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7. Do you really think Blackwater "cared" about their people? Read this...
Truth drowned by Blackwater
Posted on June 11, 2007 by Jim Booth /

George Bushs private army Blackwater Security Consulting, the firm contracted with providing security services to civilian contractors in Iraq (among other services) is showing its admiration of Dick Keep what youre doing secret at any cost Cheney:

The families of four American security contractors who were burned, beaten, dragged through the streets of Fallujah and their decapitated bodies hung from a bridge over the Euphrates River on March 31, 2004, are reaching out to the American public to help protect themselves against the very company their loved ones were serving when killed, Blackwater Security Consulting. After Blackwater lost a series of appeals all the away to the U.S. Supreme Court, Blackwater has now changed its tactics and is suing the dead mens estates for $10 million to silence the families and keep them out of court.

Following these gruesome deaths which were broadcast on worldwide television, the surviving family members looked to Blackwater for answers as to how and why their loved ones died. Blackwater not only refused to give the grieving families any information, but also callously stated that they would need to sue Blackwater to get it. Left with no alternative, in January 2005, the families filed suit against Blackwater, which is owned by the wealthy and politically-connected Erik Prince.


Why would Blackwater take such a clearly bullying and punitive action against families who only wanted to know the truth about how and why their loved ones died? One word - secrecy:

After filing its suit against the dead mens estates, Blackwater demanded that its claim and the families existing lawsuit be handled in a private arbitration. By suing the families in arbitration, Blackwater has attempted to move the examination of their wrongful conduct outside of the eye of the public and away from a jury.

Why the need for such secrecy? What is it that Blackwater has to hide? Heres a suggestion:

The families claim that Blackwater is attempting to cover up its incompetence, its cutting of corners in favor of higher profits, and its over billing to the government. Due to lack of accountability and oversight, Blackwaters private army has been able to obtain huge profits from the government, utilizing contacts established through Erik Princes relationships with high-ranking government officials such as Cofer Black and Joseph Schmitz.

This, of course, leads us back to where we started - to the real object of Blackwaters attacks:

By filing suit, Blackwater is trying to wipe out the families ability to discover the truth about Blackwaters involvement in the deaths of these four Americans and to silence them from any public comment. In February, the families testified before Congress.

However, Blackwaters lawsuit now seeks to gag the family members from even speaking about the incident or about Blackwaters involvement in the deaths. This is a direct attack to their free speech rights under the First Amendment.


As always, its just about $#@#$ money.


I think Blackwater et. al don't give a crap about any of their people, and that it truly is all about the $#@#$ money!
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