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#1 The Daily Telegraph has learned that relations between the firm and its Libyan partner had broken down, leading to the withdrawal of Darryl Davies
Translation: $387,000. won't even cover my own contract and travel let alone the wages and bribes these buggers are asking for. This place is a disaster ready to happen. Stuff it. I'm outta here!
Posted by Besoeker 2012-10-15 02:57||
#2 Well, you trashed Blackwater/XE for saving your skins in Iraq, had a pique and selected someone else. How's that working out for you all.
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-10-15 08:57||
#3 They would never have hired Blackwater/XE - the narrative was supposed to be that native Libyans were all stable and democratic, so there was no need for US security beyond a nominal and unarmed presence.
Posted by lotp 2012-10-15 10:14||
#4 ...same class of people who write RoEs for Afghanistan [or Chicago for that matter].
Posted by Procopius2k 2012-10-15 10:43||
#5 The edge of the consulate was the US border...
Why did they need any more than bean bag guns?
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-10-15 11:17||
#6 How much did they contribute to teh One's campaign?
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-10-15 11:58||
#7 But the biggest problem is that they were hiring local Libyan guards for $4/hour. Really - they were. Do you honestly expect that these kinds of guys will stick around when the security situation goes to he**-in-a-handbasket? As always ... you get what you pay for.
Posted by Raider 2012-10-15 13:19||