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Mon Jul 1, 2013, 12:13 AM

Yes, Monsanto Actually DID Buy the BLACKWATER Mercenary Group!

In case you don't understand what corporate power is all about:

Yes, Monsanto Actually DID Buy the BLACKWATER Mercenary Group!
http://politicalblindspot.com/yes-monsanto-actually-did-buy-the-blackwater-mercenary-group/

A report by Jeremy Scahill in The Nation revealed that the largest mercenary army in the world, Blackwater (later called Xe Services and more recently “Academi”) clandestine intelligence services was sold to the multinational Monsanto. Blackwater was renamed in 2009 after becoming famous in the world with numerous reports of abuses in Iraq, including massacres of civilians. It remains the largest private contractor of the U.S. Department of State “security services,” that practices state terrorism by giving the government the opportunity to deny it.

Many military and former CIA officers work for Blackwater or related companies created to divert attention from their bad reputation and make more profit selling their nefarious services-ranging from information and intelligence to infiltration, political lobbying and paramilitary training – for other governments, banks and multinational corporations. According to Scahill, business with multinationals, like Monsanto, Chevron, and financial giants such as Barclays and Deutsche Bank, are channeled through two companies owned by Erik Prince, owner of Blackwater: Total Intelligence Solutions and Terrorism Research Center. These officers and directors share Blackwater.

One of them, Cofer Black, known for his brutality as one of the directors of the CIA, was the one who made contact with Monsanto in 2008 as director of Total Intelligence, entering into the contract with the company to spy on and infiltrate organizations of animal rights activists, anti-GM and other dirty activities of the biotech giant.

Contacted by Scahill, the Monsanto executive Kevin Wilson declined to comment, but later confirmed to The Nation that they had hired Total Intelligence in 2008 and 2009 ......

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Reply Yes, Monsanto Actually DID Buy the BLACKWATER Mercenary Group! (Original post)
Coyotl Jul 2013 OP
NightWatcher Jul 2013 #1
BlueToTheBone Jul 2013 #21
BrotherIvan Jul 2013 #31
think Jul 2013 #2
pinboy3niner Jul 2013 #3
polly7 Jul 2013 #24
alittlelark Jul 2013 #4
dmr Jul 2013 #7
Mojorabbit Jul 2013 #10
cali Jul 2013 #12
OneGrassRoot Jul 2013 #25
glinda Jul 2013 #28
Blue Owl Jul 2013 #5
niyad Jul 2013 #6
The Straight Story Jul 2013 #8
ancianita Jul 2013 #9
mathematic Jul 2013 #11
marble falls Jul 2013 #13
FogerRox Jul 2013 #34
marble falls Jul 2013 #35
DeSwiss Jul 2013 #14
blackspade Jul 2013 #15
HiPointDem Jul 2013 #16
The Straight Story Jul 2013 #18
muriel_volestrangler Jul 2013 #19
FogerRox Jul 2013 #23
HiPointDem Jul 2013 #29
Coyotl Jul 2013 #30
HiPointDem Jul 2013 #32
FogerRox Jul 2013 #33
progressoid Jul 2013 #17
marmar Jul 2013 #20
Berlum Jul 2013 #22
polly7 Jul 2013 #26
lunasun Jul 2013 #27
Miranda4peace Oct 2013 #36

Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 12:15 AM

1. Eat your (GMO) veggies OR DIE!!!

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Response to NightWatcher (Reply #1)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 12:22 PM

21. There is no "or" It's AND die.

Die if you eat them, die if you fight them.

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Response to BlueToTheBone (Reply #21)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 11:03 AM

31. +1

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 12:23 AM

2. Corporate Domestic Spying by ex CIA mercenaries on US Citizens

And that's just Monsanto....



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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 12:24 AM

3. I'm sure they'll only spy on and infiltrate terrorists...

...like Occupy, environmental activists and other nefarious characters.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 12:36 AM

4. HOLY SH*T

I have NO WORDS........

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Response to alittlelark (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 12:47 AM

7. Yea, I've the same reaction.

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Response to alittlelark (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 01:08 AM

10. +1000 nt

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Response to alittlelark (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 01:26 AM

12. yep.

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Response to alittlelark (Reply #4)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 09:09 PM

25. Add my name to this chorus. n/t

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Response to OneGrassRoot (Reply #25)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 11:23 PM

28. Me too...oh wow.....

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 12:39 AM

5. It's all so comforting

n/t

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 12:47 AM

6. k and r. does this actually surprise any of us here?

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 12:49 AM

8. “Academi” See who their CEO is?

Craig Nixon, CEO

Craig Nixon is the CEO of ACADEMI, the global leader in elite training and trusted protection services for the United States Government and commercial clients around the world.

