Nov 14, 2007

FBI: Blackwater Recklessly Used Lethal Force, Murdering 14 Iraqis

I would like to hear talk radio spin this, and paint the FBI as "liberal". And you will not hear any words of remorse or repentance from neo-Christian "conservatives" who dismiss the Bible's open condemnation about those who "shed innocent blood". Just more "collateral damage" that has killed more than one million Iraqi's under the guise of "liberation". If this is what liberation looks like, pray tell us, what is tyranny and oppression?

Yet note that the rogue Blackwater mercenaries (terrorists) may be difficult to prosecute, perhaps due to "jurisdiction". But they could be tried by Iraqi government (you know, this "democracy" puppet government), and may in fact have an extradition agreement with the U.S. to do so.

One more important thing--Blackwater LIED (just like the neocon Bush administration does) and here is the FBI's findings to prove it:

Investigators found no evidence to support assertions by Blackwater employees that they were fired upon by Iraqi civilians. That finding sharply contradicts initial assertions by Blackwater officials, who said that company employees fired in self-defense and that three company vehicles were damaged by gunfire.
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F.B.I. Says Guards Killed 14 Iraqis Without Cause

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 — Federal agents investigating the Sept. 16 episode in which Blackwater security personnel shot and killed 17 Iraqi civilians have found that at least 14 of the shootings were unjustified and violated deadly-force rules in effect for security contractors in Iraq, according to civilian and military officials briefed on the case.

The Blackwater Shooting

The F.B.I. investigation into the shootings in Baghdad is still under way, but the findings, which indicate that the company’s employees recklessly used lethal force, are already under review by the Justice Department.

Prosecutors have yet to decide whether to seek indictments, and some officials have expressed pessimism that adequate criminal laws exist to enable them to charge any Blackwater employee with criminal wrongdoing. Spokesmen for the Justice Department and the F.B.I. declined to discuss the matter.

The case could be one of the first thorny issues to be decided by Michael B. Mukasey