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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-08-10 09:31 PM
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More Blackwater than cops (In Islamabad) Pakistan says
Source: UPI International

More Blackwater than cops, Pakistan says
Published: Feb. 8, 2010 at 1:10 PM

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- There are more private security contractors from Xe, formerly Blackwater, operating in Islamabad than capital police, a religious leader said.

Maulana Fazal-ur-Rahman, the leader of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, a Deobandi political party in Pakistan, said there were as many as 9,000 Xe contractors working in Islamabad, compared with just 7,000 capital police, Pakistan's News International reports.

The Pakistani Taliban last week said attacks in the Lower Dir District of Pakistan's North-West Frontier province killed U.S. personnel, claiming the attack was an act of revenge against Xe contractors operating in the region.

Richard Holbrooke, the U.S. special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan, confirmed the deaths were U.S. military personnel but described the Taliban claims as propaganda.

Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Special/2010/02/08/More-Bla... /
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msongs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-08-10 09:50 PM
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1. Xe are our version of terrorists - this government needs to quit using them nt
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fishbulb703 Donating Member (492 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-08-10 09:57 PM
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2. Why don't we outlaw Americans from serving as mercenaries?
The Swiss did it before the friggin renaissance. And they were the top mercenaries of the time. (They regularly fought against each other, and served as head of states' bodyguards)

Oh wait, our mercenaries own much of both parties in congress.... oh well.

*sigh*
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GoldenOldie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-08-10 10:29 PM
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3. Hitler had the SS.......America has Xe aka Blackwater
Germans ignored and did nothing......Americans ignoring at our peril!
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Libertas1776 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-08-10 10:44 PM
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5. I'm pretty sure they were the bodyguards of
the French Royal Family around the time of the Revolution. And they still guard the Pope today.



But, yeah, obtrusive historical tid bit aside, XE, Blackwater, Rent-A-Stapo or whatever the hell they call themselves these days are really the shame of this nation.
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Arctic Dave Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-08-10 10:36 PM
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4. You would think that 9000 blackwater douchebags would be easy targets.
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