Map or Infographic of the day plus update on Blackwater. Plus two interesting pdf’s.

Both logos, side by side. Note the original be...

Both logos, side by side. Note the original below, with the curved Blackwater wordmark. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Just as I argued in this post. Blackwater often did jobs the CIA/JSOC were hesitant to do.

“”””””””””But the most noteworthy thing about the largely failed prosecution wasn’t the outcome. It was the tens of thousands of pages of documents—some declassified—that the litigation left in its wake. These documents illuminate Blackwater’s defense strategy—and it’s a fascinating one: To defeat the charges it was facing, Blackwater built a case not only that it worked with the CIA—which was already widely known—but that it was in many ways an extension of the Agency itself.””””””””

“””But according to the documents Blackwater submitted in its defense—as well as an email exchange I had recently with Prince—the contractor’s relationship with the CIA was far deeper than most observers thought. “Blackwater’s work with the CIA began when we provided specialized instructors and facilities that the Agency lacked,” Prince told me recently, in response to written questions. “In the years that followed, the company became a virtual extension of the CIA because we were asked time and again to carry out dangerous missions, which the Agency either could not or would not do in-house.”

This does not surprise me whatsoever.. and to some extent I predicted it.

2013 ATA SFR for SSCI 12 Mar 2013


Infographic or Map will come later. I am not feeling very good.

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