Sunday, May 27, 2007

Blackwater Mercenaries Are Uncontrollable

Yes, I’m going to repeat myself. As I said in my BuzzFlash article two weeks ago (it’s still on the BuzzFlash site, BTW), “For me, the most unsettling thing about our State Department paying a bunch of gun-for-hire mercenaries and deploying them to Afghanistan and Iraq is that a far right Christian religious fanatic is training these thugs. And the second most unsettling thing is that each soldier in this shadow army, numbering 120,000, is being paid $1000-a-day by the U.S. State Department.” The Washington Post reported this morning, “Employees of Blackwater USA, a private security firm under contract to the State Department, opened fire on the streets of Baghdad twice in two days last week, and one of the incidents provoked a standoff between the security contractors and Iraqi forces, U.S. and Iraqi officials said. “A Blackwater guard shot and killed an Iraqi driver Thursday near the Interior Ministry, according to three U.S. officials and one Iraqi official who were briefed on the incident but spoke on condition of anonymity because of a pending investigation. On Wednesday, a Blackwater-protected convoy was ambushed in downtown Baghdad, triggering a furious battle in which the security contractors, U.S. and Iraqi troops and AH-64 Apache attack helicopters were firing in a congested area.” WaPo went on to say that Blackwater spokesperson Anne Tyrrell said the company did not discuss specific incidents. In Iraq, the Interior Ministry regulates security companies for the Iraqi government. Undersecretary for Intelligence Affairs Hussein Kamal said Iraqi authorities have been hampered by a Coalition Provisional Authority order granting contractors immunity from the Iraqi legal process. Translation: Blackwater hooligans can do whatever they want in Iraq, there is no oversight whatsoever, Blackwater takes no responsibility for its illegal actions nor will its officials discuss it. WaPo said, “Blackwater is now the most prominent of dozens of security companies working in Iraq, with hundreds of guards and a fleet of armored vehicles and helicopters.” And, don’t forget, the religious-fanatic Prince family that has built the Blackwater training camp in North Carolina, has also bankrolled the far-right religious fascist James Dobson and his “Focus on the Family” ministry with it’s political arm, “The Family Research Center”. Dobson meets regularly with George W. Bush to give him orders about where the Republican Party should be headed. Dobson said in 2004 he would bring down the Republican Party if it “fails” him. WaPo said, “A US Embassy official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Blackwater contractors "did their job," enabling the State Department employees to be extracted without injuries. The U.S. military said no American soldiers were killed or wounded during the attack.” Blackwater guns-for-hire are killing Iraqis. These mercenaries don’t have to abide by any rules, and our State Department has given Blackwater carte blanche to maraud at will while paying these armed thugs $1000-a-day. (Incidentally the Thugs/Thuggees were a religious organization in India that operated from the 17th century to the 19th century and murdered and robbed in the service of Goddess Kali.) James Dobson now has an army at his disposal. His writings indicate his vision is to take over the Republican Party, and then to impose “divine moral law” on everyone in the United States. Und morgen die Welt.

1 comment:

Barry Schwartz said...

So either way he will destroy the 'Republican' Party. Excellent.