The evil of private contractors like Blackwater/Xe

The US government is now relying more and more on private security contractors like Blackwater (which changed its name to Xe and then later again to Academi) to do things that the military used to do.

A series of videos have surfaced that show these contractors acting like they were in the old west, shooting indiscriminately at people as they careened dangerously through the streets of Iraq and not bothering to even stop and help when their vehicles knock down pedestrians.


  1. Pierce R. Butler says

    Now I’m even more worried when Republicans claim to support Academic freedom.

  2. David says

    I remember first reading about this scum company in an Esquire article years ago. Nothing has been done about them and their atrocities.

  3. left0ver1under says

    The only difference between Blackwater/Xe/Academi and an HMO is how fast they kill innocent people. Both share the same arrogance and greed, and the same pretense about “doing the job for public good”. This is exactly the sort of “capitalism” that wall street approves of.


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