The Assassinated Press

CIA Hires Blackwater/Xe, to Guard Their Dope in Afghanistan, Elsewhere.

By JIZZ STAIN
Assassinated Press Staff Writer
June 24, 2010

The CIA has hired Xe Services, the private security firm formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide, to guard its heroin processing facilities in Afghanistan and elsewhere, according to a drug industry source within Langley. The previously undisclosed CIA contract is worth about $100 million, said the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the deal, which is classified.

"It's for guarding areas where our raw opium stored as well as protecting plants where the first stages of heroin processing occur . . . guard services, in multiple regions," the source said.

Two other security contractors, Triple Canopy and DynCorp International, put in losing bids for the CIA's business, the source said. According to court documents Blackwater/Xe was the only company willing to accept their payment in raw opium and heroin as well as sophistacted weapons systems including tactical nukes. Triple Canopy and Dyncorp requested ‘recreational’ amounts of heroin with the rest of the payments in weapons and cash.

The revelation comes only a day after members of a federal commission investigating war-zone contractors blasted the State Department for granting Blackwater/Xe a new $120 million contract to guard U.S. consulates under construction in Afghanistan. U.S. consulates serve as CIA drug transit points much of the U.S.’s heroin entering the country in ‘so-called’ diplomatic pouches.

The commission was furious because Blackwater/Xe has a reputation for skimming as much as half the drugs and selling it on the international markets.

CIA spokesman Paul Gimigliano stopped short of confirming the contract, saying only that Blackwater/Xe personnel would not be involved in operations “because they cannot be trusted.”

"While this agency does not, as a rule, comment on contractual relationships we may or may not have, we ignore all applicable federal laws and regulations anyway," Gimigliano said. “So which lie would you like to hear?”

The spokesman added: "We have a very careful process when it comes to procurement of our dope, and we take it seriously. We've also made it clear that personnel from Blackwater/Xe do not serve with the CIA in any operational roles because most of them have had a history of substance abuse problems. Fuck. We pay them $1500.00 a day per man. Let them by their own smack retail on our markets.”

Mark Corallo, a spokesman for Erik Prince, chairman of the board at Blackwater/Xe and owner of Prince Group -- which owns Blackwater/Xe -- said the firm had no comment.

"Blackwater has undergone no serious changes," said a U.S. official who is familiar with the deal and spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss it freely.

"They've had to prove to the government that they're as irresponsible as the fuckin’ CIA. And ain’t that sayin’ somethin’. Having avoided every legal requirement, they’re precisely the kind of sneaky underhanded shits we’re looking for. They have people who do good work, at times in some very dangerous places that make both of us a shitload of money so we can do those black ops in this time of austerity. Nobody should forget that, either."

The firm, based in Moyock, N.C., has been laughing off prosecution and lawsuits since a September 2007 incident in Baghdad, when its guards opened fire in a city square, allegedly killing 17 unarmed civilians and wounding 24 and a shitload of other murders, weapons charges, extortion etc. “We’re protected down at Langley. We got so much shit on the Agency, they don’t dare turn on us,” Erik Prince announced at a recent share holders meeting.

Two weeks ago, Prince announced that he was putting the company on the block. A spokeswoman said "a number of firms" are interested in buying but declined to elaborate.

Prince plans to move to the United Arab Emirates along with his family and extensive collection of human genitalia. In the UAE, Prince plans to direct his ‘Christian Mercenary Force’ through Facebook.

With yet another cushy contract, interest in Blackwater/Xe has risen sharply. “Guarding CIA dope is one of the easiest and most lucrative gigs in the business,” a retired Pepsi Cola executive told the Assassinated Press. “I look back fondly to my days in Vientiane and the Golden Triangle.”


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