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Blackwater and The Profiteers



In all of the conflicting reports surrounding the Blackwater shooting of Iraqi civilians another fact has been overlooked.

The U.S. State department, on September 27, awarded Blackwater another contract.

Presidential Airways, Inc., an aviation Worldwide Services company (d/b/a Blackwater Aviation), Moyock, N.C., is being awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) type contract for $92,000,000.00. The contractor is to provide all fixed-wing aircraft, personnel, equipment, tools, material, maintenance and supervision necessary to perform passenger, cargo and combi Short Take-Off and Landing air transportation services between locations in the Area of Responsibility of Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan and Uzbekistan. This contract was competitively procured and two timely offers were received. The performance period is from 1 October 2007 to 30 September 2011. The United States Transportation Command Acquisition Directorate, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., is the contracting activity (HTC7 11 -08-D-0010).

So for shooting and killing and wounding the very people we are trying to ‘liberate’ the government has decided that this company should be rewarded for its efforts.

And the profiteering goes on…..

For a list of those companies that are receiving Government contracts in Iraq go here

Keep in mind these are the people who are using your tax dollars to promote death and destruction.

God Bless American Business Interests.



Oh, Canada


So I found an interesting article this morning. It would appear that in Canada, the idea of a gun used in a crime is treated the same as having a real gun.

So just threatening someone with harm even though you don’t really have the means to inflict said harm is enough to get you sent up the river. Or to the island. Or whatever the euphemism is for jail in Canada.

It makes sense.I think the thought here is that if you tell someone your gonna blow their head off during the commission of a crime even though you are not actually carrying a weapon it’s a form of assault.

On the other hand, it seems a bit like the thought police. You thought about a gun and threatened with a gun but weren’t in possession of the weapon. Ergo the weapon never existed at the time of the crime, so how can a person be convicted of using what they didn’t have?

Don’t know about this one.