Black Water Gets Afghan Contract


Surprise surprise, the private war profiting company formerly known as Black Water has got its grubby hands over another lucrative contract out of the violence and mayhem in Afghanistan:

Part of the company once known as Blackwater Worldwide has been
awarded a more than $120 million contract to protect new U.S. consulates
in the Afghan cities of Herat and Mazar-e-Sharif, the U.S. Embassy said

The United States Training Center, a business unit of
the former Blackwater, now called Xe Services, was awarded the contract
Friday, embassy spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said.

The company won
the contract over two other American firms — Triple Canopy and DynCorps
International, she said. The one-year contract can be extended twice for
three months each for a maximum of 18 months.