Saturday, September 22, 2007

Blackwater USA: smuggled weapons into Iraq that "somehow" got into the hands of...

...the enemy. Imagine that! How could this happen, you say? Because the enemy has more money. They were the highest bidder.

Feds target Blackwater in weapons probe - Yahoo! News
Blackwater USA Wikipedia entry

Founded and led by former Navy SEALS, Bush administration officials, and certified loons, this company is nothing if not lethal (and crazy).

Some interesting things about the company:
  • Overall, the company has received over 500 million dollars in government contracts.
  • Blackwater USA consists of nine companies
  • It trains over 40,000 people per year
  • At least 90% of its revenue comes from government contracts, two-thirds of which are no-bid contracts.