The commander of the infamous US security firm, formerly known as Blackwater, and dozens of Riyadh’s mercenaries were killed Saturday in a missile attack by Yemeni forces in Lahij Province.
The Yemeni military backed by fighters of the Houthi Ansarullah movement launched a Tochka ballistic missile on the al-Anad military base in the southern Yemeni province.
Colonel Nicholas Petros was killed along with a group of mercenaries fighting for the Saudi regime in its war on Yemen.
Lebanon’s al-Ahed news website reported that Apache helicopters, Typhoon fighter jets and armories belonging to the mercenaries were destroyed in the missile strike.
A spokesman for anti-Ansarullah militants loyal to Yemen’s former fugitive president, Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi, claimed the missile had been intercepted and did not hit the target.
The most liberal estimate suggest that the attack killed 200 Blackwater-led, Sudanese mercenaries, but those numbers are difficult to confirm. At the very least, the casualties are numbered in the ‘dozens’.
And that’s why Blackwater is there. They exist to soften the casualty rates of US personnel. They make it easier for our government to go to war without dealing with public opinion. Could you imagine if a group like the Taliban or ISIS, blew up a US Army Colonel along with dozens of his soldiers? It would be in the news for weeks. Instead, there hasn’t been a single peep from our media about this situation.
In other words, Blackwater gets paid to cover up the failures of our foreign interventions, because nobody gives a crap when mercenaries die. And they’ve made it incredibly easy for our media to ignore one of the worst military blunders in recent American history.
Joshua Krause is a reporter, writer and researcher at The Daily Sheeple. He was born and raised in the Bay Area and is a freelance writer and author. You can follow Joshua’s reports at Facebook or on his personal Twitter. Joshua’s website is Strange Danger.
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