Blackwater

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President Dwight Eisenhower once said "When Rome went out and hired mercenary soldiers, Rome fell." (Source: [Time magazine, April 2, 1951 http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,814485,00.html])

The company called Blackwater USA is a private military company, a.k.a. mercenaries. The firm is active around the planet, including in Iraq, where four of its employees were burned to death and hung from a bridge in Fallujah. Blackwater has hired former special prosecutor Ken Starr to defend it from claims by the four men's families.

Blackwater founder, Erik Prince, claims to be a Christian but shows none of the traits promoted by the faith.

Some of Blackwater's other senior executives include:

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Smuggling Weapons

Notes

  • As of 2008 Blackwater has started to claim they are scaling back their relationship with the US military.
  • Blackwater is a technical name for shit (I shit you not).

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