(video is earlier coverage of Blackwater West from KABC)
Despite the well deserved outrage over Blackwater's repeated atrocities in Iraq, the company is moving forwards with their plans to open up a new base in San Diego. From Courage Campaign:
Blackwater, the same private firm of paid thugs whose incompetence cost the lives of American troops in Fallujah in 2004, now wants to build a base on California's border to train mercenaries.
The consequences are ominous: Imagine Blackwater "defending" our border with Mexico in a vigilante action. Or providing emergency "security" to urban areas in California after a natural disaster.
The security of California and our citizens is at stake and where are California's Senators? Silent. That is simply unacceptable.
Thanks to activists within the California Democratic Party, the party is now on record officially opposing Blackwater West. It's time for Senators Diane Feinstein and Barbara Boxer join their party in stopping Blackwater from opening a base in San Diego.
Courage already delivered over 8,500 petitions opposing Blackwater West to Boxer and Feinstein. Still they are silent. Take Action: sign the new letter to Senator Boxer and Feinstein and give them a call if you can.