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Blackwater: Are you scared yet? by Naomi Wolf
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Blackwater: Are you scared yet?
by Naomi Wolf
Thu Sep 27, 2007

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In little noticed news, http://www.govexec.com/dailyfed/0907/091207kp1.htm Blackwater, Raytheon, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, and Arinc were recently awarded a collective $15 billion -- yes, billion -- from the Pentagon to conduct global counter-narcotics operations. This means that Blackwater can be deployed to engage with citizens on a whole new level of intimacy anywhere around the world -- including here at home. What is scarier than scary is that Blackwaters overall plans are to do more and more of its armed and dangerous security operations on U.S. soil.

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Blackwater is coming home to Main Street, and one of our key constitutional protections is at stake. The future for growth is directed at increased deployment in the US in cases of natural disaster -- or in the event of a public emergency. This is a very dangerous situation, of course, now that laws have been passed that let the President decide on his say-so alone what a public emergency might be.

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Blackwater is available to anyone who can write the checks. If there is a need to restore public order in the next Presidential election -- a power that the President now can define as he sees fit -- Blackwater can be deployed. If the President declares an emergency, Blackwater can be deployed. And history shows us how very quickly citizen dissent and democratic processes close down when physically intimidating men -- who are armed and not answerable to the people -- are abroad in the land.

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(According to `the blueprint' described in my book, unless people wake up in time, we in America are likely to see a call for a `security requirement' for Blackwater to be deployed to `protect' Congress and to be deployed around voting areas `to maintain public order', and, unless we intervene, we will see them start to do crowd control when there are antiwar marches or other demonstrations. Then, again according to historical models, protesters will increasingly start to get hurt for `resisting arrest' or for `provocations.')

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http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2007/9/27/163547/214
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