Firm formerly known as Blackwater fined $7.5 million
RALEIGH, N.C. - The international security contractor formerly known as Blackwater has agreed to pay a $7.5 million fine to settle federal criminal charges related to arms smuggling and other crimes.
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#1 Aug 7, 2012
Blood Suckers! Another case where a defense contractor gets away with murder figuratively and factually. A few million from the billions they got? Boy.... now that's a real slap on the wrist!
#2 Aug 7, 2012
And tell us all about those Murders! If I remember correctly these same so-called blood suckers were murdered at the hands of Iraqis! Their charred corpses were hung from a bridge over the Euphrates River!! They helped protect U.S. Forces including myself whether you like it or not! Were you there? Of course Not! Saddam Hussein created a far greater humanitarian nightmare than Libya. "The Butcher of Baghdad" slaughtered, at minimum, hundreds of thousands of Iraqis and far more people than were killed in Bosnia and Kosovo, where President Clinton ordered military force for humanitarian reasons. Yet, when weapons hunters found no stockpiles of WMD in Iraq, the dwindling number of pro-war Democrats turned against the war never mind the sickening sight of thousands of Iraqis found in shallow graves.
That Saddam possessed stockpiles of WMD, having used chemical weapons on the Iranians and his own people, was not in dispute. All 16 U.S. intelligences agencies thought so "with the highest probability." France, the United Kingdom, Russia, Egypt, Jordan, China, Israel and even Saddam's own generals assumed Iraq possessed WMD. Even U.N. weapons inspector and Iraq War critic Hans Blix thought Saddam likely possessed these weapons. As Blix admitted at a 2004 University of Berkeley forum:' I'm not here to have gut feelings. But yes, in December 2002 (three months before the invasion) I thought Saddam had weapons of mass destruction." Whether you like it or not, Saddam's regime broke every U.N. Resolution from the First Gulf War and we had every right to go back in regardless of whether WMDs were found. We know for a fact Saddam had them as he used them against his own people and against Iranians. What did he do with them?? Who knows! He could have shipped them off to Syria which now claims they will use WMD's in Assad's war against his own people!!
Since: Feb 09
#3 Aug 8, 2012
Anyone bother to read the Charges? They are accused of dealing illegally with Sweden and Denmark of all countries. Maybe the Danes and Swedes plan on going Viking to pay for their Socialist government Again and this is a major threat.
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