Monday, April 4, 2011
The West's Private Armies
We all became familiar with the operations of Blackwater in Iraq a number of years ago but I am guessing most people do not know that the company responsible for untold deaths and misery is now the world's largest private mercenary force, paid for with taxpayer funds, yet completely outside of all conventions and laws governing warfare. This allows them to operate in complete secrecy, carrying out missions of assassination, torture and murder, without investigation or prosecution.
This corporation of death not only does business with war lords and illegitimate governments around the globe, it also conducts secret missions at home...
I find it interesting that the Obama administration is, at this moment, discrediting the Quaddafi regime in Libya for using a private force against the people of Libya, yet this is peanuts compared to the death and destruction rained down from the ranks of America and it's allies' private militias.