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キューバのグアンタナモ, ブラックウォーター。


Guantanamo Bay Naval Base
Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, officially known as Naval Station Guantanamo Bay or NSGB, (also called GTMO, pronounced Gitmo as a jargon, by the U.S. military) is a United States military base located on 45 square miles (117 km2) of land and water on the shore of Guantánamo Bay at the southeastern end of Cuba.
It has been permanently leased to the United States since 1903 as a coaling station and naval base, making it the oldest overseas U.S. naval base in the world.

Since taking power in 1959, the Cuban communist government has consistently protested against the U.S. presence on Cuban soil, arguing that the base "was imposed on Cuba by force" and is "illegal under international law."
Since 2002, the naval base has contained a military prison, for alleged unlawful combatants captured in Afghanistan, Iraq, and other places during the War on Terror.
Cases of alleged torture of prisoners by the U.S. military, and their denial of protection under the Geneva Conventions, have been criticized.

It is the U.S. which exploits Private Military Companies.
And, American Private Military Companies have been doing massacre.
Blackwater (company)
Blackwater was an American private military company founded on December 26, 1996 by former Navy SEAL officer Erik Prince.
It was renamed Xe Services in 2009 and known as Academi since 2011 after it was acquired by a group of private investors.
In 2014, Academi merged with Triple Canopy, a subsidiary of Constellis Group.
Later Academi was fully integrated into parent company and therefore now operates under the name Constellis.

Constellis and its predecessors provide contract security services to the United States federal government.
Since 2003, it has provided services to the Central Intelligence Agency.
In 2013, its subsidiary, International Development Solutions, received an approximately $92 million contract for U.S. State Department security guards.

In 2007, Blackwater received widespread notoriety for the Nisour Square massacre in Baghdad, when a group of its employees killed 17 Iraqi civilians and injured 20, for which four guards were convicted in the United States but later pardoned on December 22, 2020 by President Donald Trump.



Nisour Square massacre
The Nisour Square massacre occurred on September 16, 2007, when employees of Blackwater Security Consulting (now Constellis), a private military company contracted by the US government to provide security services in Iraq, shot at Iraqi civilians, killing 17 and injuring 20 in Nisour Square, Baghdad, while escorting a U.S. embassy convoy.



広告代理店BKSH & Associates Worldwide、米共和党全国委員会、米民主党全国委員会が、ブラックウォーターの支持者。

Public relations firm BKSH & Associates Worldwide, American Republican National Committee and American Democratic National Committee are supporters of Blackwater (American private military company).
Blackwater (company)
6    Role in the Iraq War
6.3    Prosecution
6.3.1    U.S. Congress
On October 2, 2007, Erik Prince attended a congressional hearing conducted by the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform following the controversy related to Blackwater's conduct in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Blackwater hired the public relations firm BKSH & Associates Worldwide, a subsidiary of Burson-Marsteller, to help Prince prepare for his testimony at the hearing. Robert Tappan, a former U.S. State Department official who worked for the Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad, was one of the executives handling the account.
Burson-Marsteller was brought aboard by McDermott Will & Emery and Crowell & Moring, the Washington law firms representing Blackwater.
BKSH, a self-described "bipartisan" firm (Hillary Clinton, when pursuing the Democratic presidential nomination, was also a client), is headed by Charlie Black, a prominent Republican political strategist and former chief spokesman for the Republican National Committee, and Scott Pastrick, former treasurer of the Democratic National Committee.