Blackwater and their friends
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Blackwater remains the hot topic these days with no one any wiser listening to the pronunciations of all the experts. Well here is the truth to nail all denials and settle the issue once for all.
Blackwater came to Pakistan in 2007, with Mr Eric Prince meeting his potential helpers personally. The activities of two companies Kestral Logistics and Special Projects are dedicated to Capacity Building (Their Own!), servicing and supporting Blackwater (XE). These two companies are involved with USAID programmes.
After their parent Trading House was BLACKLISTED as reported in Nation on September 24, 2009, stories have started surfacing.
The trading company has previously done enormous business in the Defence area, some say its success has been unprecedented. But of late the Air Force, Navy and Army are unhappy with their self seeking ways and unhelpful approach. A well known businessman worried about their attempts to undermine the Submarine deal for the Navy claims that their strong defence team has broken up. The response of this company has been to set up a Trust “Faucet” through which the US AID, CNTPO, UNDP, they hope, will do business.
Their involvement with XE is however, well known and the Logistics and Special Projects Companies have only to be questioned to verify facts. The two companies own a warehouse in I-9 ( Does CDA care?) where there is tight security and no one is allowed. WPNs, Hummers, Arms and Ammunition are brought here with no End User specified. The companies have built Barracks and Killing Houses at Tarbela, Warsak and Gwadar for Blackwater, their clients. These facilities are on the ground and can be visited. The Companies also work with Customs, Coast Guards, Maritime Security, KPT etc. US funding is made available direct to these organizations with the help of the Logistics Company as confirmed by Finance Deptt insiders to a Citibanker.
No Govt or Official Agency is kept in the loop. The Presidents of these two companies based at F-8 and F-7, should be able to explain all this. The Logistics Company has also created a Security Company in Islamabad, “Global Responsibility”. Overseen by a Two Star and several One star Officers. They have hired SSG Commandos for whom Foreigners are arranging advanced training. Does this ring a Bell? Shades of the Inter Risk scandal? Blackwaters’ whereabouts should no longer be doubted.
As reported in Newspapers recently, these programs are run from USA, Washington and CENTCOM HQs Tampa where the CEO and a naval officer along with Mr Noriega, Eric Pendleton and CHRISTINA ROCCA mastermind all this at considerable cost.
(You may get confirmation by visiting either the warehouse or office on the addresses given above.)