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lame54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:54 AM
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BLACKWATER - CHENEY'S GESTAPO
Edited on Sat Nov-17-07 11:56 AM by lame54
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/opinion/200401211...
Floyd J. McKay / Guest columnist

Blackwater: bulging biceps fueled by ideological purity
BLACKWATER, the secretive private army now emerging into public view, is a perfect hinge linking two key elements of the Republican political base: America's war machine and a muscular form of fundamentalist Christianity.

Military contractors such as Halliburton and Blackwater are the brainchild of Vice President Dick Cheney and former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld. A major goal of Cheney when he was secretary of defense in the first Bush administration was to privatize as much military work as possible, ostensibly to make it more efficient. He commissioned a study by Halliburton, which predictably liked the idea and wound up as America's largest military contractor. Cheney was hired as Halliburton's chief officer, awaiting the return of a Republican administration.

When that occurred, Cheney and Rumsfeld enthusiastically promoted privatization...

We have less than a year left before marshall law
its time to...
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lame54 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:10 PM
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1. time to impeach
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ThomWV Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:33 PM
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2. Keep in mind that all their employees were trained at great public expense
They are ex military for the most part, we paid for the training necessary for them to land the job they have now. The thing is that when they were in the process of gaining the experience and training necessary to become the mercenaries they are today at least they had pledged their allegiance to the nation. Now they answer only to the one who signs the paycheck.
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Skidmore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:34 PM
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3. They don't come more evil than Cheney.
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libodem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:44 PM
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4. If they are privatized
then they can use private fucking funding.
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