Monsanto buys Blackwater mercenary army

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    Monsanto buys Blackwater mercenary army

    A report by Jeremy Scahill in The Nation revealed that the largest mercenary army in the world, Blackwater (later called Xe Services and more recently “Academi“) clandestine intelligence services was sold to the multinational Monsanto. Blackwater was renamed in 2009 after becoming famous in the world with numerous reports of abuses in Iraq, including massacres of civilians. It remains the largest private contractor of the U.S. Department of State “security services,” that practices state terrorism by giving the government the opportunity to deny it.

    read more at http://politicalblindspot.org/yes-monsanto-actually-did-buy-the-blackwater-mercenary-group/

     
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    It remains the largest private contractor of the U.S. Department of State “security services,” that practices state terrorism by giving the government the opportunity to deny it.

    Huh? What the heck are you talking about?

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    Re: Monsanto buys Blackwater mercenary army

    "Let's Make The Water Turn Black" is a hilarious song by Frank Zappa.

     

    Unrelated...unless perhaps one recasts these corps as "Ronnie and "Kenny"....

     

     

     

     

     
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    Well if we're going with "song lyrics this post reminds us of" (and why not since the OP was pretty useless) how about the obvious "oh black water, keep on rolling."

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    Well if we're going with "song lyrics this post reminds us of" (and why not since the OP was pretty useless) how about the obvious "oh black water, keep on rolling."

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=km4-eKvv3EM

     

     

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    Yeah, don't get me started on Monsanto, I have an incredibly low opinion of them and their products. I just don't think it's necessary to make stuff up about government conspiracies. The actual truth is bad enough.

     

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    Well if we're going with "song lyrics this post reminds us of" (and why not since the OP was pretty useless) how about the obvious "oh black water, keep on rolling."

     



    Good one...!

     

     
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    [QUOTE]It remains the largest private contractor of the U.S. Department of State “security services,” that practices state terrorism by giving the government the opportunity to deny it.

     

    Huh? What the heck are you talking about?

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    The international security contractor formerly known as Blackwater has agreed to pay a $7.5 million fine to settle federal criminal charges related to arms smuggling and other crimes.

    Documents unsealed Tuesday in a U.S. District Court in North Carolina said the company, now called Academi LLC, agreed to pay the fine as part of a deferred prosecution agreement to settle 17 violations.

     

    The list of violations includes possessing automatic weapons in the United States without registration, lying to federal firearms regulators about weapons provided to the king of Jordan, passing secret plans for armored personnel carriers to Sweden and Denmark without U.S. government approval and illegally shipping body armor overseas.

     

    Federal prosecutors and law enforcement agents said the agreement settles a long and complex case against the company, which has held billions in U.S. security contracts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    "For an extended period of time, Academi/Blackwater operated in a manner which demonstrated systemic disregard for U.S. Government laws and regulations," said Chris Briese, Special Agent in Charge of the Charlotte Division of the FBI.

     

    In 2010, the company reached a $42 million settlement with the Department of State as part of a settlement of violations of the Arms Export Control Act and the International Trafficking in Arms Regulations.

     

    The company changed its name to Xe before being sold in 2011, becoming Academi.

    In a statement, Academi officials said they are pleased to settle the case with federal prosecutors on what they termed as a "legacy matter."

     

    "The agreement, which does not involve any guilty plea or admit to any violations, reflects the significant and tangible efforts that Academi's new ownership and leadership team have made," the statement said. "The company is fully committed to this agreement and looks forward to successfully fulfilling its obligations on this legacy matter as we continue to lead by example in our regulatory and compliance efforts."

    Read more: http://www.hollandsentinel.com/news/x132294373/Company-once-known-as-Blackwater-settles-arms-case#ixzz2Ynz3un4u


    Two guards who worked for a Blackwater-affiliated company face murder charges from a 2009 shooting in Afghanistan, and the Justice Department is trying to revive its prosecution of five former Blackwater guards accused of killing 17 Iraqi civilians in 2007.

