The United States Justice Department has brought new charges against four former Blackwater Worldwide security contractors for their role in a massacre that took place in 2007 in Nisoor Square in Baghdad, Iraq.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday October 17, 2013 4:00 pm|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday April 24, 2013 11:15 am|
In June 15, 2010, The Nation’s Jeremy Scahill reported that “sources close to Blackwater and its secretive owner Erik Prince” had claimed that the embattled head of the world’s most infamous mercenary firm” was “planning to move to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).”
Scahill noted, “The Nation learned of Prince’s alleged plans to move to the UAE from three separate sources. One Blackwater source told The Nation that Prince intends to sell his company quickly, saying the ‘sale is going to be a fast move within a couple of months.’”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday February 22, 2013 5:45 pm|
Two ex-Blackwater Worldwide executives pled guilty to one count of “failing to make and maintain records related to firearms.” They were sentenced by a federal judge to three years probation, four months house arrest with stipulations and fined five thousand dollars.
To understand how gentle this sentence happens to be and how it clearly shows the United States Justice Department threw the case, Gary Jackson, former president of Blackwater, and William Wheeler Mathews Jr., a former vice president, were indicted on April 16, 2010, on twelve counts and five counts respectively.
|By: SouthernDragon Wednesday June 6, 2012 4:45 am|
A variety of links to articles/interviews/speeches on current issues that may be of interest.
|By: SouthernDragon Monday January 9, 2012 4:45 am|
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|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday May 20, 2011 2:00 pm|
The core of Obama’s speech aims to highlight the value of ordinary citizens sparking movements for change. But this focus is deceitful on many levels.
|By: emptywheel Sunday May 15, 2011 7:40 am|
Erik Prince’s latest scam–to hide from the trial lawyers–involves using retired US servicemen to train Colombian mercenaries to “defend” the United Arab Emirates.
|By: Attaturk Friday May 13, 2011 1:30 am|
If it couldn’t be laminated or outsourced in the prior administration it wasn’t worth doing.
|By: emptywheel Wednesday May 4, 2011 9:39 am|
It’s utterly appropriate that Ashcroft would head to the poster child for everything wrong with privatization to make sure it complies with some kind of ethics.
|By: emptywheel Thursday March 17, 2011 8:15 am|
Raymond Davis has been released after the families of his victims were paid blood money per Sharia law. We’ve really gotten to bizarro-land when a possible Blackwater contractor has been saved by Sharia law.