400 Blackwater Mercs Deployed In Ukraine Against Separatists, German Press Reports

Tyler Durden's picture

In what is becoming a weekly ritual, the German press continues to demolish the US case of "idealistic humaniatrian" Ukraine intervention. Recall, that it was a week ago that German tabloid Bild am Sonntag, hardly the most reputable source but certainly one which reaches the broadest audience, reported that dozens of CIA and FBI agents were "advising the Ukraine government." This conclusion is hardly a stretch and certainly based on facts considering the recent semi-secret jaunt by CIA head Brennan to Kiev. Fast forward one week when overnight the same Bild reported that about 400 elite mercenary commandos of the private US security firm, Academi, f/k/a Xe Services, f/k/a Blackwater "are involved in a punitive operation mounted by Ukraine's new government" against east Ukraine separatists.

Bild cites sources who report that on April 29, Germany's Federal Intelligence Service (BND) informed the Angela Merkel government about Academi commandos' involvement in Kiev's military operations in eastern Ukraine. Spiegel adds that "the information originates from U.S. intelligence services and was presented during a meeting chaired by the Chancellor's Office chief Peter Altmaier (CDU). At the meeting were present the president of the intelligence agencies and the Federal Criminal Office, as well as the intelligence coordinator of the Chancellor's Office and senior Ministry officials."

Bild am Sontag did not have information about who was paying the Blackwater commandos: it is well-known they do not come cheap.

RT has more:

In March, media reports appeared suggesting that the coup-imposed government in Kiev could have employed up to 300 mercenaries.That was before the new government launched a military operation against anti-Maidan activists, or “terrorists” as Kiev put it, in southeast Ukraine.

 

At the time, the Russian Foreign Ministry said then that reports claiming Kiev was planning to involve “involve staff from foreign military companies to ‘ensure the rule of law,’” could suggest that it wanted “to suppress civil protests and dissatisfaction.”

 

In particular, Greystone Limited, which is currently registered in Barbados and is a part of Academi Corporation, is a candidate for such a gendarme role. It is a similar and probably an affiliated structure of the Blackwater private army, whose staff have been accused of cruel and systematic violations of human rights in various trouble spots on many occasions.

 

“Among the candidates for the role of gendarme is the Barbados-registered company Greystone Limited, which is integrated with the Academi corporation,” the Foreign Ministry said in a statement. “It is an analogue, and, probably and affiliated body of the Blackwater private army, whose employees have repeatedly been accused of committing grievous and systematic human rights abuses in different troubled regions.”

As this is not the first time Academi has been implicated in the Ukraine, its canned response is already prepared. This is what it said back on March 17:

Some irresponsible bloggers and an online reporter have recently posted rumors that ACADEMI employees (operating under the name of Blackwater) are present in Ukraine. They are not and ACADEMI has no relationship with any entity named Blackwater or with the former owner of Blackwater, Erik Prince. Such unfounded statements combined with the lack of factual reporting to support them and the lack of context about the company, are nothing more than sensationalistic efforts to create hysteria and headlines in times of genuine crisis.

The basics: Those who understand the facts know that Erik Prince sold the company (which he had renamed 'Xe') in 2010 and retained the rights to the 'Blackwater' name. The new management of ACADEMI has made tremendous efforts to build a responsible, transparent company ethos, evidenced by the numerous awards ACADEMI has received for being among the most compliant companies in our industry. More information can be found here.

Sure enough, moments ago the soldier for hire company followed up with a second denial, when as German Zeit reported, "the U.S. security services denied a ZEIT ONLINE  report, that it has put mercenaries in Ukraine."

Of course, since no western entity, and certainly not the company itself, would ever admit its involvement in the Ukraine as it would promptly crash the official US foreign policy track claiming US non-involvement in Ukraine, none of this is surprising.

Readers may have greater luck inquiring Blackwater directly via their Twitter account. After all #AskJPM was such a smashing success we don't see a reason why #AskBlackwater wouldn't work just as well.

Finally, in this proxy war between west and east, to believe that the US won't throw everything it can at Putin is naive, and as such the involvement of trained US mercenaries in Ukraine is beyond debate.

However what is certainly surprising and far more interesting, is the persistent attempts by the German press to discredit none other than their biggest "Developed world" ally, the US. It is almost as if someone (a quite wealthy and powerful someone) has material interests that diverge with those of the Obama administration, and hence converge with those of Putin. Alongside the emerging China-Russia axis, keeping tabs on just how close to Russia Germany is willing to get, is easily the most notable story in the entire Ukraine conflict.

