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posted on Apr, 20 2008 @ 04:47 AM
What do we know about blackwater and what do we know about:

A) The people they employ.
B) The weapons they use.
C) The uniform.
D) Their missions.

Anyone have experience with them? from what I understand is that they are fairly secretive.

posted on Apr, 21 2008 @ 08:49 PM
I think I may know someone who can help answer your questions. The father of one of my friends knows some people who work for Blackwater so he knows a bit about their operations and how they operate (albeit slightly biased in favor of Blackwater in every situation). I'll ask him your questions tomorrow and try to get some responses to help answer your inquiries.

posted on Apr, 21 2008 @ 09:30 PM

There was a thread that looked into this Blackwater a couple of weeks ago - may still be live.

'Blackwater Bulks Up Air Power Using Little-Known Company' posted by projectvxn

Happy hunting,


posted on Apr, 22 2008 @ 02:09 AM
Down but not out. Right now the top dog is Triple Canopy. Blackwater has some great staff but they have a hell of a bad image problem. They hire former mil and some le. When they started out, it was pretty much just another swat school. IMHO there moment in the sun is over. if you want too do some real digging and find some nasty stuff look into L3 Communications and their group MPRI linky

posted on Apr, 22 2008 @ 08:59 PM
Thank you for the replies!

I have specific reasons for asking and i'm trying to find the shadiest of the bunch.

There is a group alledgedly working with 1st Special Forces Detachment Delta to pull security for their operations which include artifact retrieval, they wear military uniforms with rank insignia but nothing else, I heard the rank is for scaring off other armed forces' inquiries in their duties.

I am trying to find out who they are in particular and if they have connections with blackwater and such.

posted on May, 4 2008 @ 05:50 PM
Bro Blackwater is crap, look up other american Merc Corps, that we dont hear about.

Blackwater was started by an former Navy Officer who did a Support attachment for a SEAL team, fell in love with what SOF can do and used his Inheiratance to Start Blackwater. Now the ONLY ONLY reason Merc companies exist is because they do not have to follow Rules Of Engagment thats it thats all.
There are three levels of employees at balckwater etc, Level 3 are actual operators doin the sneaky stuff you must have former SOF experiance to be level three no if ands or buts, otherwise anyone can join, just pay for your training and you could be sitting on a computer or guarding a door or doing military jobs just making alot more than me.

posted on May, 8 2008 @ 08:52 PM
I posted this on the last post at the Blackwater thread I've got started as I thought I'd make more people aware of more facts and stuff by letting them know your thread was out here as well.

Here are some more ATS poster's interesting Blackwater threads that I felt you might like to take a look. I put the ATS member's name before the thread so you can get to know them more. I never knew there was any other Blackwater threads so I went finding all of the stuff I did on My own and with all of your contributions as well.

GrOuNd_ZeRo :

AllSeeingI Bulks Up Air Power Using Little-Known Company

Qwas Security Firm now in NOLA

deltaboy rescuing and evacuating the Polish ambassador.

I have as yet not had the time ti thoroughly dig through them to see if we all ended up using any similar materials. I will tell you this that if that is so then it is by mere coincidence.

posted on May, 9 2008 @ 11:17 AM
There seems to be alot of misinformation out there, let me try to shed some first-hand light on this subject. In a nutshell, Blackwater is a group of skilled, ex-middle eschelon military personel that have either retired or chosen the route of "same job for better pay".

The duties they perform is much like that of any other Stryker Infantry brigade, convoy security. They do not contract out for special "Gucci" missions. Their is too much liability for that to occur, especially since Blackwater has been labled "cowboys" not only be the media but by most governments involved with the Iraqi freedom campaign.

To paint a better picture. They operate out of the same forward operation bases as the rest of the military forces, they drive out dated Humvees, and spend most of their time in the gym or the chowhall. Wearing body armor they purchased personally with their 96k per year and weapons organic to any other infantry brigade, they recieve missions from thier state side command to escort some Sec. of State, Oil Baron, or Media reporter.

All in all they have somehow earned this reputation as being "elite". Undoubtedly this comes from the places they came from ie. Ranger Battalion, various Special forces groups, CAG. But, even just some average Joe some member took a liking to from daily conversations in the messhall could be a potential recruit. They are another tool to the US government, just a more expensive and less focused one.

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posted on May, 9 2008 @ 11:38 AM

Originally posted by L4teh1
...Wearing body armor they purchased personally with their 96k per year..

They make a hell of a lot more than that, and even if they do pay for it personally, I'm sure their equipment is subsidised by Blackwater.


posted on May, 11 2008 @ 10:23 AM
Level 3 comunications are the folks that linked every state in the union with fiber optics. I worked on the project here in the Northeast for 2 years.
L3 is NOT a classification for the logistics end of the various companies they own and operate. Its the name of the company.


posted on May, 21 2008 @ 03:42 PM
I just finished Robert Young Pelton's "Licensed to Kill" about private military contractors - it's a very deep look into their world and I highly reccomend it if this is something you have more than a passing interest in.

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