Monday, September 17, 2007

breaking: blackwater's license to kill revoked in iraq

Yesterday a State Department convoy in Baghdad came under small arms fire. The security firm providing security opened fire and at least eight civilians were caught in the crossfire. I immediately thought of Blackwater upon hearing this, and sure enough, it was them. Now the Iraqi Interior ministry has revoked their license to operate in Iraq. This has far-reaching implications, as they are one of the if not the leading private security contractor in Iraq. The Iraqi government has apparently had enough, and if they can't get the occupation to leave then they can at least start with the corporations.

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