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Had a quick question for you guys

Postby Sir Big Spur » Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:59 pm

So i've heard a lot about these Blackwater guys recently and i'm interested in learning more about them, i know Jeremy Scahill's book is a best seller and what not but from reading reviews it sounds like he's kind of bashing the organization? i might be wrong though, but just thought i'd ask if you guys knew of any other books about Blackwater that were more positive maybe?
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Re: Had a quick question for you guys

Postby bamanative85 » Thu Dec 03, 2009 3:27 pm

to me, 15 months in Iraq in the army was enough. Wouldn't want to do it as a civilian. I know they pay good but number 1 it's not worth the risk, number 2 if you have a family then it's deffinetly not worth it. That's just my thoughts on blackwater or any of those contractors. Think when I get out I'll find something that will not make me leave home again.
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Re: Had a quick question for you guys

Postby MIKE J. » Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:48 pm

They have a new name, "Xe" services. everyone still refers to them as Blackwater. pretty cool organization.
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Re: Had a quick question for you guys

Postby TopGunMich » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:19 pm

They got a real bad rap from the Liberal Media for sure. The Democrats went after them because they received alot of contracts, beating out some of their friends. Same liberals who crucified the soliders for making the isurgents wear dog collars, while they beheaded our guys. We are insensitive to their religon and they bomb buildings and planes.
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Re: Had a quick question for you guys

Postby Ginzu » Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:06 pm

Bunch of quasi mercs who feel that they are above the law and definitely operate outside the UCMJ and make no bones about it.
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Re: Had a quick question for you guys

Postby Sir Big Spur » Wed Dec 09, 2009 10:15 pm

Yeah ive been reading quite a bit, but ive also been seeing blackwater stickers and jackets and stuff a lot recently, and after reading it began right here in NC? thought that was interesting, i can understand why some people are not into them so much, but who can you trust over there?
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Re: Had a quick question for you guys

Postby TopGunMich » Wed Dec 09, 2009 11:08 pm

Bunch of good guys, doing a damn hard job, ruffled a few feathers and the UCMJ doesnt apply!!!
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Re: Had a quick question for you guys

Postby FITZH2O » Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:50 pm

Ginzu wrote:Bunch of quasi mercs who feel that they are above the law and definitely operate outside the UCMJ and make no bones about it.


What are the ROE's on the flight line? :hi:
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