Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Blackwater Hattie

Blackwater Hattie lived back in the swamp

Where the strange black helo's flew

Party of ten of the town's best men

Said Blackwater magic was useful and good

And they're gonna bring hattie back

So they let another contract and added a kicker too

And the talk got shackled by the howls and the cackles

From the bowels of the Blackwater back bayou

Blackwater has had its' contract extended to allow smooth transfer of operations to the Obama administration's new hired gun Dyncorp.

This is being hailed by the left as wonderful. That hated Blackwater is out and that Obama blessed good company Dyncorp is in.

But just who is Dyncorp? Well here's a few bits of information that supposedly tells some of Dyncorp's history:

1. In February 2007 federal auditors cited DynCorp for wasting millions on projects, including building an unapproved, Olympic-sized swimming pool at the behest of Iraqi police officials.

2. A US government audit report of October 2007 revealed that $1.3 billion was spent on a contract with DynCorp for training Iraqi police. The auditors stated that the program was mismanaged to such an extent that they were unable to determine how the money was spent.

3. Ben Johnston, a former aircraft mechanic who worked for the company in Bosnia, alleged Dyncorp employees and supervisors engaged in sex with 12 to 15 year old children, and sold them to each other as slaves. Ben Johnston ended up fired, forcing him into protective custody. According to Johnston, none of the girls were from Bosnia itself, but were imported by Dyncorp from Russia, Romania and other places.

On June 2, 2000, members of the 48th Military Police Detachment conducted a sting on the DynCorp hangar at Comanche Base Camp, one of two U.S. bases in Bosnia, and all DynCorp personnel were detained for questioning. CID spent several weeks working the investigation and the results appear to support Johnston's allegations. For example, according to DynCorp employee Kevin Werner's sworn statement to CID, "during my last six months I have come to know a man we call 'Debeli,' which is Bosnian for fat boy. He is the operator of a nightclub by the name of Harley's that offers prostitution. Women are sold hourly, nightly or permanently."

Johnston is not the only DynCorp employee to blow the whistle and sue the billion-dollar government contractor. Kathryn Bolkovac, a U.N. International Police Force monitor hired by the U.S. company on another U.N.-related contract, has filed a lawsuit in Great Britain against DynCorp for wrongful termination. DynCorp had a $15 million contract to hire and train police officers for duty in Bosnia at the time she reported such officers were paying for prostitutes and participating in sex-trafficking. Many of these were forced to resign under suspicion of illegal activity, but none have been prosecuted, as they also enjoy immunity from prosecution in Bosnia.

The left likes this company because it was hired by Obama, but no one questions the hypocrisy of the first black president hiring a company accused of modern day slavery.

I guess Jesse Jackson was right after all. Obama really isn't down with the struggle.