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...
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