Posts Tagged ‘ BLACKWATER ’

Blackwater Guards Arrested In Utah For Massacre In Iraq

The indictment caps a yearlong probe into the Sept. 16, 2007, shooting as the guards’ convoy arrived in Baghdad’s Nisoor Square.

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WASHINGTON — Five Blackwater Worldwide security guards have been charged in a September 2007 shooting that left 17 Iraqi civilians dead and raised questions about the U.S. government’s use of security contractors in combat zones, according to two sources familiar with the case.

The guards, all former U.S. military personnel, worked as security contractors for the State Department, assigned to protect U.S. diplomats and other non-military officials in Iraq.

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(VIDEO) Olbermann Speaks about Secret Second Bailout

Keith Olbermann speaks about Georgia attacking Russia first, Arms Dealers and Who is really benefiting from the Bailout.

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Blackwater Finds New Home

VLOGZ.TV | April 24 2008

SAN DIEGO — Military security contractor Blackwater Worldwide is not giving up on a training facility in San Diego County, according to company officials.

The company is planning to open an indoor facility in Otay Mesa. It would be housed in a 61,600-square-foot building on Siempre Viva Road, just south of Brown Field. The news comes one month after Blackwater abandoned a controversial proposal to build a training center in the far East County.

Blackwater applied for the permit in February, shortly before announcing that it would drop plans to develop an 800-acre ranch near Potrero into a training camp for law enforcement. The city of San Diego approved a permit for the indoor facility on March 19.

THE BLACKWATER FILES:

The Nation’s Jeremy Scahill describes the rise of Blackwater USA, the world’s most powerful mercenary army.

Report: Blackwater Finds New Home In South BayNBC Sandiego.com, CA
Iraq PM condemns US Blackwater contract extensionReuters

BLACKWATER KILLS NEW YORK TIMES "DOG"


Blackwater in Another Deadly Baghdad Attack — on ‘NYT’ Dog December 18, 2007 3:40 PM ET
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The U.S. embassy in Iraq is investigating another deadly shooting incident involving its Blackwater bodyguards — this time of the New York Times’ dog, “Hentish,” Reuters is reporting today. As of 4 p.m., an item on this has not yet appeared on the Times’ Web site.

Pentagon places Oversight Private Security Contractors

The Associated Press

State Dept. official resigns

WASHINGTON — State Department Inspector General Howard J. Krongard, who has been accused of improperly interfering with investigations into private security contractor Blackwater USA and with other probes, resigned today.

“I have nothing further to say at this time,” wrote Krongard, whose job made him the department’s chief internal watchdog.

Howard Krongard told President Bush in a letter that he would quit effective Jan. 15.

Blackwater Worldwide — a private contractor that protects U.S. diplomats in Iraq — is alleged to have smuggled weapons into the country. In November, Krongard was forced to recuse himself from any inquiries into Blackwater after it was disclosed that his brother had joined the company’s advisory board.

In addition to recusing himself from matters related to Blackwater, Krongard also said last month he was no longer involved in corruption investigations related to the flawed construction of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, a $600 million project that is beset by logistical delays and security concerns.

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