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Steve Lendman – Blackwater Convictions Ignore US High Crimes Against Iraq – 15 April 2015

StevelendmanOn September 16, 2007, US hired Blackwater mercenaries murdered 17 Iraqi civilians in Baghdad’s Nisour Square.

Without provocation, they opened fire on cars carrying families.

They had little reason to think they’d be held accountable. Washington grants so-called private military contractors (PMCs) blanket immunity.

Paul Bremer’s Order 17 authorized it. The exception proves the rule. Continue reading