Category Archives: Iraq

Nisour Square Revisited

Weekend Edition October 24-26, 2014 Justice Discouraged, Denied, Disparaged Nisour Square Revisited by NORMAN POLLACK Because of the jury finding of guilty for four Blackwater contractors responsible for 17 civilian deaths in Nisour Square, Baghdad on September 16, 2007, a … Continue reading

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Erik Prince Blames Blackwater Murders On Lefties

Follow Erik Prince Blames Blackwater Murders On Lefties 24,101 Expand Erik Prince, the diminutive Blackwater founder, knows why four of his ex-employees were just convicted of murdering Iraqi civilians with machine guns: the goddamn anti-war hippies.

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Blackwater convictions spotlight need for treaty on private security UN experts

Blackwater convictions spotlight need for treaty on private security UN experts India Blooms News Service 28 October 2014 New York, Oct 28 (IBNS): The United Nations working group on the use of mercenaries today appealed for stronger global regulations of … Continue reading

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Blackwater case exposes a murky mercenary world

LOR Blackwater case exposes a murky mercenary world The Star 28 October 2014 It was one of the most shameful incidents in a war full of them. On September 16, 2007, employees of the private security firm once known as … Continue reading

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Fox Host Glosses Over Murder Convictions While Hyping Blackwater As Solution To “Win The War”

Fox Host Glosses Over Murder Convictions While Hyping Blackwater As Solution To “Win The War” Blog ››› 2 hours and 42 minutes ago ››› LIBBY WATSON Days after several former Blackwater guards were found guilty of violent crimes related to … Continue reading

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Blackwater founder Erik Prince: Combative, secretive and expanding in Africa

Checkpoint Blackwater founder Erik Prince: Combative, secretive and expanding in Africa By Dan Lamothe October 28 at 10:00 AM Follow @danlamothe Erik Prince, the founder and then-CEO of Blackwater Worldwide, appeared at a House oversight and government reform committee hearing … Continue reading

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Two Corporate Crimes and No Accountability for the Suits

Two Corporate Crimes and No Accountability for the Suits 1, October 26, 2014 by rafflaw Respectfully submitted by Lawrence E. Rafferty (rafflaw) Weekend Contributor It never ceases to amaze me that the heads of major corporations and officers of those companies … Continue reading

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Is The U.S. Military Too Reliant On Contractors?

Is The U.S. Military Too Reliant On Contractors? October 26, 201410:08 AM ET Weekend Edition Sunday 8 min 12 sec Playlist Download In war zones, private contractors can outnumber U.S. troops, but who controls them? NPR’s Rachel Martin speaks with … Continue reading

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The Blackwater Verdict Signals America’s Growing Dependence on Wall Street to Wage War

The Blackwater Verdict Signals America’s Growing Dependence on Wall Street to Wage War By Sean McFate Earlier this week, a federal jury convicted four Blackwater Worldwide guards in the killing of 14 Iraqi civilians in 2007. For many, these guilty … Continue reading

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The Blackwater Trial: Part 2 – Two Legal Issues

The Blackwater Trial: Part 2 – Two Legal Issues  By James Stewart and Sara Gray Monday, October 27, 2014 at 11:47 AM In the first part of this summary, we introduced the individuals in Blackwater’s Raven 23 team and set … Continue reading

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