". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Black Ops

BW has a vested interest in keeping Iraq and everywhere else in turmoil forever -- the longer the war the more money they make -- and the more we pay them for it.

Here's a good list of 'connect the dots' provided by a blackwaterwatcher:

Blackwater . Halliburton . Enron . The Carlyle Group . Bush . USIS . Gen. Petraeus .

Additionally, a list of individual political contributions of Blackwater executives:

Erik Prince, Founder and CEO

Joseph Schmitz, COO & General Counsel

J. Cofer (flies across their eyeballs) Black, Vice Chairman
No records (must be the covert experience gained at CIA).

Rob Richer, Vice President for Intelligence
No records.

Individual contributions of the prominent Blackwater defenders:

Fred Fielding

Ken Starr

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