Blackwater Out of Iraq Now!

Below are a few articles making the case for kicking Blackwater USA out of Iraq for good. Blackwater is referred to as a Private Military Company but should be called what they are: a paramilitary force. Why is the US outsourcing basic military operations to corporations that are charging exorbitant amounts? There is no formal accountability for these contractors, their bottom line is profit not progress or democracy and they have no place in this conflict.

Checkbook Imperialism: The Blackwater Fiasco

by Robert Scheer

Why doesn’t the Iraqi government have the explicit legal power to expel or adjudicate the U.S.-contracted troops that are killing its citizens?

Blackwater: Hired Guns, Above the Law

by Jeremy Scahill

This is an edited transcript of the prepared testimony of Jeremy Scahill before the Senate Democratic Policy Committee, September 21, 2007.

Iraqi Video Shows Blackwater Fired Unprovoked

Iraqi investigators claim to have a videotape that shows that Blackwater USA guards opened fire against Iraqi civilians without provocation in a shooting incident last week that left 11 people dead, including one police officer.

Newspapers in Iraq Push Government Ban on Blackwater Killers

The country is watching how the government responds to the mercenaries’ “spray and pray” killings.

What if our mercenaries turn on us?

by Chris Hedges

“We got 126,000 contractors over there, some of them making more than the secretary of defense,” said House defense appropriations subcommittee Chairman John Murtha (D., Pa.). “How in the hell do you justify that?”

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Robert Greenwald has made many fantastic, thought-provoking documentaries on such topics as Fox News Channel, Wal-Mart, the PATRIOT ACT and military contractors in Iraq.

Iraq For Sale is a brilliant documentary exposing the vast amounts of money spent to have corporations do what the military can for cheaper. This is a quintessential piece in understanding the situation in Iraq and the privatization of military intervention.

Watch Iraq For Sale online now

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~ by Brad on September 22, 2007.

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