My apologies for the short diary, but I have work to do. This interview with Jeremy Scahill on Fresh Air, hosted by Terry Gross, is worth the listen:
Blackwater USA is a secret army based in North Carolina with a sole owner: Erik Prince, a radical right-wing Christian multimillionaire. Jeremy Scahill talks about his book Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army.
What troubles me most about this interview is what they don't talk about, although the context is evident: that Blackwater's mercenaries could become the force behind a future coup and police state here in the U.S. I had not heard that Blackwater had armed personnel in New Orleans after Katrina (hd you?), but then why would I have when the MSM is too busy with other, more important things.
And if you think I am crazy, don't forget that the money is huge, and there always seems to be dickheads that are willing to fuck with other people because they can. Police states have always relied on the Universal Soldier, and this future one will be no different.