Thursday, October 01, 2009

A private police force in Montana?

posted by The Vidiot @ 10:20 AM Permalink

Who knows how far down the rabbit hole this goes.
A shadowy private security company that has no known clients but claims to have helped foreign governments combat terrorism and will protect anything from cruise ships to Pakistani convoys has taken over a jail in a small Montana town, with plans to build a law enforcement training facility on the property.
(Here's the original story that started the hubbub.)

Of course, the more radical websites are claiming that they're taking over policing of the town (which seems to go against the constitution to me) and that they are going to be used to enforce a public vaccination program and that the prison is going to be used to house those who refuse the vaccination. But of course, there are conflicting stories about what the group is actually doing in Hardin.

So, who funds these guys?

According to Alex Jones' Prison Planet:
American Police Force, the paramilitary unit patrolling a small town in Montana, has been exposed as being a front group for the disgraced private military contractor Blackwater, now called “Xe”.
According to TMPMuckracker:
Late Update: Yet another strange development: This page on APF's Web site brags about "our extensive tactical firearms training facility, the U.S. Training Center." But the U.S. Training Center is part of Xe, nee Blackwater. And Xe spokeswoman Stacy DeLuke told us there is no affiliation between Xe and APF.
Whatever it is they're doing, it can't be good. If they are a spin-off of Xe (a.k.a. Blackwater) -- and it looks like they are -- you have to know they are more than likely nefarious.

(This blogger has more than you probably need to know and though it may be inflammatory and possibly incorrect and speculative, I've found that sometimes bloggers like him find sources I would've otherwise missed.)

Update: Not only is (predictably) Alex Jones all over this story, but so is Talking Points Memo. They saved the APF website from the memory hole and did some more digging into some of the odd services APF says they provide.
If it wasn't comical bordering on ridiculous, one might be worried that the head of this company has an extensive criminal record.

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