By now I'm sure that you have all heard about Iraqi President Maliki and his little disagreement with Blackwater Security Inc. He has revoked Blackwater's "license" to operate in Iraq. This proves once again that the honorable Mr. Maliki is too stupid to pour piss out of a boot, even with the instructions printed on the sole. First of all, Blackwater does not operate in Iraq under an Iraqi license. It is paid for by U.S. uummm... agencies/entities.
Svin ! What the hell are you on about now. Cant you ever start at the beginning?
Beginning? OK. In the beginning there was only ice. Now we have mixed drinks to go with it(rimshot). Sorry. Here is a massively compressed, unsubstantiated, and wholly made up (by my own self, no less) account of what is going down. A couple of days ago, a "very high value" personage working for one of our U.S. entities was returning to the international"Green Zone" in Baghdad from a meeting about 2 miles away. Blackwater security customarily provides the "protective" element for convoys of this type. What happened next comes in several different flavours. That is kinda the nature of this secret war stuff. Nobody tells the truth(almost nobody). Anyhoo, a VBIED(very big 'splody thing)may or may not have detonated near the convoy. Blackwater sources indicate that they were then fired upon from several houses in the vicinity. Does all this sound pretty familiar to all you anti-jihadi's doing your "Smackdown" duties? Well, of course we have seen it all about a million times before haven't we? Pretty standard BGA(Bad Guy Ambush). Being highly trained ex-military types, the Blackwater guys hit the gas to "drive through" the ambush and get the hell outa Dodge, if'n ya know what I mean. One problem. One of the vehicles took a hit to the engine and wasn't going anywhere. It gets a little murky around now. Fog of war and all that. I think at this point the convoy split up. Mr. High Value Guy(HVG?) and part of the convoy hightail it for the Green Zone. The rest of the convoy stays to hook up a tow line to the damaged vehicle. Incoming fire is everywhere. Blackwater guys lay down suppressing fire to cover the recovery operation. Back in the Green zone, a rapid reaction force is dispatched by U.S. Military. Another Blackwater rescue force also heads to the scene. U.S. Military Choppers are scrambled. Blackwater's own helo's converge on the scene as well. Now the fun really begins. Iraqi Army and Police units are headed to the scene as well.
Let us pause here for a moment, because we gotta think a little bit right now about President Maliki. Remember him? This is a story about him.
Since the first camel sprang from the dusty loins of the primordial desert, Arab rulers have been switching sides, betraying allies, playing both ends against the middle, talking out both sides of their face, and generally giving a bad name to the time honoured business of treachery. Brother Maliki is no different in this respect and perhaps we should not regard it as so much a bug but as a feature. Basically, he is caught on the horns of a dilemna. He is a Shiite and the Iraqi Army in Baghdad, as well as the supposedly hibernating Mahdi Army is also. The U.S. have just made common cause with the Sunni North of Baghdad and are kicking Al-Quaida's butt-hard. When we are done in Al-Anbar, we are gonna kick some serious Shiite ass when we take down the Mahdi Army in Baghdad. This is going to make Maliki sad because the Shiite militias are his not-so-secret-power base. If they go down, he will too(Ka-Boom). Things explode alot over there. To hedge his bets, he has been cultivating alot of friends in Iran.
Iran's operating force in Iraq is the Al-Quds force. They deliver lots of munitions to Al-quaida and conduct other covert ops like kidnapping American Personnel in and around Baghdad. The same personnel that we hire Blackwater to protect. Now, back to the streetfight.
Our friendly allies the Iraqi Army and Police show up and take up positions surrounding the Blackwater guys. The Blackwater people know all too well what will happen if they surrender to Maliki's guys. It is quite probable that the whole attack was an Iranian Al-Quds operation, that Maliki knew about it and that the Iraqi Army and Police were there to aid/abet or cover up.
Blackwater gunships appear over the Iraqui Army as their guys on the ground lock and load. The Rapid reaction force from the Green Zone gets there too, but cant get to Blackwater because the Iraqi's have them surrounded. They take up positions around the IA and prepare to advance.
More choppers arrive. This time they are U.S. Military and they start mock strafing runs on the Iraqi positions. Finally, the Iraqi's give up the game and withdraw. Mexican standoff ends. There are about 18 dead bad guys at the scene. Iraqi Army collects the bodies and proclaims them all women and children. Yeah right. Not Quds Force at all. No Iranians here. What Kidnapping? What IED ? This is all Blackwater's fault. "Bring me their operators license!"
Well, I know that is a sorry load of crap, and I cant tell a story to save my life, so I'll leave y'all with a little six minute video of Blackwater in action. The MSM will brand them as mercenaries, pirates, leeches, and murderers.They are none of that. They are professionals at what they do. I would give anything to be with them right now. I almost got the chance too...