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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Is Blackwater being reigned in by the U.S. Military

Nothing is as it appears to be in the media. I was told about a year ago by some U.S. Military contacts that the troops would be brought home from Irag to checkmate Blackwater, which would play a large part in any NWO takeover scenario. Well the troops have not been brought home, but maybe Blackwater is being neutered a bit behind the scenes; time will tell.
Blackwater, the US private military contractor widely accused of abuse of power in Iraq, is getting out of the security business.

Company executives said they are moving away from security work in the wake of close media scrutiny of private contractors' behaviour in Iraq, particularly a Baghdad shooting involving Blackwater employees that left 17 Iraqi civilians dead. The incident is under investigation by American law enforcement.

"The experience we've had would certainly be a disincentive to any other companies that want to step in and put their entire business at risk,'' Blackwater founder and chief executive Erik Prince told an Associated Press reporter who was given a daylong tour of the company's headquarters.

Anne Tyrrell, a Blackwater spokesman, said the company has not planned any "shift," but rather that the company would grow in other areas besides private security.

"When we are seeking to expand the business we will be doing it in other area," she said. "We don't see that market growing".
Blackwater has made hundreds of millions of dollars off of contracts to guard US state department officials. Its seemingly ubiquitous presence, combined with the larger-than-life personality of the conservative Prince, turned Blackwater into an emblem for the privatised military that the Bush administration relied upon to help wage the Iraq war.

The company also operated under broad legal immunity from criminal prosecution in Iraq, attracting criticism from government officials in Washington as well as Baghdad. The US Congress ultimately passed legislation bringing contracting firms under the American military code of justice. To finish the article.

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