TV News LIES

Tuesday, Jun 28th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News War Afghanistan lets Blackwater stay despite shakeup of security contractors

Afghanistan lets Blackwater stay despite shakeup of security contractors

E-mail Print PDF

Blackwater security contractorBlackwater looks set to survive an Afghan government clampdown on mercenaries after Hamid Karzai was forced by his western partners to abandon a complete disbandment of private security companies.

Under plans to be announced by the Afghan government this month many security contractors, whom Karzai regards as being little better than militias, will be allowed to continue operating for another year.

As part of a complex new transition strategy the government is giving them until 21 March 2012 before most security for development projects is taken over by the Afghan Public Protection Force. The APPF is a government security service intended to assume control over the country's hugely lucrative commercial security industry, which employs around 30,000 guards.

Western and Afghan officials say the draft plans drawn up by former Karzai opponent Ashraf Ghani will actually allow companies to keep supplying private guards and security services to development projects indefinitely. According to a list seen by The Guardian 11 companies operating in Afghanistan that have a good reputation with government officials will enjoy favoured status in taking over contracts.

Xe Services, formerly known as Blackwater, is included in that group despite being banned in Iraq and notorious for its activities in Afghanistan.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Dozens of U.S. diplomats urge military strikes against Syria's Assad

Diplomats urge Syria bombingMore than 50 State Department diplomats have signed an internal memo critical of U.S. policy in...

Documents Show Pentagon Whitewash of U.S. Killing and Mutilation of Afghan Family in 2010

Gardez raid documentsMore than six years after a notorious night raid gone wrong by U.S. Special Operations Forces...

June 6, 1944: Remembering D-Day: then and now

D-DaySeventy-two years ago, on June 6, 1944, Allied troops waded ashore on the beaches of Normandy...

Family of driver killed in US strike on Taliban leader file criminal case

family of driver kiled by drone files criminal chargesThe family of a taxi driver who was killed in a drone strike while driving the...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!