Daily Archives: July 1, 2014

Abu Ghraib torture suit against contractor revived by federal court

[Translate] Abu Ghraib torture suit against contractor revived by federal court Four Iraqis win an appeal in federal court for their case that contractor CACI International Inc directed and engaged in torture Spencer Ackerman in Washington theguardian.com, Monday 30 June … Continue reading

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Blackwater back under scrutiny

[Translate] Blackwater back under scrutiny By Thomas Gibbons-Neff June 30 at 1:47 PM Follow @Tmgneff This Sept. 24, 2007, file photo shows an Iraqi as he looks at a burnt car on the site where Blackwater guards who were escorting … Continue reading

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Why Was Blackwater in China?

[Translate] Why Was Blackwater in China? By Peter Lee | July 1, 2014 Associated Press James Risen’s report in the New York Times on Blackwater’s death threat against State Department investigators in Iraq (and the US embassy’s craven decision to … Continue reading

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Blackwater’s Erik Prince Wrote A Book About Erik Prince, And How He Is Awesome

[Translate] YOU GOTTA ASK ME NICELY  12:00 pm July 1, 2014 Blackwater’s Erik Prince Wrote A Book About Erik Prince, And How He Is Awesome by Dan Weber With Blackwater back in the news, Yr Wonkette is pleased to bring you … Continue reading

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Lawmaker Wants to Force Testimony From Security Clearance Firm CEO

[Translate] Lawmaker Wants to Force Testimony From Security Clearance Firm CEO By Charles S. Clark June 30, 2014 Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md. Gerald Herbert/AP File Photo In the latest twist in the revelations of flawed employee background checks by contractors, … Continue reading

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David Isenberg interview on RT America re NYT article on 2007 threat by Blackwater project manager

[Translate] RT America – June 30, 2014 June 30, 2014 21:48 Download video (297.26 MB) The State Department dropped a 2007 investigation of security contractor Blackwater after the lead investigator was threatened by the company’s project manager. Daniel Carroll reportedly … Continue reading

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A New Twist to Management Standards, Bringing in Human Rights

[Translate] Commentary A New Twist to Management Standards, Bringing in Human Rights Summer 2014 The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has a long history of setting international standards for products, services, and practices to foster global trade. Many of these … Continue reading

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Blackwater Bombshell Raises Questions for State Department Heavyweight

[Translate] Blackwater Bombshell Raises Questions for State Department Heavyweight BY John Hudson JUNE 30, 2014 – 08:25 PM Eye-opening new revelations about the private security firm formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide and its cozy relationship with the State Department are … Continue reading

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Ex-mercenary & SAS officer: Worst atrocities committed by child soldiers

[Translate] Ex-mercenary & SAS officer: Worst atrocities committed by child soldiers June 30, 2014 08:30 Download video (205.14 MB) Soldiers of fortune. Hired guns. Mercenaries. They’ve existed throughout the known history of mankind, always there, where the flames of war … Continue reading

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