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By Anthony Fenton

VANCOUVER, Canada, Feb 19, 2010 (IPS) – Critics are concerned that private military contractors are positioning themselves at the centre of an emerging “shock doctrine” for earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

Next month, a prominent umbrella organisation for private military and logistic corporations, the International Peace Operations Association (IPOA), is co-organising a “Haiti summit” which aims to bring together “leading officials” for “private consultations with attending contractors and investors” in Miami, Florida.

HAITI: Private Contractors ‘Like Vultures Coming to Grab the Loot’ – IPS ipsnews.net

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Blackwater Worldwide is the new peace-keeping force for the U.N. Now if you have stopped laughing we need to look at this very seriously..

The U.N. is a front organization for our new ‘government/masters’ – seriously – ‘hide everything in plain sight’ – I’m sure you have heard that adage before. I am not going to cite anything here you have to do your own digging…

Now consider just what you DO know about Blackwater:

  1. They are mercenaries.
  2. They kill for money.
  3. They kill on command.
  4. They are merciless.
  5. They are remorseless.
  6. They protect government officials of a particularly stature.
  7. They now have equipment to ‘serve’ from air, land and sea.

Some of their equipment includes: a fleet of fixed and rotary-wing aircraft, dirigibles, helicopters, a host of vehicles, and a bomb-resistant vehicle affectionately called Grizzly. Erik Prince, founder, is currently working to get Grizzly approved to operate on U.S. highways.

From Singularity, Peacekeepers:

§ Blackwater affiliate Greystone Ltd., registered offshore in Barbados, is an old-fashioned mercenary operation offering “personnel from the best militaries throughout the world” for hire by governments and private organizations. It also boasts of a “multi-national peacekeeping program,” with forces “specializing in crowd control and less than lethal techniques and military personnel for the less stable areas of operation.”

§ Prince’s Total Intelligence Solutions, headed by three CIA veterans (among them Blackwater’s number two, Cofer Black*), puts CIA-type services on the open market for hire by corporations or governments.

§ Blackwater’s aviation division has some forty aircraft, including turboprop planes that can be used for unorthodox landings**. It has ordered a Super Tucano paramilitary plane from Brazil, which can be used in counterinsurgency operations. In August the aviation division won a $92 million contract with the Pentagon to operate flights in Central Asia.

§ It recently flight-tested the unmanned Polar 400 airship, which may be marketed to the Department of Homeland Security for use in monitoring the US-Mexico border and to “military, law enforcement, and non-government customers.”

§ A fast-growing maritime division has a new, 184-foot vessel that has been fitted for potential paramilitary use…

*Suggestion: Learn more about Cofer Black. **Cheney made a statement that ultra light aircraft is great for enforcing martial law (sorry can’t find the quote).

And Blackwater’s primary purpose? To protect the elitist and follow orders. Period. Get the picture?

So that’s just a tad of information about these boys who are strapped to the hilt with weapons and have done some pretty God awful things in Iraq and Afghanistan, and looks like New Orleans too, and nothing is done. Why? Because they are following orders.

Now if you don’t know much about them and/or you still think that they are distant from ‘your world’ I suggest you better start learning some information fast because they are going to be the ones coming around to your door gathering up the guns and weapons you have or don’t have when the boom falls. And from what I’ve read they don’t care much WHO you are if you are not one of the ‘masters.’

And as these folks said

There is no reason for anyone in this country, anyone except a police officer or a military person, to buy, to own, to have, to use a handgun….And the only way to do that is to change the Constitution.” Michael Gartner, 1992 in USA Today

Our task of creating a socialist America can only succeed when those who would resist us have been totally disarmed.” Sara Brady, Chairman, Handgun Control, to Sen. Howard Metzenbaum, The National Educator, January 1994, Page 3.

When we got organized as a country and we wrote a fairly radical Constitution with a radical Bill of Rights, giving a radical amount of individual freedom to Americans… and so a lot of people say there’s too much personal freedom. When personal freedom’s being abused, you have to move to limit it. That’s what we did in the announcement I made last weekend on the public housing projects, about how we’re going to have weapon sweeps and more things like that to try to make people safer in their communities.” President Bill Clinton, 3-22-94, MTV’s “Enough is Enough

We are not going to achieve a new world order without paying for it in blood as well as in words and money.” Arthur Schlesinger, Jr., in Foreign Affairs (July/August 1995)

…it ain’t going to be pleasant nor easy to set the new rules into place.

Getting nervous yet? You freaking SHOULD BE!

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The Rebuilding of New Orleans

artpitt.jpgI haven’t done any history checks about this particular subject recently but how many private citizens have assisted nations in rebuilding their cities? Especially nations that brag about their economic status in the world?

The efforts of one private U.S. citizen, namely Brad Pitt, to rebuild portions of New Orleans are admirable, to say the least. I wonder if our government – whether it be local, state or federal – views it the same way.

Brad is planning on building 150 eco-friendly homes in the Lower 9th Ward. I’ve heard that much of that property was slated for hotels and other types of expensive real estate properties though I haven’t been able to read and follow up to see if that is still the case.

I have often wondered if our government even wants the city rebuilt. It has just taken too long to get any action going there at all…

I haven’t been able to figure out what to believe and with the government dawdling with any efforts it makes me wonder even more.

There was some talk that the barriers were actually allowed to deteriorate so that when/if a flood happened it would wipe out that area. And then there was also some talk that the barriers were actually blown up. Maybe that’s just speculation and rumor… I wasn’t there. I don’t know.

But supposedly this was all because the area was wanted for “bigger and better” things and what was there (low income housing and residents) were preventing “real” growth. Again, rumors and speculation… I just don’t know.

I always liked New Orleans and it really broke my heart to drive through there after the hurricane. I have an affinity for the place so I would make the drive through instead of cutting around. If you like NO you know what I’m talking about – you never go around.

So back to Brad… I admire his efforts. I wish him a lot of luck in his project and I hope it all goes as planned and expected.

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