It’s. About. To. Go. DOWwwwwwwwwwn:

Well The main guy has scary tattoos, a luxurious beard, Oakley M frames, and a chest rig.  His boys have a fair amount of multicam on, and various Oakley’s as well… so basically what could possibly go wrong?

I always get a kick out of seeing contractors in basketball shoes or cross trainers, and random t-shirts out there operating.

ISIS-Goat-Hostage-TargetAs much as I’d like to see them go over there and surgically remove all the bad guys, I’m not that optimistic.  They just don’t have the information, equipment, and training that most military units have.  It’s a valiant cause though, I’ll give them that.

RT has more on this story along with an interview with an Iraq war veteran on the topic.

Thoughts?  Do you see this ending well?

Gat tip: Keith


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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)


Hat tip: Sean D.


Tycoon, Contractor, Soldier, Spy


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