Tuesday, October 2, 2007

The kind of guy you'd like to have a beer with

Why is it always with someone who likes humans shot and killed? But at least the rest of this gang of thugs isn't like that.

In at least two cases, Blackwater paid victims' family members who complained, and sought to cover up other episodes, the Congressional report said.
"That's uniquely American."
"There is no evidence in the documents that the committee has reviewed that the State Department sought to restrain Blackwater's actions, raised concerns about the number of shooting episodes involving Blackwater or the company's high rate of shooting first, or detained Blackwater contractors for investigation," the report states.
That's uniquely Bushian. But fear not, true believers! Blackwater, like all good corporations, can investigate itself without the need for the nanny state to hold their hand.
Blackwater has dismissed 122 of its employees over the past three years for misuse of weapons, drug or alcohol abuse, lewd conduct or violent behavior, according to the report.
You now have only two choices before you, son. The army - they're really desperate - or the RNC.


Tom Harper said...

I just did another Blackwater post too. Great minds think alike :)

Maybe there will start being more accountability for crazed contractors like Blackwater, but I'm not holding my breath.

Randal Graves said...

It's an isolated case. There certainly aren't any other bloodthirsty, gunporn-I-wish-I-was-featured-in-Soldier-of-Fortune, Jesushead amoral capitalists feeding from the taxpayers' trough that's being pulled further and further away from us into the ever-dark corridors of power. So, nothing to see here, move along.

PoliShifter said...

"You're an X-wing fighter Star Wars man," an NTSB report quoted the plane's co-pilot, Loren Hammer, saying during the flight -- a reference to the dizzying battle in the 1977 film.

"You're [expletive] right. This is fun," the pilot, Noel English, responded.

About eight minutes later, the plane slammed into the wall of the canyon, which was flanked by ridgelines that rose nearly a mile above surrounding terrain.,

Blackwater dudes in Afghanistan.

Almost as fun for them as playing elvis and shooting Iraqis 'cept these guys ended up dead while shooting womp rats.

LET'S TALK said...

As long as Bush is running the show, Blackwater will do as they please in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Randal Graves said...

Sorry to mix geekdom up with actual worldly issues, but I certainly don't remember the rebellion shooting whomever they pleased. Fucking mercenary assholes.

As long as Bush is running the show, Blackwater will do as they please in Iraq and Afghanistan.

There's no way to argue against this statement unless we start talking about ponies, unicorns and leprechauns.