Blackwater is now receiving inquiries from dozens of new clients, mainly shipping companies and shipping insurance companies. All of them want the same thing: for Blackwater mercenaries to guide their freighters and tankers safely past Somalia, through the world’s most dangerous waters, the hunting grounds of bands of pirates armed with Kalashnikovs and grenade launchers, attacking anything that comes into their sights.
Corporate mercenaries fighting peasant pirates in international waters. What could possibly go wrong? My prediction is that in the next couple of years, we will hear about Blackwater mercenaries behaving like pirates off the coast of Somalia. They will be accused of shooting at and conducting raids on fishing boats and other small vessels they suspect of being pirates.