Blackwater Changes Name, Dumps Damaged Reputation

RALEIGH, N.C.— Blackwater Worldwide has chosen to abandon its name…

RALEIGH, N.C.— Blackwater Worldwide has chosen to abandon its name based on the presumption that its tarnished reputation of criticized work in Iraq will not continue to hurt its brand identity with a name change. The family of two dozen companies will now be called Xe, pronounced like the letter “z,” and the Blackwater Lodge & Training Center, where the majority of the company’s domestic training is conducted, has been renamed U.S. Training Center, Inc., the company said Friday. The name change is also said to reflect the change in company focus away from private security contracting.

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  • JASON

    BLACKWATER HAS DONE ALOT OF GOOD FOR THIS COUNTRY. YOU LIBERALIST PEOPLE THINK THAT THEY ARE GOING TO KILL US ALL. THEY MIGHT JUST BE THE PEOPLE WHO SAVE US. MANY OF YOU PEOPLE THAT FOLLOW THE WAR HAVE NO IDEA WHAT GOES ON IN A FIRE FIGHT. I HAVE FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN THAT SAND BOX FIGHTING FOR PEOPLE THEY DO NOT KNOW. BW STOOD BEHIND THEM AND FOUGHT HAND AND HAND WITH THEM. YOU PUSSIES WOULD NOT FIGHT FOR YOUR OWN LIFE.

  • Brandon

    Screw all of these hippy protestors. I have worked directly under/for Blackwater USA while serving in the US Military in Baghdad. All of y’all who are leaving the negative comments probably just base your opinions off of what you read on the news or see on TV. Well I have worked for/with these highly professional private soldiers and I’ll tell you from experience that I fully trust these individuals. If you haven’t experienced war first hand, then you have no right at all to put these brave men down for putting their lifes on the line for sissy’s like yourselfs.

  • Name change or not “BLACKWATER” was the get it done company. Without the support of all the contractors in Iraq the US would have needed many more boots on the ground.Wait and see who the last to leave are.

  • Daniel

    Luke, i think you should realize that if it wasn’t for company’s like Xe (Blackwater USA)there is a chance that you and a lot of other people wouldn’t be alive rite now. Yes they have done some things that hasn’t really earnt them a very decent reputation but sometimes these things have to be done. The things they do are for the greater good. sacrifice a few to save many. its how it has always been. You try go do their job and see how you feel. It’s not something many people can deal with. So do you self a favour and shut up.

  • Luke

    Blackwater, Xe…these thugs are mercenaries assembled from the most vile, merderous people of the human race. They have demonstrated a willingness to execute unarmed civilians (men, women and children) with no remorse.

    “Focus away from Private Security Contracting”? What the hell does that mean? What is their mission and focus now? Overthrowing soverign states and governments (including the United States) to the highest bidder.

    Blackwater / Xe is evil in it’s purest form. Blackwater / Xe has no regard for the U.S. Consitution or the Rule of Law. They should be considered terrorist and represent a Clear and Present Danger to the United States of America and Liberty.

  • Serves them right. Fatass pig’s.

  • Steve Texian

    Xe? Sounds Chinese. So now it’s- Xe AKA Blackwater