    Over the past several years, Congress has also conducted a series of investigations of Blackwater’s activities in Iraq and Afghanistan, including an inquiry by the House Intelligence Committee into the company’s involvement in a proposed Central Intelligence Agency assassination program.

    In documents filed last week in a civil lawsuit brought by former Blackwater employees accusing Mr. Prince of defrauding the government, Mr. Prince sought to avoid giving a deposition by stating that he had moved to Abu Dhabi in time for his children to enter school there Aug. 15. In the documents filed in federal court in Virginia, Mr. Prince’s lawyers describe Abu Dhabi as Mr. Prince’s place of residence. 

    The company, which Mr. Prince founded in 1997, expanded rapidly, winning a series of contracts with the State Department, the C.I.A. and the Defense Department.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/18/world/18blackwater.html?_r=0

    Erik D. Prince, the founder of the private security firm formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide, has reached a deal to sell his embattled firm to a small group of investors based in Los Angeles who have close ties to Mr. Prince, according to people briefed on the deal.

    Blackwater, now called Xe Services, was once the United States’ go-to contractor in Iraq and Afghanistan. It has been under intense pressure since 2007, when Blackwater guards were accused of killing 17 civilians in Nisour Square in Baghdad. The company, its executives and personnel have faced civil lawsuits, criminal charges and Congressional investigations surrounding accusations of murder and bribery. In April, federal prosecutors announced weapons charges against five former senior Blackwater executives, including its former president.

    The sale, which is expected to be announced on Friday, came after the State Department threatened to stop awarding contracts to the company as long as Mr. Prince owned the firm, people involved in the discussions said. These people requested anonymity because they were not authorized to speak about the confidential talks. The sale is intended to help shake the stigma associated with its ownership under Mr. Prince.

     

    Yet questions remain about Mr. Prince’s continuing relationship with the company. While he is expected to step down from any management or operational role, he will have a financial interest in the company’s future, according to people briefed on the negotiations. As part of the deal, he will be paid an “earn out,” or a payment that depends on the company’s financial performance over the next several years, these people said.

    Exact terms of the deal could not be learned, but people involved in the talks said the transaction was worth about $200 million. Bank of America led the financing of the transaction, these people said.

    Mr. Prince, a former Navy Seal who created Blackwater in 1997, put his company up for sale in June and moved his family to Abu Dhabi, court records show. Mr. Prince, who built Blackwater using an inheritance from his family’s Michigan auto parts fortune, stepped aside as Xe’s chief executive in 2009 but has remained chairman until now. 

    After the sale, the company will continue to be subject to an agreement it reached with the State Department in August. Under the settlement, the company paid $42 million in fines over hundreds of violations of United States export control regulations, permitting it to continue to compete for government contracts.

    http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2010/12/16/blackwater-founder-in-deal-to-sell-company/

     

     
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    fascinating.

    Let me know when you get to the part where contractors "practice state terrorism by giving the government the opportunity to deny it."

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    ummm... the they are funded by the state. they've been accused of several crimes and acts of terrorism and have paid slap on the wrist fines to get out of legal trouble. the state hasn't cut ties with this terrorist organization, instead they changed the company name and owner (who has since fled to a foreign country in fear of being prosecuted) and still profit form millions in state contracts. do you need obama to go on national tv and spell it out for you or something? the state pays them, the state refuses to prosecute them when their dirty deeds come to light, since they are a private contractor the state can deny any wrong doing or involvement from the actions committed by the same private contractor that they give millions of $'s to... hello mcfly!

     

     
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    umm, the they are not "funded by the government." The they is a private entity that provides sevices to the government for a price. The government employs this private concern because they are professionals and generally very good at what the they do. If members of this organization break the law then the they are subject to prosecution as your very own post proved. If the they fail to provide the sevices that the they've been contracted for in an appropriate manner then the they are punished as your very own post proved. Apparently the they needed better leadership and it appears thats what the they got.

    Ironic though, as somone that is generally supportive of actual terrorist organizations, that you would call a security company one.

