Category Archives: Iraq

A Verdict on Blackwater

The Opinion Pages | Editorial A Verdict on Blackwater By THE EDITORIAL BOARD  OCT. 22, 2014 It took far too long, but four former gunslingers with the Blackwater Worldwide security firm have at last been held accountable for the killing … Continue reading

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Four Blackwater Guards Convicted of Killing 14 Unarmed Iraqis

Four Blackwater Guards Convicted of Killing 14 Unarmed Iraqis BY Justine Drennan OCTOBER 22, 2014 – 06:15 PM   More than seven years after an incident that left 14 Iraqi civilians dead and severely strained relations between Baghdad and Washington, … Continue reading

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Blackwater guards guilty in Baghdad shooting

Blackwater guards guilty in Baghdad shooting By: Josh Gerstein October 22, 2014 12:52 PM EDT After nearly seven weeks of deliberations, a federal jury convicted four ex-Blackwater guards Wednesday in connection with a massacre of Iraqi civilians in a public … Continue reading

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Obama may promise no ‘boots on the ground’ against ISIS but they are already there

Obama may promise no ‘boots on the ground’ against ISIS but they are already there Line between contractors and military personnel fades Miranda Green 2:02 PM, Oct 22, 2014 1 hour ago Photo by Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images Pool WASHINGTON, D.C. … Continue reading

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Blackwater Founder Remains Free and Rich While His Former Employees Go Down on Murder Charges

Blackwater Founder Remains Free and Rich While His Former Employees Go Down on Murder Charges By Jeremy Scahill @jeremyscahill Today at 12:58 PM A federal jury in Washington, D.C., returned guilty verdicts against four Blackwater operatives charged with killing more … Continue reading

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Baghdad Blackwater shooting verdict

Baghdad Blackwater shooting verdict U.S. District Judge Royce C. Lamberth of the District presided over a 10-week trial of four former Blackwater security guards accused of killing 14 unarmed Iraqis and injuring 17 others in one of the most controversial … Continue reading

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Four Blackwater guards found guilty in 2007 Iraq shootings of 30 unarmed civilians

Four Blackwater guards found guilty in 2007 Iraq shootings of 30 unarmed civilians; Four contract guards found guilty in shootings that killed 14 unarmed Iraqis in Baghdad’s Nisour Square. Washington Post.com By Spencer S. Hsu 22 October 2014, Seven years … Continue reading

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Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings Associated Press Newswires By PETE YOST, SAM HANANEL and ERIC TUCKER 22 October 2014 13:08 WASHINGTON (AP) — Four former Blackwater security guards were found guilty Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more … Continue reading

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Blackwater trial jurors appear close to verdicts on Iraq killings

Blackwater trial jurors appear close to verdicts on Iraq killings Notes to judge indicate unanimity on some of 33 charges Questions suggest jury leaning towards voluntary manslaughter Dan Roberts in Washington theguardian.com, Wednesday 22 October 2014 10.52 EDT Jump to … Continue reading

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Blackwater Jurors Talk About Possible Agreement

Blackwater Jurors Talk About Possible Agreement WASHINGTON — Oct 21, 2014, 5:53 PM ET Jurors in the trial of four Blackwater security guards may have reached agreement on some criminal charges while raising the possibility they may become deadlocked on … Continue reading

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