Category Archives: Iraq

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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Wife of convicted Blackwater contractor says her husband is innocent

Wife of convicted Blackwater contractor says her husband is innocent Updated: Thu 11:22 PM, Apr 16, 2015 By: Kyle Warnke – MARYVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) — A Maryville man is one of the Blackwater contractors convicted of manslaughter from 2007 in … Continue reading

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Obtained Emails Show FBI, DOJ Fought Over Charges In Blackwater Shooting Case

by Tim Cushing Wed, Apr 15th 2015 2:38pm Obtained Emails Show FBI, DOJ Fought Over Charges In Blackwater Shooting Case from the and-nobody-won dept The DOJ and the FBI aren’t seeing eye-to-eye — and apparently haven’t for years. The FBI … Continue reading

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The Killing Initiative

April 16, 2015 The Blackwater Sentences The Killing Initiative by BINOY KAMPMARK 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 down of … Continue reading

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Dickens County rallies around man convicted of Blackwater shootings

Dickens County rallies around man convicted of Blackwater shootings Posted: Apr 15, 2015 12:33 AM EST Updated: Apr 15, 2015 1:17 AM EST By Ashlyn Tubbs Paul Slough (Source: Associated Press) Photo provided by family Photo provided by family DICKENS … Continue reading

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