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Falluja lawsuit: Blackwater families settle case

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posted on Jan, 9 2012 @ 07:35 AM
LINK to BBC article

Families of four US men killed in a notorious ambush in Iraq in 2004 have settled a long-running lawsuit with the security firm they worked for.

I have to say that I'm somewhat in the middle with this one.

On the one hand, in my opinion, if you choose to become a hired mercenary, well, you have to accept the risks that go along with it.

On the other hand, I find the whole idea of these firms so despicable, that anything that goes against them is a good thing for me!
However, as the original source of the article points out:

The newspaper which first reported the deal, The Virginian-Pilot, said it could have otherwise become "a landmark lawsuit over battlefield accountability, in an era of privatised warfare".

Which would have been a crucial and long overdue debate!

Oh well, the deep pockets have won again, and can continue to do their hired killing which make the official military statistics more palatable to the citizens who are actually paying for all of this!

the Billmeister

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