Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld’s secretive, private army won’t talk to Congress either

In the mood to get really worried again? Just as you’re thinking the militarism, the secrecy, the lies, the power-grabbing are being brought under control?  Look at what’s happening with Christian-Right-origin Blackwater USA, the increasingly visible private contractor used by Defense, State, and Homeland Security — and now, more and more, individual states.

Privatization of federal and state law enforcement inside the US

What we find is that Blackwater, both at home and abroad, is serving the radical privatization agenda of the Bush administration.  It’s rapidly expanding its operations in the US, opening a new facility in Illinois called “Blackwater North,” and in California they’re calling it “Blackwater West.”  And then they have a 7,000-acre private military facility in the Great Dismal Swamp of North Carolina.  So this company really embodies so much of what’s happening in this country and around the world in the wake of 9/11.

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