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Tue Jan 3, 2012, 07:36 AM Jan 2012

Past lingers for company formerly called Blackwater

Past lingers for company formerly called Blackwater
By Bill Sizemore
The Virginian-Pilot
© January 3, 2012

As it goes about the complicated task of putting its past behind it, the Moyock, N.C.-based company once known as Blackwater is going through some lean times.

Nevertheless, its reach has never been wider. Its workers have deployed to more than a dozen countries around the world, many of them hot spots of civil unrest.

That should be no cause for alarm, the current owners say, because the old company is no more. Blackwater - some of whose security operatives were accused of killing civilians in war zones, and several of whose top executives face felony firearms charges - is dead and buried, a stake plunged into its heart.


The urgency of outrunning the Blackwater legacy is apparent in recent revenue numbers.

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Past lingers for company formerly called Blackwater (Original Post) unhappycamper Jan 2012 OP
I thought they changed the name to XE? I had to look it up Ichingcarpenter Jan 2012 #1
a rose by any other name annabanana Jan 2012 #2
Bastards. lonestarnot Jan 2012 #3
dead and buried? riverwalker Jan 2012 #4


(36,988 posts)
1. I thought they changed the name to XE? I had to look it up
Tue Jan 3, 2012, 07:47 AM
Jan 2012

I wonder if they will change it again? However they are still getting 1/4 of a billion dollar contracts.

The Obama administration awarded Academi a $250 million contract to work for the U.S. State Department and the Central Intelligence Agency in Afghanistan



(8,694 posts)
4. dead and buried?
Tue Jan 3, 2012, 10:55 AM
Jan 2012

Oh, I don't think so. We will remember. The name will live in infamy. Blackwater. Blackwater.

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