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Activists turn to Blackwater over Darfur

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posted on Jun, 21 2008 @ 01:11 PM
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Activists turn to Blackwater over Darfur


www.ft.com

Mia Farrow, the actress and activist, has asked Blackwater, the US private security company active in Iraq, for help in Darfur after becoming frustrated by the stalled deployment of a United Nations peacekeeping force.

Ms Farrow said she had approached Erik Prince, founder and owner of Blackwater, to discuss whether a military role was either feasible or desirable.

She acknowledged that many people might have reservations about Blackwater being involved in Darfur – the company’s men were involved in the fatal shooting of 17 Iraqi civilians last September – but said the threat of violence to refugees meant all options had to be explored.
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posted on Jun, 21 2008 @ 01:11 PM
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oh look, another way for Blackwater to fill the role of UN peacekeepers..

excellent, now there will be even more help in exchange for rape than before

www.ft.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Jun, 21 2008 @ 03:05 PM
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Good for Ms. Farrow. Maybe she is using the example of mercenaries in Sierra Leone. They were hired by a democratically elected government to fight the RUF that was opposing the government.

The strategy worked wonderfully for two years, then certain anti-mercenary groups stepped in and pulled the funding which forced the mercenaries out. Three months later, the government was overthrown and the country fell back into chaos until more mercenaries were hired. That didn't last long though, more anti-mercenary groups intervened and forced them out.


oh look, another way for Blackwater to fill the role of UN peacekeepers..


Do you mean the UN peacekeepers that arrived 4 1/2 years after the conflict started and the same force that is virtually ineffective still?

For some people, I guess, 450,000 deaths, countless mutilations, and countless rapes are acceptable as long as those evil, moneygrubbing, devils of Blackwater don't get involved in the conflict.



posted on Jun, 21 2008 @ 03:53 PM
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So, could you post the rest of the article considering we can only get snippets of the article unless we sign up for an account. More discussion could be carried out unless another news source has the same article posted?



posted on Jun, 21 2008 @ 04:13 PM
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Here is the full article from the Financial Times.

This is an idea that I fully support because the world has failed Darfur.



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