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Official: U.S. will not renew Iraq contract with Blackwater

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posted on Jan, 30 2009 @ 10:36 PM
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Official: U.S. will not renew Iraq contract with Blackwater


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WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The State Department will not renew the contract of security contractor Blackwater Worldwide when it expires in May, a senior State Department official said Friday.

The decision was made after the Iraqi government refused last week to renew the firm's operating license because of a 2007 incident in which the Iraqi government says security guards -- then employed by Blackwater -- fired on and killed 17 Iraqis.

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posted on Jan, 30 2009 @ 10:36 PM
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Finally another horrible gift of the Bush Administration comes to a close. This has prove to be a horrible idea, and the results almost cost us the good face and job that our troops where putting in day by day.

I'm pretty sure that the Obama Administration had something to do with this and hopefully the mercenaries are kept at bay for a long time.

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posted on Jan, 30 2009 @ 10:38 PM
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Good, there's nothing they can do that the navy seals, green beret and or marines can't do. We where just feeding them money.



posted on Jan, 30 2009 @ 11:02 PM
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"Blackwater is getting a bad rap." President Barrack Hussein Obama stated after being protected by by Blacwater operators in during a visit to Afghanastan last July.

U.S News and World Report




posted on Jan, 30 2009 @ 11:07 PM
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Originally posted by ecain
Good, there's nothing they can do that the navy seals, green beret and or marines can't do. We where just feeding them money.


It's all about manpower. The military isn't in the diplomatic security business.

Triple Canopy and Dyncorp will pick up the slack from B.W., they're already part of the diplomatic security contract.



posted on Jan, 30 2009 @ 11:07 PM
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