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So Close's picture

I'm thinking Putin wins hands down.

disabledvet's picture

I've got Derek Jeter have a career year with one more ring.

Still...he can't catch (so to speak) Yogi Berra and his Nine. "90% of this game is half mental" as he said....among many other classics.

Where is Andy VanSlyke these days anyways? He had some great one-liners too. Something other than "we fight" and "you die" and shit.

NoDebt's picture

Making predictions is tough.  Especially about the future.

Keyser's picture

True, although I predict one of these mercs will get captured and exposed on utube in grand fashion, further proving the west's involvement in this little charade...  Ok, call it more of a wish than a prediction... 

 

 

hobopants's picture

When all else fails...Send in the war criminals!

Winston Churchill's picture

Not the name of the game for mercs.
Executed out of hand when/if captured.Hopefully shot.
The other incentive package.

hobopants's picture

I've seen footage of them in Iraq that was enough to churn my stomach, evil incarnate.

The scary thing is they seem to be the defacto "who you gonna call?" for civil unrest these days, especially in the states.

Makes you wonder what happens when they let them loose and the money runs out.

EatYourCornTakeyourPill's picture

Oh is Russia Today a German source now?

Arius's picture

Baltic states is the end game. Now just warming up.

Kerry was very clear: NATO allies is the red line. it seems there are some russian minorities in the Baltic states (lituania, estonia etc,).... until then it is just warming up phase...

I suppose first would come Moldova independence of russian minorities with this Deputy Premier getting stuck there ... then is the END OF THE GAME with the baltic states .... hope you do not reside in one of the targets ... am sure everything has been planned well in advance.

 

the germans are playing the "discredit America" role (the emperor has no clothes someone has to say it) .... Merkel did not visit Washington, for 3 years ("mad" at evesdropping on her ...right) few articles along these lines by Der Spiegel ... now this, ohhh... i forgot they got freedom of press over there ... ehhh, things that do really matter like gold .... thats okay take your time 7-17 years take your pick...

all these STRONG MAN Putin pictures, it reminds me the pictures of the Chinese premier visiting US back w/ opening of China ... someone thought of Texas hat for his little head ... well it always works, creating NEW images .... THE NEW WORLD folks thats about it ... new players...

 

EDIT: almost forgot to blame OBAMA for all of this ... it surely must give me some green dough over here... alot of uninformed citizens it seems to my untrained eye

Whoa Dammit's picture

Interesting read from Raymond Merriman (Obama fan who had swallowed the MSM slant on the Ukraine)about attending a funeral "in Kassel, Germany of a great man. He was part of an impressive family that included major bank executives, executives at major international corporations.." 

Excerpts of what the Germans said to him regarding the Ukraine, Russia and the USA:

"Russia and Putin have been very reliable in delivering oil as they have promised to us for many years. They have not let us down, and they have an economic motive to stay the course with us. The Americans, on the other hand, why should we believe we can depend upon you and your promises?" “We are more concerned with America’s urge to expand their influence and their markets at our expense, and their tendency to interfere with and try to influence our lives."

Link--tab down to Longer Term Influences heading

http://www.mmacycles.com/weekly-preview/mma-comments-for-the-week/mma-co...

strannick's picture

Blackwater Mercs, CIA schemes, false flags, MSM selective biased propaganda. American style democracy in action.

America ruins the world to rule it.

Lore's picture

Time is not on the side of the psychopaths. The longer Putin demonstrates reserve, the more respect he garners and the more people want to hitch their wagons.

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

These fucking mercs made themselves fighting in shit-holes against morons. I doubt they've ever encountered the special forces from another nation which has its shit together. I wager Academia will get its asses slapped right after its balls are kicked in.

MacGruber's picture

Huh, Academi rejects the claim, I'm inclined to believe them as there would be no value to Ukraine or the U.S. If they are there it's a stupid waste of money: http://academi.com/news_room/press_releases/88

As dramatic as the concept of U.S. mercinaries operating in Ukraine is, it wouldn't make sense from a variety of standpoints. This is cheesdick reporting at best, Zero Hedge I think has acquired new bloggers that are more interested in tabloid reporting rather than what it used to be known for, namely insightful well written pieces that added value rather than over the top speculative fantasies, end of times style reporting...

I know I'm gonna get junked because there are a lot of new members that are deep into conspiracies of any type. Enjoy the circle jerk..

