Sunday, May 11, 2008

Bush has his own private army. It's called Blackwater.

Bush has his own private army. It's called Blackwater. The company was caught red handed murdering Iraqi civilians in cold blood.No problem according to the US State Department (Condi Rice). Their contract to provide protection to US "diplomats" in Iraq was just renewed. Why? The State Department claims it could not find anyone else to do the job. "We cannot operate without private security firms in Iraq," said Patrick F. Kennedy, the under secretary of state for management. "If the contractors were
removed, we would have to leave Iraq."Bizarre, isn't it? To learn what Blackwater is and what they're all about: Here:


Coming to a city near you? Produced by the US magazine The Nation.No one knows for sure, but it's believed that as much as 40% of the military budget goes to private contractors including private armies. There are thousands of private mercenaries operating on behalf of the US in Iraq and elsewhere around the world. Nearly 1,000 have been killed in Iraq alone, but their casualties are not counted. Nor has Congress been able to discover exactly how many mercenaries the US employs there. One of these firms, Blackwater USA, a big supporter of George Bush, is now deploying in the US. They were present in New Orleans after the levee gave way.

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