At McChrystal Group he helped design and develop an Executive Leadership Course that has trained hundreds of senior executives across private industry. He also partnered with a number of leading Fortune 500 companies to build more effective business teams.

Prior to joining McChrystal Group, Nixon served more than 29 years in the Army retiring as a Brigadier General. During his career he served in a variety of Special Operations and Infantry assignments including the Director of Operations for U.S. Special Operations Command and command of the 75th Ranger Regiment. He participated in a number of combat and contingency operations including Panama, Somalia, Bosnia, and multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Nixon graduated from Auburn University with a degree in business and went on to earn masters’ degrees in Military History and Strategic Studies.

http://academi.com/pages/about-us/management/craig-nixon-ceo

Members of Corporal Tillman's platoon knew almost
immediately he had been killed by his fellow Rangers.\49\
Moreover, within 24 hours, the top officers in Corporal
Tillman's battalion and regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey
Bailey and Colonel Craig Nixon, also knew about the suspicions
of friendly fire and had authorized the first Army Regulation
15-6 investigation into the circumstances of his death.\50\

I am guessing it is the same one as he:

He commanded a combined U.S./Korean Battalion in the Korean DMZ, third Ranger battalion and the 75th Ranger regiment. During his career, he led multiple diverse organizations that included all services, other government agencies, contractors, and soldiers from other nations that ranged in size up to 20,000 people.

Since 9/11, Nixon has spent four years in combat including tours in Afghanistan and Iraq as the director of operations for Joint Special Operations Command and the commander of the 75th Ranger regiment. Following an assignment as the director of operations for United States Special Operations Command, he returned to Iraq as the deputy commanding general of 25th infantry division/multi-national division north, Iraq. His final military assignment was in U.S. Central Command as the deputy director of operations responsible for force protection.

---I could be wrong of course But that was Tillman's regiment.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 01:07 AM

9. Okay. Now what.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 01:09 AM

11. Everything bad about entities with economic or political power over you is true

WHY WON'T PEOPLE REALIZE THIS.

Monsanto did a few hundred thousand dollars worth of business with a company related to blackwater therefore* they must have decided to go all in for a few hundred million dollars more and just buy blackwater. My extensive knowledge of power structures tells me this is a common type of occurrence. I have also concluded, using the same logic*, that blackwater was purchased by both the Walt Disney Company and the United States of America! Shocking and completely true! You can't argue with logic* folks! Wake up people!

*lol

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 01:36 AM

13. Sooo unbelievable it has to be right.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #13)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 03:58 PM

34. Actually its wrong see HiPointDems comment

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Response to FogerRox (Reply #34)

Wed Jul 3, 2013, 08:49 PM

35. I'm just saying that the tidbit is so out there, it'll could be on the money - if not now later ....

couldn't you see Blackwater, Xaos, XO whatever it is they're calling themselves in Bahrain where they headquarter from, being the ultimate copyright/patent enforcers for corporations who think they have the rights of individuals while individuals have no rights at all?

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 02:01 AM

14. Of course they did. Because they're scared and.....

...because they see and they hope and they pray that the handwriting on the wall can be wiped away, even while many here at DU can't see it. Which is ironic since it is their own handwriting. Words they've been using to damn Monsanto and those like it for years, that they too now cannot read. Because now the words are coming true and they too fear change.

Monsanto ignorantly believes as do many of our so-called ''leaders'', the government and all the other old paradigm systems, that the Great Unraveling can be stopped. That the knolling of the funereal bells they can clearly hear, isn't for them. And if it is, that it can be fore-stayed somehow.

I can't blame them really. They're like children playing musical chairs and the music has just stopped and all the big kids who use to be able to push all the small kids around are finding that not only is there no more music, there are no more chairs either.

A new paradigm and new music is starting to play. Music they can barely hear. Music they can't dance to because it is a sound whose beat and melody is foreign to their ears. Because it is the music of freedom. It is music without their chains.

- And it brings with it a new kind of light, and a new kind of day that sings only to those who can hear the song......

K&R



''You're in a prison, Evey. You were born in a prison. You've been in a prison so long, you no longer believe there's a world outside. That's because you're afraid, Evey. You're afraid because you can feel freedom closing in upon you. You're afraid because freedom is terrifying. Don't back away from it, Evey. Part of you understands the truth even as part pretends not to. You were in a cell, Evey. They offered you a choice between the death of your principles and the death of your body. You said you'd rather die. You faced the fear of your own death and you were calm and still. The door of the cage is open, Evey. All that you feel is the wind from outside.” ~ Alan Moore, V for Vendetta

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 02:33 AM

15. uh oh.....

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 02:41 AM

16. I don't see any evidence monsanto bought xe.

 

"that they had hired Total Intelligence in 2008 and 2009 .."


Here’s what happened:

Jeremy Scahill wrote a comprehensive take-down on Xe/Blackwater, based on internal emails, in The Nation.

