Saturday, August 30, 2014

Is Blackwater Finally Going to Be Held Accountable for Civilian Deaths?

August 28, 2014
Controversial case is one of few in which US forces have been tried for civilian deaths in Iraq.
One of the darkest days of the US occupation of Iraq was relived in a Washington courtroom on Wednesday as the prosecution of four Blackwater security contractors accused of killing 14 civilians in a mistaken attack in Baghdad reached an emotional and legal climax. Seven years after the bloody shooting in Baghdad’s Nisour Square that left a total of 17 Iraqis dead and more than 20 seriously wounded, jurors were told of the “shocking amount of death, injury and destruction” that saw “innocent men, women and children mowed down” by private guards working for the US State Department                                              > closing arguments <

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