How To Tell When You’re The Baddie

4 comments December 31st, 2007at 08:18pm Posted by Eli

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO5WoLnOOlU

Yes, that’s right, Blackwater is too evil for the rather Orwellianly-named international mercenaries association:

The International Peace Operations Association, which is the trade association for mercenaries inspired by the efforts of mercenary group Executive Outcomes to end the Sierra Leone Civil War, has parted ways with Blackwater.  Apparently Blackwater doesn’t want to follow the group’s conduct code, the “set of ethical and professional guidelines for companies in the peace and stability operations industry.”  Initially Blackwater, a member in good standing since 2004, agreed to be reviewed by the group after the accusations that the company killed 17 Iraqis in Baghdad last month.  Now they don’t want to be reviewed.

Even mercs have standards.

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Iraq,Wankers,War

4 Comments

  • 1. virgotex  |  December 31st, 2007 at 10:37 pm

    Nappy Hoo Year, Eli.

  • 2. Cujo359  |  January 1st, 2008 at 3:17 am

    Yes, apparently they have a code of ethics. Of course, it was first drafted in 2001, so we could probably be forgiven for not being aware.

    Happy New Year.

  • 3. ellroon  |  January 1st, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    Linked to your post, Eli. Thanks for a nice catch! And Happy New Year to you!

  • 4. Ruth  |  January 2nd, 2008 at 10:54 am

    Maybe now that they;re going bottom line, Blackstone will buy them – if they can get funding.


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