Security firm Blackwater, who’s past disasters include the controversial killings of 20 Iraqis under US contract have just been itching for more work. And what better job for a Company who’s name already sounds like a bunch of deckhands from the Black Pearl then to fight some Pirates!. Judging by the accounts of Iraqi civilians of Blackwater actions, they just shoot at will with no regard for life or laws. One Iraqi recalls the daytime shooting from planes at innocent Children, Elderly and anyone who just happens to be running away. So whats to say Blackwater is going to properly differentiate between a pirate ship, commercial fisherman or even a cruise ship?, or will they even care? Story below

Think Progress

  • The private security firm Blackwater is planning to offer a new service to make money: protection from the pirate-infested waters off the coast of East Africa…