Hi kids, can you say '"Jeezus H Christ on a cross --- YIKES!"

"Heavily armed paramilitary mercenaries from the Blackwater private security firm, infamous for their work in Iraq, are openly patrolling the streets of New Orleans. Some of the mercenaries say they have been 'deputized' by the Louisiana governor; indeed some are wearing gold Louisiana state law enforcement badges on their chests and Blackwater photo identification cards on their arms. They say they are on contract with the Department of Homeland Security and have been given the authority to use lethal force...

'This is a totally new thing to have guys like us working CONUS (Continental United States),' a heavily armed Blackwater mercenary told us as we stood on Bourbon Street in the French Quarter. 'We're much better equipped to deal with the situation in Iraq.'

Blackwater mercenaries are some of the most feared professional killers in the world and they are accustomed to operating without worry of legal consequences.
Their presence on the streets of New Orleans should be a cause for serious concern for the remaining residents of the city and raises alarming questions about why the government would allow men trained to kill with impunity in places like Iraq and Afghanistan to operate here. Some of the men now patrolling the streets of New Orleans returned from Iraq as recently as two weeks ago.

This report from Alternet via the sharp eye of Bad Attitudes

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