Category Archives: Iraq

Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee, On the Decision in the Blackwater Trial

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Leahy On the Decision in the Blackwater Trial Congressional Documents and Publications 22 October 2014 U.S. Senate Documents Comment Of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee, On the Decision in the Blackwater Trial October … Continue reading

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22 October 2014 STATE DEPARTMENT REGULAR NEWS BRIEFING

MARIE HARF, STATE DEPARTMENT DEPUTY SPOKESWOMAN, HOLDS STATE DEPARTMENT REGULAR NEWS BRIEFING, AS RELEASED BY THE STATE DEPARTMENT – NEWS BRIEFING Political Transcripts by CQ Transcriptions 22 October 2014 … QUESTION: Can we go back to Iraq — HARF: Yeah. … Continue reading

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Blackwater verdict stuns NH dad

October 23. 2014 10:10PM Blackwater verdict stuns NH dad By ANDREA BULFINCH Union Leader Correspondent Evan Liberty Related Stories Jury convicts Rochester man, three other ex-Blackwater guards in 2007 Baghdad killings ROCHESTER — Brian Liberty said he was shocked when … Continue reading

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Legal questions loom in Blackwater convictions

Legal questions loom in Blackwater convictions McClatchy Washington Bureau By Michael Doyle WASHINGTON Congress and courts alike could end up chasing after the high-profile convictions of four ex-Blackwater Worldwide guards now facing decades in prison. In the wake of the … Continue reading

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In Iraq, Relief After News of Blackwater Convictions

In Iraq, Relief After News of Blackwater Convictions NYTimes.com Feed By KIRK SEMPLE 24 October 2014 BAGHDAD — Adel Ali Mehdi was tending his refreshments kiosk on Baghdad’s Nisour Square on Thursday when one of his regular customers stopped by … Continue reading

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Days After Former CEO Calls For Private Guards In Iraq, Blackwater Is Found Guilty Of Iraqi Massacre

Days After Former CEO Calls For Private Guards In Iraq, Blackwater Is Found Guilty Of Iraqi Massacre by Beenish Ahmed Posted on October 23, 2014 at 5:14 pm “Days After Former CEO Calls For Private Guards In Iraq, Blackwater Is … Continue reading

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Four Former Blackwater Employees Found Guilty of Charges in Fatal Nisur Square Shooting in Iraq

Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Four Former Blackwater Employees Found Guilty of Charges in Fatal Nisur Square Shooting in Iraq Four former security guards for Blackwater USA were found guilty today … Continue reading

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Why four Blackwater contractors were just now convicted of killing 17 Iraqi civilians in 2007

Why four Blackwater contractors were just now convicted of killing 17 Iraqi civilians in 2007 Updated by Dara Lind on October 23, 2014, 2:20 p.m. ET @DLind dara@vox.com Witnesses look into a car after Blackwater agents killed 17 Iraqis in Nisour … Continue reading

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In Iraq, Blackwater verdict provides no relief from bitterness

In Iraq, Blackwater verdict provides no relief from bitterness By Jonathan S. Landay McClatchy Washington Bureau 23 October 2014 BAGHDAD Like most Iraqis, Ali Abbas Mahmoud didn’t know when he awoke Thursday that a jury in Washington had found four … Continue reading

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Blackwater judgment could have worldwide implications

Blackwater judgment could have worldwide implications Australian Broadcasting Corporation Transcripts Mark Colvin 23 October 2014 A jury in Washington has convicted one man of first degree murder and three others of manslaughter over a massacre that happened in Baghdad seven … Continue reading

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