Blackwater’s Private CIA

The notorious mercenary company now offers spy “services” to Fortune 500 companies, for the right price.

The Nation | Jun 9, 2008

By  Jeremy Scahill

This past September, the secretive mercenary company Blackwater USA found its name splashed across front pages throughout the world after the company’s shooters gunned down seventeen Iraqi civilians in Baghdad’s Nisour Square. But by early 2008, Blackwater had largely receded from the headlines save for the occasional blip on the media radar sparked by Congressman Henry Waxman’s ongoing investigations into its activities. Its forces remained deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan, and business continued to pour in. In the two weeks directly following Nisour Square, Blackwater signed more than $144 million in contracts with the State Department for “protective services” in Iraq and Afghanistan alone and, over the following weeks and months, won millions more in contracts with other federal entities like the Coast Guard, the Navy and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.

Blackwater’s Iraq contract was extended in April, but the company is by no means betting the house on its long-term presence there. While the firm is quietly maintaining its Iraq work, it is aggressively pursuing other business opportunities. In September it was revealed that Blackwater had been “tapped” by the Pentagon’s Counter Narcoterrorism Technology Program Office to compete for a share of a five-year, $15 billion budget “to fight terrorists with drug-trade ties.” According to the Army Times, the contract “could include antidrug technologies and equipment, special vehicles and aircraft, communications, security training, pilot training, geographic information systems and in-field support.” A spokesperson for another company bidding for the work said that “80 percent of the work will be overseas.” As Richard Douglas, a deputy assistant secretary of defense, explained, “The fact is, we use Blackwater to do a lot of our training of counternarcotics police in Afghanistan. I have to say that Blackwater has done a very good job.”

Such an arrangement could find Blackwater operating in an arena with the godfathers of the war industry, such as Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman and Raytheon. It could also see Blackwater expanding into Latin America, joining other private security companies well established in the region. The massive US security company DynCorp is already deployed in Colombia, Bolivia and other countries as part of the “war on drugs.” In Colombia alone, US military contractors are receiving nearly half the $630 million in annual US military aid for the country. Just south of the US border, the United States has launched Plan Mexico, a $1.5 billion counternarcotics program. This and similar plans could provide lucrative business opportunities for Blackwater and other companies. “Blackwater USA’s enlistment in the drug war,” observed journalist John Ross, would be “a direct challenge to its stiffest competitor, DynCorp — up until now, the Dallas-based corporation has locked up 94 percent of all private drug war security contracts.” The New York Times reported that the contract could be Blackwater’s “biggest job ever.”

As populist movements grow stronger in Latin America, threatening US financial interests as well as the standing of right-wing US political allies in the region, the “war on drugs” is becoming an increasingly central part of US counterinsurgency efforts. It allows for more training of foreign security forces through the private sector — away from Congressional oversight — and a deployment of personnel from US war corporations. With US forces stretched thin, sending private security companies to Latin America offers Washington a “small footprint” alternative to the politically and militarily problematic deployment of active-duty US troops. In a January report by the United Nations working group on mercenaries, international investigators found that “an emerging trend in Latin America but also in other regions of the world indicates situations of private security companies protecting transnational extractive corporations whose employees are often involved in suppressing the legitimate social protest of communities and human rights and environmental organizations of the areas where these corporations operate.”

If there is one quality that is evident from examining Blackwater’s business history, it is the company’s ability to take advantage of emerging war and conflict markets. Throughout the decade of Blackwater’s existence, its creator, Erik Prince, has aggressively built his empire into a structure paralleling the US national security apparatus. “Prince wants to vault Blackwater into the major leagues of U.S. military contracting, taking advantage of the movement to privatize all kinds of government security,” reported the Wall Street Journal shortly after Nisour Square. “The company wants to be a one-stop shop for the U.S. government on missions to which it won’t commit American forces. This is a niche with few established competitors.”

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18 responses to “Blackwater’s Private CIA

  1. An actualy informative article about Erik Prince and Blackwater, were it not merely subtly misleading propaganda known as disinformation, would be titled something like, BLACKWATER Is The CIA’s Private Army.

    Here is a quote from the above “article”, which I believe, helps to show how such disinformation works.

