Blackwater fired at fleeing cars, soldiers say

Blackwater USA guards shot at Iraqi civilians as they tried to drive away from a Baghdad square on Sept. 16, according to a report compiled by the first U.S. soldiers to arrive at the scene, where they found no evidence that Iraqis had fired weapons.

“It appeared to me they were fleeing the scene when they were engaged. It had every indication of an excessive shooting,” said Lt. Col. Mike Tarsa.

U.S. Colonel: Blackwater “actually drew their weapons on U.S. soldiers.”

That the US military permitting stories like this to be released is an unmistakable sign of their increasing unhappiness with the loose cannon cowboys of Blackwater.

UN urges US to punish random-killing contractors.

Blackwater resigns from industry group after inquiries into shooting.

Blackwater may be tip of the iceberg. Gee, ya think? Maybe if the US stopped invading so many countries they wouldn’t need to contract out enormous amounts of work that used to be (and should be) done by the military.

  • Joe C.

    That’s why they were created. Not soldiers, but “outsourced” mercenary thugs who have zero accountability. I saw a video from New Orleans, after Hurricane Katrina, where an elderly woman invited some Blackwater mercenaries into her home. She merely showed them her pistol, proclaiming that she had some protection, and these childish overzealous bully scumbags actually GANG TACKLED her to the floor and took her gun away in her own home!

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