Blackwater

Shooting cars, hit and runs, and general assholeishness:

These guys give a bad name to operators everywhere.  I know it’s got to suck to be in iraq, or any other shitty country over there… but seriously if you can’t stand treating the general public with respect and saving your anger for actual enemies then quit your job right now.

Maybe past incidents such as that Fallujah bridge burning and hanging of 4 Blackwater employees in 2004 wouldn’t have happened if they didn’t treat their people like garbage all the time?   I’m saying “maybe”…

The way I look at it is you reap what you sow.

Source – A good article over at Harpers if you have an account there (via Kotaku)

Thoughts?

Hat tip: Sean D.

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ROFL.. not sure if serious:

Combining Xbox360 Kinect with a game like this is basically a recipe to create the ultimate mall ninja.  The guy in the video is so into it, he reminds me of the Hardcore Video Game Weapon Nerd, except this dude gives off a creepy rapist vibe.

Prediction:  If it’s accurate to real life, players will run amuck without any common sense game constraints (Grand theft auto style) where you can do the grimiest things, this will gain mainstream media attention and soon after they will rename the game to Xe and sweep it under the rug.  Oh yea and in the process the U.S. government will be billed hundreds of millions of dollars.

The official Blackwater game website – HERE

I guess it is real, because you can pre-order it for $50 (October 25, 2011 delivery) – HERE

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Excruciating:

Being a die hard rap fan, I’d have to say there is nothing more painful than listening to a middle age woman “rap”. You just know she has a couple of kids who will suffer relentless teasing until they move or switch schools.

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Coming up on a new episode of Southpark on March 17, 2010:

 

This is in reference to an investigation into a Blackwater employee, who in September of 2008 allegedly withdrew hundreds of AK-47s from an Armory in Afghanistan named “Bunker 22” and signed for them under the name “Eric Cartman”. (Source)

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Tycoon, Contractor, Soldier, Spy

ErikPrince

Source: Vanity Fair (Nigel Parry)

Erik Prince, recently outed as a participant in a C.I.A. assassination program, has gained notoriety as head of the military-contracting juggernaut Blackwater, a company dogged by a grand-jury investigation, bribery accusations, and the voluntary-manslaughter trial of five ex-employees, set for next month. Lashing back at his critics, the wealthy former navy seal takes the author inside his operation in the U.S. and Afghanistan, revealing the role he’s been playing in America’s war on terror.

A very interesting read.

Full Article At Vanity Fair – HERE

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