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Blackwater, New World Order Mercenaries

In light of the fact that New Zealand’s Labour Candidate, David Shearer has stated that he supports the use of Blackwater mercenaries, the firm well known for the controversy involving its “shoot first, ask no questions” policy in Iraq, here are some news  items to give you a notion of what this organization functions to do:

Blackwater training police in American cities and towns

Justice Dept. Cites Obstacles in Blackwater Case

WASHINGTON — Justice Department officials have told Congress that they face serious legal difficulties in pursuing criminal prosecutions of Blackwater security guards involved in a September shooting that left at least 17 Iraqis dead.

Illegal Mexicans are new Blackwater for the Establishment

From the Prisonplanet.com Forum

Let Bin Laden stay free, says Buzzy Krongard

[Blackwater board member and brother of Inspector General for State Department]
https://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/article410125.ece
Tony Allen-Mills  January 9, 2005

THE world may be better off if Osama Bin Laden remains at large, according to the Central Intelligence Agency’s recently departed executive director. If the world’s most wanted terrorist is captured or killed, a power struggle among his Al-Qaeda subordinates may trigger a wave of terror attacks, said AB “Buzzy” Krongard, who stepped down six weeks ago as the CIA’s third most senior executive. “You can make the argument that we’re better off with him (at large),” Krongard said. “Because if something happens to Bin Laden, you might find a lot of people vying for his position and demonstrating how macho they are by unleashing a stream of terror.” Krongard, a former investment banker who joined the CIA in 1998, said Bin Laden’s role among Islamic militants was changing.

“He’s turning into more of a charismatic leader than a terrorist mastermind,” he said. “Some of his lieutenants are the ones to worry about.” Krongard, 68, said he viewed Bin Laden “not as a chief executive but more like a venture capitalist”. He added: “Let’s say you and I want to blow up Trafalgar Square. So we go to Bin Laden. And he’ll say, ‘Well, here’s some money and some passports and if you need weapons, see this guy’. “I don’t see him keeping his fingers on everything because the lines of communications are just too difficult.” Several US officials have privately admitted that it may be better to keep Bin Laden pinned down on the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan rather than make him a martyr or put him on trial. But Krongard is the most senior figure to acknowledge publicly that his capture might prove counter-productive.

Krongard also acknowledged that the CIA was still having trouble planting spies in Islamic militant ranks. “There are hundreds and hundreds of (Al-Qaeda) cells — it’s like a living, moving bit of protoplasm,” he said. “In order to penetrate you not only have to be language-proficient, you also have to commit acts that exceed criminality. It’s very hard.” His comments came as it emerged that new laws to combat the Al-Qaeda threat in Britain and keep the Belmarsh terror suspects in jail will be unveiled next month. The draft terrorism bill will propose that “acts preparatory to terrorism” become a criminal offence to catch those who provide accommodation, finance, identity papers and other support. The bill will prove controversial because it could be applied restrospectively against many of the 11 foreign terror suspects being detained in Belmarsh, south London, and Broadmoor secure hospital. Charles Clarke, the home secretary, is also planning to announce a civil punishment for those suspected of “associating” with terrorist suspects, but where there is insufficient proof to press charges.

Likely Labour Candidate, David Shearer Supports Use of Blackwater Mercenaries

TV3 NZ

National is accusing labour of hypocrisy in the battle for the Mt Albert by-election. Labour is likely to choose international humanitarian worker David Shearer as its candidate, but 3 News has obtained articles written by Mr Shearer where he is arguing for private military companies and mercenaries to be hired by the United Nations to go to war.

National and the Greens say the position is hypocritical and a disaster.

Private military security company Blackwater been labelled gung ho, reckless dogs of war, mercenaries and Rambos. They post their Iraq missions on the internet, and are under contract to the US government.

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