Daily Archives: October 1, 2014

New Marijuana Practices in California: Private Security Firm Raiding Mendocino Pot Farms

[Translate] New Marijuana Practices in California: Private Security Firm Raiding Mendocino Pot Farms by markthshark Tuesday Sep 30th, 2014 1:33 PM They wear camouflaged uniforms, bearing military-style insignia. They ride helicopters over the forests of Mendocino County, Calif., on the … Continue reading

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Somali government’s bid to control private security weapons in capital

[Translate] Somali government’s bid to control private security weapons in capital BBC Monitoring Africa 28 September 2014 02:42 Text of report by Somali news website Raxanreeb on 28 September he Ministry of the National Security today imposed new regulation to … Continue reading

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The booming business of security companies in Yemen

[Translate] The booming business of security companies in Yemen Yemen Times 30 September 2014 As the state prepares to further regulate private security companies, it remains to be seen whether it will consequently regain some responsibility and accountability over the … Continue reading

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Security firm to guard crime sites for police

[Translate] News Security firm to guard crime sites for police The Daily Telegraph 1 October 2014 A POLICE force has hired a private security company to guard major crime scenes, in what is believed to be one of the first … Continue reading

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Czech Republic also has private firms that privatise war – press

[Translate] Czech Republic also has private firms that privatise war – press CTK Daily News 25 September 2014 (c) 2014 CTK (Ceska Tiskova Kancelar). Prague, Sept 25 (CTK) – Private companies privatise war and private armed forces exist even in … Continue reading

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Pakistani officials bribed by military contractors: IG

[Translate] Politics Pakistani officials bribed by military contractors: IG The Washington Times By Jim McElhatton, THE WASHINGTON TIMES 1 October 2014 State Department investigators uncovered evidence that agents working for one of the largest U.S. military contractors paid tens of … Continue reading

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Bill O’Reilly lashes out at Colbert for mocking his IS strategy

[Translate] Bill O’Reilly lashes out at Colbert for mocking his IS strategy “You know these mercenaries will be good guys because only the best people kill whoever you want for cash. It’s quality folks, is what I’m saying — unlike … Continue reading

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Jurors’ Note Hints at Conviction in Blackwater Case

[Translate] U.S. Jurors’ Note Hints at Conviction in Blackwater Case NYTimes.com Feed By MATT APUZZO 2 October 2014, WASHINGTON — Jurors who have for weeks been deliberating in the murder and manslaughter case against four former Blackwater Worldwide security contractors … Continue reading

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O’Reilly Invites Blackwater Founder To Endorse His Plan To Fight Islamic State With Mercenaries

[Translate] O’Reilly Invites Blackwater Founder To Endorse His Plan To Fight Islamic State With Mercenaries Blackwater’s Erik Prince: Mercenaries Are As “Part Of American History As Apple Pie” Video ››› September 23, 2014 8:46 PM EDT ››› MEDIA MATTERS STAFF … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Bremer Detail

[Translate] Tuesday, September 30th 2014 Book Review: The Bremer Detail Instead of dispelling myths about security contractors, Gallagher reinforces them in ways big and small. Frank Gallagher is an impressive man if only half the things in The Bremer Detail(available … Continue reading

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