Sep 23, 2007 by

Before the City of New Orleans reopened it’s streets to the citizens thereof, Blackwater was here.

Blackwater USA is a private military company and security firm founded in 1997 by Erik Prince and Al Clark. It is based in the U.S. state of North Carolina, where it operates a tactical training facility that it claims is the world’s largest. The company trains more than 40,000 people a year, from all the military services and a variety of other agencies. The company markets itself as being “The most comprehensive professional military, law enforcement, security, peacekeeping, and stability operations company in the world”. At least 90% of its revenue comes from government contracts, two-thirds of which are no-bid contracts.The lucrative contract to police New Orleans and provide protection during the Post- Katrina “Battle of New Orleans” was awarded without a bid, as well. They are still here. For two years, many of us have questioned the wisdom of an American based private army, answering, under contract, to the Executive Branch of the United States Government. George W’s private army. I know, I know, it smacks of 1984, V for Vendetta, as well as the Iran/Contra scandal, and owner Erik Prince’s right-wing politics and Christian Right afiliations don’t make it any easier to swallow. Not that it ever was. With military budgets bursting at the seams, why do we need a Government funded private army as well, you may ask? It’s simpler than you think;

They don’t have to answer any questions, respond to public opinion or international law, and their motivation is chilling. They do it for money.


Now we get the story that, besides opening fire on civilians and Iraqi Military during the protection of a convoy, members are being charged with stealing weapons ear-marked for use against the War on Terror, and selling them, that’s right, to terrorist groups. Why would they do this? Job security, for one thing. As long as there is an armed threat in the middle east, as long as insurgent terror factions can wage war against America & Iraqi troops, Blackwater has a job. Got kicked out of Iraq for shooting the wrong guys? Hey, look! New armed insurgents! US troops getting control of Iraq & Afaganistan? Hello! New automatic weapons show up in Turkey! Blackwater to the rescue…again.

Then there’s the FEAR. Leading to the Patriot Act. And the citizens of the United States being punished for electing a Democratic Congress, and of course, the big prize, to destablize the region for the upcoming Presidential Election.


I strongly suggest watching the following youtube video clip. Take five minutes of your time and see whats’ happening behind the scenes and under your nose. Two years ago, these issues seemed the ravings of a conspiracy nut. Today, they are the headlines. Blackwater, coming to a neighborhood near you. Unless you live in New Orleans. They’re already here.


Lord David

Artist & Patriot

Skull Club

New Orleans

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