In his recent piece for The Nation, "Blackwater's Black Ops," Jeremy Scahill reveals how private security firm Blackwater (now known as Xe) has provided security and intelligence services to a range of powerful multinational corporations over the past several years. Blackwater has also provided intelligence and training to foreign governments, including those of Jordan, Canada and the Netherlands.
In conversation with Amy Goodman of Democracy Now!, Scahill explains that the documents he has obtained link Blackwater to the shady intelligence services of corporations such as Chevron and Monsanto. But Scahill's research may be just the tip of the iceberg. "This needs to be investigated," says Scahill, "I'm hoping that other journalists can follow up on what Blackwater was doing...for these powerful multinational corporations."