Blackwater has been in almost 200 incidents of shooting in Iraq we learn from Al Jazeera (2.10.2007). In a majority of cases they were the first to fire. As a security firm they are supposed to perform a defensive role.
“Blackwater, which has received over $1bn from the US government since 2001, declined to comment on Waxman’s statement.
“We look forward to setting the record straight on this and other issues” when Erik Prince, Blackwater’s chief, testifies before the committee, Anne Tyrrell, a spokesperson for Blackwater, said.”
I swear I haven’t any shares in Blackwater or Haliburton!
Read here Blackwater’s prospectus. I quote (emphases mine):
“Blackwater Worldwide efficiently and effectively integrates a wide range of resources and core competencies to provide unique and timely solutions that exceed our customer’s stated need and expectations.
We are guided by integrity, innovation, and a desire for a safer world. Blackwater Worldwide professionals leverage state-of-the-art training facilities, professional program management teams, and innovative manufacturing and production capabilities to deliver world class customer driven solutions.
Our leadership and dedicated family of exceptional employees adhere to an essential system of core corporate values chief among them are integrity, innovation, excellence, respect, accountability, and teamwork.”
Blackwater boss steps into daylight to defend company.