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    Secret Desert Force Set Up by Blackwater’s Founder

    Late one night last November, a plane carrying dozens of Colombian men touched down in this glittering seaside capital. Whisked through customs by an Emirati intelligence officer, the group boarded an unmarked bus and drove roughly 20 miles to a windswept military complex in the desert sand.

    The Colombians had entered the United Arab Emirates posing as construction workers. In fact, they were soldiers for a secret American-led mercenary army being built by Erik Prince, the billionaire founder of Blackwater Worldwide, with $529 million from the oil-soaked sheikdom.

    Mr. Prince, who resettled here last year after his security business faced mounting legal problems in the United States, was hired by the crown prince of Abu Dhabi to put together an 800-member battalion of foreign troops for the U.A.E., according to former employees on the project, American officials and corporate documents obtained by The New York Times.
    Source: The New York Times

    Given Blackwater's involvement with the CIA assassination program and the fact they are tasked with special operations outside the country as well as inside it makes me wonder if this is being used as a sort of continuation of the program.
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    Re: Secret Desert Force Set Up by Blackwater’s Founder

    Prince views himself as a holy warrior. I'm surprised he'd work for the UAE. But Blackwater never went away, it became Xe

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    Re: Secret Desert Force Set Up by Blackwater’s Founder

    Quote Originally Posted by xpiher View Post
    Prince views himself as a holy warrior. I'm surprised he'd work for the UAE. But Blackwater never went away, it became Xe
    Did you ever notice how from a distance their logo kinda looked like turds hovering over a toilet bowl?

    And then think about what blackwater means in plumbing terms.

    No wonder they changed their name!
    Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
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    Re: Secret Desert Force Set Up by Blackwater’s Founder

    blackwater was named after the swamps where their training facilities are located in the U.S.


    XE contractors have to take oaths like the military, to defend the Constitution with their lives. I'm generally in favor of us synergizing with private forces to take the fight to the enemy - but I do wonder that these guys might not get used for 'domestic' purposes.

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    Re: Secret Desert Force Set Up by Blackwater’s Founder

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    blackwater was named after the swamps where their training facilities are located in the U.S.


    XE contractors have to take oaths like the military, to defend the Constitution with their lives. I'm generally in favor of us synergizing with private forces to take the fight to the enemy - but I do wonder that these guys might not get used for 'domestic' purposes.
    The company is ran by a Christian Zealot.

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    Re: Secret Desert Force Set Up by Blackwater’s Founder

    yeah, I'm fine with that. I'm a Christian Zealot.

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    Re: Secret Desert Force Set Up by Blackwater’s Founder

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    yeah, I'm fine with that. I'm a Christian Zealot.
    You are fine with a person that has a private military and thinks that the war with against terrorist is god ordained?

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    Re: Secret Desert Force Set Up by Blackwater’s Founder

    Gadaffi's paying good money for mercenaries these days, and business is business.
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    Re: Secret Desert Force Set Up by Blackwater’s Founder

    Quote Originally Posted by xpiher View Post
    You are fine with a person that has a private military and thinks that the war with against terrorist is god ordained?
    yup. one day I hope to be one of those people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    yup. one day I hope to be one of those people.
    I hope you never get into public office.

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