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Monsanto Now “Owns” Blackwater (Xe)?

Thursday, October 14, 2010 14:16
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A report by Jeremy Scahill in The Nation (Blackwater’s Black Ops, 9/15/2010) revealed that the largest mercenary army in the world, Blackwater (now called Xe Services) clandestine intelligence services was sold to the multinational Monsanto. Blackwater was renamed in 2009 after becoming famous in the world with numerous reports of abuses in Iraq, including massacres of civilians. It remains the largest private contractor of the U.S. Department of State “security services,” that practices state terrorism by giving the government the opportunity to deny it.

Many military and former CIA officers work for Blackwater or related companies created to divert attention from their bad reputation and make more profit selling their nefarious services-ranging from information and intelligence to infiltration, political lobbying and paramilitary training – for other governments, banks and multinational corporations. According to Scahill, business with multinationals, like Monsanto, Chevron, and financial giants such as Barclays and Deutsche Bank, are channeled through two companies owned by Erik Prince, owner of Blackwater: Total Intelligence Solutions and Terrorism Research Center. These officers and directors share Blackwater.

One of them, Cofer Black, known for his brutality as one of the directors of the CIA, was the one who made contact with Monsanto in 2008 as director of Total Intelligence, entering into the contract with the company to spy on and infiltrate organizations of animal rights activists, anti-GM and other dirty activities of the biotech giant.

Contacted by Scahill, the Monsanto executive Kevin Wilson declined to comment, but later confirmed to The Nation that they had hired Total Intelligence in 2008 and 2009, according to Monsanto only to

keep track of “public disclosure” of its opponents. He also said that Total Intelligence was a “totally separate entity from Blackwater.”

However, Scahill has copies of emails from Cofer Black after the meeting with Wilson for Monsanto, where he explains to other former CIA agents, using their Blackwater e-mails, that the discussion with Wilson was that Total Intelligence had become “Monsanto’s intelligence arm,” spying on activists and other actions, including “our people to legally integrate these groups.” Total Intelligence Monsanto paid $ 127,000 in 2008 and $ 105,000 in 2009.

No wonder that a company engaged in the “science of death” as Monsanto, which has been dedicated from the outset to produce toxic poisons spilling from Agent Orange to PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), pesticides, hormones and genetically modified seeds, is associated with another company of thugs.

Almost simultaneously with the publication of this article in The Nation, the Via Campesina reported the purchase of 500,000 shares of Monsanto, for more than $23 million by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which with this action completed the outing of the mask of “philanthropy.” Another association that is not surprising.

It is a marriage between the two most brutal monopolies in the history of industrialism: Bill Gates controls more than 90 percent of the market share of proprietary computing and Monsanto about 90 percent of the global transgenic seed market and most global commercial seed. There does not exist in any other industrial sector monopolies so vast, whose very existence is a negation of the vaunted principle of “market competition” of capitalism. Both Gates and Monsanto are very aggressive in defending their ill-gotten monopolies.

Although Bill Gates might try to say that the Foundation is not linked to his business, all it proves is the opposite: most of their donations end up favoring the commercial investments of the tycoon, not really “donating” anything, but instead of paying taxes to the state coffers, he invests his profits in where it is favorable to him economically, including propaganda from their supposed good intentions. On the contrary, their “donations” finance projects as destructive as geoengineering or replacement of natural community medicines for high-tech patented medicines in the poorest areas of the world. What a coincidence, former Secretary of Health Julio Frenk and Ernesto Zedillo are advisers of the Foundation.

Like Monsanto, Gates is also engaged in trying to destroy rural farming worldwide, mainly through the “Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa” (AGRA). It works as a Trojan horse to deprive poor African farmers of their traditional seeds, replacing them with the seeds of their companies first, finally by genetically modified (GM). To this end, the Foundation hired Robert Horsch in 2006, the director of Monsanto. Now Gates, airing major profits, went straight to the source.

Blackwater, Monsanto and Gates are three sides of the same figure: the war machine on the planet and most people who inhabit it, are peasants, indigenous communities, people who want to share information and knowledge or any other who does not want to be in the aegis of profit and the destructiveness of capitalism.

* The author is a researcher at ETC Group

Source: Pravda

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  • Black Falcon

    Great article! Well documented and researched. Perfect evidential archives when the time comes for indictment and prosecution. I pray I am still alive to see that day.

  • terry the censor

    The first sentence of this article is not worded well. Just to be clear: Blackwater was not sold to Monsanto, Blackwater provides intel services to Monsanto. Blackwater is for sale but no one has picked it up yet.

    http://www.thenation.com/print/article/154739/blackwaters-black-ops

  • Anonymous

    Historically, Mercenary Armies have been documented turning on their nation. Julius Caesar said, keep your army fighting abroad so that they won’t turn inward on their nation.