    “As populist movements grow stronger in Latin America, threatening US financial interests as well as the standing of right-wing US political allies in the region, the “war on drugs” is becoming an increasingly central part of US counterinsurgency efforts. It allows for more training of foreign security forces through the private sector — away from Congressional oversight — and a deployment of personnel from US war corporations.”

    The above statement, while basically true, is none the less really but a subtly misleading fabrication, composed of skillfully applied half truths and coal black lies, which is intended solely to further muddy the waters.

    The truth is that the vast majority of “populist movements” in Latin America, have all along been CIA operations which include everything from Shining Path and the Zapatistas to the Medaline Drug Cartel, and such have long been used, within a larger strategy, to carry forth the agenda of the Global Corporate Government now ruling this planet. The so called, “right-wing US political allies in the region” mentioned in the article, have really long been but affiliated corporate subsidiary committees masquerading as governments, which they have both fully owned and exclusively operated for generations.

    The so called “war on drugs” has long served it’s true intended purpose of competition management. The basic framework of international business strategy of the world recreational drug trade, by which the Global Corporate State maintains full control of the production, distribution and pricing of their product, is implemented through the selective enforcement of so called anti-drug laws. It is because of this that their product alone is alowed into distrubtion points.

    These devices are not part of “an increasingly central part of US counterinsurgency efforts”, but rather they are the legacy of an established US Corporate insurgency, now many decades old, by they have increased the power and influence of the ancient familial bloodlines which comprises it’s core leadership.

    As it stands now there is not one institution, anywhere, which they do not have sole and absolute control over, and war as business is the not the measure of their control, but rather it was the starting point, by which they have subverted each and every government on planet earth. They do not merely have a hand in religion, media, medicine, education, the judiciary, law enforcement, manufacturing, information tech, energy, transportation and science, they own and control all of it, and their cold dark shadow which once merely fell across cultures and societies, here and there upon occasion, has now plunged the entire world into darkness. In truth “they” not only exist “they” really are everywhere, and so of course “they” are also all over the net proffering watered down and distorted “truth”, about everything from 911 to how it is “the Jews” who are behind the NWO.

    They were the Roman Empire and The Third Reich and Great Britain and The USSR and The PRC and The USA, and they are now what appears to remain of all the above, which is now coalescing into the real, actual, United Earth.

  2. The war on drugs is like the war on terror–cruel charades for other purposes.

    I don’t think it’s “United Earth” so much as the Soviet Earth Union

  3. will,

    Very true, and yet though Soviet style balkanization is being employed by them in their subversion campaign, it remains true also that Nazi style false flag terrorism and use of media propaganda, is also in full effect.

    The bloodline wants us to continue to view their Nazi Socialism as oppositional to their Soviet Socialism, and yet that is really just their divisive strategy in operation.

    Communism and Fascism are far more than merely similar in actual practice. Neither represent, even so much as a non alternative to the so called other, as they are really but related forms of socialist totalitarianism.

  4. I tried to post the following, and it did not post because “it is awaiting moderation”.

    Stop the censorship!

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    Natasha // June 11, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    will,

    Very true, and yet though Soviet style balkanization is being employed by them in their subversion campaign, it remains true also that Nazi style false flag terrorism and use of media propaganda, is also in full effect.

    The bloodline wants us to continue to view their Nazi Socialism as oppositional to their Soviet Socialism, and yet that is really just their divisive strategy in operation.

    Communism and Fascism are far more than merely similar in actual practice. Neither represent, even so much as a non alternative to the so called other, as they are really but related forms of socialist totalitarianism.

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

  5. Natasha // June 11, 2008 at 7:23 pm

    I tried to post the following, and it did not post because “it is awaiting moderation”.

    Stop the censorship!

    ———–—

    Natasha // June 11, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    will,

    Very true, and yet though Soviet style balkanization is being employed by them in their subversion campaign, it remains true also that Nazi style false flag terrorism and use of media propaganda, is also in full effect.

    The bloodline wants us to continue to view their Nazi Socialism as oppositional to their Soviet Socialism, and yet that is really just their divisive strategy in operation.

    Communism and Fascism are far more than merely similar in actual practice. Neither represent, even so much as a non alternative to the so called other, as they are really but related forms of socialist totalitarianism.

