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BLACKWATER already in Mexico… sorta

23 August 2008

Boy, talk about coming under the radar.

The infamous mercenary supplier has diversified. David Eisenberg, a military affairs analyst for Asia Times and adjunct scholar for the conservative Cato Institute, calls Blackwater ” a sort of Wal-Mart for all the U.S. government’s military outsourcing needs.”

With its brand name in some disrepute, the “one stop shop” for all your mahem and slaughter needs, has a diversified corporate structure. Greystone Ltd., for example, is registered in the Barbados, and — in Eisenberg’s words — employs third-country nationals for offshore security work. Its Web site advertises its ability to maintain and train “a workforce drawn from a diverse base of former special operations, defense, intelligence, and law enforcement professionals ready on a moment’s notice for global deployment.”

Come to think of it, supposedly that’s what los Zetas are said to be — ex-Special Forces guys who make a living in the private sector based on their military expertise.

Through another holding company, Aviation Worldwide Services, which has several subsidiaries, Blackwater has it’s own air wing and air transport. For naval operations, there is Blackwater Maritime Security Services.

Training facilities? Raven Development Group. “Among other things, RDG offers general contracting, construction management, designing and building services to its clients,” Eisenberg writes.

Logistics and supply? That’s where Mexico comes in. Blackwater is an outgrowth of the Prince Manufacturing Corporation, founded by Blackwater’s CEO, Eric Prince’s father, in 1965. Prince Manufacturing, back in their original days in Michigan, provided die-cast machine parts and automotive trim. It still fabricates metal stuff. Though today the product line is “Automotive, Military and Industrial, Performance Specification Approved” stuff.

Think about it.  Prince Manufacturing Corporation makes whatever the client wants them to make.  Toolboxes or engine parts, it doesn’t much matter.  Blackwater provides a bunch of guys with guns, who — like Prince Manufacturing Corp’s machine parts are “individual components meshing together precisely as planned. You aim to bring the complexity of your processes down to manageable levels, focusing on core capabilities while keeping costs to a minimum, reducing waste, and increasing flexibility.”

Bringing “the complexity of your processes down to manageable levels, focusing on core capabilities while keeping costs to a minimum, reducing waste, and increasing flexibility” sounds like the goal of every cocaine processor and meth lab too.

But this is metal fabricating. Done right here in Mexico, at the three Prince Manufacturing de Mexico S. de R.L. de C.V.  facilities:

Plant #1
Ave Valle del Cedro No. 1680
Cd. Juarez, Chih., Mexico C.P.32574

Plant #2
Ave Valle del Cedro No. 1550
Cd. Juarez, Chih., Mexico C.P.32574

Plant #3

Av. La Silla Apodaca No. 101
Parque Industrial La Silla Apodaca, 66600
Monterrey, N.L., Mexico

Prince Manufacturing de Mexico gets stuff where it needs to be.  They say they do a good job

… with shipping logistics, planning carefully to reduce freight and other costs, while ensuring that your materials arrive where they’re needed, when they’re needed. This helps you achieve significant cost reduction in freight and inventory. Quality doesn’t end with the manufacturing process. We ensure that your product arrives safely and undamaged. Shipping logistics involves a lot more than simply getting your product from point A to point B. It involves doing so in the most efficient manner possible.

Shipping cocaine and marijuana involves a lot more than simply getting your product from point A to point B. It involves doing so in the most efficient manner possible. Shipping inconvenient “enemy combatants also involves doing so in the most efficient manner possible. One might be tempted to refer to their “extraordinary renditions” of … what we hope are just toolboxes.

Blackwater Worldwide is in business to return a profit to the investors, even though the particular industrial process they employ involves killing and torturing people on behalf of whatever client pays them… There’s no reason to say they are involved with the narcos or are using the processing plants in Mexico as a “front,” but is there any reason to assume they’ll always be working on the side of “truth, justice and the American (or Mexican or Human) Way?”

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Some dude permalink
    27 December 2008 4:04 pm

    In one post, yuo show how “los Zetas” are a bunch of street selling, belling-having, siesta-focused half wits…now you’re scaring us with the Blackwater boogy man. I can tell you with certainty that the Blackwater folks are just as fat-bellied and under trained as the “los zetas” mentioned previously. Come on…tin foil hats don’t fit any better than the sensational journalism of the moment.

    –signed by someone who lives in the US, enjoys mexico, is familiar with the security industry and takes threats from drug cartels very seriously.

  2. carlo permalink
    9 March 2011 10:39 am

    that is a mistake, los zetas is a problem but the real problem is the fuking goverment, so if blackwater or xe goin or are in mexico now, they goin to work for a corrup goverment, that is a mistake, is not if the zetas are better than blackwater or blackwater is better than the zetas anyways both are the samen both are mercenaries who us and mexican goverment creered for one razon to fuck the good citizens in their countries, so if you want to kill the problem begining for the goverment.

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