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    CIA terror link puts rebranded Blackwater under fire again

    CIA terror link puts rebranded Blackwater under fire again

    Despite its recent attempt to rebrand itself as Xe Services, Blackwater, the private military empire of Erik Prince, has struggled under a growing weight of allegations surrounding its conduct in Iraq and Afghanistan. Now further questions have been raised by claims it was subcontracted by the CIA during the George Bush presidency to run an unrealised campaign of assassinations of al-Qaida leaders kept secret from Congress.
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    Re: CIA terror link puts rebranded Blackwater under fire again

    Did they score any kills? It's a good thing if they did. I mean, who cares if Blackwater iced a few terrorists?
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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Did they score any kills? It's a good thing if they did. I mean, who cares if Blackwater iced a few terrorists?
    The only reason this is under fire is because 1. The POTUS didn't know, and 2. They wasted millions of dollars, for no kills.

    Had they killed even one big terrorist leader, no one except the pansies would complain.
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    Re: CIA terror link puts rebranded Blackwater under fire again

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Did they score any kills? It's a good thing if they did. I mean, who cares if Blackwater iced a few terrorists?
    I care if any one involved in our government or foreign policy commit crimes. I don't believe in turning a blind eye to criminal activity for political expediency.

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    Re: CIA terror link puts rebranded Blackwater under fire again

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    There we go what?

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    The only reason this is under fire is because 1. The POTUS didn't know, and 2. They wasted millions of dollars, for no kills.

    Had they killed even one big terrorist leader, no one except the pansies would complain.
    1) If the president didn't know (I hadn't heard that he didn't), it wouldn't really surprise me. Do you think the DoD tells the pres about every million they spend?

    2) The whole "no kills" thing is overly simplistic. As it stands, it appears they were only paid for training for a program designed to catch a very few specific targets. I doubt that they were expecting many kills, and I further doubt that any "failure" is attributable to Blackwater.
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    Re: CIA terror link puts rebranded Blackwater under fire again

    Well, that's some crack investigative reporting. Two unverified sources...

    I don't think I'll lose too much sleep over mercenaries being trained to kill terrorists.
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    Re: CIA terror link puts rebranded Blackwater under fire again

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    The only reason this is under fire is because 1. The POTUS didn't know, and 2. They wasted millions of dollars, for no kills.

    Had they killed even one big terrorist leader, no one except the pansies would complain.
    You don't know that they didn't rack up any kills, for one, and for two, you can't kill'em, if you don't go after'em. If you don't bag any bad guys, then that's just the way it is. That's why it's called hunting and not killing.



    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I care if any one involved in our government or foreign policy commit crimes. I don't believe in turning a blind eye to criminal activity for political expediency.

    What crimes have possibly been committed. Last time I checked, wasting terrorists wasn't illegal.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: CIA terror link puts rebranded Blackwater under fire again

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post


    What crimes have possibly been committed. Last time I checked, wasting terrorists wasn't illegal.
    Read this, a couple potential crimes listed: CIA hired private contractors for secret assassination project | World news | guardian.co.uk

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    Re: CIA terror link puts rebranded Blackwater under fire again

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Again, which laws may have been broken?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    If they would have done their job well, the idea itself is good. Since it was never put into action, we would not know. Blackwater itself is a PR nightmare.
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