Nur al-Cubicle

A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).

Monday, September 17, 2007

Blackwater: License to Kill Revoked

As if that would stop them...

Via L'Orient-LeJour:

The Iraqi government announced yesterday that the authorization granted to Blackwater, an American private security company, was revoked following a fusillade that left at least 8 Iraqis dead. A spokesman for the Interior Ministry says that Blackwater employees opened fire on a crowd of civilians in Nisoor Square in the predominantly Sunni neighborhood of Mansour after a mortar round landed near their convoy.

Update via BBC: "All Blackwater personnel have been told to leave Iraq immediately" Ha ha. All 140,000 of them!


Blogger Shutter said...

...and Aegis - Tim Spicers quasi UK Army shoot 'em up gang of thugs has just received the biggest DOD mercenary contract ever.

12:07 AM  

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