Vanity Fair publishes a detailed report Tycoon, Contractor, Soldier, Spy by Adam Ciralsky on Blackwater analyzing its founder Erik Prince where it has been revealed that Erik Prince and his company (Blackwater / Xe) may have more then $1 billion from government contracts during the George W. Bush tenure. Prince blames the newly elected democratic government in exposing his clandestine operation, which may have now forced him to move away from the company
Prince blames Democrats in Congress for the leaks and maintains that there is a double standard at play. “The left complained about how [CIA operative] Valerie Plame’s identity was compromised for political reasons. A special prosecutor [was even] appointed. Well, what happened to me was worse. People acting for political reasons disclosed not only the existence of a very sensitive program but my name along with it.” As in the Plame case, though, the leaks prompted CIA attorneys to send a referral to the Justice Department, requesting that a criminal investigation be undertaken to identify those responsible for providing highly classified information to the media.
The mystery surrounding the presence of Blackwater in Pakistan continues on, with Erik Prince possibly publicly hanging his cap its still a long ways to go to disband this covert agency possibly outlawing it even from Pakistan
wow, this guy was supposed to be at the marriot the same day it was attacked…. hmmmm… some real insider information being passed…
US vehicles stopped at check-post By Our Staff Reporter Wednesday, 09 Dec, 2009 http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-…
LAHORE, Dec 8: Local police detained three luxury jeeps with tinted glasses at a check-post near Sherpao Bridge in Cantonment area for search on Tuesday. Those on board, said to be Americans, however did not let police search the black Land Cruisers. Sources said policemen on duty stopped the vehicles in the afternoon after spotting their tinted glasses and missing number plates. They asked the riders to come out of the vehicles for checking but they refused. Later, the policemen came to know that those on board were Americans and related to the American Consulate in Lahore.
After the verification process on the arrival of some consulate officials, the foreigners were allowed to leave the check-post. The stand-off which continued for a couple of hours blocked traffic on Abid Majeed and Jail roads.
good work keep it up