Tags » Blackwater Worldwide

Life in prison for ex-Blackwater guard who ‘just panicked’ and opened fire first in 2007 massacre of unarmed Iraqis

WASHINGTON — A federal judge has sentenced a former Blackwater Worldwide security guard to life in prison and three others to 30-year terms for killing 14 unarmed civilians in a Baghdad traffic circle in 2007, an incident that fomented deep resentments about the accountability of American security forces during one of the bloodiest periods of the Iraq war. 1,200 more words


Blackwater guards receive lengthy prison sentences for killing Iraqi civilians

Rejecting pleas for mercy, a federal judge on Monday sentenced former Blackwater security guard Nicholas Slatten to life in prison and three others to 30-year terms for their roles in a 2007 shooting that killed 14 Iraqi civilians and wounded 17 others, the… 833 more words

Defence Watch

Blackwater Guards Found Guilty of Killing Iraqi Civilians in 2007

For years, PeacePundit has been following the controversy surrounding the contract security firm Blackwater Worldwide (later renamed Xe Services and then Academi) including accusations that Blackwater guards killed 17 unarmed civilians in an unprovoked attack in Iraq. 590 more words

Civilian Casualties

Documents: Blackwater Guards Were out Of Control

WASHINGTON (AP) — A State Department investigator warned that contractors for Blackwater Worldwide saw themselves as above the law and that the contractors, rather than department officials, were in command, according to a memo disclosed Monday. 238 more words

CBS Washington

Postcard from Washington: In Blackwater case, USA vs. Liberty et al brings Iraq carnage home

WASHINGTON — The courtroom comes to order and a functionary in pink high heels leads the citizenry in. One hundred and eleven Washingtonians follow her onto the pews, dressed for a picnic rather than a prosecution, and brandishing umbrellas against a predicted deluge. 772 more words


Movie review: Dirty Wars

Dirty Wars

4 stars out of 5

Directed by: Rick Rowley

Starring: Jeremy Scahill

Running time: 87 minutes

Parental guidance: Scenes of war, violence and injury, mature themes, disturbing content… 924 more words



TUESDAY, AUGUST 7, 2012  FBI Version




RALEIGH, N.C. — U.S. Attorney Thomas G. 590 more words

Civilian Contractors