contracts w/ Xe assassins

«The C.I.A. in 2004 hired outside contractors from the private security contractor Blackwater […] to locate and assassinate top operatives of Al Qaeda, […]»

Mark Mazzetti, New York Times

«[…] Blackwater has followed […] as “spray and pray”—use heavy firepower in an urban setting and pray that some of it actually hits the enemy. […]»

Scott Horton, Harper’s Magazine

Read the full article at Harper’s Magazine: Cheney’s Snuff Program Involved Blackwater

Why I post this you may ask.

Well, first I stumbled upon this by reading my bird wires William Gibson … and second while following the footprints …

«Now, Cheney sends out his Blackwater assassins from his mobile office in a Maryland Starbuck’s (decaf)»

C. Nakashima

… I thought the future I read about and played 20 years ago is right here:

«A mercenary, his employers vast corporations warring covertly for the control of entire economies.»

William Gibson, Count Zero

«[…] The private security industry is rapidly growing, currently being a $100 billion a year industry, with projected growth to $200 billion by 2010. […]»

wikipedia/U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

… and where that can leads to— imagination assumedRavenwood, a private security company in the TV show Jericho


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