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Black Water in Iraq and in the US

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posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 06:25 PM
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Video on Blackwater in Iraq, Alot of information didnt know about black water.

wimp.com...




posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 06:26 PM
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As is customary here at ATS please tell us your thoughts on the subject you posted rather than a link.

Whats your take on Blackwater?



posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 06:54 PM
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I don't see what the problem is with hiring civilian contractors do drive trucks, move supplies, and provide security. Most of them are ex military anyway.



posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 06:58 PM
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But is that all they are doing? or are they fighting a war with no rules that govern the normal Military?



posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 06:59 PM
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Or how about this, Where the US armed services can not operate with in the U.S. how about blackwater rolling up to take our guns? or Police citizens?



posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 07:00 PM
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These are the guys you will probably se on the street in the near future.

Keep in mind... Blackwater is only one private military contacter out of hundreds.

These private military contracters are well funded to carry out Black-Ops.

Money talks.



posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 07:04 PM
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These guys get paid a hell of a lot more then the average U.S. army grunt too, So where a soldier might not shoot at US citizens a Mercenary (who has left the army and decided to sign up with a company that allows him to operate outside military law) might not bat an eyelash at doing so.



posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 07:05 PM
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As a not so proud military member I can tell you at the begining of the occupation Blackwater was givin almost a free rein of the country but now that we've moved out of that phase blackwater is no longer needed. Do they do other things then drive trucks... yes to be honest I didn't know they drove trucks because all I seen out there was KBR they did everthing. Blackwater weather they will admit it or not is a company that hires out mercenaries or soldiers of fortune.



posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 07:07 PM
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Originally posted by benrl
Or how about this, Where the US armed services can not operate with in the U.S. how about blackwater rolling up to take our guns? or Police citizens?



I dare them to try me and my firearms will have something to say about that



posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 07:10 PM
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Originally posted by killacaboose
As a not so proud military member I can tell you at the begining of the occupation Blackwater was givin almost a free rein of the country but now that we've moved out of that phase blackwater is no longer needed. Do they do other things then drive trucks... yes to be honest I didn't know they drove trucks because all I seen out there was KBR they did everthing. Blackwater weather they will admit it or not is a company that hires out mercenaries or soldiers of fortune.


I've never actually heard a member of the military call our actions in Iraq an occupation. Perhaps you chose the wrong career.
What is wrong with hiring mercenaries?



posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 07:11 PM
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Originally posted by Doomsday 2029
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These are the guys you will probably se on the street in the near future.

Keep in mind... Blackwater is only one private military contacter out of hundreds.

These private military contracters are well funded to carry out Black-Ops.

Money talks.




I'd love it if they patrolled the streets of DC. No more crime or street thugs sounds like something I could get behind.



posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 07:15 PM
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If you didnt watch the video these guys where deployed during Katrina, because our national guard was occupied elsewhere , at around 900 a day per person.



posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 07:17 PM
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At anytime you see them on the street thatd probably mean habeas corpus would be suspended also, Im sure we would all have a grand ole time then.



posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 07:23 PM
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Yes occupation [The control of a country by military forces of a foreign power] I lived in that country for 13 months. As for wrong career choice I would say Yes. The problem in hireing mercenaries is they have less rules to abide by therefore they can do far more "wrong" things and get away with it



posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 09:42 PM
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Blackwater no longer exists, it's called Xe now.

And it's founder, Erik Prince, has resigned (or been forced out) as of today.

His far-right political connections, which helped ensure Blackwater got lots of tasty servings of taxpayer cash, are now a liability rather than an asset.

You can stick a fork in Blackwater, it's done.

Expect to see Haliburton/KBR suffer the same kinds of reversals.

That's another company that got fat on the taxpayer's dime thanks to political connections: but now those connections are gone.

Good riddance.



[edit on 3/2/09 by xmotex]



posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 09:45 PM
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Originally posted by benrl
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At anytime you see them on the street thatd probably mean habeas corpus would be suspended also, Im sure we would all have a grand ole time then.


How so?



posted on Mar, 2 2009 @ 09:50 PM
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Originally posted by killacaboose
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Yes occupation [The control of a country by military forces of a foreign power] I lived in that country for 13 months. As for wrong career choice I would say Yes. The problem in hireing mercenaries is they have less rules to abide by therefore they can do far more "wrong" things and get away with it



It was never an occupation if they begged us not to leave.
Have you ever met any BlackWater personnel? I'm sure many have the impression that they are just mindless, heartless killers who go around shooting people for sport. In reality, they are regular people with families, who were just trying to earn a better living than they did in the Armed Forces. A few cases of bad apples doesn't mean they are all like that.



posted on Mar, 3 2009 @ 01:40 AM
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Here's my take on blackwater, what little I know about it.
They employ some excellent ex-military, to do contract jobs for the American government, that the government doesn't want to risk its military on! Blackwater contractors are on the whole better trained than the actual military! That is why they were used. They could be counted on to get the job done, whatever it was, and they were reliable. Of course, they were risking their necks, and getting paid well for it.
They operated under their own rules, and alas, this became a liability due to a number of unsavory incidents.
I'm fine with this in a foreign country, but having that same set of (no)rules being employed in America is unnerving for me. On the one hand, it is good that ex-special forces can be called up quick to qwell disturbances, or maintain law and order in somewhere like post-hurricane Louisiana. But on the other, who is watching them, and making sure they're behaving? Who do they answer to if they start abusing people or recklessly endangering citizens or property? The same argument is probably found on Iraqi's lips. Sure Blackwater goes shooting up people, but who verifies they really are 'bad guys' that are getting killed?



posted on Mar, 3 2009 @ 02:14 AM
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I have been following this Blackwater phenomina and I can't help it, to me they are like the western version of the taliban. Keep watch!



posted on Mar, 3 2009 @ 02:25 AM
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Originally posted by cruzion

I'm fine with this in a foreign country, but having that same set of (no)rules being employed in America is unnerving for me.


I don't think it's fair for them to operate like that in another country and not in the US. Fair is fair. They should not do it anywhere, period.



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