Friday, March 07, 2008

Blackwater cancels plans to build in Potrero

Blackwater USA has cancelled their plans to build a training camp in Potrero. Woo and hoo! The letter to the County says it's because it doesn't meet their business objectives at this time. And this from the UT,

Bonfiglio said noise tests the company conducted at the site did not meet county standards, and the cost of reducing the noise was too expensive.

In other words, the anti-Blackwater activists were right all along. Potrero was no place for that type of facility, and there was no way in hell they could mitigate the noise and environmental impact in that valley. Amazing.

Do you want my opinion? Well, of course you do! You're here, aren't you? I think one of their prime objectives was to slowly but surely build a border protection division. When that concept became public knowledge, even those who didn't object to Blackwater on principle thought that was a terrible idea. Maybe they weren't inclined to stir up even more public opposition. It wouldn't be good for those aforementioned "business objectives".

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Blogger Polzoo said...

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3/09/2008 02:06:00 PM  
Blogger the OB Rag said...

amen sister.

patty

3/11/2008 08:29:00 PM  
Blogger Terry said...

:-)

3/12/2008 07:01:00 PM  
OpenID roykay said...

Thanks for persistently reporting on this as it developed. It seems that Blackwaters political tactics have been pretty dicey from the get go.

They might have been trying to reel. or simply set up a West Coast location for both logistics reasons and to massage the political culture through a created economic dependency. Maybe both, plus agenda yet considered.

In any event, while I am all for people being able to use their property in ways they see fit, the demands they would place on the city and county for supplemental support verge on subsidy. The people made a good call here.

3/17/2008 07:56:00 AM  
OpenID roykay said...

(I seem to have cut off a thought on the previous post. Editted here)

Thanks for persistently reporting on this as it developed. It seems that Blackwater's political tactics have been pretty dicey from the get go.

They might have been trying to reel in Border Control work; or simply set up a West Coast location for both logistics reasons and to massage the political culture through a created economic dependency. Maybe both, plus agenda yet considered.

In any event, while I am all for people being able to use their property in ways they see fit, the demands they would place on the city and county for supplemental support verge on subsidy. The people made a good call here.

3/17/2008 07:59:00 AM  
Blogger Terry said...

Thanks, Roy.

3/19/2008 09:58:00 PM  

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