Skip to comments.Blackwater Took Hundreds of Guns From U.S. Military, Afghan Police
Posted on 02/23/2010 7:40:56 PM PST by ScottMerge
Employees of the CIA-connected private security corporation Blackwater diverted hundreds of weapons, including more than 500 AK-47 assault rifles, from a U.S. weapons bunker in Afghanistan intended to equip Afghan policemen, according to an investigation by the Senate Armed Services Committee. On at least one occasion, an individual claiming to work for the company evidently signed for a weapons shipment using the name of a South Park cartoon character. And Blackwater has yet to return hundreds of the guns to the military.
A Blackwater subsidiary known as Paravant that until recently operated in Afghanistan acquired the weapons for its employees personal use, according to committee staffers, as did other non-Paravant employees of Blackwater. Yet contractors in Afghanistan are not permitted to operate weapons without explicit permission from U.S. Central Command, something Blackwater never obtained. A November 2008 email from a Paravant vice president named Brian McCracken, obtained by the committee, nevertheless reads: We have not received formal permission from the Army to carry weapons yet but I will take my chances.
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Am I the only guy who knows who Milo Minderbinder is?
I read a confidential report that Al Gore obtained about 200 of these weapons and Dennis Kucinich got about 100.
No, I read Catch 22 in high school.
If it was Mr. Hanky the Christmas Poo and no one caught that then there seriously is an oversight problem
Yeah, Cartman. Who else?
Radar o’Reilly did this all the time in Korea. What’s the big deal?
Uncle Jimbo or Ned?
A bunch of probably confiscated-from-bad-guys AK’s went to Blackwater operators.
it means that somebody doesn’t have their act together
Weapons signed out by: Sgt. York
Weapons signed for by: Lt. A. Murphy
Weapons deployed by: Kilroy
“Smoke ‘em if ya got ‘em” takes on a whole new meaning, heheh.
So what? What act is supposed to be together?
How many German captured weapons were misappropriated?
When do the trials commence? Has the prosecution shared its case with the defense yet? If the answer to either of these questions is ‘no’ then why not?
Bwahahahaha. Afghanistan should really get a TV someday.
so, when do the court martials start for the lack of security for these weapons?
The weapons were meant to fight Taliban, not for any other use...
Yah. and that’s what they were used for. So what?
Is ‘So What’ your catch phrase or something?
There’s no need to be partisan about this, they did something they shouldn’t have. You can’t possibly think taking guns meant for US soldiers and Afghan police under false names is a good idea
By whose standard?
A-stan is a hot zone. The military contracts for services, yet quite often the military are on their collective a$$ when it comes to giving the tools needed to accomplish these contracted services.
I'm no fan of BW & Co., but they did what needed to be done in order to fulfill their contract.
You don't know they did it. You(and me)only have this one news item that says Blackwater did this. Since Blackwater is on the liberal's hit list, I find any article that puts them in a bad light very suspicious. Was this Blackwater as a whole or a few individuals. Did the weapons actually go missing and, if so, were the perps actually Blackwater. I see no proof in the article only allegations. Until they actually prove Blackwater, as a company, stole these weapons I will reserve judgement on them.
BTW, AK47s were never meant to be issued to US troops, we have our own weapons, usually the M4 or some squad weapon, not AKs.