American Samizdat

Friday, October 20, 2006. *
Moving to dispel the perception that Blackwater is populated with trigger-happy knuckle-draggers, Blackwater is now offering intensive language/culture courses in Iraqi Arabic and Pashto/Dari for operators and others deploying to Iraq or Afghanistan. For $1495 for five days, Blackwater claims in an email announcement:
This is no ordinary course of study— it is an endeavor that is emotionally taxing— and rewarding!
SURVIVABILITY— Cultural Awareness = Situational Awareness
If you don’t understand the culture, you can cause real trouble.

"Really? Profound insight 3 1/2 years into the war." writes, R J Hillhouse, whom has a kick ass website, I just stumbled upon.
posted by Uncle $cam at 6:28 AM
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