I have been trying to unravel the disgraceful actions of the security "service" that attacked Native Americans, on their own land. This land was stripped from them in 1958, without their permission, when the Army Corp of Engineers built dams flooding hundreds of thousands of acres of their land. The Army Corp of Engineers are at it again, it helped to build a pipeline that will be owned by ETP, Energy Transfer Partners. The security firm ETP hired, is called G4S. They have a history of abuse, death and mayhem going back decades. Our tax dollars are funding this outrage, with the Army Corp of Engineers.
First, lets get into a little about Energy Transfer Partners, you know who owns them? John Major's & Tony Blair's Carlyle Group. (read SEC filing here.) It never ceases to amaze me, how this company has it's tentacles everywhere. Also, ETP has donated over $500,000 to the Republican Party. For a more detailed amount of bribes from ETP to the government read here.
What really got me was the so called, "security" dressed in t-shirts and baseball hats like they were having a casual day out walking their dogs, dogs that attack people. Also, don't forget the pepper spray. G4S, used to be a company based in Florida called Wackenhut, founded by former FBI Agents ("if you want a dirty job done, call Wackenhut"), it was bought by a Danish firm and now, it's worldwide mercenary "security" force with a horrendous reputation for abuse.
G4S was stripped of it's contract for the 2012 summer Olympics, it has a litany of inappropriate, violent behavior sometimes with deadly results. They have been used from the West Bank, to Africa, Iraq and Afghanistan, now here they are harassing Native Americans. Even Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation had to pull their money out of this notorious company. So now they are here wreaking havoc on our indigenous population.
The government is using eminent domain to force landowners to give up their land for a pipeline no one seems to want. Though President Obama visited the Sioux Reservation in 2014, he is strangely silent about what is occurring now. Bulldozers came through and plowed over sacred burial sites (did they not see Poltergeist?) in an attempt to destroy any evidence that would make it harder for the pipeline to be built and more difficult for Native Americans to prove their ancestors were buried there, They basically defiled a cemetery, imagine if your relatives were there. This is what we do and have done for hundreds of years, it's a damn disgrace, all for oil. Wars, we have fought for over a decade, now once again, we are making war on the original people who were here long before us.
So, where is the Bureau For Indian Affairs in all this? Aren't they supposed to be protecting Native Americans?
For a long time, no one paid much attention to reservations, until it was found out there were valuable metal or oil resources on it, then corporate eminent domain shuts down and shuts out Native Americans.
If you would like to help the Sioux Nation; http://gozamos.com/2016/09/12-ways-you-can-support-the-dakota-pipeline-protestors-at-sacred-stone-camp/