Originally Posted by BigRedChief
No frigging way a U.S. Soldier gives up his weapon in a war zone to a for profit business's soldiers.
I think you may not have been paying attention, almost all the Blackwater troops are former Special Ops forces from around the world, highly paid and very effective. To think they could disarm a standard GI is not so hard to believe. What is good is that they merely disarmed them and did not harm them. Had they shot and maimed a US troop now there would have been a true scandal.
Personally if diplomats and news agencies want to hire former special ops folks for protection I am not really all that against it. What I worry about is that our government may be using them as a way to circumvent our own laws.