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CIA gives Blackwater firm new $100 million contract

By Ed O'Keefe

By The Post's Jeff Stein in SpyTalk:

The Central Intelligence Agency has hired Xe Services, the private security firm formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide, to guard its facilities in Afghanistan and elsewhere, according to an industry source.
The previously undisclosed CIA contract is worth about $100 million, said the industry source, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the deal, which is classified.
“It’s for protective services … guard services, in multiple regions,” said the source.
Two other security contractors, Triple Canopy and DynCorp International, put in losing bids for the CIA’s business, the source said.

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By Ed O'Keefe  | June 23, 2010; 1:30 PM ET
Categories:  Contracting  
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How About A Real Fact:
The current members of Congress who run the Senate Intelligence Committee and who therefore are responsible for encouraging, abetting, and covering up the fbi/cia murders and tortures globally are:
111th Congress (2009-2010)

Democrats
Republicans

Dianne Feinstein, California ,Chairman
Christopher S. Bond,Missouri ,Vice Chairman

John D. Rockefeller IV,West Virginia
Orrin Hatch, Utah
Ron Wyden, Oregon
Olympia J. Snowe, Maine
Evan Bayh, Indiana
Saxby Chambliss, Georgia
Barbara A. Mikulski, Maryland
Richard Burr, North Carolina
Russell D. Feingold, Wisconsin
Tom Coburn, Oklahoma
Bill Nelson, Florida
James Risch, Idaho
Sheldon Whitehouse, Rhode Island

Harry Reid, Nevada, Ex Officio
Mitch McConnell, Kentucky, Ex Officio
Carl Levin, Michigan, Ex Officio
John McCain, Arizona, Ex Officio

Posted by: gsosbee1 | June 23, 2010 1:44 PM | Report abuse

Where's all the 'change' you promised, Obusha?
Arming the Left: Is the time now? By Charles Southwell 21 Oct 2003 As long as we pose no REAL threat to the powers-that-be, to what is shaping up into [is] a dictatorship, we will continue to be ignored. Right now, we are ignored because we present no organized power to fight this onslaught of anti-democratic, totalitarian government that we are up against...
http://www.legitgov.org/essay_southwell_arming_the_left_is_the_time_now_102203.html

Posted by: lorifromclg | June 23, 2010 3:13 PM | Report abuse

Oh, please...have we learned nothing? Blackwater earned a ton of money, and allowed its associates to play at being Wild West cowboys, completely unfettered by the rule of law and rules of engagement. And what, exactly, did they provide? Nothing that couldn't be provided more professionally and less expensively by our own forces or a less politically connected private company. And you can't legally hold Blackwater/Xe accountable for any criminal misdeeds by their "associates" because they are not employees of Blackwater (excuse me- "XE"), they are "private contractors" to Blackwater. What a sweet deal for a treasonous company. Not much different than with Halliburton/KBR where several American servicemembers in Iraq were electocuted by faulty wiring installed by Halliburton/KBR. And of course, although they murdered American servicemembers, they got away with it.

Posted by: crewmom | June 24, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

Someone in the CIA is a Bush/Cheney holdover or leftover. This is where Pres Obama has not done his work. Clean these people out and replace them with his own. This company should have been banned and disbanded a long time ago. Instead, it now has become alive again. Check it out and see who the major stockholders are in this company. Remember, it's ruled from Utah.

Posted by: pkbishop1 | June 24, 2010 8:47 PM | Report abuse

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