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Is Blackwater Finally Going to Be Held Accountable for Civilian Deaths?


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: republicans, crime, cover-up, corruption, dishonesty, abuse, ethics, lies, media )

Jason
- 266 days ago - alternet.org
Can justice be any slower or non existent? I hope the evidence puts these killer bone heads away for a long time.



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Nancy W. (44)
Friday August 29, 2014, 10:28 am
I wish it could put Dick Cheney away too.
Thank you Jason.
 

John Pierce (237)
Friday August 29, 2014, 10:49 am
Thanks for sharing.
 

JL A. (285)
Friday August 29, 2014, 12:25 pm
Let us hope it also affects the former executives and managers who profited from their employees behavior being questioned.
 

Wilde Thang (9)
Friday August 29, 2014, 5:03 pm
Not to forget that even our government considered Iraq a mass of WMD's coming our way and the utmost need to fire in preemptive defense. Some example for all else to follow. Then Congress bought into it and then we displayed our folly to the UN General Assembly with a glowering CIA director backing up Colin Powell's Super-power-point display. Explaining why we couldn't wait to take to the UN Security Council and had a right to fire when ready. All else follows from that.
 

Ashley heffner (460)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 12:17 am
Definitely forwarding this tomorrow.
 

Nils Anders Lunde (583)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 10:08 am
Hope so
 

Nils Anders Lunde (583)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 10:09 am
....... regarding the Blackwater i mean..........
 

Winn Adams (213)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 10:18 am
Sure hope so.
 

Ted W. (111)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 10:51 am
Would love to see blackwater held accountable...
 

Anette S. (23)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 11:44 am
i doubt it.....
 

Arielle S. (316)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 12:02 pm
I'm dubious but there's always hope. Justice is often delayed but never denied.
 

Alan` Lambert (93)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 12:06 pm
Will Blackwater actually bear any responsibility? No. Will the 4 guys individually? Probably.
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 12:09 pm
Noted
 

Panchali Yapa (19)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 12:36 pm
Thank you
 

Julie C. (19)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 12:47 pm
Blackwater is a "security consultant." We used to call these guys mercenaries and they were bad guys. If we just paid our troops and took care of our vets, we'd have a well-trained force and not these nut job cowboys who act like they're above the law. It's not good for the country they're in, it's not good for the morale of our troops, and it's not good for the reputation of the US. Get rid of Blackwater and other "security consultants.
 

Kathleen Mireault (175)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 1:14 pm
Noted. Thanks Jason and Ashley. Absolutely agree with Julie. Mercenaries are always trouble with a capital T! Hope the entire company is held accountable, not just the four defendants. And Nancy, i wish they could nail Cheney, as well.
 

Lois Jordan (59)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 2:02 pm
Noted. Thanks, Jason. Well, it doesn't cost me anything to hope....except for the letdown if they're not guilty. I'd like to add Cheney, Dumsfeld, Bush, Powell....and quite a list of others. Blackwater isn't the only private contractor that should be found guilty of war crimes. Wasn't it KBR who messed up the electricity so badly that some of our military personnel were electrocuted while showering? There are so many other instances, including the Abu Ghraib torture.....just boggles my mind and makes me angry. But, this guilty verdict would be a good start.
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 2:34 pm
Noted. May justice be done.
 

Autumn Away S. (151)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 6:12 pm
Thanks for posting this Jason and for the forward Ashley
 

Jhn Wzt (3)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 6:37 pm
nop they wont sadly enuff its "convenient" for th powers tht b tht mercs take care of war xpect more of that kind
there wont b any "public" casuality lists n so on they dun ave to report tht since theyr private n th politicians & warmongers gets deniabillity
noted
 

Katie and Bill D. (116)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 7:31 pm
They should be held accountable as the one's that had caused the Iraq war at all.
I believe they will all be covered up!. Hope not!
Thank you Jason
 

Joanne Dixon (42)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 8:50 pm
What Lois said.
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (41)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 4:17 am
Noted. Thanks for the article.
 

Ramil A. (275)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 4:40 am
Noted!
 

Marianne R. (113)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 6:14 am
noted
 

Nancy M. (201)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 8:44 am
Thanks for forwarding Ashely.

If corporations such as Blackwater are people, then the higher ups making these decisions ought to do the jail time on behalf of the corporation.

JMHO
 

Thomas M. (8)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 8:54 am
We needed to utilize our own troops. Mercenaries should have stayed in the military and served if they have this interest. My concern is what control does Blackwater really have over its mercenaries? Yes, our own troops commit crimes, but they are dealt with within the military system of justice.
 

Jason R. (73)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 8:55 am
Blackwater is a "security consultant."

gwbush/mabus partially looted our country by privatizing in the name of anti "big government". It just made government bigger for big corp.

Mabus: The 3rd antichrist. Responsible for the deaths of millions and counting.

https://duckduckgo.com/?q=gw+bush+mabus
 

Don H. (44)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 9:28 am
Noted. Thank you, Jason.

Right wing miscreants never answer for their crimes. Justice for all is only so much bullshit.
 

Denise D. (28)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 11:10 am
Thanks for sharing, Jason. Good article, but also sickening. "Justice" will probably be served, but for whom? The innocent Iraqi families? No. They will only have memories (horrific, at that) of their loved ones. The mercenaries? They will probably get little more than a slap on the wrist, then get to go back to their business as usual. :(
 

Jinny L. (77)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 11:38 am
War is extremely brutal and absolutely worthless except for those who make profits from it. Thanks Jason for posting and Ashley H. for the forward.
 

Charlie Rush (79)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 2:30 pm
One can only hope.
 

Terrie Williams (780)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 3:23 pm
Dayum I hope against hope so!
 

AniMae Chi (452)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 4:58 pm
Thanx for forwarding Ashley
 

Janis K. (119)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 5:06 pm
Thanks for sharing.
 

S J. (123)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 8:22 pm
thanks Jasn and Ashley
 

Jason R. (73)
Sunday August 31, 2014, 8:47 pm
Denise, i think the families have been paid from one of the pallets of cash.
 
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