US Still Paying Blackwater Millions By Jeremy Scahill

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By Jeremy Scahill
August 7, 2009

Just days before two former Blackwater employees alleged in sworn statements filed in federal court that the company’s owner, Erik Prince, “views himself as a Christian crusader tasked with eliminating Muslims and the Islamic faith from the globe,” the Obama administration extended a contract with Blackwater for more than $20 million for “security services” in Iraq, according to federal contract data obtained by The Nation. The State Department contract is scheduled to run through September 3. In May, the State Department announced it was not renewing Blackwater’s Iraq contract, and the Iraqi government has refused to issue the company an operating license.


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  4. I wonder where Blackwater, and the many other mercenary armies that are springing up to protect corporations and assist United States government forces in their wars, obtain their recruits. I know there are unemployed US special forces combatants. However, I read a report a few years ago that these companies were getting their mercenaries from the former death squads in Latin America and in South Africa. What ideal employees for these companies, They are brutal, know torture techniques and how to terrorize a population. Even wars, which for centuries were usually the business of governments, are being privatized and run by corporations. This is just further evidence confirming the contention in the film The Corporation that corporations are psychopaths, and in this case corporate killers and torturers.

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