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Rumors Persist That The CIA Helps Export Opium From Afghanistan
World  (tags: drug trade, opium, Afghanistan, Taliban, CIA, heroin deaths, CIA exporting Opium, Blackwater, contractors, US troops patrolling opium fields )

- 1353 days ago -
while the Taliban had all but eradicated opium, it began to thrive just months after American forces replaced the Taliban-led government in 2001. Martin noted that the CIA has long been tied to the global drug trade, where it's accused of putting more ef
Blackwater Charges: 14 Counts of Manslaughter
World  (tags: world, war, iraq, politics, Blackwater, middle-east )

- 3869 days ago -
Five Blackwater guards are charged with manslaughter, attempted manslaughter and weapons violations for their roles in the massacre that left 17 Iraqis dead, injured more than 20 people and inflamed tensions between the U.S. and Iraqi governments.
Pentagon Cancels Release of Study Finding No Saddam-Al Qaeda Link
World  (tags: Bush, Gates, Pentagon, Iraq, illegal invasion of a sovereign country, lies, deption, PNAC, NeoCONs, war, troops, Iraqis, Halliburton/KBR, Blackwater, Cheney, Rice )

- 4141 days ago -
The study, which was scheduled to be released this afternoon and posted online, will now be available only by request through the U.S. mail. One Pentagon official told ABC that media reports had made it "too politically sensitive."
Former Blackwater Mercenaries: Nowhere Near All Shootings in Iraq Are Ever Reported
World  (tags: mercenaries, Iraq war, Blackwater, shootings, State Dept., Defense Dept. )

- 4302 days ago -
Defense and State Department contracts require security companies to report all weapons discharges, but few comply fully. The employees know this and so do the Defense and State Departments.
Blackwater: Iraq Goverment Says The Criminals Will Be Referred to the Iraqi Court System,"
World  (tags: Blackwater, criminal charges, terrorism, Iraq War, Iraq government, investigation )

- 4312 days ago -
Good for thew Iraqis for showing some backbone. Now I am waiting to see how BUSHCO will undermine this government they claim to want to "democratize."
Iraqi Ministers Back Blackwater Shutdown
World  (tags: Iraqi, Al-Dabbagh, Blackwater, government, corruption, constitution, congress, bush, cheney, freedoms, crime, iraq, iran, HumanRights, 'CIVILLIBERTIES!', 'HUMANRIGHTS!', world, UnitedNations, middle-east, military, pentagon )

- 4316 days ago -
Al-Dabbagh said the ban will remain in effect while the incident is investigated and there is no intention of revoking Blackwater's license indefinitely. He added, "We do need them to respect the law and the regulation here in Iraq."
Blackwater Sues Families of Employees Killed in Fallujah
World  (tags: Iraq, private contractors, Blackwater, corporate greed, Fallujah )

- 4418 days ago -
After Blackwater lost a series of appeals all the away to the U.S. Supreme Court, Blackwater has now changed its tactics and is suing the dead men's estates for $10 million to silence the families and keep them out of court.

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