Well, here’s another well kept secret about Bush’s favorite mercenary death squad. Apparently in 2005, Blackwater dropped CS gas, a riot-control substance, from a helicopter. They also released it from an armored vehicle on U.S. troops and Iraqi civilians at the checkpoint to the Green Zone. Blackwater, being the steroid boneheads that they […]
Isn’t it interesting that we focus so much of our attention on athletes who use steroids? We send them for testing, investigations and at times strip them of their medals and records but the government hires Blackwater mercenaries that are never checked for steroid use.
Once again, Blackwater denies all charges of wrong […]
Prior to the U.S. Iraq occupation Blackwater was basically a non existent small time company. However, their deep ties to the Bush administration have made Blackwater one of the most profitable war contractors in Iraq. It should come as no surprise that Blackwater would reinvest their profits or should I say […]
Congress should take Maliki’s suggestion on this one and kick Balckwater out of Iraq. Not only should they be kicked out of Iraq but Blackwater’s recent contract of $92 million should be taken away. Blackwater is a private mercenary army that has no business working with or representing the U.S. anywhere in the […]
The Quakers have a wonderful website, AFSC.ORG , that keeps tally of the dollars being flushed down the war toilet. They have posted alternative directions this enormous amount of money could be better spent. This country contains well over 300 Million souls. The quality of life is rapidly being thrown in two directions; […]
Arms dealer reportedly flew into Iraq
WASHINGTON, (UPI) — An arms trafficker wanted by the U.S. government received $60 million for moving supplies into Iraq for the U.S. military, a new book says.
“Merchant of Death: Money, Guns, Plans, and the Man Who Makes War Possible” by Douglas Farah and Stephen Braun is […]
Documents Show Troops Disregarding Rules
by Ryan Lenz
New documents released Tuesday regarding crimes committed by U.S. soldiers against civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan detail a troubling pattern of troops failing to understand and follow the rules that govern interrogations and deadly actions.
“The simple fact of the matter is interrogation […]
Gates Says Troop Drawdown Possible
WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Robert Gates acknowledged Sunday that political stability in Iraq won’t likely happen before the Bush administration makes its critical September assessment on whether its war strategy is working. But Gates declined to predict that a drawdown of U.S. military forces in such a […]
Cutting Costs, Bending Rules, And a Trail of Broken Lives Ambush in Iraq Last November Left Four Americans Missing And a String of Questions About the Firm They Worked For
By Steve Fainar Washington Post Foreign Service
BAGHDAD — The convoy was ambushed in broad daylight last Nov. 16, dozens of armed […]