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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


In little noticed news, 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.


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.


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.


(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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  -Blackwater: Are you scared yet? by Naomi Wolf kpete  Sep-27-07 05:50 PM   #0 
  - Gee, too bad the people's U.S. army is "tied up" overseas.  tiptoe   Sep-27-07 05:53 PM   #1 
  - This is an issue we can use to bring sane Republicans to our side  tridim   Sep-27-07 05:54 PM   #2 
  - Posse Comitatus  mrfrapp   Sep-27-07 06:15 PM   #12 
     - That's why I used the qualifier "sane". nt  tridim   Sep-27-07 06:25 PM   #20 
     - Does anyone believe Hillary or DLC will step up HARD against this? (I don't)  tiptoe   Sep-27-07 06:28 PM   #22 
     - no she won't  leftchick   Sep-29-07 03:09 PM   #87 
     - Excellent observation!!!!  sicksicksick_N_tired   Sep-27-07 06:30 PM   #24 
     - Posse Comitatus: R.I.P.  warren pease   Sep-27-07 07:22 PM   #37 
     - Predicted this when they kicked our of Iraq  djp2   Sep-28-07 03:24 PM   #73 
     - I don't think most of the Republican ELITE will care  knight_of_the_star   Sep-28-07 02:13 AM   #59 
  - Good, Lord!!!! I never even thought about blackwater being on our own streets,...  sicksicksick_N_tired   Sep-27-07 05:55 PM   #3 
  - I suspected this would happen. nt  tiptoe   Sep-27-07 05:56 PM   #4 
  - .  tiptoe   Sep-27-07 05:57 PM   #5 
  - I keep thinking something will stop this evolving fascism. I AM SCARED!!!  sicksicksick_N_tired   Sep-27-07 06:05 PM   #8 
  - Oh, we have.  TomInTib   Sep-27-07 06:05 PM   #7 
     - It's good to know that at least one community can protect itself  Raksha   Sep-27-07 07:14 PM   #36 
     - In this case, never is forever.  TomInTib   Sep-27-07 07:28 PM   #40 
        - Again, it's good to know the Jedi are on top of the situation  Raksha   Sep-27-07 09:16 PM   #44 
           - What is "Jedi"?  TomInTib   Sep-28-07 12:32 AM   #47 
              - The forces of good  me b zola   Sep-28-07 01:35 AM   #53 
              - Watch the 1970s Star Wars movies  nadinbrzezinski   Sep-28-07 01:42 AM   #54 
                 - Oh, movies....  TomInTib   Sep-28-07 01:58 AM   #57 
                    - Oh those have been on Teevee too  nadinbrzezinski   Sep-28-07 02:03 AM   #58 
     - They have "black-copters" so, don't forget these:  Amonester   Sep-28-07 07:17 AM   #65 
  - Dem-controlled Cong. committees need do REAL investigation of 9/11 & so-called "terror threat"  tiptoe   Sep-27-07 06:03 PM   #6 
  - I'd prefer they FULLY investigate these contracts. n/t  sicksicksick_N_tired   Sep-27-07 06:07 PM   #9 
     - AH!!! THEY SHOULD INVESTIGATE THE DOD "PORK" "PORK" "PORK"!!!  sicksicksick_N_tired   Sep-27-07 06:09 PM   #10 
  - The new Gestapo. BW is the neo-con SS.  tekisui   Sep-27-07 06:10 PM   #11 
  - Blackwater Force on US Streets?  Disturbed   Sep-27-07 06:20 PM   #14 
  - One reason for Neocon scheme of perpetual war "there" is to "invent need" for BW "here". Scum.  tiptoe   Sep-27-07 06:21 PM   #15 
  - Now we see what's behind * meme: 'We fight them there, so we don't have to here' BULLSH&*(*T  tiptoe   Sep-27-07 06:38 PM   #27 
  - .  tiptoe   Sep-27-07 06:52 PM   #32 
  - Because they think it's a good idea.  txaslftist   Sep-28-07 02:26 PM   #70 
  - And bu$Hitler at the helm... (n/t)  Triana   Sep-27-07 06:24 PM   #17 
  - Their means of living depends upon loyalty to their employer. If they'll do it "over there",...  sicksicksick_N_tired   Sep-27-07 06:36 PM   #26 
  - One more reason for Impeachment  Robson   Sep-27-07 06:17 PM   #13 
  - Blackwater was on the scene in New Orleans after Katrina, just a warm up....  Blackhatjack   Sep-27-07 06:23 PM   #16 
  - I've been afraid of this.  Daphne08   Sep-27-07 06:24 PM   #18 
  - How can they do this?  libodem   Sep-27-07 06:24 PM   #19 
  - They DO IT because YOU ALLOW THEM TO.  Karenina   Sep-27-07 06:28 PM   #23 
     - thanks so much  libodem   Sep-27-07 06:43 PM   #29 
     - I second that.  neweurope   Sep-28-07 03:19 PM   #72 
  - I've been saying this for a long time. Private armies ought to scare the fuck out of people.  kineta   Sep-27-07 06:27 PM   #21 
