Here are your hard earned tax dollars at work....working to fill the coffers of 'for profit' security companies inside Iraq, the largest being Blackwater,USA.
The colonel was furious. "Can you believe it? They actually drew their weapons on U.S. soldiers." He was describing a 2006 car accident, in which an SUV full of Blackwater operatives had crashed into a U.S. Army Humvee on a street in Baghdad's Green Zone. The colonel, who was involved in a follow-up investigation and spoke on the condition he not be named, said the Blackwater guards disarmed the U.S. Army soldiers and made them lie on the ground at gunpoint until they could disentangle the SUV. His account was confirmed by the head of another private security company. Asked to address this and other allegations in this story, Blackwater spokesperson Anne Tyrrell said, "This type of gossip has led to many soap operas in the press."
"opened fire crazily and randomly, without any reason."
17 Iraqis were slaughtered.
But good God, shaking down our own military?
Here's how Blackwater is an extremely fitting proxy for George and the Dick....
Unlike nearly everyone else who enters the Green Zone, said an American soldier who guards a gate, Blackwater gunmen refuse to stop and clear their weapons of live ammunition once inside. One military contractor, who spoke anonymously for fear of retribution in his industry, recounted the story of a Blackwater operative who answered a Marine officer's order to put his pistol on safety when entering a base post office by saying, "This is my safety," and wiggling his trigger finger in the air. "Their attitude was, 'We're f---ing security; we don't have to answer to anybody'."
In deflecting questions about a drunken Blackwater operative who allegedly shot and killed a bodyguard for Iraqi Vice President Adel Abdul Mahdi in the Green Zone on Christmas Eve last year, Prince said that the employee, later identified as Andrew Moonen, had been fined and fired. Link
Shoot a guy in the face after having a few? Hell, don't even call the sheriff til the next morning. Murder an Iraqi in cold blood while earning $1000 per day of America's tax money in a privatized war of choice inside Iraq, a country who never posed a threat to the U.S......get "fined and fired".
If Blackwater, USA doesn't fully and completely represent the rogue regime known as the Bush/Cheney White House....no one possibly could.
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