Elizabeth Barrette (ysabetwordsmith) wrote,
Elizabeth Barrette
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Blackwater Continues to Be Creepy

I am disturbed, though not surprised, by this article about further Blackwater mayhem.

Jeremy Scahill | US Still Paying Blackwater Millions
Jeremy Scahill, The Nation: "Just days before two former Blackwater employees alleged in sworn statements filed in federal court that the company's owner, Erik Prince, 'views himself as a Christian crusader tasked with eliminating Muslims and the Islamic faith from the globe,' the Obama administration extended a contract with Blackwater for more than $20 million for 'security services' in Iraq, according to federal contract data obtained by The Nation. The State Department contract is scheduled to run through September 3. In May, the State Department announced it was not renewing Blackwater's Iraq contract, and the Iraqi government has refused to issue the company an operating license."
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