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Ear to the Ground

More Hot Water for Blackwater

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Posted on Apr 17, 2010
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A cutesy take on the old Blackwater logo.

Once-esteemed (by the government, at least) mercenary corporation Blackwater is in some hot legal water after the company’s former president and four other former employees were slapped with federal charges over the alleged stockpiling of automatic weapons.

The charges are only the latest problem in Blackwater’s short but troubled history. Now renamed Xe Services, Blackwater is trying to repair a reputation sullied by a series of allegations about its conduct in Iraq.—JCL

The Guardian:

The embattled security company Blackwater, which became known as the privatised face of warfare in Iraq, faces new legal difficulties after its former president and four other former employees were charged with federal weapons charges related to the alleged stockpiling of automatic rifles.

The charges come from a 2008 raid by the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on the firm’s sprawling ranch in North Carolina. Agents found 22 automatic weapons, including 17 AK-47s, on the property in potential violation of a law that bans private individuals or companies buying such weapons registered after 1986.

Among those facing charges are Gary Jackson, the company’s former president until last year; its former general counsel, Andrew Howell; and former vice president Bill Mathews.

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By amunaor, April 18, 2010 at 5:03 pm Link to this comment

The, shallow, brute has no love for anyone or anything. By force, it seeks to steal that which it does not deserve.

Madness begets violence and violence madness; a repetitive loop, seeking self justification to cross the Rubicon into a mindless psychotic break.

After the dust settles; the pools of blood having retreated down into Earth, the remainder is never happy. Soon, they begin to tire; growing suspicious, turn their bayonets on each other, as they gauge, claw and deceive anew.

Such is a very lonely dinner table! I hope they enjoy their bloody, uncooked, poison steak.

As for who should Bell the Cat; the Cat, as usual, is in the litter box, too busy covering up its business to be tolled.

Peace, Best Wishes and Hope

WikiLeaks—Collateral Murder:
http://www.collateralmurder.com/

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By photoshock, April 18, 2010 at 4:52 pm Link to this comment

Blackwater stockpiling automatic weapons! What an expose, there is nothing new about this.
Xe, has been for the last 5 years, stockpiling weapons and contracts within the U.S. We are now the targets of the elitist, money-grubbing bastards and if We, the people, do not revolt against these people, this government is lost and we will become the corporatocracy that we truly are.
Nothing surprises me anymore, you cannot say anything that is truly astounding regarding the elitist frame of
mind. To this type of person, we are nothing but sheeple and not fit for anything but economic, wage slavery. They don’t have to feed us, they don’t have to care about us, all we have to do is feed their profit-driven self-centered motives.
If we cannot stand up against these tactics of separation and division, we will fall. That’s why the
tea-gaggers are nothing more than puppets for the large scale corporations.
Mussolini, said it this way, ‘socialism is nothing more than the marriage of government and the corporations working together to control the population for the good of them both.’

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By REDHORSE, April 18, 2010 at 2:53 pm Link to this comment

RE YOUR RE:

      Never mind the matches—the children have flame throwers. The farm is already on fire. The good souls who bought it are spinning in their graves.

      When it comes to fire, internal, external or eternal, the AK-47 will cook your steak (hope you like it bloody) a lot quicker than a Peace Maker. That’s why the boys at Black Water have them. As G.Vidal likes to point out, our Democratic Republic is already fried to a crisp.

      I enjoyed your reply. My point is: endless discussions of the collective about who is going to bell the cat are futile. Dylans HARD RAIN has fallen. We’re just the otherside of political Katrina. We all stand together or we fall alone. How long can you and your family tread water. Who DO you love?

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By amunaor, April 18, 2010 at 12:58 pm Link to this comment

RE TO: REDHORSE—

All souls who enter through the matrix, as soon as they take on form, begin to wither away, as ALL forms do; there are no illusions here.

That same, invisible, internal Flame; projected externally and presented to the senses as Fire, is also just as unconscionable; it can cook your steak to perfection as well as burn down the farm; therefore demented children should not be given matches to play with.

Instead of hiding in the attic, my redeeming peace-maker will defend my family!

The forces in the universe are neither good nor evil. But, misappropriated into the hands of those who perceive those forces as weapons of power, then do they manifest as evil.

Meanwhile, keep wailin’ Bobby, we feel your pain!

It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZgBhyU4IvQ

Peace, Best Wishes and Hope

WikiLeaks—Collateral Murder:
http://www.collateralmurder.com/

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By REDHORSE, April 18, 2010 at 12:15 pm Link to this comment

There’s no help coming. Maudlin sentimentality and weepy indignation are the indulgences killing us all. (”—-lions and tigers and bears—-oh my!!!—-” )

  They’re gonna put you in the oven anyway: welcome to freedom land!!—-Deep down inside everyone is dreaming that salvation is in the fire storm but that’s an illusion—redemption is the key.


  Once upon a time, there was a little Dutch girl who hid in the attic with her family—perhaps we can all find an attic to hide in too.

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By amunaor, April 18, 2010 at 11:14 am Link to this comment

ofersince72…...