Latina Lover's picture

Sorry MacGruber but I junked you because reports of US mercenaries prevalent also in the Russian media, with videos and body counts. Of course the coup leaders are using mercenaries because without them,they would already be dead, killed by their own forces.

It won't matter much anyways because with home turf advantage, the spetsnaz will use them for target and knife practise. Hope these Academi types don't mind choking on their own dicks.

MacGruber's picture

Sorry my latina loving friend, that we can agree on ;) "Prevalent in the Russian media", think about that for a second... If you mean RT then you must also take all of Putin's statements at face value. Russian media is even more captured than in the U.S. If you can show me a video clip with faces and positive IDs by family members in their native countries then I'll believe you, but if it's based on propaganda from Russia it's gonna be a hard sell. 

You're explaination is overly simplistic. Ukraine could use mercinaries from Poland or Slovakia if they are afraid of loyalty, and it would come at a fourth the price. Also, if you mean coup leaders, as in the leadership in Ukraine, they have command and control of their forces as evidenced by them burning down a building with pro-Russian sepratists in it. If they were going to disobey orders they would have already done it. Now if you say it was mercinaries that burned that building down I'm gonna have to laugh, well, just because... 

Latina Lover's picture

I upvoted you MacGruber because I believe you are trying to be objective. I have watched youtube videos in russian and ukrainian, and have friends living there, so I have some confidence in my beliefs.
Moreover, if the Coup government in Kiev had control, how did they lose Crimea without a single casulty suffered by the Russians? Anyways, black water mercs will matter little once Russia decides to teach Kiev a few lessons in realpolitik.

MacGruber's picture

I appreciate your view that I'm trying to be objective, it's better than other folks on here that frankly speak out of their ass and try to back up statements with insults.

So your friends over there have told you they've spoken to paid foreign forces? Just curious, that would go a long way to changing my view. The better question is how was the coup possible without some level of popular support? Crimea was lost to Russia without a single lost Russian because Kiev, wisely, told their troops to not shoot at the Russians because it would have given the Russians justification for their actions. Further, the Ukrainian army being vastly out numbered didn't want to start a shooting war that was lost from the outset - I think Sun Tzu said something about that... Putin is a tatician, he played his cards perfectly knowing how to paralyze the west just like he did in Georgia.

As for the last statement, I fully agree with you, blackwater mercinaries would lose to Russia. That's precisely why there likely aren't any there, western commanders know that mercinaries wouldn't changee the balance of power in any meaningful way. If a shooting war does break out, 400 men with light weapons aren't gonna do much for the cause, and all it would take is one of them to be shot and paraded in the streets for Kiev to lose all credibility, they aren't gonna take that chance - in my view.

Latina Lover's picture

If there are Merc's in the ukraine, it is to protect the kiev coup leaders, since they cannot trust their domestic help. Think Swiss guards 'protecting' the Pope.

European American's picture

The ONLY thing that matters to me, as a proud American patriot, is that the 400 are captured, then immediately burned alive, hanging upside down, from the nearest bridge. 

MacGruber's picture

Plausible but not very likely. The suggestion is that there are NO people loyal to the Kiev government, and that's just not true. This was a populist coup, that may or may not have been helped along by outside forces but none the less populist. The Kiev military already had their chance to wrest power from the interim government and they didn't take it. I don't know why this has to be a vast U.S. lead conspiracy, the simpler explanation gets us to the same place. 

angel_of_joy's picture

It doesn't matter where the mercs are from. They could be from Vanuatu, or Easter Island for all I care.

What matters is this: the company hiring them is American (run by Americans, headquartered in Virginia). Even more important, they are PAID with American money (Ukraine has no doe for such crap, and won't have for a long, long time...). On the good side, nobody will cry after them when they'll buy their ticket, Russian style.

MacGruber's picture

The implication of the article is that there are WESTERN mercinaries doing the work. There is a big difference who does the fighting in terms of perception on the ground. 

And you have specific proof of this U.S. money flow how? 

angel_of_joy's picture

Nobody has "specific proof" of anything. But I know who is giving free cookies in Kiev nowadays...

Ukraineans (neirther side) have no money for their own survival. The new government doesn't pay its bills and it's publicly begging for money from "patriots" to support its military (or rather what's left of it...). On the other hand, "somebody" just spent 5 billion USD to start up a bonfire over there for no good reason. It's not exactly rocket science to see who is pulling the strings, and who has the means (unlike Americans, Ukraineans cannot print US dollars).

