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Syed
12-20-2009, 08:56 AM
...............................and shameful role of Pakistani Authorities.

Jeremy Scahill (http://www.democracynow.org/2009/11/24/blackwaters_secret_war_in_pakistan_jeremy) interview starts after the donation request.

Ian McColgin
12-20-2009, 09:12 AM
Always nice to know that when we spend beaucoup bucks on some corporate imperialism at least a few perfidious locals get a share . . .

LeeG
12-20-2009, 09:15 AM
The point about studying this stuff isn't to demonize the privatization of war but to see how incremental changes for expediency sake has consequences down the line. The Cheney/Bush administration doubled down on fear and deception.


"And Amy, what this really is, is an outgrowth of a trend that we saw very early on in the Bush administration following September 11th, where the Vice President Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld circumvented the military chain of command, went directly into JSOC, and essentially separated JSOC from the military and started using JSOC to commit what my source said were some of the “darkest acts.”"


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cofer_Black

Black was the United States Department of State Coordinator for Counter-terrorism with the rank of Ambassador at Large from December 2002 to November 2004. The point man for the U.S. government's international counter-terrorism policy in the first term of the Bush administration, he resigned shortly after George W. Bush was elected to a second presidential term.
From 2005 until 2008, Black was Vice Chairman of Blackwater USA, a US-based private security firm which is the State Department's biggest security contractor.
Black is currently the chairman of the privately owned intelligence gathering company Total Intelligence Solutions.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_Intelligence_Solutions

TIS is owned by The Prince Group, a private company led by Erik Prince. Erik Prince also owns and/or oversees numerous other investment and business interests to include Xe, the company formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/8409358.stm

The CIA has cancelled a contract with US private security firm Blackwater for its operatives to load bombs onto drone aircraft in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Former Blackwater employees also alleged that they provided security on some CIA rendition flights transporting detainees between prisons in different countries.
One former CIA officer was quoted as saying: "There was a feeling that Blackwater eventually became an extension of the agency."

paladin
12-20-2009, 11:48 AM
I can't comment on this because I have been out of the "loop" for a decade, but the "Frontier Corp" has/is/was a favorite name for a Proprietary C.I.A. company.

BrianW
12-20-2009, 02:35 PM
Found the transcript, will read and comment later.

BrianW
12-20-2009, 05:13 PM
Not too long again, I was chastised for using the title of an article I C&P'd to the forum. In this case, it will be ignored by the same folks.

In any case, the article, if true, basically says some Blackwater people worked for the CIA on drones in Pakistan. It also mentions Blackwater people working for the Pakistan's Minister of the Interior.

Hardly a "secret war', except that government officials are not to keen on sharing the facts with this reporter. Nor is it Blackwaters war.

I like this question...


AMY GOODMAN: Jeremy Scahill, talk about who Blackwater is working for, or working with in Pakistan. Of course, Pakistan a country the United States has not declared war on.

As if Blackwater is conducting a war against Pakistan. When in fact they are fighting either under a CIA agreement with Pakistan, or directly for Pakistan officials.

Interesting article. Thanks for sharing it Syed.