Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Will Blackwater Finally Be Banned?

The soul-sickening sound of Blackwater USA guns will hopefully end soon. Digby has another take on it and Robert Greenwald of Brave New Films made another fabulous documentary on Blackwater's "Shadow War" called Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers



The Blackwater/private contractor fiasco is a story that has barely cracked the headlines in the MSM, but is arguably one of the most important features of BushCo's strategy to undermine our democracy. The possibility exists that Blackwater is the private BushCo army created to keep us peaceniks in line. This is a chapter of American history I wish to soon be over.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I only wish it were so. Both the film here and at Digby's are chilling.

Hope, did you happen to hear Amy G interviewing Naomi Klein yesterday? There's a thread that ties that, this and the kid being tased together.

OS

op99 said...

Cheney has to be shitting bricks about this - I wonder what he will do to bring Alawi in line. If the contractors are gone, there is no way the overstretched military can fill those gaps. Fixing this will be Bushco Job One.

SadButTrue said...

I don't really think the Iraqi government has any control over Blackwater, Halliburton, or any other US commercial entity operating in their country. They'll just keep on operating as they have and defy the Iraqis to stop them.

Bustednuckles said...

Did you know these sonsabitches have started their own Air Force?
yes sir, they have several ground support planes. small, single engine jobs.
They also have permission from all of the states on the west coast to use the air space.
Nice.
Being a DFH could take on a whole new meaning.
Viva La Resistance!

Elmo said...

Y'all Chickenhawks to Me - by Elmo (MP3)

(If you have trouble with the link right click and "save target as")

Anonymous said...

And worst yet, Romney's defense consultant is a Blackwater VP. Now what does that tell you...is the entire nation corporatized yet?

HopeSpringsATurtle said...

Thanks you all for the input and additional info. Great job Elmo! Billy Joel never sounded this good...

The combination of sheer incompetence , arrogance and evil strategy in BushCo has indeed created a toxic mess.

I do hope Blackwater goes away.

Zena said...

This is bad news...