MacGruber's picture

Yet in light of no specific proof the tendency is towards a complicated choice that makes little sense to any of the parties involved? 

Usually the simplest explanation is the right one. The simplest explanation is that Ukraine is a strategic piece of land that has been fought over for centuries. A large faction of Ukrainians see themselves as wanting to be more European, Putin sees this as a threat and responds. This simple scenario is just as plausible, and based on evidence, much more likely.

The coup in Kiev isn't sustainable if only the few people in it support it. Remember this wasn't a military coup so they don't have the force of arms to enforce it. To say the U.S. has a big reason to pick a fight over Ukraine is stupid, if anyone has a dog in the game it's Europe, and it's obvious they don't have a dire interest in it otherwise they would have already started moving hardware to the border. 

hobopants's picture

"Fuck the EU" remember that wonderful conversation? To question the level of US involvment on the ground in this is fine, but to deny it playing a significant part in instigating it is being willfully ignorant. US has a history of supporting rebels and fomenting unrest.

BorisTheBlade's picture

There is nothing for US to gain from meddling in messy Ukrainian politics. However, by virtue of fiercely supporting current administration in Kiev it dragged itself into internal quarrels, willingly or not defines whether it's a question or intent or strategic blunder. As far as money goes, here is the man who was appointed by the current administration in Kiev to 'govern' Eastern provinces and who proposed use of foreign mercenaries: http://en.itar-tass.com/world/725211http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ihor_Kolomoyskyi . Whether he did it because he was bright enough to propose such a thing or under careful advisement of US administration is unclear, however there is an indication US was working with Ukrainian oligarchs and put considerable pressure on them: http://www.bne.eu/content/ukraines-top-oligarch-us-visa-ban-list

So, when it does matter US is quick to pressure Ukrainian oligarchs into compliance and they did and one oligarch was given an honour to finance mercenaries so as to give his handlers plausible deniability in case entire affair goes the way of the dodo. Kolomoisky himself will perhaps end up in London with no further repercussions suffered and part of his assets intact.

The simplest explanation is that Ukraine is a strategic piece of land that has been fought over for centuries. A large faction of Ukrainians see themselves as wanting to be more European, Putin sees this as a threat and responds. This simple scenario is just as plausible, and based on evidence, much more likely.

Not to suggest that your entire premise of simplest explanation being the right one isn't questionable by itself, but what evades me and for what I couldn't find a proper explanation even from Ukrainians who seemingly want to be more 'European' what prevents from being more European without squandering their relations with Russia? Second, does Europe want Ukraine to be part of the EU? Do they propose to finance current mess that Ukrainian economy is at the moment, or they would expect Russia or US to do that. See, from Putin's perspective the situation whereby Kiev government takes orders from Brussels or Washington and money from Moscow is quite laughable, they want to sit on two chairs which are not necessarly moving in the same direction. So, there goes the Russian part and whether Ukrianians want to speak English, drink Coca Cola of run around naked screaming 'screw Russia' is irrelevant so long as they don't start killing each other and creating scores of refugees on the Russian border. As far as Europe, having another troublesome economy, which in addition carries a legacy of Chernobyl when debacles of other Eastern European economies are from being resolved would be an act suicide simply because they cannot afford it. So, there goes the European one.

What's left? Since we are talking about a simple explanation, here is quite simple one: US sees a threat to its position as dominant power if Russia reestablishes its sphere of influence (of which Ukraine is an important if not pivotal part) and prevents it with any means possible. It will fail, but not because Putin will draw the troops in act of desperation, rather because the plan is stupid and dangerous and so deeply engraved with Russophobia that it stinks to high heaven.

BTW, MacGruber is hilarious.

MacGruber's picture

I think we're agreeing, just from a slightly different perspective. I see the Ukrainian move to embrace Europe as a way of turning away from Russian hegemony. I believe there is a faction of Ukrainians that don't want to slide back under the iron curtain - been there, done that. We Americans do have Russophobia for sure, but I think the Ukrainians do as well. After all they lived under Soviet rule, they know more about what a Russian increased sphere of influence means more than we do. I don't think they intended to totally poison the waters with Russia, but things got (maybe predictably) out of hand - U.S. involvement didn't help. They probably knew that ousting Yanukovych would bring consequences but naively didn't imagine that Putin would respond as intently as he has. Obviously the complete tactical blindside in Crimea is an example; Kiev could have closed the border, stopped the ferries in Kerch and mobilized their troops early, but didn't do any of those things. It's like tightening your gut for a punch, but they didn't have the instinct.

