Apr 30, 2008

Blackwater is at it again in San Diego county..

Couple of months ago..the thugs at Blackwater were ousted from the tiny town of Potrero CA. Then the voters promptly got rid of the elected planners, via a recall election, that were all in bed with Blackwater.

Now, as Big Fella noted in the comments of my post linked above, Blackwater has tried to come in through the backdoor in San Diego county. From the UT article:

San Diego officials will challenge Blackwater Worldwide's permit for an indoor military training facility in South County, saying the public didn't know about the plan.

"Residents deserve to know when a facility like this is approved – before it is approved," San Diego City Council President Scott Peters said.

The North Carolina company received a permit in March for a training site in Otay Mesa, an industrial section of south San Diego, shortly after abandoning its controversial proposal to build a larger facility in Potrero in East County.

The city Development Services Department granted the permit without public hearings. The site was already permitted for a vocational school, and city staff members decided Blackwater's training of Navy personnel qualified. The facility will have a shooting range, a simulated Navy ship and classrooms.

I think the San Diego City Council folks don't want a repeat of what happened in Potrero... a recall election just wouldn't do now would it folks? :)

Peters said Blackwater wasn't upfront about its plans to operate out of a 61,600-square-foot building owned by Los Angeles company Hometex in a business park on Siempre Viva Road, just south of Brown Field.

"They filed for a permit under the name of a subcontractor as a deliberate dodge to keep our city and community in the dark," Peters said.

Hopefully they can be run out of town again...friggin money-grubbing mercs that they are.

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