Monday, September 17, 2007
Iraq Pulls Plug, Drains Blackwater
Blackwater, the private security company doing a lot of business in Iraq, is having its license to operate in Iraq revoked by the Maliki government, after a bloody incident in Baghdad on Sunday in which 8 civilians were killed. Blackwater provides guards - - some would say mercenaries - - to protect convoys, motorcades and to provide other security, and the guards are known for their trigger-happy reputation. They've been responsible for killing many innocent Iraqis, who simply found themselves too close to a Blackwater-guarded motorcade.