Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Harper's Dodgy Deal with Blackwater

From 2006 to 2008 the Harper government maintained an apparently illegal contract with Blackwater for the training of special forces troops and police officers.   Blackwater was supposed to disclose the deal and seek U.S. State Department approvals which it didn't.

Blackwater, now known as Academi LLC, is trying to fend off prosecution for illegally arming and training foreign forces.


Owen Gray said...
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Owen Gray said...

While not at all surprising, this story is deeply disturbing.

Beijing York said...

Blackwater was not only involved with the murder of civilians in Iraq, they also tried to bury rape reports made by their own personnel. Their troubles were well known at the time the Harper government contracted with them. I guess it doesn't hurt that the owner Prince is a diehard evangelical.