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Blackwater's Black Ops & Monsanto

Blackwater's Black Ops & Monsanto
Internal documents reveal the firm's clandestine work for multinationals and governments. Over the past several years, entities closely linked to the private security firm Blackwater have provided intelligence, training and security services to US and foreign governments as well as several multinational corporations, including Monsanto, Chevron, the Walt Disney Company, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines and banking giants Deutsche Bank and Barclays, according to documents obtained by The Nation . Blackwater's work for corporations and government agencies was contracted using two companies owned by Blackwater's owner and founder, Erik Prince: Total Intelligence Solutions and the Terrorism Research Center (TRC). Prince is listed as the chairman of both companies in internal company documents, which show how the web of companies functions as a highly coordinated operation. About the Author Jeremy Scahill Also by the Author What relationship Prado's CCG has with the CIA is not known. Related:  A Nation of CorruptionUnited States of America

Terrorism Research Center The Current TRC Logo The Terrorism Research Center (TRC) is non-profit think tank focused on investigating and researching global terrorism issues through multi-disciplinary collaboration amongst a group of international experts. Terrorism Research Center (1996 to 2012)[edit] The Terrorism Research Center (TRC) was founded in 1996 by Matthew Devost, Brian Houghton, and Neal Pollard to establish an organization with a specific focus on terrorism and emerging international security issues like information warfare. It was purchased by Blackwater's Erik Prince in 2007. Terrorism Research Center Website (1996 to 2012)[edit] The TRC web site (which operated at since 1996 and then also mirrored at starting in 2000) was the top search engine result for “terrorism” and other security keywords for over a decade.[1] The site regularly received as many as 5,000,000 hits per month and had tens of thousands of active registered users. RealNews List[edit]

Monsanto hires infamous mercenary firm Blackwater to track activists around the world (NaturalNews) Remember the private mercenary army Blackwater that caused such a stir in Iraq during an unprovoked attack in 2007? Apparently, Monsanto and the controversial security firm are in bed together, described by blogger Randy Ananda as "a death-tech firm weds a hit squad." At this point, you might be wondering what in the world the GM seed giant needs with the services of a 'shadow army'? It appears as though the corporation found it necessary to contract with Blackwater in order to collect intelligence on anti-Monsanto activists as well infiltrate their ranks.Notorious for the Iraqi Nisour Square Massacre, Blackwater "created a web of more than 30 shell companies or subsidiaries in part to obtain millions of dollars in American government contracts after the security company came under intense criticism for reckless conduct in Iraq," reports the New York Times. As the plot continues to thicken regarding Monsanto's tactics of domination, Ananda aptly notes: "...

Nadhmi Auchi From WikiLeaks Nadhmi Auchi (Arabic: نظمي أوجي‎) is a British resident Iraqi billionaire and former Ba'ath party member who left Iraq in the early 1980s. He is the founder and chairman of the Luxembourg registered General Mediterranean Holding (GMH SA), a conglomerate of 120 companies worldwide. Nadhmi Auchi, seen here with the Governor of Illinois, Rob Blagojevich (right) in 2004 at, according to Auchi's website, a Chicago dinner in Auchi's honor Rob Blagojevich (middle) applauding Nadhmi Auchi on a party arranged by Tony Rezko (potentially in the right) Preserved articles and related leaks on Wikileaks Legal aspects Related analysis From Baghdad to Chicago: Rezko and the Auchi empire Further news reportage

