Monday, September 17, 2007

Blackwater out of Iraq?

Blackwater Convoy
Originally uploaded by Woodkern.
Heard this on the radio this morning: Blackwater license being revoked in Iraq. I bet that will kill profits for the Moyock-based private army... er, security company.

From Bassem Mruoue at the Associated Press Writer:
BAGHDAD - The Iraqi government said Monday that it was revoking the license of an American security firm accused of involvement in the deaths of eight civilians in a firefight that followed a car bomb explosion near a State Department motorcade.

The Interior Ministry said it would prosecute any foreign contractors found to have used excessive force in the Sunday shooting. It was the latest accusation against the U.S.-contracted firms that operate with little or no supervision and are widely disliked by Iraqis who resent their speeding motorcades and forceful behavior.
It'll be interesting to see how this pans out over the next several weeks.

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