Blackwater, as you may know, has been banned from Iraq for shooting civilians. Whether this ban lasts, or this business with numerous right-wing Republican connections will prevail, is yet to be seen (sadly I would bet on the latter, as some experts on warfare already have).
Yet, if you want to really know what makes Blackwater tick, from private armies to no accountability, right-wing connections and no-bid contracts, here is a short film Robert Greenwald of Brave New Films put together. Anyone wanting to better understand these war profiteers might wanto to give it a glance:
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