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The privatization of war, part 3.2 (Blackwater banned)

Posted by G.A. Matiasz on September 18, 2007

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The Iraqi government has suspended Blackwater’s license to operate, and demanded that the company leave the country, as a result of a firefight in which several civilians and a police officer were killed (story here). Blackwater contractors (read mercenaries) were protecting a convoy of US State Department officials when they supposedly came under attack and, according to the Iraqis, started firing indiscrimately at surrounding civilians. The Iraqi government has said it is considering prosecuting Blackwater employees for the deaths, and that it will review the status of all Private Security Firms in the country as a result of the incident. Here’s a profile of Blackwater from the BBC.

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2 Responses to “The privatization of war, part 3.2 (Blackwater banned)”

  1. Blackwater incident in Iraq.

    What most people do not know is that there are not only soldiers in Iraq, but private security forces, too. One security company is Blackwater, who employs mercs who provide security for example for US civilists.
    However, lately there has been an incid…

  2. Thought provoking site. My colleagues and I were just discussing this the other day. Also your site looks great on my old palm treo. Now thats uncommon. Keep it up.

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