Sunday, October 19, 2008

Blackwater vs Somali Pirates?

Blackwater sends warship to Gulf of Aden

BLACKWATER Worldwide — the US private military contractor embroiled in controversy over its actions in Iraq — has sent a private sector warship equipped with helicopters to the Gulf of Aden, and is offering its services to shipowners concerned with Somali piracy.

The vessel, McArthur, is described as a multipurpose unit designed to support military and law-enforcement training, peace-keeping and stability operations.

The ship and its helicopters have the ability to patrol a commercial vessel’s route, thereby avoiding the need to hire security contractors to ride on board.

Can't wait to see some youtube videos of the Blackwater little birds chasing down the pirates on the open seas.

Yeah these guys some of whom are retired 160th pilots.

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