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    ———————–

    Once again this was at the bottom in bold print.

    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

  6. Nataha is being censored.

    She tried to post the following reply to wil, after clearing cookies and using a different
    name, and it did not post because “it is awaiting moderation”.

    Here is a c&p of the original reply, that PJ is censoring, and which I finally had to post on her bahalf.

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    Natasha // June 11, 2008 at 7:18 pm

    will,

    Very true, and yet though Soviet style balkanization is being employed by them in their subversion campaign, it remains true also that Nazi style false flag terrorism and use of media propaganda, is also in full effect.

    The bloodline wants us to continue to view their Nazi Socialism as opposition to their Soviet Socialism, and yet that is really just their divisive strategy in operation.

    Communism and Fascism are far more than merely similar in actual practice. Neither represent, even so much as a non alternative to the so called other, as they are really but related forms of socialist totalitarianism.

    Your comment is awaiting moderation

    ———

    She tried to post that several times on this page, and she tried to post a copy on this page of PJs blog here.

    https://aftermathnews.wordpress.com/2008/04/22/ron-paul-and-freemasonry/#comment-76297

    Only and edited version of her above reply with the reply itself deleted was allowed to post, and obviusly now PJ is deciding what gets to be said. I am convinced that PJ is just another NWO shill.

    I am sure that Natasha will no longer be able to post here.

  7. Well for now I can post.

    Apparently they miscalculated, the potential effectiveness, of their latest excuse for “moderating” our responses.

  8. Natasha,

    Strike one was you claiming that I was doing some kind of a psyops.

    Strike two is claiming that I censor comments.

    That’s two outright lies you have told about me and this blog. Therefore nothing you say can be trusted.

    Very un-Christian of you. And you sure as hell don’t act like a Christian either. In fact, you seem just the opposite funnily enough. And all that crap about heading for the hills and waiting to be raptured off the planet. Haha. That was rich! So I have to ask who is running the psyops here. Hmm, yup looks like it’s you. Somewhat clever, but it ain’t workin.

    One more and you’re out for abuse. That’s real abuse. And I can’t wait to see what your next trick is. Should be a doozy. One can only speculate on your motivations and who you work for because since day one, you seem to have had a vendetta against Aftermath News. Next time it will be obvious for all to see what your intentions are. Strangely enough you came in right when Discordian JWS and the Freemasons were trying to stir things up and cause trouble. Strangely enough, you sided with them against this blog. Hmm, I wonder why…yeah folks, let’s see what this little devil has up her sleeve next.

    By the way folks, you know Natasha’s little helper up there Robyn? Well, oddly enough, and I’m sure it’s just a coincidence, they share the same IP address! Whoops. Should have used a different computer Natasha. What an amateur. hehe. And get this, the first three numbers are 666. Whew! Oh and I just discovered that “relentless” up there shares the same address which is 66.65.223.113. Boy oh boy, you sure have been a busy beaver there. I will have to go back through my logs and see who else is posting from your computer. This just gets more interesting folks! Let’s see what else we can ascertain about little Miss Natasha. Well, it could be a case of multiple personality disorder, or it could just be a case of government operative. Hmm, lets see where she lives….hmm in Virginia! Well now isn’t that close to where all those spook agencies are? Yeah this gets spookier all the time doesn’t it? HMM…Herndon Virginia. Fascinating location right in the middle of the intelligence community stomping grounds. Within striking distance to Langley CIA headquarters, very close to Dulles and just a hop skip and a jump from Bilderberg headquarters at Chantilly! hehe. You really are somethin aren’t you Natasha? That is a lousy code name by the way, a dead give away.

    Anyone else is welcome to post comments even if you disagree with me on certain points or simply disagree with topics raised in various articles. That isn’t the problem. The problem comes when someone has obvious intentions to cause trouble, foment crises where there are none or just wastes time and space with whining, ranting, raving and telling lies. Spooks obviously are not welcome here, but I like to let them play their games here for awhile so that I CAN EXPOSE THEM.

    I don’t have to put up with it, so limit your comments to the subject at hand in each article, video etc.

    Thank you

    PS Natasha or is it Robyn? Well whatever or whoever you are, you just got your final warning.

