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Blackwater create offshore companies to gain US contracts.

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posted on Sep, 4 2010 @ 12:54 AM
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Reading this article you are lead to believe the pollies and Gov agencies approving these contracts were unaware thats these were infact Blackwater Companies (XE)..

I find that hard to believe..They knew who the contracts were going to and who were giving them kickbacks, I'm sure..


The security company Blackwater Worldwide formed a network of 30 shell companies and subsidiaries to try to get millions of dollars in government business after the company faced strong criticism for reckless conduct in Iraq, The New York Times reported on Friday.


news.ninemsn.com.au...




posted on Sep, 4 2010 @ 01:15 AM
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in my 11 year military career (usaf firefighter) i spent over 44 months in warzones. i found what contractors are doing over there to be revolting and anti-american. i couldn't believe how the military was made to be subserviant to the civilian contractors, halliburton, and blackwater/xe subsidiaries.

those peopel were/are playing by no rules, impo (in my professional opinion)

if the american public was to learn of all their actions and behaviors towards the civilian population in their own homeland, americans would be ashamed to be americans.

one great example:
i was stationed in Ballad in iraq in 2006. a halliburton subsidiary had a contract paying them 2.1 million dollars annually to service all portable fire extinguishers on that base. so their contract had paid them 6.3 million dollars since the war had begun. but everyone on the base that went to them was being sent to us. and we did not have the machinery or the personnel or the budget to reservice fire extinguishers, and we did not have fire extinguishers. i was the ncoic of the fire alarm communications center (facc) and the 911 systems. i saw the contract myself during a few staff meetings. the fire department during past deployment rotations had been purchasing new portable fire extinguishers from .... another and the same halliburton subsidiaries, which means they made more money.

so there you have it.
americans flipped the bill for a 6.3 million dollar contract for a service that was not being supplied.

and people want to know how billions of dollars where unaccounted for during this war?

i do not like the mercinary tactics of blackwater or xe. nope. not one bit.

blackwater/xe, corporate monopolizationing of war,


Cynical,
S&F

thanks,
et

[edit on 4-9-2010 by Esoteric Teacher]



posted on Sep, 4 2010 @ 01:21 AM
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I agree with your post and have read where you posted about them contracts in the past..

However, my point is the US people are dellusional if they think these contracts were given to companies that were not known to be related to Blackwater..

Names were changed to try and deceive the people, the ones giving the contract out would surely have known...
Surely you check out a company before handing out millions and allowing them to support a war effort..



posted on Sep, 4 2010 @ 01:23 AM
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you're kidding me, right? There's some sort of evil going on and I missed it? Can't be true. Nope.

I'm just joking in the face of the horrriblenss of what goes on daily.

I'm rather jaded when it comes to such info as this.

It all pretty much just relates what is the norm. If you have a viable solution to this all, I am all ears!

I'm of the same generation that railed against it all previouslu. I blamed those that came before me. Nothing much happened due to my generation.

Now I am one if the lost. Come on young folks, do what my generation couldn't do. Good luck, and welcome to the wastelands of idealism.
Just saying.............



posted on Sep, 4 2010 @ 01:32 AM
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What can you do??

The only answer is to kick the lot out and try to replace them with something better..

Will it need violence? Who knows.

Will it be better? Who knows..

Such is life,



posted on Sep, 4 2010 @ 01:34 AM
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Originally posted by CynicalM
However, my point is the US people are dellusional if they think these contracts were given to companies that were not known to be related to Blackwater..


point well made. yes, these people play by no rules. if your company is taking heat, creat 10 more and funnel the business through the one that is receiving the least amount of scrutiny and investigative oversights.



Names were changed to try and deceive the people, the ones giving the contract out would surely have known...
Surely you check out a company before handing out millions and allowing them to support a war effort..


three loaded words my friend:
no bid contracts.



posted on Sep, 4 2010 @ 02:06 AM
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with the way things are progressing at this rate, i always imagined a future where the PMCs are calling the shots above everyone else. these people are gonna cry for security as bad as their next plate of food and guess who's gonna come to the rescue with guns drawn and contracts forged in the divided states of america.

if this is the military-industrial complex Eisenhower warned us about... we're a little too deep in the gutter at this point.



posted on Sep, 4 2010 @ 06:24 PM
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Offshore companies might not be able to get contracts with the US
government.

Well contracts with the defense department perhaps.

LORAL set up a company in Bermuda to fund the GLOBALSTAR
satellite company.

So that was a commercial venture.

A competitor IRIDIUM did sell part of its operation to governmant
services once in operation.



posted on Sep, 4 2010 @ 10:41 PM
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Blackwater/Xe is like a tumor on the ass of humanity, their tendrils are infiltrating everywhere.

KBR did much the same thing with SEII, a company that exists only in a Cayman Islands file cabinet.

I've been a contractor since 2003, in Iraq since 2004. I've seen alot of shady things, alot of waste on a huge scale over here. I work closely with the military supporting the Signal Brigade/Battalions/Companies. Thankfully we have a great working relationship.

Here's a good blog about overseas contractors and the waste that occurs. The lady that runs it is a former KBR electrician.

mssparky.com...



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