Blackwater?

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    I have been watching Real Time tonight and they have a guy on here who has written a book against Blackwater and all the contractors in the middle east. I have no clue how I feel about this, I see the side where they need these contract soldiers to help finish this and they are using mostly ex military personal. We also don't hear about how many of them are dying over there, we just hear the bad things. So I just want to hear some opinions on this.
     
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    It's a very scary book.
     
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    Luissa, I have experience of the Blackwater way. The men they employ in their private army are nothing more than thugs who enjoy killing anything that moves. Check them out. There's plenty of reports on the Internet of their disgusting exploits. Their willingness to shoot indiscrimenately into crowds and laugh while doing so.

    They are a fucking disgrace. They shame America, but more importantly, they heap shame upon ordinary soldiers who attempt to execute their duty with honour and integrity.
    If I ever run into one of these animals, I would be inclined to use my skills to rip out his windpipe. I spit on them and their kind. They're fucking criminals and if someone tells me they are dying, I rejoice.
     
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    Government is directed to give service, busines is directed to make profit.

    Too much of the time when business performs government functions, the service goes by the way side in the maximization of profit. The government has woefully failed its charter to hold Blackwater accountable in its service on behalf of the American people. The quality of its people is low, and most importantly the U.S. neo-con policy wonks gave great power to a civilian and independent mercenary power.

    Ravenwood is far a greater a threat than the ultraright far right who-want-to-extend-the-2nd-Amendment whackos or the ultral liberals. However, if Blackwater had been contemporary to the SDS and Weatherman, the latter would have simply kept bombing their businesses and homes.
     
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    Privatizing milititary leads to PRIVATE ARMIES.

    You know what history calls times when PRIVATE ARMIES exist?

    Periods of Warlordism.

    You know what kind of government you have when you have PRIVATE ARMIES?

    You have a FEUDAL society

    Yeah, just as I often point out...conditions seem to be leading us to something that is beginning to look remarkably like NEO-FEUDALISM.

    What astounds me is how many people here seem to think they want to live in a land which is run by an elite class of people, people who own and control everything, people who have private armies, people who answer to no government.

    What really astounds me about people who support all the policies which will lead us into some kind of government that is NOT democratic, but instead is entirely private, is that these same people all think that THEY are lovers of freedom.

    No, no you cannot love freedom and hate democratic forms of government, folks.

    It just doesn't work that way

    You cannot love freedom and want to privatize government.

    If you hate reresentational governments and want capital to control everything, the word for that government is not a DEMOCRACTIC REPUBLIC, the word for the government you want is called a FEUDAL KINGDOM.

    In other words, a lot of you people who think you love freedom but hate goverment truly WANT to be peasants, not citizens.

    Now if you truly DO love freedom, and don't realize that the people you support who are destroying government and NOT working on YOUR belhalf, then the word for you is DUPE.
     
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    This is typical of the Blackwater thugs:

    I know many who wouldn't think twice about double tapping a blackwater scumbag on sight.
     
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    Good responses so far in this thread. Well done everybody.

    I will add only that if we are going to be paying soldiers six figure salaries lets give that money as retention bonuses for our own actual military.

    Aside from that the danger of these private armies is obvious . They work for the man that signs their checks. That is obviously not cool.

    And I agree with Skahill , It goes against the grain of the constitution.
    I am sure the founders would have frowned on private armies.

    They been around for decades working for third world dictators and oil companies.

    Bush and Chaney made them mainstream. Another aberration those two should be punished for.
     
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    what about the agruement congress can't get more soldiers approved to go over there, so Blackwater is filling in the gap?
     
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    The day you have to employ private armies full of swaggering thugs and knuckle dragging bullies to fill in for regular armies is the day your government places itself on the same level as a third world dictator. The ridiculous thing is, that sending more troops is probably far less expensive than emloying Blackwater's thugs. But then, backhanders talk louder I guess.
     
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    very true!
     

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