I don't think the EU wants Ukraine as a member, they want Ukraine to be for them what Putin wants, a buffer and occasional policy proxy. Them being economically weak is good for either Russia or the EU, it's easy to ask favors from someone that is broke. Neither had plans to fix Ukraine.

I'm not saying that any of this was well thought out, but the original premise the the U.S., Kiev, NATO, or EU members would be dumb enough to allow U.S. mercenaries on Ukrainian soil is baffling. Maybe I'm totally wrong, the U.S. does have a tradition of stupid moves, but it would be counter productive. 

Good discussion! I see your point of view and definitely food for thought, will be interesting to see this unfold... We definitely live in the most interesting period of human history.

Haha, thanks, I think it was his Miata that inspired me...

Aussie V's picture

You're explaination is overly simplistic. Ukraine could use mercinaries from Poland or Slovakia if they are afraid of loyalty, and it would come at a fourth the price.

 

Are you kiddin??? The Polish Army has always used Polish Soldiers. When is the last time Poland won anything like a war?

Oliver Klozoff's picture

Not as long as it's gonna take you to pull your ass off of your head.

MacGruber's picture

LOL! Way to make an arguement against a point I wasn't making. You're one of those crafty new peeps on this site I was talking about, flamboyant (Hilter avatars are so in, way to appear openly racist) and vacuous all at the same time... Hats off.

Aussie V's picture

You generaiise! The hitler avatar is a gif file that IF it worked correctly would have Hitler groovin to a pretend tune however, it doesn't work here.

I am not a Nazi or am I a radical right winger. I made an attempt at humour. Sometimes yoou hit and sometimes you miss.

If the Hitler avatar offends you I'm not hung up on it I will change it. As well, I have been coming here for years under another monika which I never used and eventuall forgot my login. So, I joined again!

Advoc8tr's picture

Other times you hit and miss :P

Camel toes and big tits are always popular and resonably neutral avatar material LMAO

matrix2012's picture

This MacGruber joined ZH for 3 years 6 weeks; 6 posts to date (1st one on April 25, 2014)

 

Will any sober BCer buy this MacGruber's mercenaries shits of Blackwater / Xi / Academi / Greystone Limited ???

This MacGruber has been member of ZH for: 3 years 6 weeks

http://www.zerohedge.com/users/macgruber

and all the shits he had vomitted were started on 2014-04-25,  six posts to date, dominated by the ones whitewashing those mercenaries!

 

Sounds like more a sleeping cell if the joining date is anything...and on the payroll of the Agencies!! lol

 

it's just a pure waste of time to ever argue with this F*ing shill or troll!!

UselessEater's picture

um psychopaths may have a two way street here, they're not exclusive to the west (they don't even perceive the west) which they are trying, so successfully to dismantle.

old naughty's picture

west-east, north-south...

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-01-18/how-erik-prince-founder-blackwa...

no stop for them, no?

And all those recent knife slaughters in China...hummmmmmm. Ponder, ponder.

UselessEater's picture

east-west counts for a lot in African domination and chaos

China needs a terrorist meme so add in the missing flights, Russia had it pre olympics, the west got far worse (9/11 Londing etc)

same same ending... not a happy one just a controlling one,; apparently Rockefellers private Interpol needs more power and status. Technocracy.

Cathartes Aura's picture

upvote for bringing Mr. Merriman to the mix. . .

for what it's worth, he was supportive of the Bush government in his past articles, and has never tipped his hand as to his "voting" stance - given his chart (details he openly shares), he's more pro-America than party-player - he's a pretty classic old school "business-man" getting a strong wake-up call as to just how this nationstate "operates" in the World. . . I like that he admits his own "illusions" via transits,

Even so, the suddenness of the turn in just the past few months has surprised me. The Uranus-Pluto square had, after all, formed a T-square to my own natal Neptune, planet of delusion. I think most Americans missed this shift that was – is - occurring under Uranus square Pluto. I thought the Russians and perhaps Europeans were under the spell of their media, but not so much America. But in America, we are too.

 

I usually don't agree with his perspective(s), but respect that he's as honest as he can be with his readers/subscribers, unlike the sociopaths that surround him in his chosen profession.

and he's very successful, and respected, for applying transits to business cycles.

