Category Archives: Casualties

American hostage devoted his life to helping the world’s poorest people

American hostage devoted his life to helping the world’s poorest people 2013 video message from Warren Weinstein(1:31) This video showing Warren Weinstein, a U.S. contractor held by al-Qaeda militants, was released in 2013. The full 13-minute video was sent anonymously … Continue reading

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The Blackwater Murders Aren’t Blackwater’s Fault. They’re Ours.

The Blackwater Murders Aren’t Blackwater’s Fault. They’re Ours.   William M. Arkin 1 “The overall wild thing that went on here just cannot ever be condoned by the court,” said Judge Royce Lamberth last week, sentencing three former Blackwater security … Continue reading

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The Killing Initiative: The Blackwater Sentences

The Killing Initiative: The Blackwater Sentences By Binoy Kampmark Global Research, April 16, 2015 The world of private defence contractors, the modern version of the fabled Condottiere without the flags and the city-state veneration, received a blow with the handing … Continue reading

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TRUE CRIMINALS YET TO FACE JUSTICE

TRUE CRIMINALS YET TO FACE JUSTICE Dominion Post 18 April 2015 Your Quote of the Day (April 15) had the US Attorney’s office lamenting ”the sheer amount of unnecessary human loss and suffering attributable to the defendants’ criminal conduct” involved … Continue reading

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Blackwater ‘s day of reckoning

Blackwater ‘s day of reckoning Korea Times 17 April 2015 In imposing lengthy prison terms on four former employees of the security firm once known as Blackwater, a federal judge has reinforced the message that the American legal system can … Continue reading

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Punishing the cowboys: Blackwater, justice, and easier wars

Punishing the cowboys: Blackwater, justice, and easier wars Posted on April 18, 2015 by strifeadmin Leave a comment By Charlie de Rivaz: On Monday, four former employees of Blackwater, the notorious private US military contractor, were sentenced for the killing of … Continue reading

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Four Former Blackwater Employees Sentenced to Decades in Prison for Fatal 2007 Shootings in Iraq

Four Former Blackwater Employees Sentenced to Decades in Prison for Fatal 2007 Shootings in Iraq Judge Cites Seriousness of Crimes, Number of Victims U.S. Attorney’s Office April 13, 2015 District of Columbia (202) 252-6933 WASHINGTON—One former security guard for Blackwater … Continue reading

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Blackwater Mercenaries Are Going to Jail, and That’s a Big Deal

Blackwater Mercenaries Are Going to Jail, and That’s a Big Deal Sam Becker April 17, 2015 If you’re familiar with Blackwater USA — now called Academi, and before that, Xe — recent news that four of the company’s operators have been … Continue reading

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Sentencing of Blackwater guards sends the right message

editorial Sentencing of Blackwater guards sends the right message Karim Kadim/Associated Press Nisour Square, the site of a deadly shootout by Blackwater private security contractors in 2007 in Baghdad.   By The Editorial Board   April 17, 2015 THE EVIDENT … Continue reading

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The Blackwater tragedy

Letters to the Editor The Blackwater tragedy April 17 at 5:49 PM Regarding the April 14 front-page article “Prison terms in Iraq killings”: The Blackwater shootings were a tragedy in every respect: for the victims who were killed or injured and … Continue reading

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