World’s Most Notorious Merc to Oversee Blackwater?

Aegis Defence Systems chief Tim Spicer first gained public notoriety as a result of his involvement in civil wars in Sierra Leone and Papua New Guinea.

Wired | Oct 31, 2007

By Noah Shachtman

One of the world’s most notorious mercenaries may soon be overseeing all of the State Department’s security convoys in Iraq.

The New York Times is reporting today that the Department of Defense is taking control of the State Department’s convoys of security contractors, like Blackwater. The Pentagon already coordinates its outsourced security details through a single, Defense Department entity, the Reconstruction Operations Centers, which tracks movement of security convoys to make sure they and the military don’t trip over one another. Most likely this existing mechanism will be expanded to monitor Blackwater, Triple Canopy and DynCorp convoys for the Department of State.

But here’s the interesting twist: The Reconstruction Operations Centers are themselves outsourced, through a recently renewed $475 million contract to the British firm Aegis. And Aegis is run by the infamous old-school gun-for-hire, Tim Spicer. He’s the guy, you may recall, who tried to use his mercenary army to launch a counter-coup of the government of Sierra Leone — and plotted the overthrow of the authorities in Equatorial Guinea. Later, in Iraq, his boys filmed a rather nasty “trophy video,” in which contractors took video of themselves shooting at civilians, set it to the Elvis song “Runaway Train,” and put it on the Internet.

Kind of ironic, dontcha think, that this could be the Bush Administration’s way of bringing greater accountability and oversight to Blackwater?
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MI6 front company in Top 10 profiteers from Iraq war
A company which acts as a cover for the British secret service has been named as one of the top ten companies sharing in the huge profits from the war on Iraq. The company is run by Colonel Tim Spicer who has a long history of promoting war and instability, and of course making money, by selling arms and terrorists (aka “mercenaries”) to dangerous regimes. A private security firm headed by a former British Army colonel, Tim Spicer, has been named as one of the “top 10 war profiteers” of 2004.

The Pilgrims Society, Mercenaries and Private Intelligence
Field Marshall Lord Peter Inge, who’s a member of the Privy Council and the Order of the Garter, is a non-executive chairman of the mercenary firm Aegis Defence Services. Aegis has been awarded a $293 million contract for Iraq in 2004. CEO of Aegis is Lt. Col. Tim Spicer, a controversial former SAS officer who also headed its predecessor, Sandline International. Inge also sits on the board of Hakluyt, a private intelligence firm set up by former MI6 agents that often works for multinationals, and is a consultant to BAE Systems and Vickers Defence Systems.

Give War a Chance: the Life and Times of Tim Spicer

Project Hammer Covert Finance and the Parallel Economy


5 responses to “World’s Most Notorious Merc to Oversee Blackwater?

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  3. Michael Schmidt

    Blackwater has deep ties Knights of Malta and Order of St George. St George is the oldest military order and had 2 Popes in the past as its Grand Master. Spicer belongs to the Order. Tony Schiena is its new Grand Prior and he has irrefutable links with African Intelligence and a division formerly called SCORPIONS. He also leads a Intergoverment Agency linked to the UN. St George Order is to be watched and investigated.

  4. Michael Schmidt,

    Please post any references that you can. I am interested to check into these connections myself, on Spicer and Schien that is.

    It is also established fact that both SMOM and the Order of Saint Lazarus are heavily involved with UN programs. Knights of Lazarus for one example, are involved with buying up water rights through Prince Charles-Philippe d’Orléans’ Lazare foundation, which they say invites the “elite of the elite” to join, partner of the United Nations International Decade for Action Water for Life 2005 – 2015.

    Hospitaller Order of Saint Lazarus of Jerusalem

    Saint Lazare Foundation

    “Water will soon become an instrument of power and influence.” they say. They are also involved in the Carbon market scam.

    Then SMOM has it’s own “permanent” seat in the UN and is probably involved with just about every globalist program imaginable from Millennium Summit to the World Summit on Sustainable Development and the International Criminal Court.

    I like to point out that all these big “conservative” organizations like the Birch Society, Heritage Foundation and so forth are all headed up by SMOM knights. Just by accident I guess.

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