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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-12-07 01:46 PM
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Why is Bush extending military time in Iraq? Didn't his Blackwater pals say they could handle it?
How long before our private army is larger, better trained and better equipped than our US military?

Blackwater USA says it can supply forces for conflicts

Stepping into a potential political minefield, Blackwater USA is offering itself up as an army for hire to police the world's trouble spots.

Cofer Black, vice chairman of the Moyock, N.C.-based private military company, told an international conference in Amman, Jordan, this week that Blackwater stands ready to help keep or restore the peace anywhere it is needed.

Such a role would be a quantum leap for Blackwater and raises a host of policy questions.
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"We're low-cost and fast," Black was quoted as saying. "The issue is, who's going to let us play on their team?"
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"We clearly couldn't go into the whole country of Iraq," Taylor said. "But we might be able to go into a region or a city."


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TwilightGardener Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-12-07 01:52 PM
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1. Hey, pull our troops out, let Exxon-Mobil, Chevron, Shell and BP
all chip in a few trillion (no more taxpayer money) and load up Baghdad with mercenaries. War is technically over!
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cyberpj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-12-07 09:00 PM
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5. Eliminating the draft for this 'all volunteer' military eliminated lots of protests. Mercenaries
would be the next step to shutting down even more. I've been wondering if this isn't the neocons ultimate goal in the long run anyway. What do the top 1% like better than paying someone else to do their dirty work and privatizing it for profit?

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Jokerman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-12-07 01:55 PM
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2. "who's going to let us play on their team?"!!!
In other words, they'll be available to the highest bidder with no regard to the legal or moral implications of their mission.

Freakin' wonderful.
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Aviation Pro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-12-07 01:58 PM
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3. Cofer Black, yet another ex-spook who thinks that all problems...
...can be solved with an applicable amount of force supplied by wet work boys. Unfortunately, this flabby excuse for an academic, who molds himself as an "old African hand," would piss his pants if he was ever told to suit up and get out of the locker room.

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peace13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-12-07 02:52 PM
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4. He needs Blackwater back home to handle us! n/t
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