"Oh Blackwater.... - Nissan 350Z Forum, Nissan 370Z Tech Forums
User Tag List

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-22-2007, 05:00 AM Thread Starter
Grand Touring Member
 
surfcity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: SoCal
Posts: 7,998
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
mississippi moon.....

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17149369/
Quote:
Federal prosecutors are investigating whether employees of the private security firm Blackwater USA illegally smuggled into Iraq weapons that may have been sold on the black market and ended up in the hands of a U.S.-designated terrorist organization, officials said Friday.
Yeah Blackwater, thanks for your help. Maybe you can sell yourself in the U.S. There might be a hurricane aftermath you can eff up as well.

I'm no fan of you fanboy soldiers of fortune.

effing cheating rookies.

</rant>

"I&#39;m Shiva the God of Death.", Michael Clayton.
surfcity is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-22-2007, 05:10 AM
dad
Grand Touring Member
 
dad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 3,584
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Are these people mercs?
dad is offline  
post #3 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-22-2007, 05:16 AM Thread Starter
Grand Touring Member
 
surfcity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: SoCal
Posts: 7,998
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
remember when those Americans were burned and hung up back in like 04? they were Blackwater contractors.

"I&#39;m Shiva the God of Death.", Michael Clayton.
surfcity is offline  
 
post #4 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-22-2007, 05:20 AM Thread Starter
Grand Touring Member
 
surfcity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: SoCal
Posts: 7,998
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Cliff here is Blackwater&#39;s site:
http://www.blackwaterusa.com/
Here is their Wiki:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackwater_USA
Please read the wiki ;)

"I&#39;m Shiva the God of Death.", Michael Clayton.
surfcity is offline  
post #5 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-22-2007, 05:41 AM
dad
Grand Touring Member
 
dad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 3,584
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
What a contract!I&#39;m not sure what to think of them.Bet their making a lot of money.
dad is offline  
post #6 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-22-2007, 07:24 AM Thread Starter
Grand Touring Member
 
surfcity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: SoCal
Posts: 7,998
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
What a contract!I&#39;m not sure what to think of them.Bet their making a lot of money.
well cliff they are going to be doing the same thing here. The plan is to privatize their existence at home. If you&#39;re not concerned about that neither am I. ;)

"I&#39;m Shiva the God of Death.", Michael Clayton.
surfcity is offline  
post #7 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-23-2007, 12:46 AM Thread Starter
Grand Touring Member
 
surfcity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: SoCal
Posts: 7,998
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
They are immune from prosecution over there but it is interesting as new allegations come up:
Quote:
BAGHDAD - Iraqi investigators have a videotape that shows Blackwater USA guards opened fire against civilians without provocation in an incident last week in which 11 people died, a senior Iraqi official said Saturday. He said the case had been referred to the Iraqi judiciary.
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20921619/

"I&#39;m Shiva the God of Death.", Michael Clayton.
surfcity is offline  
post #8 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-23-2007, 01:22 AM
Grand Touring Member
 
buzzardmountain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: No emo thread town, NC
Posts: 5,739
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I like this part of the article Dan posted:

Quote:
The al-Maliki aide said Friday that the Iraqis were pushing for an apology, compensation for victims or their families and for the guards involved in the shooting to be held "accountable."

Hadi al-Amri, a prominent Shiite lawmaker and al-Maliki ally, also said an admission of wrongdoing, an apology and compensation offered a way out of the dilemma.
Seems the Iraqi&#39;s are taking cues from our democracy*....which gives an avenue to ambulance chasers....in this case, I guess they&#39;d be called military chasers.....


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
buzzardmountain is offline  
post #9 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-23-2007, 01:25 AM Thread Starter
Grand Touring Member
 
surfcity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: SoCal
Posts: 7,998
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
(Thread Starter)
Quote:
I like this part of the article Dan posted:
Seems the Iraqi&#39;s are taking cues from our democracy*....which gives an avenue to ambulance chasers....in this case, I guess they&#39;d be called military chasers.....
actually para-military chasers, since, as much as they believe otherwise, Blackwater is a private security company....with one hell of a contract.
Quote:
Blackwater USA is one of five companies picked by the Department of Defense Counter-Narcoterrorism Technology Program Office in a a five-year contract for equipment, material and services in support of counter-narcoterrorism activities. The contract is worth up to $15 billion. The other companies picked are Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Arinc Inc. Blackwater USA has also been contracted by various foreign governments. In 2005, it worked to train the Naval Sea Commando regiment of Azerbaijan, enhancing their interdiction capabilities on the Caspian Sea.

"I&#39;m Shiva the God of Death.", Michael Clayton.
surfcity is offline  
post #10 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-23-2007, 01:34 AM
Moderator
 
Ronin Z's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: NorCal
Posts: 4,328
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Quote:
Seems the Iraqi&#39;s are taking cues from our democracy*....which gives an avenue to ambulance chasers....in this case, I guess they&#39;d be called military chasers.....
What&#39;s the asterisk for?

Ronin Z


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

"If you want me to treat your ideas with more respect, get some better ideas." -John Scalzi
Vi veri universum vivus vici

Ronin Z is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome