To begin with, the private military company Greystone Limited (USA) is a subsidiary of Xe Services LLC (formerly Blackwater USA). Blackwater is an American security company founded in 1997 by 27 year old Navy Seal Eric Prince, as well as an applied combat trainer Al Clark. A company is registered in Barbados. Greystone Limited employees have ground services, aviationas well as sea vessels. The main profit the company receives from participating in military conflicts.
"Blackwater" became known during the war in Iraq in connection with the killing of civilians by its soldiers. 16 September 2007 employees of the company guarding the diplomatic convoy of the US State Department staged a shootout in the central square of Baghdad, which ended with the death of seventeen and the wound of eighteen Iraqi civilians (among the victims were children).
After the incident, the company was deprived of a license to conduct its activities for one week. Afterwards, the Iraqi government initiated the Blackwater mercenaries withdrawal procedure, but the contract was still renewed. After this incident, the US government announced that they would not renew the contract with Blackwater, and their company will be replaced by another company, Triple Canopy.
According to the results of all investigations, it turned out that employees of the company from 2005 of the year to 2007 participated in the 195 shootout and in the 84% of cases they were the first to open fire. In 2009, the shooting of civilians was closed, but in 2011, the appellate court decided to reopen the investigation.
The killing of civilians is not the most disgusting thing that these so-called “professionals” are doing. In the network, you can find enough evidence of the inadequacy of the Greystone fighters, driving around on their off-road vehicles, they rammed, shot passing cars, and also shot at people. One of the former employees after the dismissal said that his colleagues “bought” 12-13-year-old Iraqi girls for carnal pleasures, and the authorities knew about it, but did not take any measures. PMC "Greystone Limited" among other things, carries out the hiring of citizens from different countries. On their website they cynically declare that they can provide "military from all over the world" who can conduct their activities in any place. Depending on the terrain, the company’s directorate has the ability to adapt to the local flavor, offering military customers with an appearance identical to the local population. The company's objectives can range from small to large-scale operations that require a large number of people to ensure, as alleged, security in the region. Greystone guards senior officials in different countries.
However, in the security functions, the company's employees managed to discredit the "image" of the enterprise. The incident occurred in 2006 year, when having abused alcohol, PMC fighter shot the guard of the vice-president of Iraq, hitting him with a Glock pistol three times. The mercenary who committed this act was dismissed from the company and deported from the country; no further sanctions were applied to him. Eric Prins commented on this situation as follows: "We could not flog him or plant him." It seems that killing a person is not such a big offense, so do not pay attention to it.
It's not even scary that these thugs kill people with impunity, it's scary that they do it absolutely legally and constantly go dry. On top of that, the organization is clearly structured, has various divisions, specializes in a wide range of issues related to military operations. Starting from the provision of consulting services and ending with the protection and conduct of hostilities on water, land and air, Greystone Limited is a kind of death factory. And it is precisely such people that the new Government of Ukraine has chosen to protect its interests in the regions, where the support of the population leaves much to be desired.
As the world shows историяif the powers that be brought into the country to retain their power of foreign mercenaries, they simply fear their own people. And the story also teaches that those who use the services of the “fortune-guided soldiers” will not be long in power. It remains to be hoped that the Ukrainian people will not suffer from the actions of brave American guys and will be able to independently overcome all the challenges that Western-style democracy has set for them.