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  • Secret Desert Force Set Up by Blackwater’s Founder

    05/14/2011 9:59:04 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 49 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Saturday, May 14, 2011 | MARK MAZZETTI and EMILY B. HAGER
    Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater, has a new project. ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — Late one night last November, a plane carrying dozens of Colombian men touched down in this glittering seaside capital. Whisked through customs by an Emirati intelligence officer, the group boarded an unmarked bus and drove roughly 20 miles to a windswept military complex in the desert sand. The Colombians had entered the United Arab Emirates posing as construction workers. In fact, they were soldiers for a secret American-led mercenary army being built by Erik Prince, the billionaire founder of Blackwater Worldwide, with $529 million...
  • Colombian rebels aimed to kill Bush, official says

    11/28/2004 6:05:39 AM PST · by SandRat · 8 replies · 958+ views
    Arizona Daily Star/REUTERS ^ | 11/28/04 | Hugh Bronstein
    BOGOTA, Colombia - President Bush was targeted for assassination by Colombia's biggest Marxist rebel group this week when he visited the Caribbean port city of Cartagena, a top Colombian official said Saturday. "According to informants and various sources, we had information indicating that various members of the FARC had been instructed by their leaders to make an attempt against President Bush," Defense Secretary Jorge Alberto Uribe told reporters. He would not reveal details of the threat. The Secret Service, which protects the president, said it "does not comment or release information regarding our protective intelligence and protective methods." "We do...
  • The U.S./Mexican Border Hash Become a Sieve of Death

    08/04/2004 7:22:40 AM PDT · by joesnuffy · 30 replies · 1,750+ views
    Illegals Face a Gauntlet of Doom: The Border Patrol Faces Dopers, Terrorists, and the Desperate Victims of Coyotes. The 2,100 mile southern border of the U.S., with its treacherous mountain ranges, canyons, rivers and deserts, has become an uncontrollable stretch of violence, death, rape and exploitation. Over a decade ago, SOF rode with Border Patrol Agents in Arizona when the situation already seemed out of hand. One of those agents, now retired, recently contacted SOF with a disturbing and frustrated update, reflecting the deterioration of the Mexico-United States border. "In my career, spanning three decades, many of my friends and...