  9. It doesn’t matter what you call it. Censorship is censorship.

    You merely label disagreement with your script as “abuse and stirring up trouble”, and then you have dissenters removed.

    You have exposed yourself as being no different than Bush and any other of his minions.

  10. Natasha,

    That was a weak response because you got nothing on me and I have everything on you.

    You can’t deny I caught you spoofing as at least two other people who were very supportive of your lies of course because “they” are you! hehe. You can’t deny that you are a liar who had an aggressive vendetta against this site since day one. You came right out of the gates claiming I was running a govt psyop which was the first red flag. The second red flag was when you said we all had to withdraw to the hills and wait to be raptured out. The third red flag was when you were getting along so well with the Freemasons and other disinformationists. The fourth red flag was your laughable anti-censorship campaign against me. And then you try to mix me up with Bush because you want people to doubt me, to doubt whether I am for real in fighting this NWO. That would seem to be your entire mission since your very first comment.

    So the final straw has come when I figured out that you are spoofing as several people, all coming from the same IP address, all agreeing with each other that PJ is a bad guy, and Aftermath News is a evil place where censorship rules. Hehe. But you really aren’t as smart as you think you are. Anyone with any sense can see that it is I who tell the truth around here and it is the spooks and psychos who love to come here like moths to a flame to see what damage they can do against this blog. How could anyone trust a spoofer? One who lies constantly and tries to whip up a campaign against Aftermath News.

    The New World Order hates this blog and they are sending in their vicious little minions to do whatever they can to try to discredit it and make it look bad. But it hasn’t worked yet and it ain’t gonna work because I am actively fighting against you bastards. Plus, I’m smarter than you apparently, so all your attacks are neutralized and you have been outed.

    You are nothing but a disinfo agent. You have lied several times, outright big fat bald-ass lies, so you are a pathological liar abusing this blog and therefore you are finished here. I will be watching IP addresses especially for you because you like to spoof as other people. And you are esconced right in the middle of spook country Somewhere between Langley and Dulles, just up the road from Bilderberg HQ. I kid you not people. That ain’t no coincidence.

    So Natasha, aka Robyn, aka Relentless, aka, aka etc, etc… in other words, Natasha the government operative is now being dumped for spookery and abuse.

    It has nothing to do with censorship because stopping stinkin lowlife criminals from abusing public forums is just good sense, and is justifiable. If you came into my home, I would toss you out on your ear and that’s what I’m doing now, tossing you out like the trash that you are.

    Bye-bye Natasha. Go find another blog to run your psyops on. And get more psyops/cyber-warfare training because you are too easy to spot. That might improve your pay-grade as well. So now I leave you to your life as a NWO minion.

  11. Govt agents like Natasha there like to create crises and keep anti-New World Order bloggers like me tied up trying to counter all their little diatribes and attacks. I can only waste so much time on them before I need to get back to publishing the facts about the NWO. Freemasons, SMOM Knights, KOC Knights, Discordians, Satanists and spooks posing as good little Christians (how could anyone doubt them?) all adopt similar tactics.

    Let me tell you something about the latter type too. They are infil-traitors. They study all the anti-NWO, patriot/truth language and pose as either freedom-fighters or agents of the lord etc. In the end, they say it is all God’s plan, that resistance is futile and that people should join the rapture cult and wait around for Jesus to swoop down and take the good guys off the planet. Once they build up a little credibility, they attack those who are really fighting this hideous NWO system tooth and nail as I am, claiming that I am the evil one. It’s a big mind-game. It is a battle for hearts and minds because this NWO system cannot go on unless it goes forward with the consent of the slaves. So in the process, I am forced to defend myself and battle it out with these agents of darkness which eats up too much of my time. Therefore, once their agenda is exposed, I quickly dismiss them. At some point, I have to draw the line and cut them off.

    She/he/it played their games here for several weeks and I am done playing around with it. Natasha is gone but more NWO minions are coming because they can’t have someone like me publishing the facts about the NWO. They absolutely hate that and will stop at nothing, stoop to any level, to try to discredit me.

    So hopefully, that is enough explanation for those with eyes which can still see.

  12. I’ve run into similar situations too–knowledgeable people seem to be agreeing and working with one–then go off on weird tangents once they think their foot/claw is in the door.

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