I’ve been down on the bottom, of a world full of lies,

It’s not dark yet, but it’s getting there:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RZgBhyU4IvQ

Peace, Best Wishes and Hope
***

WikiLeaks—Collateral Murder:
http://www.collateralmurder.com/

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By ofersince72, April 18, 2010 at 1:59 am Link to this comment

we need you younguns to get up
  don’t let them finish locking down the gate
  take us ole hippies home

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By ofersince72, April 18, 2010 at 1:53 am Link to this comment

Hey John McCain, and you too Joe Leiberman
  with your new detention policy bill
  You can’t take my memories away
  of those times of a better day
  you can’t take them away
  The Last Waltz still dances in my head..
  you can’t take that away.
  you helped rewrite history
  and stopped a beautifur movement
  with your dirty dollar bills
  but you can’t take my memories away

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By ofersince72, April 17, 2010 at 11:23 pm Link to this comment

This is true, She is already belching.
As Carlin said,  like a dog scratching off a flea.

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By amunaor, April 17, 2010 at 11:09 pm Link to this comment

I hope not ofersince72.

If you’ve studied the psychological foundations of Blackwater, it’s obvious that they’re driven by a very radical, right-wing religious ideology; a self fulfilling prophesy looking for a place to happen.

Hitler grabbed his power in the midst of a financial crisis. It’s always easiest to rearrange the playing field in times of such crisis; natural or manufactured.

There does seem to be a lot of worry coming from some observers; concerned with the extremism driving the Palin groupies. I just threw Blackwater into the mix because both are driven by the same reckless extremism. Worse yet, is that certain, hateful, GOP demagogues continue pandering to the hatred; inciting and pushing the psychological buttons of those groupies. Question is - are they actually attempting to incite a coupe?

Perhaps Gaia’s belching of dust will settle it for us.

WikiLeaks—Collateral Murder:
http://www.collateralmurder.com/

Peace, Best Wishes and Hope

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By ofersince72, April 17, 2010 at 9:44 pm Link to this comment

Do you believe Palin and her followers represent
another Kristallnacht?  If so , that indeed is scary.
What would you offer as a solution to stop this ???

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By Rev. Unruh, April 17, 2010 at 8:37 pm Link to this comment
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Amunaor’s term, “gang of demented, self serving Crusaders” is a perfect
description of them, but did you ever wonder what it is that makes them turn
out like that?

Berniem’s, they “don’t subscribe to a secular personality cult but rather to the
neocon and neoliberal symbol of the all-powerful jesus christ who directs their
every move and decisions” sounds like mind control.

One of the things our CIA does to achieve ‘mind’ control is sexually assault
children. If it is done before a certain age it “splits” their personality creating
secret compartments.

Normal people just call it child abuse with resulting emotional trauma. It is not
a good thing, it is torture. I saw it mentioned as “cost effective.” Yeah, child
prostitute spy-drug dealers can be real money makers. Perfect for blackmail.

When I found this very well written book,

Lucifer’s Lodge: Satanic Ritual Abuse in the Catholic Church
http://www.lulu.com/product/ebook/lucifers-lodge-satanic-ritual-abuse-in-
the-catholic-church/343299

I realized the Catholic church is actually more of a spy organization at this
point that anything else, I would not be one bit surprised to find out they are
actually running our CIA or the AIPAC. All the sewers seem to be flowing
together these days.

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By ofersince72, April 17, 2010 at 5:27 pm Link to this comment

amunaur..

I kind of look at the “tea=bagger” movement as a side
show for media to keep the mainstream public’s myopic
mind’s from asking other questions.

If the corpostacracy looked at them as threat to their
power, they wouldn’t get on second of coverage.

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By berniem, April 17, 2010 at 5:24 pm Link to this comment

Hasn’t anyone noticed yet? Blackwater is the corporatocracy’s SS. Unlike Adolf’s bunch this gang as well as the core of government and controlling elite don’t subscribe to a secular personality cult but rather to the neocon and neoliberal symbol of the all-powerful jesus christ who directs their every move and decisions. Everything that is done by this nation is for the greater glory of the “true faith” and the sanctity of “god’s kingdom on earth”! A federal investigation of this murderous band of merry men will be talked about by the complicit press until they have killed interest in the subject and business will go on as usual. On a related subject the same will happen with Goldman-Sachs. Isn’t it a tip off that this criminal syndicate is only being looked at for civil fraud? America has it’s equivalent of the evil cardinal Richelieu; His name is Coe and nothing happens without his “blessing”.

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By amunaor, April 17, 2010 at 1:26 pm Link to this comment

Yeah….hot water!! What a joke!!

Watch out though. This gang of demented, self serving Crusaders could very well become: The Palin Brown Shirts, if not reigned.

Remember the stories of: Kristallnacht, and: The Night of the Long Knives?

Peace, Best Wishes and Hope

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By ofersince72, April 17, 2010 at 10:18 am Link to this comment

What ??  Who titled blackwater in hot water

  They can do any thing they want…and not get into
  hotwater…..........
  there is no law of the land anymore
  thanks to Bush, Obama, Capitol Hill, and SCOTUS
  (we could take this back farther, but u know memories)

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