Sunday, May 15, 2011

Colombia and Blackwater

So what do members of the Colombian military do after receiving training from the U.S.?  At least some join Blackwater to become part of a private militia intended to support and protect autocracy in the United Arab Emirates.  The NYT notes, in fact, that Colombians are particularly desired because they aren't Muslim.  The head of Blackwater isn't convinced that Muslims will kill Muslims if needed, but is not worried about Colombians in that regard.

The UAE is concerned about Iran, but seemingly equally (or maybe more, given events elsewhere in the Middle East) concerned with having enough Colombians and South Africans to attack labor camps and ensure no democratization movement gets going.


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