After the debacle of last September’s murder of Iraqi civilians, many Americans held out hope that Blackwater, former Navy Seal and right wing evangelical Erik Prince’s guns-for-hire to the Busheviks operation located in the Great Dismal Swamp of eastern North Carolina had been exposed and might be forced into decline and eventual disenfranchisement. A new […]
See Erik Prince. See Erik Prince dodge responsibility for Blackwater actions. See Erik Prince get rich(er) from Blackwater. See State Department toadies get bonuses for helping Blackwater get even more money from taxpayers. See Erik Prince smirk.
So the Inspector General for the State Department Howard Krongard has recused himself from decisions related to the investigation of Blackwater, Erik Prince’s military contracting firm, because his brother is a member of Blackwater’s board of directors. And we know he only did this AFTER he was whacked by Rep. Elijah Cummings – with evidence […]
Blackwater, its troubles behind it (or so they’d have us believe), is expanding its services again. This time they’re going into espionage.
There’s good news and bad news about Blackwater. Which would you like first?
It’s been a quiet week in Lake Woebegone, as the man says…. It hasn’t been nearly so placid in Moyock, NC, home of Blackwater, USA, unregulated killers for hire primary security services contractor for the US State Department. In the tumultuous month since they opened fire without provocation on civilians in Baghdad, killing 17, the […]
Certain of us on this planet have it tough – how many would love us if we were great white sharks? Black mambas? Box jellyfish? Too, too few, one suspects. So it is with that misunderstood force for security and protection, Blackwater, USA. Just because a private company gets over one billion dollars in non-competitive […]
There’s a now (rightly) forgotten “war film” from the 1950′s called Kiss Them for Me that stars Cary Grant and Ray Walston as Navy fliers on leave during WWII. It’s a slight piece of film making (mostly designed to appeal to women – with Jayne Mansfield and Suzy Parker as eye candy for their vet […]
As you know, Blackwater killed a bunch of Iraqi civilians a short time ago. They didn’t apologize – that’s a sign of weakness, as Captain Nathan Brittles tells his young officer corps in John Ford’s classic paean to American arrogance and “manifest destiny” She Wore a Yellow Ribbon, even though the Iraqi “government” tried to […]
Blackwater Security (shown here on one of their typical helicopter patrols in Iraq), who was involved in a shootout Sunday that updated reports now say left over 20 Iraqi unarmed civilians dead, has yet to offer an apology for the attack. They continue to state that they fired in defense against a perceived threat. Of […]
Even though they’re being expelled from Iraq, Blackwater, the North Carolina based private dominionist military force security company, is adding a navy to its already burgeoning army and its nascent air force. An invitation only open-house for friends of Erik Prince’s private military will be held September 19 and 20 in Norfolk, VA, where the […]
Iraqi government pulls Blackwater’s license…for now, anyway…now, what to do with all that firepower…?
The Iraqi “government” (well, that’s what the Bush administration calls it, but then they call themselves a government, too, so there we are) has expelled Blackwater Security from its job to commit legalized mayhem provide security services in Iraq. Citing the killing of 8 civilians and the wounding of 13 others in a shootout during […]
Our friends at Blackwater Security are creating their own air force. The company which provides “security solutions” by contract to the United States in Iraq (and is building bases in every coastal state in the US), already has a fleet of armed helicopters which it uses in Iraq. The first of the planes that Blackwater […]
George Bush’s private army Blackwater Security Consulting, the firm contracted with providing security services to civilian contractors in Iraq (among other services) is showing its admiration of Dick “Keep what you’re doing secret at any cost” Cheney: The families of four American security contractors who were burned, beaten, dragged through the streets of Fallujah and […]
Buzzflash recently did an interview with Jeremy Scahill, author of a new book on our government’s biggest security vendor, Blackwater. Some of you may have come across it. For those of you who didn’t, Scahill offers some sobering facts that should give you a nice case of the heebie jeebies:
Cheney released from hospital after heart transplant WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Former Vice President Dick Cheney, who underwent a heart transplant 10 days earlier, was released from the hospital on Tuesday, a spokeswoman said. “As he leaves the hospital, the former vice president and his family want to again express their deep gratitude to the donor […]