Blackwater Sought Operations in Sudan

That’s right.  Just as the headline suggests, when Sudan was a destablilized country prior to the 2005 – the USA brokered a peace deal between warring factions in the South and North – Blackwater tried to get contracts from the Bush administration to operate in country.

Perhaps the most unique character in the story is Bradford Phillips, a Christian evangelical activist and former congressional aide who runs the Persecution Project Foundation, a Culpeper, Va., nonprofit that works to publicize and alleviate the plight of Sudan’s Christians.

At Prince’s request, Phillips called on the government of Southern Sudan and recommended Blackwater’s protective services. He helped set up meetings between Kiir and Prince in Africa and Washington. The Washington session took place in November 2005 at the J.W. Marriott Hotel, a few blocks from the White House, the documents show.

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A good read for the interested observer.

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