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5 Blackwater mercenaries indicted

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Erik Prince, Blackwater founder and owner
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Well the other shoe fell, later but better than never. Here’s the link and the excerpt from AP News:

WASHINGTON – Wild, unprovoked gunfire and grenades killed 14 innocent Iraqis and hurt dozens more in a 2007 Baghdad attack, prosecutors said Monday in announcing charges with mandatory 30-year prison terms against five Blackwater Worldwide security guards.

The Justice Department called the shooting a shocking and devastating violation of human

Former Blackwate...
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rights. The harsh words echoed the outrage of Iraqis, who have waited more than a year to see how the U.S. would respond to the shooting on a busy street in the Iraqi capital.


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Written by BobG in Dalian & Vancouver

2008/12/11 at 08:26

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