I note that CNN doesn't make it very clear that a convoy of U.S. State Department Diplomats came under attack.
The convoy security staff are supposed to do what? File a complaint? Jump out of the trucks and say, stop, or I'll say stop again?
How is it that a convoy came under fire? Who knew where they would be? Why did the attackers choose to attack from a public setting, surrounded by
civilians, I wonder? What measures have been taken to find the attackers?
Lots and lots of questions on this one. For example, Iraqi PM says
"Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki condemns and strongly denounces the criminal operation committed by one of the foreign security companies in
Yet, not a word condeming the group who attacked the Diplomatic Convoy and started the firefight from an area crowded with civilians?
It's terrible to see that civilians were killed, and its preferable that nobody were killed. Its even more prefered that a Diplomatic Convoy would
not be attacked, and that if it is, the attackers be condemned. Since they were attacked, SOP from any security team requires that cover fire be
returned while an escape is made.
says that an order to cancel Blackwaters license has been issued. Not that the
license has been revoked. There is a difference me thinks. Time will tell.
Who called for the cancelation of the license? The Iraq interior minister (Jawad al-Bolani). What is his background?
Bulani has been a member of several political parties since Coalition forces removed Hussein from power:
The Sadrist Movement of Muqtada al-Sadr
The Hizbollah (Iraq) party of Abdel-Karim Mahoud al-Mohammedawi
The Islamic Virtue Party
In addition, an investigation of the incident has been called for.
"We have opened a criminal investigation against the group who committed the crime."
So where is the call for an investigation on who attacked the convoy? An investigation on how they knew the convoy would be in the area, etc.?
Not in love with Blackwater, but there appears to be another side of a coin that is not even being discussed, or condemned. Whats up with that?