Friday, July 31, 2009

US troops back on patrol in Iraq

Permanent Military Bases Planned for Iraq

US troops are back on patrol in Iraq

"Nearly a month after American troops officially withdrew from urban areas in Iraq, they are quietly going back in again, patrolling the streets of towns and cities."


Friday, July 03, 2009


Blackwater in Baghdad. Posted to Flickr as Republican Palace, Baghdad by jamesdale10

Blackwater is facing new claims of child murder and child prostitution in Iraq, according to the legal team for certain Iraqi families.

Allegedly, young Iraqi girls have been taken to the Blackwater compound in Baghdad, to provide oral sex to people working for Blackwater.

Lawsuit now accuses Xe contractors of murder, kidnapping

The US State Department employs Blackwater, which is a private military company, now called Xe.

Blackwater has CIA connections.

For example, Cofer Black, the company's current vice chairman, was director of the CIA's Counterterrorist Center (CTC) at the time of the 9 11 attacks in 2001.

Blackwater was founded by Erik Prince.

Erik Prince

Allegedly, Erik Prince's companies have taken part in homicides, tax evasion, weapons smuggling, kidnapping and child prostitution.

A 9 year-old boy is said to be among those allegedly murdered in Iraq by people working for Blackwater.

Blackwater founder Erik Prince is alleged to be involved in kidnapping and child prostitution.

The child prostitution charge involves young Iraqi girls allegedly being brought to the Blackwater compound in Baghdad, to provide oral sex to contractors for $1.