  - Privatized "security forces" at home may be ultimate reason to BRING THE TROOPS back. NOW!!  tiptoe   Sep-27-07 06:34 PM   #25 
  - The IRAQIs are onto Blackwater thugs, there. Americans will take care of same, here. (Will the DLC?)  tiptoe   Sep-27-07 06:39 PM   #28 
  - maybe that's why the troops are being kept THERE.  Whisp   Sep-28-07 05:50 PM   #78 
  - Holy shit!  wildbilln864   Sep-27-07 06:45 PM   #30 
  - Good idea, Wildbill!  Zookeeper   Sep-28-07 01:03 AM   #51 
  - Blackwater = Homeland Gestapo?  nightrider767   Sep-27-07 06:50 PM   #31 
  - Plus, you know good and damn well those Blackwater thugs  Raksha   Sep-27-07 07:26 PM   #38 
     - Think Of It This Way  nightrider767   Sep-27-07 08:23 PM   #42 
     - I assume they are mostly far-right psychopaths,  Raksha   Sep-27-07 09:08 PM   #43 
     - They're not even Americans, necessarily  marekjed   Sep-28-07 06:29 AM   #63 
  - Which Dem Candidates are trustworthy-wholeheartedly to confront this?  tiptoe   Sep-27-07 06:53 PM   #33 
  - kick! n/t  wildbilln864   Sep-27-07 07:01 PM   #34 
  - blackwater is the new NRA = National republican Army  judaspriestess   Sep-27-07 07:11 PM   #35 
  - or CBOBRG.  Amonester   Sep-28-07 07:39 AM   #66 
  - "Security Company Death Squads Timeline by Dirk Adriaensens and Sarah Meyer"  bobthedrummer   Sep-27-07 07:28 PM   #39 
  - Why is it that Kucinich is the only one speaking out about our constitution?  superkia   Sep-27-07 08:14 PM   #41 
  - Why does she have such a problem with a private army run by Catholic authoritarians?  mitchum   Sep-27-07 09:29 PM   #45 
  - One of the scariest quotes  backscatter712   Sep-27-07 10:56 PM   #46 
  - I agree with you  davekriss   Sep-28-07 09:38 AM   #67 
  - The time is comming  nadinbrzezinski   Sep-28-07 12:55 AM   #48 
  - Are there any psychiatrists specializing in cultural insanity?  L. Coyote   Sep-28-07 01:00 AM   #49 
  - Students of history have the diagnosis  nadinbrzezinski   Sep-28-07 01:45 AM   #56 
     - In PoliSci, we called it paranoid politics. It was the butt of jokes, not the JUNTA then.  L. Coyote   Sep-28-07 03:53 PM   #75 
  - I don't have a link, but I did read recently that Blackwater is...  Zookeeper   Sep-28-07 01:01 AM   #50 
  - For those with eyes wide shut...  BushDespiser12   Sep-28-07 01:10 AM   #52 
  - This surprises no one who watched the slow murder of NOLA  me b zola   Sep-28-07 01:43 AM   #55 
  - If you want weapons, now is the time.  backscatter712   Sep-28-07 02:36 AM   #60 
  - one of the most disgusting aspects of using mercenary armies like Blackwater is . . .  OneBlueSky   Sep-28-07 03:48 AM   #61 
  - (sotto voce) surprise  Solly Mack   Sep-28-07 05:23 AM   #62 
  - So how long will it take before we are paying to bring Cuban military advisers  greyhound1966   Sep-28-07 06:47 AM   #64 
  - Seriously...  NoGodsNoMasters   Sep-28-07 05:56 PM   #79 
     - I wasn't joking. We have seen this before.  greyhound1966   Sep-28-07 10:45 PM   #81 
  - This is why we need a liberal interpretation of the 2nd Amendment.  aikoaiko   Sep-28-07 10:00 AM   #68 
  - Extremely scared.  txaslftist   Sep-28-07 02:20 PM   #69 
  - kicking  halobeam   Sep-28-07 03:10 PM   #71 
  - kick  neweurope   Sep-28-07 03:30 PM   #74 
  - kick! n/t  wildbilln864   Sep-28-07 05:39 PM   #76 
  - A friend of mine in the NG is going to Iraq; he has never heard of Blackwater  undeterred   Sep-28-07 05:44 PM   #77 
  - Yea, it's not human natural to be personally involved in killing.  The Wielding Truth   Sep-28-07 07:31 PM   #80 
  - A kick for DU's anti-fascists  bobthedrummer   Sep-29-07 12:39 AM   #82 
  - Yes let's!  lonestarnot   Sep-29-07 12:49 AM   #84 
  - Damn fuckers. Don't count on a wake-up by anyone in merika any time soon.  lonestarnot   Sep-29-07 12:47 AM   #83 
  - "Guerrilla Warfare" - by Che Guevara  paparush   Sep-29-07 12:02 PM   #85 
  - everything is in place, just waiting for marshal law and the signal.  ooglymoogly   Sep-29-07 02:48 PM   #86 
  - Blackwater staff in civilian guise could well stage violent demonstrations to trigger martial law.  bananarepublican   Sep-30-07 04:46 AM   #89 
  - BlackwaterUSA-corporate philosophy  Mendocino   Sep-30-07 04:36 AM   #88 

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