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Scahill on the Blackwater Backlash

Posted on Sep 17, 2007
Crooks and Liars

“Blackwater” author Jeremy Scahill sounds off on the security firm’s recent rampage and the impunity of America’s private militias.

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By boggs, September 22, 2007 at 5:53 pm Link to this comment

The fact that our administration get the final say on whether Blackwater stays or goes from Iraq is a pretty good signal that Iraq is not Sovereign as Bush has called it a few times. The U.S. is occupying and making all the decisions.
After all Bush is the decider, you know.
The neo-consnazi’s are calling all the punches.

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By mark, September 18, 2007 at 3:54 pm Link to this comment
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A question we fear to ask, why does the Democratic Congress continue to support and fund mercenaries? I think I know the answer, but I’m afraid to say.

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By Jeanine Molloff, September 18, 2007 at 11:51 am Link to this comment
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Scahill has done a great public good by ‘outing’ the atrocities of these mercenaries.  Eric Prince should be prosecuted for crimes against humanity, along with Cheney and Bush.  Scahill is a TRUE patriot.  Thank-you once again Mr. Scahill.

Jeanine Molloff

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By cann4ing, September 18, 2007 at 9:53 am Link to this comment

All interested in this topic should view the fascinating 9/18/07 debate between Jeremy Scahill and Doug Brooks, President of International Peace Operations Association, of which Blackwater is a founding member.

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By GB, September 18, 2007 at 7:52 am Link to this comment
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Scahill is another American patriot with the guts to tell America what is going on with Bush and Cheney’s reckless Administration and their phony war to get rich in the middle east.
Kucinich, the presidential candidate that people think is unelectable again stepped up to the plate to call out Congress to do their job and start oversight on the mercenary atrocities in Iraq.
In my opinion, Kucinich is the only electable candidate to clean alot of this mess before it’s too late.

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By 911truthdotorg, September 17, 2007 at 8:08 pm Link to this comment

Look at these f*cking Blackwater barbarians! My God!!

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By cann4ing, September 17, 2007 at 5:16 pm Link to this comment

Today, 9/17/07 on Democracy Now! Amy Goodman stated:  “We have this breaking news….The Iraqi government says it’s pulling the license of the U.S. Security company Blackwater over its involvement in a fatal shooting in Baghdad on Sunday.  Interior Ministry Spokesperson, Abdul-Kharim said that eight civilians were killed and thirteen wounded when security contractors believed to be working for Blackwater USA opened fire in a predominently Sunni neighborhood in Western Baghdad.  Kharim said, “We have cancelled the license of Blackwater and prevented them from working all over Iraqi territory.  We will also refer those involved to Iraqi judicial authorities.”

If this “breaking news” is accurate, it is of extraordinary significance since one of the Bremer edicts that were to be a permanent feature of the Iraqi constitution was immunity for all foreign contractors from the impact of Iraqi laws.

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