Blackwater changing its name to Xe. It’s pronounced Zee, as in Na-zi.

The world’s largest private army is getting a makeover.

Blackwater Worldwide is dumping its name in favor of Xe, after its original name became a liability.

Blackwater guards killed 17 Iraqi civilians in 2007, and the company has become well known through its alleged disdain and abuse employees hand out to the people they are suppose to be protecting.

Blackwater Lodge and Training Center, the subsidiary that conducts much of the company’s overseas operations and domestic training, has been renamed U.S. Training Center Inc according to the NY Times.

The new name is pronounced Zee….as in Na-zi. Ironic or purposely picked? 🙂