Jubelum;1151316]You suppose... wrong. You know, that "misrepresentation" thing again. I have never said that there (a) are not bad people somewhere within Blackwater that should be severely punished or (b) that there should not be more oversight.
I meant the MSM links, and you did admit to "high speed types" probably being there.
We agree on more oversight, although I don't think they should be there.
Enlighten me, out of 861 employees, 122 were fired, and an unknown number for other reasons.
Isn't that a high percentage, and how does that compare to the regular forces.
The funny part is that you answer my request to get informed outside the MSM by... throwing me a bunch of links to the MSM. So much for making "progress" here.
Where would you suggest I get informed about Blackwater's deeds?
And where do they get their information, and where does the MSM get their information?
Show me where to get the information you like.
And BTW, good luck with getting me to care about the MSM postings you link to. They're in the tank. Sorry. I'll stick to what Congress, the DoD, and Iraqi government find after the investigation, and what I know of their MO and tactics from firsthand observation. I'm sure you'll have no problem with Weasel Waxman running the circus.
First hand observation? Care to elaborate?
Weasel Waxman, cute.
Do note there that there are, and will always be inter-service rivalry- refer to Operation Just Cause for an example of these territorial disputes.
I believe it goes further than that.
I'd link to other examples, but sadly, they are from the MSM, making it pointless for me to do.
Their purpose is not to win hearts and minds. Send the United Way and Peace Corps for that. They are there to defend high-value targets. That is inherently dirty business, one where things are bound to get screwed up... like in the situation we have here.
Which causes further resentment against the US.
When do you suggest we send in United Way and Peace Corps?
I know you're joking, I think, but if you could talk these organizations to go there now, Blackwater would have more people to protect.
A win for everyone no?