Blackwater emerges in a Guardian report following the New York Times. These appear to be retrospective reports at least as far as action in Iraq is concerned . The Nation recently reported that Blackwater, or Xe as it is now known since its reputation became somewhat tarnished as an anti-Islamic front, currently operates in Pakistan. Regrettably this is another area where regime change in the US appears to be no different from the far right forces that allowed the private sector to enter combat in its wars. This includes killing and torture involving innocent civilians, but combat regulations don’t apply to these mercenaries.