Lots of interesting stuff flies around in Blackwater Blog World. Here's a good letter from one of the good guys - Christian Stalberg.
Dear Raymond and Friends,
Congratulations on stopping Blackwater West from
establishing operations in your backyard. You all
worked hard and never gave up and it paid off.
We here in North Carolina still have this mercenary
pestilence headquartered in our backyard. There's
still lots and lots of money to be made by them. Their
training of civilian law enforcement and the military
around the world in the use of deadly and excessive
force is ongoing. The unabashed cronyism, warmongering
and contracts continue. Blackwater is well positioned
to benefit from narcoterrorist, border security and
various other global and domestic xenophobic and
imperialist forays perpetrated by the Bush administration.
Blackwater has lobbyists working on increasing its
business, extending its tentacles into anyplace where it
thinks it can make a buck through violence.
Let us not forget that Blackwater has gotten away with
murder. Literally. The Bush administration has achieved
unprecedented immunity, routinely breaking the law and
getting away with it every time with rare exception.
Between Erik Prince's wealth and Blackwater's connections
deep within the administration, Blackwater has enjoyed
the same immunity, up to and including getting away with
The privatization of battle ready forces like Blackwater gives
the White House maximum flexibility in its reckless and
irresponsible use of military power, allowing it to blur the
lines separating the civilian and military worlds. Blackwater
is all set to serve as George Bush's or a future president's
Praetorian Guard. We live in dangerous times and we are
well down the slippery slope to tyranny and despotism here
in the United States of America. Blackwater will be happy to
hit the streets of Amerika (for a price of course).
Don't forget those of us here in North Carolina and in Illinois
who are still fighting the good fight. Please join our mailing list,
visit our web site. Stay informed and remain involved however