U.S. Funded Mercenaries Deployed in Ukraine?

US Greystone mercenaries come to Ukraine to kill?

Late last night, ousted Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych claimed that CIA director John Brennan met with Ukraine’s new leadership and “in fact sanctioned the use of weapons and provoked bloodshed.” [1]

The same day on which Yanukovych made the CIA/Brennan claim, Ukraine’s interim government announced it was sending troops to eastern Ukraine to crack down on militant pro-Russian activists there. [1]

Earlier, Special Forces soldiers from Kiev had refused to obey crack-down orders: in a statement the Special Forces commandos explained, “Today, we have refused to carry out orders. We do not want to go against our own people since people are fighting for the best in the country.” [2]

So who ya gonna call? Harold Ramis of the Ghostbusters team has died recently, so you can’t call them. The Ukraine Special Forces refuse to attack their own people. So maybe Greystone has no qualms about indiscriminately shooting Ukrainians.

The private company Greystone Ltd., a former affiliate of Blackwater, at first denied involvement then switched to a “no comment” stance. The Russian Foreign Ministry had earlier expressed concern about the alleged involvement of 150 American Greystone mercenaries in Ukraine. [3]

Who were the snipers in Kiev on February 20, 2014? The new coup d’etat government in Kiev has “investigated” and arrested “12 members of the now dissolved special Berkut unit and presented them as the main suspects in the shootings.” [4]

The “Berkut unit” may or may not be the same as the Special Forces soldiers from Kiev who had refused to obey crack-down orders. “In Donetsk,” reports Russia Today, “officers of the former Berkut special riot police unit refused to obey orders from Kiev and move to crush a pro-federalization takeover in Slavyansk. Instead Berkut officers sided with the people of the region, offering them security and protection.” [5]

Notwithstanding the conclusions of the coup d’etat government in Kiev, “evidence is mounting that the Western-backed opposition” in Kiev was itself responsible for the sniper shootings there on February 20, 2014. A German public television program, “Monitor”, reportedly raised doubts about the “Berkut did it” version of what happened in a broadcast last Thursday. Both sides in Kiev – the pro-Yanukovych and anti-Yanukovych protesters – were shot at. Yet the injured all had the same type of bullet wounds. The bullet types were identical, indicating the snipers were shooting indiscriminately. [4]

Former Navy SEAL sniper Brandon Webb charges that, in a conversation with Chris Kyle, author of American Sniper, Kyle confirmed rumors of Special Operations snipers having been deployed to New Orleans during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Kyle reportedly alleged that these snipers had “racked up over thirty kills between them near and around the Super Dome.” Many of these New Orleans snipers “took leave to work for the controversial PMC (Private Military Company), Blackwater.” [6]

Academi is a private security services provider founded in 1997 by Erik Prince. Formerly known as Blackwater, the company was renamed “Xe Services” in 2009, and “Academi” in 2011. [7] Greystone was founded by Erik Prince in 2004. The “Blackwater” name was becoming too high profile. Such a high profile might not fit some proposed missions, so “international opportunities” were to be “looked at through Greystone”, stated Chris Taylor, a former Marine Recon soldier who had been Blackwater’s vice president for strategic initiatives. [8]

There are layers upon layers in this one. Snipers in New Orleans, snipers in Kiev, and the low-profile Greystone allegedly deployed in Ukraine while Ukraine’s own Special Forces refuse orders from Kiev. There are counter-allegations of Russia having deployed its own secret agents to eastern Ukraine. Sounds like a big conspiracy, no?

——- Sources ——-
[1] “Kiev government to deploy troops in Ukraine’s east”, Associated Press, April 14, 2014
[2] “CIA Director Brennan Blamed for Civil War in Ukraine”, by Xavier Lerma. Pravda, April 14, 2014. http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/14-04-2014/127347-cia_director_civil_war_ukraine-0/
[3] “US Contractor Greystone Denies Its ‘Mercenaries’ in Ukraine”, by Kirit Radia, James Gordon Meek, Lee Ferran and Ali Weinberg. ABC News, April 8, 2014
[4] “German television report indicates Ukrainian opposition responsible for lethal shootings”, by Johannes Stern. World Socialist Web Site, April 14, 2014. http://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/04/14/getv-a14.html
[5] “Pro-federalization activists take over govt buildings across Eastern Ukraine”, Russia Today (RT.com), April 13, 2014. http://on.rt.com/qnbvx6
[6] “Did Special Forces Snipers Kill Americans After Katrina?”, by James Joyner. Outside the Beltway, April 16, 2013. http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/did-special-forces-snipers-kill-americans-after-katrina/
[7] “Academi”, Wikipedia, April 14, 2014
[8] “Blackwater’s World of Warcraft”, by Bruce Falconer and Daniel Schulman. Mother Jones magazine, March/April 2008. http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2008/03/blackwaters-world-warcraft

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Editor of Conspiracy Nation, later renamed Melchizedek Communique. Close associate of the late Sherman H. Skolnick. Jack of all trades, master of none. Sagittarius, with Sagittarius rising. I'm not a bum, I'm a philosopher.
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