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Friday, September 21, 2007

THE LIKES OF BLACKWATER, THE OTHER US MILITARY BRANCH

The privatization of our US military is not a good thing. Jeremy Scahill wrote: Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army and debuted on the New York Times best seller list at number nine. Blackwater with a no bid contract was hired by the US government to work in Iraq. We could withdraw our troops from Iraq and our tax money of millions and billions of dollars could continue to pay outfits like Blackwater to fight in our name in Iraq. This is big business. And George is nothing if not a supporter of big business.

Blackwater represents us.

In the Google window type: Blackwater kills in Iraq
and have a plethora of links.
Here is one:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/iraq/2003893130_iraq20.html

The time is past due to take up the metaphorical sword. We are losing our government. It is time to not fear appearing radical or civilly disobedient. It is our espoused values that we risk losing if we sit back and let our elected politicians run our country into the ground. Freedoms are continually in need of our nurturing and our control. Freedom endures only when it is on our watch. Not when we entrust it to someone the likes of Dick Cheney or George W Bush. Freedom is not on the march in the Divided States of America.

A leader of free people would stand up or stand down when it comes to the plight of the people in the path of hurricane Katrina. A leader of free people would see the potential of a troubled land when ropes made into nooses are hung in a tree to send a message to black US citizens in a school yard. A leader of free people would not take his charges into a war without a plan and equipment that will protect them. A leader of free people would not take the military into an invasion that was based on lie after lie. A leader of free people would not pretend lies were truth and expect a nation of free thinkers to believe him. George W Bush is not a leader of free people. George Bush is an oppressor. George Bush thinks “We the People” are to be manipulated for his personal reasons. George Bush surely doesn’t get it. Which segment of Americans is he the President of? He is afraid of speaking in a group that has not been vetted. I would not be allowed in his audience. And yet I am his audience.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pf4-xuq-Ypo

Bill Moyers
“…The strong took what they could and the weak, what was left…”
Please, take the time to listen to this speech.

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We have the army, navy, marines, air force and national guard. And then there is our private military. Your tax dollars buy this private, corporate-owned military. And yet, they are not held accountable.

BLACKWATER - from our other military branch

http://www.blackwaterbook.com/news/2007/01/about_blackwate.html
About Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=7244128
Congress Hears from Killed Contractors' Families
The mothers and widows of the workers have filed lawsuits against Blackwater, the company that hired them.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqM4tKPDlR8

The Nation's Jeremy Scahill describes the rise of Blackwater USA, the world's most powerful mercenary army.

Writing about Blackwater:
http://www.thenation.com/doc/20051010/scahill

http://getunderground.com/underground/features/article.cfm?Article_ID=2188

http://www.truthdig.com/interview/item/20070330_jeremy_scahill_on_soldiers_of_fortune/

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