Sunday, September 23, 2007

Black future for Blackwater

By Libby

It looks like Bremer's blanket amnesty for our mercenary troops in Iraq, that the administration barely acknowleges, isn't going to hold any Blackwater anymore. The Iraqis have the latest civilian massacre on tape and they're pissed.
The Iraqi government said Saturday that it expects to refer criminal charges to its courts within days in connection with a shooting here by a private American security company, and the Interior Ministry gave new details of six other episodes it is investigating involving the company.

Although Mr. Waili did not spell out what the investigative committee would recommend to the criminal court, a preliminary report of findings by the Interior Ministry, the National Security Ministry and the Defense Ministry stated that “the murder of citizens in cold blood in the Nisour area by Blackwater is considered a terrorist action against civilians just like any other terrorist operation.”

My man Cernig was first on this story but Ron at MEJ sums up my thoughts today. He reminds us that these are the same hired guns that patrolled NOLA after Katrina hit and issues this grim prediction.
The same thing could happen here in the US of A. Just the kind of mercenary force the likes of Dick Cheney and the neocons would need to fulfil their dream of an American police state.

Indeed. As I recall, Blackwater was instrumental in disarming the residents and I can't fail to remember those guys that were mysteriously killed on a bridge. I don't believe we've ever really received a satisfactory explanation for what happened there.

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