OH GAWD, call me a conspiracy nut, as I don't care. I think that the Pentagon, the State Department,and perhaps even the White House are helping to rebrand Blackwater so that they can IGNORE THE WISHES OF IRAQ, keep Blackwater as their security force that GUARDS STATE DEPARTMENT EMPLOYEES. Iraq denied Blackwater the necessary permissions they need to operate in Iraq for using EXCESSIVE FORCE...can we say MURDER in carrying out their jobs. Simply stated, Blackwater is no longer allowed to operate within the borders of Iraq, which creates a bit of a problem for America and specifically the State Department, and a lot of private contractors who have employed the thugs at Blackwater to provide them protection.
No problem says the Pentagon...take your vehicles off the road for a few days, we'll change your logo, maybe even give your vehicles a new look, you change your name, apply for a license to operate inside of Iraq using a NEW COMPANY NAME.
Iraq bars Blackwater security firm in wake of deaths
By SINAN SALAHEDDIN Associated Press
Jan. 29, 2009, 11:00AM
The move will deprive American diplomats of their main protection force in Iraq.
The decision not to issue Blackwater an operating license was due to “improper conduct and excessive use of force,” said Iraqi Interior Ministry spokesman Maj. Gen. Abdul-Karim Khalaf.