    U.S. mercenary entities are paid extremely well by U.S. Government to provide security in Afghanistan and other countries. It is foreseeable U.S. mercenary companies might attempt before or after the U.S. withdraws from Iraq and Afghanistan, to secure contracts from the Obama Government to provide security in U.S. Cities? Thousands of U.S. mercenaries could be out of work after the U.S. completes its troop withdraws from Afghanistan and Iraq. If the Recession worsens there could be riots in major U.S. Cities. Obama might hire private mercenaries to work independently and or with police. There appears to be nothing to stop U.S. Government deploying “American Citizens that are mercenaries” on U.S. soil.

    Mercenaries might assist a “National Police Stabilization Force” allegedly suggested in a NGO Rand Corporation Report recently provided the U.S. Army. Apparently the Report suggested a “National Police Stabilization Force” that would appear controlled by the Feds and might include in its ranks federal, local and state law enforcement. What might happen to State Rights and what Laws and jurisdiction would be used to prosecute state Citizens arrested by a National Police Stabilization Force? Mercenaries might assist a Homeland Security Force. While regular American soldiers look forward to war ending, Mercenaries might view war ending as terminating their employment. A National Police Force could potentially be sent by Obama into any State without the approval of its governor, against the wishes of its Citizens? To clarify the Rand Corporation report visit:
    http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=122533

    U.S. mercenary/private security companies now work with U.S. law enforcement agencies in America under federal quasi-government contracts sharing information, locate for arrest individuals and share with government assets they cause to be forfeited from U.S. Citizens. In retrospect, Hitler created the Gestapo a secret “Private Police Organization that worked closely with German police to arrest Citizens that disagreed with the Nazi Government and to seize huge amounts of property from German Citizens.

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  • Gone Fishing

    One minor criticism. As Terry points out, the Scahill article DOESN’T mention anything about Blackwater being sold to Monsanto.

    http://www.thenation.com/article/154739/blackwaters-black-ops

    Stuff like this is social poison — when you mix nonsense with good sense, people will mistakenly think everything you say is nonsense. Now I will be attacked for “defending” Blackwater and Monsanto ;)

  • True News

    ….this just in from Monsanto:

    Hello –

    I’m writing in regards to the article “Monsanto Now Owns Blackwater (Xe)” which is currently posted on your site here:

    (original link to this story here)

    It was originally posted on DArkGovernment.com. If you read both the DarkGoverment article as well as the Jeremy Scahill article from the Nation on which this was originally based, you will see that it NEVER stated Monsanto purchased Blackwater. This is outright FALSE. Monsanto has not purchased Blackwater.

    I’m sure you can appreciate how misinformation on the Web has a tendency to spread quickly. For the integrity of your site, please either remove the article or correct the headline and introductory paragraph to be factual.

    A quick search will show that several people have already noted the inaccuracy of your post.

    Thank you,

    (name redacted to protect privacy)
    Social Media Team Lead

    Monsanto Company

  • Anonymous

    EXCELLENT Thank You

  • harebourne

    dear name redacted,

    do you also ‘appear’ on sites to correct your employers’ false advertising too, or are you just here to make it clear that the hired killer co. is not an official possession of your corepirate nazi freemason employers, but are employees as well as you are? thanks for clearing the wrong word thing up. we’re almost sure everything’s ok now/again.

  • Gone Fishing

    Original source for story: Mexican newspaper La Jornada, 9-October, article by Silvia Ribeiro. (Not sure if it was in the print edition or online only.)

    http://www.jornada.unam.mx/2010/10/09/index.php?section=opinion&article=024a1eco

  • Anonymous

    Fortunately, and contrary to a number of reports circulation on the internet, the world’s biggest purveyor of genetically modified seeds that has been doing its best to destroy traditional farming from Iowa to Iraq did NOT decide it needed to purchase its own mercenary army.
    Background is here: http://redgreenandblue.org/2010/10/16/too-much-of-a-bad-thing-monsanto-did-not-buy-blackwater/

  • Common Sence

    Monsanto employes 21,000
    The life expectancy has risen from 35 to over 70
    Food is abundent only reason for hunger is access issues (political)
    And people continue to demonize this corperation, C’mon man!
    In this Nation the courts and the citizens have the last word. Fear mongering is so lame. Everything is ok, it’ll all work out.

  • landrightsnfarming

    I say it’s time to call on your faith and keep your family
    together, and safe. Notice it says they are multinational
    owned. So, whose country is theirs anyway.

  • Gone Fishing

    Want to know why people demonize Monsanto? A good place to start would be the 2008 documentary, “Food, Inc”…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lyagLY1Nem8

  • Anonymous

    Ah, The Nation. All the credibility of The Enquirer.

    This is some of the most ridiculous crap I’ve read in months.

  • Say What

    There are more than one way to own and control a company. Ask any scam-artist/multi-national corporation.
    We have gone from 70% survival rate in 50 yrs,down to about 33% within the next 30 years(if so lucky). Actions that needed to be taken was not done, now its time to pay for our (all humans) lack of will to preserve freedom and health.
    The rich fight, its called a justified war. The poor fight, its called a riot or terrorism. Anyone with less than 10 million in net liquid assets is poor (ie: 95%+ of the world).
    Note: above figures are estimations only,but close enough to make the point)

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