I put Middle Earth Journal in hiatus in May of 2008 and moved to Newshoggers.
I temporarily reopened Middle Earth Journal when Newshoggers shut it's doors but I was invited to Participate at The Moderate Voice so Middle Earth Journal is once again in hiatus.

Saturday, September 22, 2007

What's scares me more than Islamic Jihadists?

Blackwater, that's what!
The Islamic Jihadists can kill a few hundred and maybe even a few thousand of us but they are not a real threat to our way of life. The owner operator of Blackwater is a man named Erik Prince, a right wing theocratic nut case. At least 90% of its revenue comes from government contracts, two-thirds of which are no-bid contracts. They were actually used in New Orleans after Katrina. Now the Iraqis are asking questions we Americans should be asking - what the fuck are they up to.
Iraq: Blackwater guards fired unprovoked
Iraqi investigators have a videotape that shows Blackwater USA guards opened fire against civilians without provocation in a shooting last week that left 11 people dead, a senior Iraqi official said Saturday. He said the case was referred to the Iraqi judiciary.


Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Abdul-Karim Khalaf said Iraqi authorities had completed an investigation into the Sept. 16 shooting in Nisoor Square in western Baghdad and concluded that Blackwater guards were responsible for the deaths.

He told The Associated Press that the conclusion was based on witness statements as well as videotape shot by cameras at the nearby headquarters of the national police command. He said eight people were killed at the scene and three of the 15 wounded died in hospitals.
The same thing could happen here in the US of A. Just the kind of mercenary force the likes of Dick Cheney and the neocons would need to fulfil their dream of an American police state.

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous7:28 AM

    I guess you were nowhere near ground zero on 911 if you think Blackwater is more of a threat to our way of life than Islamic jihadists. Wake up stupid, we have to go by the rules and they don't that's why they continue to win Einstein!


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