combine North America into a mega-state. Hoooo!
It can never happen here...This is land of Liberty and Justice for all..isn't it?

[edit on 2-10-2007 by passenger]


Too late. Already happening. Civil Liberties being stripped. Slaves to national and state and city and personal debt. Slave to taxes.

Go to work. Pay your taxes. Keep your credit score (the mark of the beast) high, and be a good little citizen, and we will leave you alone.

Mess with us, and we make your life hell. We'll put you at the bottom of the heap.

Cops becoming more a more aggressive and corrupt.

No, don't worry, be happy.

Sit back and watch the news, and talk about how terrible the world is, go to bed, wake up and go to work. Good job!

Look, there's Blackwater accused of atrocities against innocents.
It's OK, we pay them well with our taxes, that go to the $400 bil we pay
per year in interest on our national debt.

So where do we get the money to pay for these people?
We borrow.
So that next year, our interest payments increase.

This isn't some 30 yr loan. This is set up to be perpetual.

Well, I'll go down kicking and screaming before I hand this down to my kids.


[edit on 3-10-2007 by stompk]



posted on Oct, 3 2007 @ 06:48 AM
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Originally posted by airborne82ndscout
I didnt like Clinton but i will name 100 things he did right as president.


Ok, if you say so.

I'm waiting...



Personally, I think you're gonna have a tough time with that list (because Clinton and Bush are both rotten to the core), but I trust that you're a man, with honor, that stands by your words.

I look forward to seeing what you come up with.



That said, you seem to be falling into "the trap" (failing to see that "repubocrats" & "demlicans" are two sides of the same, dirty, coin).

[edit on 10/3/07 by redmage]




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