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BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- The Iraqi government will file criminal charges against employees of U.S. security firm Blackwater who are blamed for shooting dead at least eight civilians in Baghdad, an Iraqi Interior Ministry official said Sunday.
Originally posted by LDragonFire
... There trying to say that Iraq doesn't have authority over them.
Wow so thats freedom and democracy.
If they commit a crime, its ok because the US government hired them???
Hired thugs, where the US military is unwilling thru lack of intestinal fortitude or lack of training (or both) to do the job required...
this rule absolves both 'contractors' and the Military on duty there in Iraq,
of crimes that might be commited before or after Iraq passes laws...
it ?might? also include not being able to prosecute any coalition's occupation forces for any 'crimes against humanity'..which includes the Security subcontractors (i.e. mercenaries)
have a nice day,
Originally posted by kaferwerks
Wow so maybe we need more men like you...oh yea thats right your sitting on your duff eating doughnuts...
The majority of those "thugs" are ex-military and the majority of those are ex-special forces soldiers. Now these are the very men that lack the intestinal fortitude to do anything. These are the very men that lack the training that a person like yourself is full of...Train us then and show us what intestinal fortitude is!!!!!
Now to answer your question as to why your government hires a company like that: War is a very ugly thing and the mechanics of such a thing isvery messy. Now the general public doesn't have the slightest idea about the conditions these men are subjected to. As long as there is gas to put in your SUV and you can get your Starbucks in the morning...you dont want to know. Now if you hada job to do and to do it you had to take what is black and white witha very fine and definate line between the two and turn it into a big gray mass THAT you can deny all responsibility for...lets contract it out. Let's lay the blame on someone else but atleast your administration can wash their hands of it.
The CIA and other factions of the gov have done the same thing for years and havent been acused much less prosecuted.
You are a fool!!!
I suggest you put on a uniform and go serve your country...These men are there to do a job that the gov wont let its soldiers do...so blame your gov not the men.
But it is your right to be able to whine about it along with everyone else. It is easy to sit behind your pc and take the higher road and look down on these people...Sounds a lot like some of the issues 40 yrs ago in Viet Nam.
Bunch of bleeding heart cry babies...hell we can buy you a ticket and send you there and you can go give everyone a hug and maybe that will end the war.
Grow up man...Blackwater is doing exactly what they were hired to do. And our gov can say that they had nothing to do with it.
who is guilty of murder? The hitman or the person that hires him?
Should they be there...no but they wouldnt have to be if your gov would let their military do their job without the media and everyone else crying about how it is accomplished
Originally posted by Gtex23
I do have a question then in regards to these retired special ops folks working for the likes of Blackwater and AEGEIS.. are they getting bored doing the "babysitting" and resorting to this madness?
Originally posted by TeslaandLyne
Blackwater has the right of way so what are you gonna do.
WASHINGTON - The House passed a bill Thursday that would make all private contractors working in Iraq and other combat zones subject to prosecution by U.S. courts. It was the first major legislation of its kind to pass since a deadly shootout last month involving Blackwater employees.