blackwater mercs to get their Iraq passes pulled

US-based mercenaries from Blackwater were involved in a gunfight this past Sunday(9/16) which, according to CNN, resulted in eight civilian deaths in Iraq. 

 “We have revoked Blackwater’s license to operate in Iraq. As of now they are not allowed to operate anywhere in the Republic of Iraq,” Interior Ministry spokesman Brig. Gen. Abdul Kareem Khalaf said Monday. “The investigation is ongoing, and all those responsible for Sunday’s killing will be referred to Iraqi justice.”

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It’s about time that someone had the sense to put restraints on this out-of-control groups of gun-toting rednecks who can’t wait to kill some darker-skinned people in foreign countries. 

There are as many taxpayer-funded mercenaries operating in Iraq as there are US soldiers, and the mercenaries are paid many times more without the restrictions on their rules of engagement.  This can understandably lead to resentment from regular soldiers who are always at risk of prosecution should they be found to have killed innocent civilians.

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~ by free71 on September 17, 2007.

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