McMolotov's picture

I see links to several German sources as well as RT and Academi. Reading is fundamental, dipshit.

mkkby's picture

If Americans ever decide to take back their democracy, these are the merc we can expect to see.  We know their ways now.  They'll be in crowds acting as agent provocatuers.  They'll be on rooftops with rifles, targeting anyone who appears to be opposing gov.

Bingo Hammer's picture

Ok I'm officially naming you the new "Million Dollar Bonus" of ZH...thanks for the comedy 

Never One Roach's picture

Merikans are busy watching Dancing with the Idols, Duck Dynasty and Flipping Houses for a living, these poor folks are fighting for their survival, Ukrainian vs. Ukrainian.

Tragic. Simply Tragic.

shovelhead's picture

I'm sure they find your concern very useful.

TheReplacement's picture

The money never runs out.  The only question is who has it and is willing to pay.  I would not be surprised to see a private source employing mercenaries at some point soon.  Sure this is nothing new in the 3rd world but how about in Europe?

hobopants's picture

"The money never runs out."

 

You're right in a sense, but...

 

"We can guarantee cash benefits as far out and at whatever size you like, but we cannot guarantee their purchasing power." -Alan Greenspan

Chupacabra-322's picture

That is how forming a Military Junta operates when installing a Fascist Milton Friedman Chicago School of Economics Bankster / CIA run Totalitarian Authoritarian Militarized Police State is organized.

Chili and Pinochle experiment comes to mind.

matrix2012's picture

here's more info on the regime change methodology as of 1950s and read their many success stories worldwide over the last six decades:

 

A Timeline of CIA Atrocities | By Steve Kangas

 

The following timeline describes just a few of the hundreds of atrocities and crimes committed by the CIA.

CIA operations follow the same recurring script. First, American business interests abroad are threatened by a popular or democratically elected leader. The people support their leader because he intends to conduct land reform, strengthen unions, redistribute wealth, nationalize foreign-owned industry, and regulate business to protect workers, consumers and the environment. So, on behalf of American business, and often with their help, the CIA mobilizes the opposition.

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First it identifies right-wing groups within the country (usually the military), and offers them a deal: "We'll put you in power if you maintain a favorable business climate for us." The Agency then hires, trains and works with them to overthrow the existing government (usually a democracy). It uses every trick in the book: propaganda, stuffed ballot boxes, purchased elections, extortion, blackmail, sexual intrigue, false stories about opponents in the local media, infiltration and disruption of opposing political parties, kidnapping, beating, torture, intimidation, economic sabotage, death squads and even assassination. These efforts culminate in a military coup, which installs a right-wing dictator.

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The CIA trains the dictator’s security apparatus to crack down on the traditional enemies of big business, using interrogation, torture and murder. The victims are said to be "communists," but almost always they are just peasants, liberals, moderates, labor union leaders, political opponents and advocates of free speech and democracy. Widespread human rights abuses follow.

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This scenario has been repeated so many times that the CIA actually teaches it in a special school, the notorious "School of the Americas." (It opened in Panama but later moved to Fort Benning, Georgia.) Critics have nicknamed it the "School of the Dictators" and "School of the Assassins." Here, the CIA trains Latin American military officers how to conduct coups, including the use of interrogation, torture and murder.

[...]

http://bit.ly/19KSBcd

 

History of Iran: A short account of 1953 Coup

Coup 53 of Iran is the CIA's (Central Intelligence Agency) FIRST successful overthrow of a foreign government.

    But a copy of the agency's secret history of the coup has surfaced, revealing the inner workings of a plot that set the stage for the Islamic revolution in 1979, and for a generation of anti-American hatred in one of the Middle East's most powerful countries. The document, which remains classified, discloses the pivotal role British intelligence officials played in initiating and planning the coup, and it shows that Washington and London shared an interest in maintaining the West's control over Iranian oil.

Read the rest here:

http://www.iranchamber.com/history/coup53/coup53p1.php

 

Wars: CIA US War Script

http://rasica.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/wars-cia-us-war-script.jpeg

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Hmm... sounds familiar?

Read on...even the POTUS's mother was heavily involved in the Agency's operations...

 http://www.thesecrettruth.com/obama.htm

http://universalfreepress.com/girl-named-stanley-barry-sad-story/

http://www.voltairenet.org/article166741.html

http://bitly.com/1exOO8u

 

DanDaley's picture

For the mercs, it's mostly about hunting men -as Hemingway said, once you've done that, nothing else compares...that and the bucks, nothing else.