Cheney’s Gestapo pushes for Potrero Base

The fires that ravaged California earlier this year started near Potrero, now Blackwater is suggesting that the fires would have been easier to control if they had had their Base in Potrero. MAny locals opppose the Base but it seems if Blackwater USA wants something it ussualy get’s it.(Travellerev) 

Randel Parks pushed his hands into the pockets of his jeans and rocked back on the heels of his cowboy boots. “I’ve been here 30 years,” he said, staring at the ground, “and I’ve spent most of my adult life working on this property, turning it into my piece of paradise. I’ll be damned if I’m going to let them spoil it.” A mile away, around a bend in the mountain road that runs past Parks’s property, his new neighbours spread a map out on the ground to discuss plans for the 325-hectare (800-acre) site they are in the process of buying. “There will be eight 100-yd carbine ranges here, and three 50-yd pistol ranges here. And we’ll have a 10,000-sq ft armoury and a bunkhouse for 360 students over here.”

Welcome to Blackwater West, the latest expansion from the company that dominates private security operations in Iraq. Last month Blackwater’s chief executive, Erik Prince, appeared before Congress to defend the company’s role in the alleged shootings of unarmed civilians. This week, reports alleged that it had turned a blind eye to the use of steroids among its employees.

Now the company is looking to expand domestically. So it has come to the border hamlet of Potrero, population 850. Eight miles from Mexico and 40 miles inland from San Diego, Potrero has found itself at the centre of a controversy.

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