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Who will stop the shadow US army in Iraq? Don't count on Congressional Democrats.

An investigation into Blackwater USA reveals a frightening picture of a politically connected private army that serves as the administration's Praetorian guard.

Blackwater USA has a new attorney to defend it against a wrongful death
lawsuit by families of four contractors killed in Iraq: Kenneth Starr.

Unless something changes soon, New Orleans will prove to be a glimpse
of a dystopic future, a future of disaster apartheid in which the
wealthy are saved and everyone else is left behind.

A federal appeals court has ruled a wrongful death lawsuit
can proceed against Blackwater USA: Families claim the firm cut corners in pursuit of
profit in Iraq, leading to the brutal deaths of four employees in Fallujah in
2004.

As the United States decries the private militias of Lebanon and
Iraq, GOP-connected, privately owned global mercenary firms receive
blank checks and little oversight.

Hurricane victims are still homeless in New Orleans, but thanks to the federal government's $30 million contract bonanza, Blackwater USA's profits are soaring.

Tens of thousands of Hurricane Katrina victims remain without homes. The
environment is devastated. People are disenfranchised. Financial
resources, desperate residents are told, are scarce.

Lawsuits by families of soldiers-for-hire killed in Falluja have put a major war profiteer in the cross-hairs.

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“The implications of allowing a US citizen to assemble a legion in any foreign country, and especially in a combustible region like the Middle East, are serious and wide-ranging,” they allege.

May 23, 2011

Why is Blackwater founder Erik Prince building a mercenary army for the United Arab Emirates? The contracted guns will be much less involved in maintaining the peace than they will in suppressing any dissent within the country. 

May 18, 2011

Blackwater's Erik Prince is building an army of mercenaries for the United Arab Emirates. One that includes no Muslims. What is going on here?

May 17, 2011

Blackwater's infamous founder is building a mercenary army in the United Arab Emirates.

May 16, 2011

Christina-Taylor Green was nine years old. She was born on September 11, 2001. She died on January 8, 2011 in Tucson, along with a federal judge and four others in a shooting targeting her Congresswoman.

January 10, 2011

 A confidential cable, released by Wikileaks, from the US embassies in Afghanistan and Pakistan reveals that US diplomats were asked for intelligence on refugee camps "for targeting purposes."  

December 2, 2010

The businessman also alleges he witnessed Blackwater's cocaine- and hashish-laced "frat parties gone wild" and random shooting at Iraqi civilians.

September 23, 2010

Jeremy Scahill says secret documents reveal Blackwater's relationships with multinational corporations like Monsanto and Chevron, as well as to foreign governments.

September 20, 2010

"The idea that Obama is making good on a campaign promise to end the war is playing with words,” says The Nation's Jeremy Scahill.

August 3, 2010

Intelligence veteran Robert Grenier, who worked covertly in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq, recently offered a rare glimpse into the world of  privatized intelligence, Blackwater and the CIA assassination program.

July 7, 2010