Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Shooting incidents

I glanced at a story from Reuters just now regarding the whole Blackwater controversy. This, you might know, is a private military contractor being paid hundreds of millions of dollars to "provide security" for some of our civilians in Iraq. They sometimes get drunk and kill people at random ("In one killing on Dec. 24, a drunken Blackwater employee returning from a party killed a guard of Iraqi Vice President Adil Abd-al-Mahdi, the report said.") but are not subject to prosecution because Iraq is a lawless hellhole. But, there are plenty of other Iraqis where those came from, right? So, no big deal, really.

But what got me about this Reuters story was the very first sentence:
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki questioned on Wednesday whether U.S. private security firm Blackwater had any future role in Iraq because of the high number of shooting incidents in which it had been involved.
I'm not sure how many of these so-called "shooting incidents" Blackwater has been involved in. Probably a lot. What I'm wondering though, is whether Maliki -- or anyone else -- might start questioning the "future role" of any other groups or organizations involved in a "high number of shooting incidents" there, in Iraq.

Anyone know of any groups or organizations that might fit this description? Anyone?

Soooo, I guess my point is: Maliki, shut the fuck up. And to the media, who is making a big story about all of this? Shut the fuck up.

And to congress, especially to congress, who is currently making a huge show of "investigating" Blackwater? SHUT THE FUCK UP.

All you fuckers take your grandstanding and your righteous outrage and go fuck yourselves. These Blackwater cretins are a small, tiny, symptom of a tremendous raging disaster. But let's all focus on THEM, because they're an easy target, and tackling the entire massive devastating catastrophe that is dragging our entire nation and way of life straight off a cliff into oblivion is just a bit too tough.

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