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My husband and I met Jeremy at a Brooklyn Book Fair the day before the Blackwater story broke in a huge way, but we had long been following his focused and tenacious reporting on this alarming story on Democracy Now! I am heartened that his expansive understanding of not only the essence of the Blackwater story, but all of the elements behind and around the story were given such a full and amazing forum with our cherished Mr. Moyers. We were transfixed by the interview, seeing two remarkable men, at very different ages and stages of their careers, as perfect equals in bringing us truth and hoping for justice. We hardly took a breath, watching Bill take in Jeremy's astonishing grasp of the phenomenon of the private profit motives of running a war, feeling at the same time that Jeremy knew he was sitting across from one of America's most beloved and respected journalists. It was a great moment, albeit covering one of the most tragic stories in our history. I am honored to share the planet with both of you. And, I hope Bill can rest a bit easier knowing that there are people like Jeremy keeping the tradition of honest and comprehensive journalism alive.

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Mr. Scahill and Mr. Moyer,Perhaps we shouldn't be in Iraq, Afghanistan, Darfur, Korea, Germany or any other place to engage despots. If people want freedom, let them fight for it themselves. Hmmmmm! Interesting thoughts. As far as the comments about Blackwater protecting all those dignitaries and comments about all those private "mercenaries", for every Blackwater employee protecting a dignitary or a general, there are 20 or 30 other private security professionals protecting regular employees, like engineers, going out to power plants, water treatment plants and other reconstruction jobs. Check the definition of mercenary. There may be some there, but most Americans, British, Australian and others from "coalition" countries would not be classified as mercenaries. Further, check the Geneva Convention definition, Art. 47, Part 2,(d) "is neither a national of a Party to the conflict nor a resident of territory controlled by a Party to the conflict;" which means if they are American citizens in the employ of the U.S. government, a "party of the conflict" then they are not technically a mercenary. Personally, I did not care for Blackwater's methods, but there's a lot more to this than what was discussed on PBS. Here are some questions for Mr. Scahill: Mr. Scahill,Who provides your security when you go to Iraq? What are the alternatives to Blackwater type companies? Would you propose U.S. soldiers fill all the security positions in Iraq? Would you move around Iraq with an all-Iraqi security team? Would you ride with a security team that allows cars to pull up next to it and ask, "Hey, sir, excuse me, but do you have any terrorists aboard, any bombs aboard?" Do you believe, under the current conditions that are chaotic, crazy, kaleidoscope, Sunni-against-Shia, Shia-against-Shia, tribal group against tribal group and seemingly everybody but the Moldovans against the U.S., that the job can be done with no one being hurt, maimed, killed and displaced? What is the difference between private security guards protecting U.S. reconstruction engineers (and media stars) in Iraq and a private guard protecting the entrance to PBS headquarters in Washington, D.C. or the local bank in your home town? Do you recall the photo of the little girl covered in blood with an American soldier standing over her after having killed her parents? Is there much difference who kills the parents -- an American soldier or an American paid private security professional? If we pay Blackwater $900 a day for a security professional, and the security professional gets $350, how much goes to insurance, admin and logistics, transport, food, etc for the security professional? How much does it cost to pay, train, deploy, feed, house and provide all the support for a soldier? Do you believe it best to use soldiers at $40,000 a year to hold the costs down? Do you believe former soldiers should have a cap on their pay when they work in private industry? Do you work for $40,000 a year? I don't believe we should have gone to Iraq in the first place, do you? Why is it that Sean Penn, Bono, the Baldwin brothers, Mia Farrow, et al can get $10 or $20 million for a year's work on a movie, go to Africa and trumpet their work, or some basketball player gets a $50 million deal, and yet people bemoan some poor chump coming out of the cotton fields and is getting $150 to $200 grand a year for getting shot at? Do you believe that if the Iraqis had wanted freedom they should have fought for it themselves, without our intervention? Since those in your camp would not have private security professionals; and another large segment of the population would not have us deploy U.S. troops to war zones to come home in body bags, and the U.N. have proven incapable, who will do the job? Or, do we just do nothing? Do you propose isolationism? Do you see any utility in using such an agency as the CIA to operate as has been described in "Ghost Wars" and other publications? What should our role be in international affairs -- philanthropic only? Should we just pass out beans to prevent starvation and condoms to thwart AIDS? Do you believe if we do nothing but good and caring things, people like Idi Amin, or the current junta in Myanmar will suddenly become benevolent and loving, caring democratic leaders? How would you propose we deal with despotic crazed killers murdering tens of thousands of villagers in Darfur? Should we just send them a letter asking them, politely, to not do bad things? How do you think the American public would react if we deployed troops to Darfur and the first body bag comes back to the U.S.? How would the press play the issue, when the first body bag comes back from Darfur, or another place our troops might be deployed to prevent tens of thousands of people from being slaughtered? Do you believe in the international "court of public opinion" we are damned if we do, and damned if we don't -- we go and when innocents are killed and our soldiers are killed we are damned, and if we don't go we are damned for doing nothing -- do you believe that is the case? In March of 2004 were any of the private security companies, or the military, prepared to provide the full scale of support needed today? Do you believe you could run such an operation letter-perfect, without error? Do you believe the U.S. military, as a whole, moves through areas without intimidating locals? I'll buy your book and see if you present a balanced case -- do you believe in your heart-of-hearts you are giving a balanced view? Thanks for your time and consideration. Tim Pasquarelli, 24-year Army vet, former enlisted soldier, officer, infantryman and helicopter pilot, Vietnam Vet, 15-year veteran of private security in 10 or 12 foreign countries, including Iraq and Afghanistan; independent consultant to mining and petroleum companies, currently a graduate student at 61 years of age at Colorado School of Mines, Golden, CO. 350c69d7ab


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