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US Businessman: Blackwater Paid Me to Buy Steroids and Weapons on Black Market for its Shooters

Posted By admin On September 23, 2010 @ 9:33 am In Commentary | Comments Disabled

Jeremy Scahill
The Nation [1]
Sept 23, 2010

A Texas businessman who has worked extensively in Iraq claims that Blackwater paid him to purchase steroids and other drugs for its operatives in Baghdad, as well as more than 100 AK47s and massive amounts of ammunition on Baghdad’s black market.

Howard Lowry, who worked in Iraq from 2003-2009, also claims that he personally attended Blackwater parties where company personnel had large amounts of cocaine and blocks of hashish and would run around naked. At some of these parties, Lowry alleges, Blackwater operatives would randomly fire automatic weapons from their balconies into buildings full of Iraqi civilians.

Lowry described the events as a “frat party gone wild” where “drug use was rampant.” Lowry says he was told by Blackwater personnel that some of the men using the steroids he purchased were on the security detail of L. Paul Bremer, the original head of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA).

Lowry also claims that Blackwater’s owner Erik Prince tried to enlist his help to win contracts for Blackwater with the Iraqi government using an off-shore security company, Greystone, which Prince owns. The purpose, Lowry says, was to conceal Greystone’s relationship to Blackwater.

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[1] The Nation: http://www.thenation.com/print/blog/154977/us-businessman-blackwater-paid-me-buy-steroids-and-weapons-black-market-its-shooters

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[3] Blackwater Founder Implicated in Murder: http://www.prisonplanet.com/blackwater-founder-implicated-in-murder.html

[4] CIA admits Blackwater presence in Pakistan: http://www.prisonplanet.com/cia-admits-blackwater-presence-in-pakistan.html

[5] Leaked cable: Ex-Blackwater guards kept working in Iraq: http://www.prisonplanet.com/leaked-cable-ex-blackwater-guards-kept-working-in-iraq.html

[6] Some of Blackwater/Xe’s Corporate Clients: Monsanto, Chevron, the Walt Disney Company, Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, Deutsche Bank and Barclays: http://www.prisonplanet.com/some-of-blackwaterxe%e2%80%99s-corporate-clients-monsanto-chevron-the-walt-disney-company-royal-caribbean-cruise-lines-deutsche-bank-and-barclays.html

[7] Blackwater Said to Pursue Bribes to Iraq After 17 Died: http://www.prisonplanet.com/blackwater-said-to-pursue-bribes-to-iraq-after-17-died.html

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