Posted by Adam Howard, AlterNet at 12:30 PM on November 29, 2007.This is what I was going to post before I posted that last one. It's a week old, sorry, was going back through newsletters... Please do yourself a service and check out the video of Olbermann's report and interview that accompanies the above text at this Alternet page. You will be disgusted, I'm quite sure. To make yourself even more queasy, consider that this group is desperately trying to get the job of spying on us... and since they're the neocon's personal army of brownshirts, they'll surely get it. Isn't it fun watching history repeat itself... right here at home?
Keith Olbermann interviews Michael Ratner about his recent lawsuit against the infamous mercenary firm currently operating in Iraq.
As we reported earlier this week, Blackwater and its founder Erik Prince are under fire yet again, this time for allegedly indulging in performance enhancing steroids while on the job. Lawyer Michael Ratner has sued the company on behalf of survivors and family members of victims of a brutal, unprovoked attack by Blackwater in Iraq which claimed 17 lives.
The suit accuses the company of fostering "a culture of lawlessness" among its guards and says the use of excessive force helps the company preserve a key selling point -- the fact that none of its protectees have been killed during the four-year-old war. Olbermann and Ratner elaborate on this further. They discuss how Blackwater's "willingness to kill innocent people" has been interpreted as a "strategic advantage" for the company. Check out the video to your right for more.
Adam Howard is the editor of PEEK.