Jan Pronk - Nederlands Wie bijna een halve eeuw lid is van de Partij van de Arbeid neemt niet luchthartig afscheid. Ik heb er geruime tijd over gedacht en lang geaarzeld, maar ik heb besloten mijn lidmaatschap van de partij op te zeggen. Ik ben en blijf sociaaldemocraat. Juist daarom voel ik mij niet langer huis in de PvdA. De partij heeft zich steeds verder van de beginselen van de sociaal democratie verwijderd. Ik had vorig jaar aanzienlijke bedenkingen tegen het regeerakkoord dat werd gesloten tussen de PvdA en de VVD. Het akkoord is gepresenteerd als de enige mogelijkheid die zich voordeed, zowel in politiek opzicht als beleidsmatig: “We kunnen het niet mooier maken dan het is. Die kritiek is op zich geen reden om afscheid te nemen van de PvdA. Ontwikkelingssamenwerking Meer nog dan op het terrein van de sociaaleconomische politiek in eigen land, blijkt dat uit de houding ten aanzien van de ontwikkelingssamenwerking en het vreemdelingenbeleid. Het vreemdelingenbeleid “ We laten niemand los ” Afscheid

Blackwater 3.0: Rebranded 'Academi' Wants Back in Iraq | Danger Room So much for naming your mercenary company after an obscure element from the periodic table. Say goodbye to Xe. The company formerly known as Blackwater — the world’s most infamous private security corporation — has jettisoned the name it chose in its 2009 rebrand. Now the “security solutions provider” wants to wash away the taint of the 2007 Nisour Square shootings by adopting the new name “Academi.” But the company is changing its name — not its core business. “Our focus is on training and security services. If Blackwater — sorry, Academi – was a sports franchise, you’d consider 2011 its rebuilding year. Notice another pattern: All of those hires either worked in senior government positions or worked closely with those who did. The company formerly known as Blackwater The name, however, is meant to convey that “we lead with training,” Wright says — using the company’s “elite training facility” at Moyock, North Carolina to train cops, first responders, and even U.S. troops.

P.A.N.D.A. People Against The NDAA | Declaring independence from tyranny since 1776 Hate Map The Geography of Hate is part of a larger project by Dr. Monica Stephens of Humboldt State University (HSU) identifying the geographic origins of online hate speech. Undergraduate students Amelia Egle, Matthew Eiben and Miles Ross, worked to produce the data and this map as part of Dr. Stephens' Advanced Cartography course at Humboldt State University. The data behind this map is based on every geocoded tweet in the United States from June 2012 - April 2013 containing one of the 'hate words'. To produce the map all tweets containing each 'hate word' were aggregated to the county level and normalized by the total twitter traffic in each county. The numbers that appear in the map during a mouse hover indicate the total number of hateful tweets and number of unique users sending them in each county. Read more about the research and methods behind this project at

Bush and His Aides Made 935 False Statements about Iraq In the 2 Years After 9/11 Given the Republican obsession with Benghazi talking points, it’s time for a very specific flashback. In 2008, two non partisan groups released a study that determined that President Bush and his top aides made 935 false statements about the security risk posed by Iraq in the two years following September 11, 2001. These statements were part of a deliberate campaign, according to the study conducted by the Center for Public Integrity and the Fund for Independence in Journalism. The study’s conclusions were further reinforced when former Bush White House press secretary Scott McClellan wrote, “top Bush aides had outlined a strategy for carefully orchestrating the coming campaign to aggressively sell the war… In the permanent campaign era, it was all about manipulating sources of public opinion to the president’s advantage.” “President George W. Read the examples of the egregious lies told in the lead up to the Iraq War. About Sarah Jones (2,405 Posts) Connect with Sarah Jones

New Blackwater Iraq Scandal: Guns, Silencers and Dog Food A federal grand jury in North Carolina is investigating allegations the controversial private security firm Blackwater illegally shipped assault weapons and silencers to Iraq, hidden in large sacks of dog food, has learned. Under State Department rules, Blackwater is prohibited from using certain assault weapons and silencers in Iraq because they are considered "offensive" weapons inappropriate for Blackwater's role as a private security firm protecting US diplomatic missions. "The only reason you need a silencer is if you want to assassinate someone," said former CIA intelligence officer John Kiriakou, an ABC News consultant. Six Blackwater employees are under investigation by another federal grand jury, in Washington, D.C., in connection with the shooting deaths of at least 17 civilians in September 2007 at a Baghdad traffic circle. Prosecutors are expected to return indictments in the next few weeks, according to people familiar with the case.