Daily Archives: April 15, 2015

UN praises Blackwater judgement

[Translate] UN praises Blackwater judgement Posted By BRIJ KHINDARIA, Foreign Affairs Columnist on Apr 14, 2015 | 0 Comments The severe prison sentences handed down to former Blackwater Worldwide security guards should serve as an example for all governments using … Continue reading

Posted in Companies, Iraq, Legal | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Guardians of the Greenery: Inside the Marijuana Security Business

[Translate] Guardians of the Greenery: Inside the Marijuana Security Business In Colorado, armed guards for pot retailers and cultivators are a growth industry By Michael Tracey April 13, 2015 In an ironic byproduct of pot legalization, the task of moving … Continue reading

Posted in Shooters | Tagged | Leave a comment

The making and breaking of Blackwater

[Translate] The making and breaking of Blackwater Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015 On September 16, 2007, private security guards working for the firm Blackwater Worldwide were escorting diplomats with the US State Department through Baghdad’s Nusoor Square when they got into … Continue reading

Posted in Casualties, Iraq, Legal | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Blackwater, Contracting and the Iraq War Time Warp

[Translate] Blackwater, Contracting and the Iraq War Time Warp By David A. Graham The Atlantic April 14, 2015 3 Comments A former member of Blackwater joines family members, friends, and supporters of four former Blackwater security guards outside the federal … Continue reading

Posted in Casualties, Iraq, Legal | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Blackwater Case Raised Many New Legal Issues

[Translate] Blackwater Case Raised Many New Legal Issues NPR: Morning Edition 14 April 2015, RENEE MONTAGNE: And for more background on the Blackwater killings, we’re joined now by The New York Times‘ Matt Apuzzo, who’s covered this story for years. … Continue reading

Posted in Casualties, Iraq, Legal | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Are These Men The Faces Of Evil? No, But Bush, Cheney & Rumsfeld Certainly Were

[Translate] Are These Men The Faces Of Evil? No, But Bush, Cheney & Rumsfeld Certainly Were Posted By SHAUN MULLEN, TMV Columnist on Apr 14, 2015 | 1 Comment Republish Reprint Clockwise from top left: Dustin Heard, Nicolas Slatten, Evan … Continue reading

Posted in Casualties, Iraq, Legal | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Were Blackwater Guards Convicted Under a Law That Doesn’t Cover Them?

[Translate] Were Blackwater Guards Convicted Under a Law That Doesn’t Cover Them? Two issues that the Nisour Square shooters will raise on appeal Jacob Sullum|Apr. 14, 2015 6:14 pm Blackwater WorldwideYesterday a federal judge in Washington, D.C., sentenced one former … Continue reading

Posted in Casualties, Iraq, Legal | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

In Baghdad, Blackwater sentences offer closure

[Translate] In Baghdad, Blackwater sentences offer closure By OMAR AL-JAWOSHY and TIM ARANGO 15 April 2015 Ali Khalaf, a traffic policeman, stood in busy Nisour Square on Tuesday, waving the cars by, and pointed. ‘‘It was there,’’ he said, ‘‘where … Continue reading

Posted in Casualties, Iraq, Legal | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Blackwater ’s Legacy Goes Beyond Public View

[Translate] Blackwater ’s Legacy Goes Beyond Public View NYTimes.com  By JAMES RISEN and MATTHEW ROSENBERG 15 April 2015 By the time four former Blackwater security guards were sentenced this week to long prison terms for the 2007 fatal shooting of … Continue reading

Posted in Companies | Tagged | Leave a comment

Marketing the Gurkha security package: Colonial histories and neoliberal economies of private security

[Translate] Marketing the Gurkha security package: Colonial histories and neoliberal economies of private security. Chisholm, Amanda Security Dialogue. Aug2014, Vol. 45 Issue 4, p349-372. 24p. Abstract:This article contributes to the existing critical theory and gender scholarship on private military security … Continue reading

Posted in Academic | Tagged | Leave a comment