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    umm, the they are not "funded by the government." The they is a private entity that provides sevices to the government for a price. The government employs this private concern because they are professionals and generally very good at what the they do. If members of this organization break the law then the they are subject to prosecution as your very own post proved. If the they fail to provide the sevices that the they've been contracted for in an appropriate manner then the they are punished as your very own post proved. Apparently the they needed better leadership and it appears thats what the they got.

    Ironic though, as somone that is generally supportive of actual terrorist organizations, that you would call a security company one.

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    yes, they provide services to the government for a price, they are funded by the state.. the state hasn't prosecuted anyone. they operate above the law, just like after HSBC bank was caught laundering money for drug cartels, they simply paid a small fine and kept business going as usual. they were apparently making $ on side deals and the state wanted there cut. they brought charges, made them pay a few million out of the billions the state has given them and nobody goes to jail.

    One of the lead investors in the deal is Jason DeYonker of Forté Capital Advisors, who has a long relationship with Mr. Prince and Blackwater. He helped advise Mr. Prince in his development of Blackwater’s business plan when the company was founded and helped negotiate the company’s first training contracts with United States government agencies and the company’s expansion of its training center in Moyock, N.C. In addition, he managed the Prince family’s money from 1998 to 2002.http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2010/12/16/blackwater-founder-in-deal-to-sell-company/

    Yet questions remain about Mr. Prince’s continuing relationship with the company. While he is expected to step down from any management or operational role, he will have a financial interest in the company’s future, according to people briefed on the negotiations. As part of the deal, he will be paid an “earn out,” or a payment that depends on the company’s financial performance over the next several years, these people said.http://dealbook.nytimes.com/2010/12/16/blackwater-founder-in-deal-to-sell-company/

     

    perhaps you are just that naive... now, please tell me which terrorist organizations i have supported? Cool

     
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    Are you not supportive of Hamas and their ongoing quest to destroy Israel?

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    Are you not supportive of Hamas and their ongoing quest to destroy Israel?

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    can you provide a post where i support hamas and their "ongoing quest to destroy israel"? 

     
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    can you provide a post where i support hamas and their "ongoing quest to destroy israel"?

    Are you saying you don't?

     

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    [QUOTE]can you provide a post where i support hamas and their "ongoing quest to destroy israel"?

     

    Are you saying you don't?

     

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    i've never even once made a post in support of hamas.. please, prove me wrong. 

     
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    Are you not supportive of Hamas and their ongoing quest to destroy Israel?

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    can you provide a post where i support hamas and their "ongoing quest to destroy israel"? 

     

     

     

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    It's....it's like magic. By asking for a post...he's magically made us forget all the hatred he's expressed towards Israel. I'm...I'm totally fooled.

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    you're not totally fooled, you're just totally a fool. being critical of israel and hating israel are two very different things. 

     
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    've never even once made a post in support of hamas.. please, prove me wrong.

    Oh, I don't think that you're wrong Jiminy. I'm just asking you if you support Hamas and their policies. Surely you understand the question?

     

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    Stalking Butler has asked a simple Yes Or No question.

    Do you or do you not support Hamas and their policies?

    Yes or No?

                                                                

     
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    Stalking Butler has asked a simple Yes Or No question.

    Do you or do you not support Hamas and their policies?

    Yes or No?

                                                                



    "Ironic though, as somone that is generally supportive of actual terrorist organizations, that you would call a security company one."

    the burden of proof is on the Butler. wipe that brown off your nose and mind yours.

     
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    [QUOTE]'ve never even once made a post in support of hamas.. please, prove me wrong.

     

    Oh, I don't think that you're wrong Jiminy. I'm just asking you if you support Hamas and their policies. Surely you understand the question?

     

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    "Ironic though, as somone that is generally supportive of actual terrorist organizations, that you would call a security company one."

    stop backpeddling and show everyone where i have been generally supportive of actualy terrorist organizations.

     
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    when you either prove your assertion correct or admit that you were wrong, only then will i answer your backpeddle question. i don't care how many of your like minded internet buddies chime in on your behalf.

     
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