Thursday, October 25, 2007

Blackwater Just Wants to Spread the Love...

So today Wired brings to light the story that Blackwater stole two airplanes from the Iraqi Air Force in 2005, according to the military who let that one slip to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Of course, which one of the C-130 air transports, SAMA-2000 light reconnaissance aircraft, Huey-2 helicopters and Mi-17 helicopters, is for now a secret, but Blackwater has until November 2nd to confess. Things look bleak for Blackwater, with the resignation of their paid lackey at State and the Iraqi government revoking Order 17. A lot to fit in with revamping its website, and the startling news that Blackwater USA will alter its name to Blackwater Worldwide. Guess patriotic jingoism is fading in fashion even for Republicans these days?

Blackwater found protesters recreating their Nisour Square Massacre outside their front door recently, complete with dead bodies for the police to cart away. Guess they must have been freaked out. So they vamped up their "love us like we love to pump innocent civies with lead" campaign, and sent out an email encouraging supporters to contact Congress. Yeah, oh I have a letter for Congress... and I'm going to sign it with a bloody hand print too.

"Cost efficiency of Blackwater — saving the US taxpayer millions of dollars so that the US Government doesn’t have to take troops from their missions or send more into harm's way."

Of course, it's a lie that mercenaries are cheaper than soldiers. The average Blackwater merc takes home $600 a day in Iraq. If you are a US soldier you get a lousy $83-$85, and if you're married you get $170. Just because Republicans love him the most of all our soldiers, General Petraeus gets $493 dollars a day. Feel the support for our troops?

Oh look, just as Blackwater rolls out it's new PR campaign, we have another "we don't work for Blackwater, we just want to have their babies" blog at BlackwaterBirds. Who is this? Oh, it's Standish, of course!! His sock puppet blog "Blackwater Facts" just happens to be linked to by... Blackwater USA!!. Their list of blogs includes also includes another "New" blog called Blackwaterreporting. Groomed over, of course, as Blackwaterreporting now conceals that it was registered to GoDaddy by an Internet brand advertising company. As far as results go, they suck. You, dear readers, can do better by helping Blackwater pick a new logo!!

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Blogger M. Bouffant said...

Good item, and thank you for the link. We've linked back for any of our viewers who give a damn. Haven't been on the Private Army of Jesus as much lately, as we've been reduced to dial-up for a wk. or two & the research is too time consuming. (Or we're too impatient & lazy.)
Is Ormelas an anagram for Salome, or are we just thinking too much?

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Blogger M. Bouffant said...

Or, is Omelas an anagram of Salome? Too much thinking, not enough reading.

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Blogger omelas said...

"The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" is a short story by Ursula K Le Guin. It's about people who are unwilling to accept deliberate and complete cruelty towards an extreme few in exchange for a perfect life in the perfect city Omelas. It probably is an anagram of Salome. The "fly" part refers to my being a self proclaimed liberal democrat "moonbat" (right wing smear word) and am flying away from the perfect life in the perfect city which will occur if we are willing to accept the lies of the Right.

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