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September 17, 2009

BLACKWATER OFFERS TO TRAIN FAITH BASED ORGANIZATIONS

Jeremy Scahill - In its ever-evolving re-branding campaign, Blackwater has created a new alter-ego for part of the company's business. Meet the "Personal Security Awareness" program, which appears to be an off-shoot of Erik Prince's Greystone, Ltd., a classic mercenary operation registered offshore in Barbados. On its website, which was registered on February 20, 2009 and went live recently, the "program" is described as "a multi-phase course which is designed to assist Non-Government Organizations, Faith Based Organizations and Commercial Businesses by providing individual personal awareness and driver training for their personnel when deployed to unfamiliar environments." It adds: "Greystone recognizes the importance of "preparation by doing" and looks forward to you joining us for this exciting training!". . . One of the courses offered is described as teaching "persons traveling to foreign environments how to remain safe during their travels in a vehicle." . . . Then there is this course in Session III: "Teaches rules of the road and includes specific driving techniques for a specific region." . . . In Session I there is a course that purportedly "Describes the criminal mindset."

1 Comments:

Anonymous m said...

And the tentacles just keep stretching out.

September 18, 2009 6:20 PM  

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