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  • Saturday, January 26, 2008

    NORTH CAROLINA FOCUS: Blackwater VP Threatens NC-3 Dem Candidate

    The storey of Blackwater War Profiteers continues its disgusting trajectory. A Daily Kos diary covers the history of the Blackwater War Profiteers. But I want to continue to focus on an attempt by these war profiteers to affect elections. This is repeated from last week because it is so important. A bunch of corrupt, violent war profiteers are threatening a Democratic candidate because he opposes corrupt, violent war profiteers. Well, my support goes to the guy who opposes the corrupt, violent war profiteers, and I am willing to put some money where my mouth is. If three people donate to anyone on my North Carolina Act Blue Page I will make another donation to oppose Blackwater.

    This comes from Daily Kos:

    Things are heating up here in North Carolina, folks. And we need your help. An Executive Vice President at Blackwater USA has threatened Mr. Marshall Adame, the Democratic challenger to Walter "Freedom-Fries" Jones in NC-3. We need to get Mr. Adame's back.

    The email below was posted today at the Raleigh News and Observer's Blackwater Blog. It is an email from one of the @$$holes who works for Erik Prince in the war-profiteering business:

    All:

    There is a man named Marshall Adame who is running for congress (sic) in our district. He just put a quote online which says he wants this company and all of us to cease to exist.

    Do you like your jobs? Are you sick and tired of the slanderous bullshit going on in DC? If so, would you all mind joining me in reminding Mr. Adame that he is running for office in our backyard. Tell all your friends and family too. We welcome their assistance in making this point very clear to Mr. Adame.

    Anyone who wants to send a letter may do so at the following address.....

    MARSHALL ADAME FOR CONGRESS
    PMB #161
    1250 WESTERN BLVD. #L2
    JACKSONVILLE, NC 28546

    His email is info@marshalladame4congress2008.com

    He was too cowardly to put a phone number on the web. I ask that you keep your comments to Mr. Adame professional (well, mostly professional). We help him if our comments get threatening or too crass. Let’s run this goof out of Dodge....!

    Bill Mathews
    Executive Vice President
    Blackwater Worldwide
    850 Puddin Ridge Road
    Moyock, NC 27958


    With people like Bill Mathews running the Blackwater circus, it's no wonder the company lurches from one fuck-up to another every day in Iraq.

    It's time to put these people out of business, and Mathews has just given us an opening.

    *****************

    And what did Marshall Adame say to generate such hate? He simply told the truth. (Marshall is a retired Marine, by the way.)

    I have interacted with many mercenary groups, including Blackwater. There is no place in the American force structure, or in American culture for mercenaries. They are guns for hire; No more, no less. The primary motivation is money. In most cases it does not matter who's money. Private Security Organizations as extensive as Blackwater, for example, should not be allowed to operate in war zones as augments of the United States of America. Private Armies represent the very things we depise as a people. Servants to the highest bidder with true allegiance to no-one.


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    Blackwater USA has recently retained the services of North Carolina law firm, Womble Carlyle Sandridge Rice to help them lobby for more government contracts.

    Note to Womble Carlyle: Nice client you have there. You might want to recommend that Mathews get down on his knees and apologize to an honorable man for exercising such piss-poor judgment.

    To contact Blackwater: media@blackwaterusa.com

    To contact their new legal mouthpiece: Go here.

    You can follow this link for the background on the lobbying contract.


    You can show your support for Marshall Adame by donating to his campaign here. Give a little bit to show Blackwater you are sick of bullies.

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