Monday, September 17, 2007

Blackwater Banned From Iraq

The Iraq Interior Ministry banned Blackwater from operating in Iraq after actions from Blackwater on Sunday resulted in the deaths of 8 civilians. 14 civilians were wounded. Iraq has also stated it plans to prosecute those involved. (story here)

Blackwater has recently brought airfields throughout the United States and has purchased planes that will be outfitted for and armed for military use. In California, Americans are already protesting a Blackwater airfield there. (source1, source 2)

Note: Jeremy Scahill, author of Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army, is coming to Norfolk for the Naro Cinema's Green Screen Film Festival (Wed. Sept 26, 7:15 pm). He will be using film and photographs to illustrate his Blackwater discussion. Questions from the audience will also take place. If you are curious about Blackwater and why many Americans are alarmed by this company you should plan on attending.

4 comments:

5oclockshadow said...

Finally, the Iraqi government does something right.

Still, they'll probably find a way to sub-contract to Halliburton.

Mosquito said...

The Iraqi's want to do something right. However, when Paul Bremer was in Iraq Blackwater was "immunized" from prosecution by the Iraqi government....and since Blackwater does not fall under the military command and military law they have basically been working in Iraq with "immunization" from prosecution by Iraq or the USA....

The military commanders in Iraq have had a difficult time with relations with Iraqi's b/c of how Blackwater operates in Iraq....they are like cowboys in the wild wild west....contractors have even put video on the internet showing them randomly shooting at civilians in cars for no reason as they drive through the streets.

But Bush LOVES Blackwater and they've given the Republicans LOTS OF MONEY....Watch the Bush Administration try to keep Blackwater in Iraq.

If you live near the hampton roads area it would definitely be worth your while to drive to the event at the Naro. I have read Jeremy Scahill's book...it is meticulously researched and Jeremy will be able to answer just about any question you come up with.

It promises to be a "lively" discussion....buzz...buzz...

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It can't work in actual fact, that's what I think.

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