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The Nationís Blackwater Charge a Dud
Pajamas Media ^ | August 6 | Bob Owens

Posted on 08/06/2009 10:45:43 AM PDT by AJKauf

he Nation is claiming to have information from informants that Blackwater founder Erik Prince is some sort of delusional latter-day Templar Knight, ordering murders to cover up his plot to wage war against the Islamic world. If it sounds a bit far-fetched … well, it should.

Without going into the specific allegations being made in the consolidated civil cases, logic and factual errors in claims made in the article are troubling. See this claim from a man who claims to be a former member of the Blackwater management team, identified as John Doe #2:

"Using his various companies, [Prince] procured and distributed various weapons, including unlawful weapons such as sawed-off semi-automatic machine guns with silencers, through unlawful channels of distribution."

There are no such firearms as “semi-automatic machine guns.”

In fact, the terms are mutually exclusive, a basic fact that any manager at a military contractor would almost certainly know. A weapon may be semi-automatic, capable of one shot per trigger pull, or it may be a selective-fire or fully-automatic-only machine gun, capable of firing for as long as the trigger is depressed and the weapon has a supply of ammunition from a belt or magazine. It cannot be both...

(Excerpt) Read more at pajamasmedia.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: blackwater; civiliancontractors; medialies; thenation

1 posted on 08/06/2009 10:45:43 AM PDT by AJKauf
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To: AJKauf

The Nation confuses reality with the plots of several movies, including “State of Play” and the most recent “The Manchurian Candidate,” in which private security forces, most often run by vaguely conservative forces, are attempting to takeover the military.


2 posted on 08/06/2009 10:50:01 AM PDT by Tublecane
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...sawed-off semi-automatic machine guns with silencers...

I guess they had to saw them off so the silencers wouldn't make them too long.

3 posted on 08/06/2009 10:52:23 AM PDT by facedown (Armed in the Heartland)
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To: Tublecane

I live to see Katrina Vandenhuevel pissed off again. When she’s angry, all’s right with the world!


4 posted on 08/06/2009 10:56:31 AM PDT by griswold3
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To: AJKauf

The Left has really declared all-out war on America and they’re putting “The Big Lie” into everyday practice.


5 posted on 08/06/2009 10:56:34 AM PDT by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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If you fail to properly set the head space and timing of a “Ma Deuce” .50 caliber, you will have a very fine semiautomatic machine gun. In fact you may have a single shot machine gun, requiring operation of the charging handle between each shot.


6 posted on 08/06/2009 10:59:40 AM PDT by centurion316
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... sawed off semi-automatic machine guns with silencers .... hand grenades and hand grenade launchers. ... Prince "obtained illegal ammunition... designed to explode after penetrating within the human body.

Jeezus H. Who the heck wrote this nonsense? A mental patient who can only read comic books?

Sheesh, I'm surprised they left out Ray Guns.

7 posted on 08/06/2009 12:56:17 PM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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