The folks over at Democracy Now! put out an excellent show today. In particular I wanted to mention the clip regarding Blackwater and this companion article by By Jeremy Scahill and Daniela Crespo Overkill: Feared Blackwater Mercenaries Deploy in New Orleans:
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 2 weeks ago.
The rush transcript is available here.
This is, I fear, a sign of things to come.