The Nation article says:

“One of the most incendiary details in the documents is that Blackwater, through Total Intelligence, sought to become the “intel arm” of Monsanto, offering to provide operatives to infiltrate activist groups organizing against the multinational biotech firm.”

That means Xe was hired by Monsanto. Not that they were bought by them.

http://redgreenandblue.org/2010/10/16/too-much-of-a-bad-thing-monsanto-did-not-buy-blackwater/


there's nothing about monsanto buying the company on wikipedia, and no representation from monsanto on its board of directors.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academi#Board_of_Directors

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #16)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 09:16 AM

18. I did notice though that one of the founders of clear channel was on their board

Can't say I am all that surprised

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #16)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 11:06 AM

19. And no indication that Monsanto is involved on sourcewatch, either

Academi is owned by the same corporations that purchased Blackwater/Xe in 2010, two large companies: Forte Capital Advisers and Manhattan Growth Products. Forte Capital Advisers is run by Jason DeYonker, who has several financial and personal connections to former Blackwater Owner Erik Prince. Manhattan Growth Products has controlling shares in many small corporations, including Hugo Naturals, which manufactures all natural cleaning products and "vegan friendly soaps".

http://www.sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=Academi#Leadership_and_Ownership

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #16)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 08:55 PM

23. Thats clearly cause to edit the OP

at a minimum, if not a total rewrite, or deletion.

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Response to FogerRox (Reply #23)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 01:56 AM

29. yes. i was hoping the OP would take the hint. but no one seems particularly interested.

 

i hope none of the posters who latched onto this story on the basis of contradictory story + false headline aren't the same ones always ranting about how 'stuuuupid' & 'ignorant' the american public is.

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #29)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 10:50 AM

30. The OP is a link to an article. Write the article author.

The idea of the post is to discus the article. That seems to be working just fine.

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Response to Coyotl (Reply #30)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 03:06 PM

32. The article contains false & easily debunked information. Of what would the 'discussion' consist?

 

Just: this is a lie.

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #29)

Tue Jul 2, 2013, 03:56 PM

33. The OP could called out the linked article as misleading or wrong.

Which would have been the responsible thing to do.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 02:51 AM

17. Uh, no. Don't think so.

As much as I loathe both of these companies, I don't see anyone actually confirming this actually happened.

Monsanto hired Blackwater/Xe/Academi but whether they purchased Blackwater is a whole different thing.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 11:08 AM

20. If they don't kill you with mercenaries they'll kill you with chemicals.

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 12:27 PM

22. The Beast, Inc. is on the loose, and devouring sanity and freedom

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 09:12 PM

26. Trans-Pacific Partnership and Monsanto

With little or no competition for large corporations Monsanto, DuPont and Syngenta now control 57 percent of the commercial food market.

While the TPP is in many ways like NAFTA and other existing trade agreements, it appears that the corporations have learned from previous experience. They are carefully crafting the TPP to insure that citizens of the involved countries have no control over food safety, what they will be eating, where it is grown, the conditions under which food is grown and the use of herbicides and pesticides.

If the TPP is adopted the door will be open wider for human rights and environmental abuse. Some of the things we should expect to see include:

more large scale farming and more monocultures; destruction of local economies; no input into how our food is grown or what we will be eating; more deforestation; increased use of herbicides and pesticides; increased patenting of life forms; more GMO plants and foods; and no labeling of GMOs in food.

http://www.zcommunications.org/trans-pacific-partnership-and-monsanto-by-barbara-chicherio

Sweet setup, control food and economies around the world and have your own politicians, spies and mercenaries make sure it happens.

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Response to polly7 (Reply #26)

Mon Jul 1, 2013, 11:00 PM

27. +1 Thanks for the link

TPP- " There is a growing resistance to Monsanto's agricultural plans in Vietnam. Monsanto (the US corporation controlling an estimated 90% of the world seed genetics) has a dark history with Vietnam. Many believe that Monsanto has no right to do business in a country where Monsanto's product Agent Orange is estimated to have killed 400,000 Vietnamese, deformed another 500,000 and stricken another 2 million with various diseases.

Legacies of other trade agreements that serve as a warning about the TPP have a history of displacing small farmers and destroying local food economies. Ten years following the passage of NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) 1.5 million Mexican farmers became bankrupt because they could not compete with the highly subsidized US corn entering the Mexican market.

In the same 10 years Mexico went from a country virtually producing all of its own corn to a country that now imports at least half of this food staple. Mexican consumers are now paying higher prices for Monsanto's GMO corn."

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Response to Coyotl (Original post)

Thu Oct 17, 2013, 11:37 AM

36. Is it possible to find out who the shareholders are. I don't know diddly

about the financial world, simply because it's not meant to be logical or understandable, and would reallllllllly like this little bit of info??????

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