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Revealed: After Baghdad massacre, Blackwater split into 30 shell companies

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posted on Sep, 4 2010 @ 03:20 PM
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Revealed: After Baghdad massacre, Blackwater split into 30 shell companies


www.rawstory.com

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 Friday.

It said Levin's committee found that North Carolina-based Blackwater, which now is known as Xe Services, went to great lengths to find ways to get lucrative government work despite criminal charges and criticism stemming from a 2007...
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posted on Sep, 4 2010 @ 03:20 PM
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CIA Director Leon Panetta said that the CIA had no choice but to hire the company because it underbid others by $26 million and that a CIA review concluded that the contractor had cleaned up its act.


Yeah right. Sure they underbid all the HONEST other companies to get the work! Once they've got it, then they can defraud the taxpayers out of some more money with excessive bills, addons, and everything else they can do.


That company, its owners, and everyone else associated with them should be deported to Mexico. They can probably use a bunch of assassins down there right about now.



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posted on Sep, 4 2010 @ 03:51 PM
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Just heard about this on main stream news.
There can't much more digging into this one so I wonder
what story they are trying to suppress.

Just what do they do... take government money (for what).
This is the big government of the Republicans.

They ran the Army base kitchens and security and etc and etc.



posted on Sep, 4 2010 @ 04:30 PM
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I'm sure that they didn't underbid most other companies, instead the government put requirements that only fit a couple of companies, then the companies take turns on the bidding. That's how it goes. A certain corporation will lobby government officials for a job, then the government makes requirements that fit only that company to go out to bidding.

For instance, if Xe has 2600 employees, the government will make a requirement that whoever bids on the contract needs to have between 2550 and 2650 employees that has "x" amount of years experience and has "XYZ" liscenses.

This whole defense contract bidding is a farce.

--airspoon



posted on Sep, 4 2010 @ 05:02 PM
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Some companies can have a technical edge.
Even with low man power the company can hire more.
In those cases the technical evaluation is key and best
to go with the most confident in the evaluation of the
government or consultants.

In some instances once the job is awarded the scattering of
subcontracts can give the main project a difficult time.
I can't say that a company was directed where to sub contract
but it might have happened. I did hear of a sub contractor
having little to deliver on schedule and was canceled with
the main contractor do the job themselves.

What could backwater have in experience that just hiring
more drivers and guns have on competition except that
no other company did such things.



posted on Sep, 4 2010 @ 06:10 PM
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I posted this yesterday..Our pollies are scum,,,
www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Sep, 4 2010 @ 07:18 PM
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and guess where Erik Prince is going

Blackwater Founder Moves to Abu Dhabi, Records Say



posted on Sep, 5 2010 @ 01:09 AM
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Yeah I saw that too from a comment on the article. He is out of US jurisdiction. Nice, huh? But then again, if I'd just murdered 17 people in Iraq, I'd be a little skittish too and bug out. There's probably a few people who'd like to wrap their revengeful hands around his neck and squeeze.



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