Actress Mia Farrow promotes BLACKWATER

Activists turn to Blackwater for Darfur security

By Harvey Morris at the United Nations

Published: June 19 2008 03:00

Mia Farrow, the actress and activist, has asked Blackwater, the US private security company active in Iraq, for help in Darfur after becoming frustrated by the stalled deployment of a United Nations peacekeeping force.

Ms Farrow said she had approached Erik Prince, founder and owner of Blackwater, to discuss whether a military role was either feasible or desirable.

She acknowledged that many people might have reservations about Blackwater being involved in Darfur - the company's men were involved in the fatal shooting of 17 Iraqi civilians last September - but said the threat of violence to refugees meant all options had to be explored.

"The people in the camps would say 'we don't care whether it's Blackwater, any-water, as long as they help us'," she told the Financial Times.

Mr Prince hasraised the possibility of a role in Darfur for security companies.

Ms Farrow, who represents Dream for Darfur, a human rights group, and other lobbyists this week lambasted the UN Security Council for its "shameful" failure to halt killings in the Sudanese province.

The criticism came on the eve of a report yesterday by diplomats of the 15-member council who visited Sudan this month, with some envoys acknowledging the structure of the UN-African Union Mission in Darfur (Unamid) force was flawed and that the Sudanese government was not interested in seeing an effective international force on the ground.

The activists, who claim China has used the threat of its Security Council veto to prevent tough sanctions on its ally, urged the UN to stand up to Khartoum in the deployment of a 26,000- strong force. They said the Sudanese government had abused its right to approve contingents in an effort to ensure only relatively poorly trained and equipped African troops were assigned.

"How long will you continue to allow the government of Sudan to manipulate this body?" Ms Farrow asked council members. "Did Adolf Hitler get to choose which troops should be deployed to end his genocide?"

Sudan and its militia allies are blamed for most of the violence in a conflict with rebels in Darfur, the western province where the UN estimates up to 300,000 have died in the past five years. Sudan disputes that figure.

Richard Williamson, US special envoy to Sudan, said that since Unamid took over from a small African Union force in January only 585 more UN peacekeepers had been deployed and that the remaining two thirds of the planned force had been delayed by the Sudanese government and by a lack of equipment. "If we continue to do what we've done, the genocide in slow motion will continue," he said.


From the Declaration of Independence:

"He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures. He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil Power."

"For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us: For protecting them, by a mock Trial from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:"

"He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation, and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & Perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation."

Frankly, I don't know where I stand on this issue

As long as Blackwater does not act on behalf of the US government, get paid by them, or becomes involved in a war that America is currently and illegally involved in, I see no reason why other countries can't hire United States citizens to act in a private bodyguard capacity to protect their property and/or people. As long as it's constitutional, right? (To hell with the UN's view on things; I just care about OUR Constitution.)

Can somebody help me here? I mean, am I wrong? I want the people of Darfur to be helped but I don't want it to be done in a way that is unconstitutional. But if hiring say a private company like Blackwater and its mercenaries to defend unarmed citizens against armed tyrants is not the answer, then what is? What is the constitutional answer to helping Darfur get past this genocidal crisis?


is part of the Global Military Industrial Complex that creates problems like this.

The Darfur "crisis" is engineered just like much of the hotspots in South America and Africa.

G. O. D.




And commodiites, minerals , blood diamonds, human slavery ... etc the list goes on.

For those who understand, the real target is the American General Population.

What has happened in Darfur, Iraq & Afghanistan is nothing compared to what is being planned and implemented in the Continental United States.

OKC, 911 is just leading up to that.....

The CONSTITUTION is NOT going to "collapse" into pulverized dust no matter how much thermate/explosives or planes they throw at it