Sunday, May 27, 2007

Blackwater Contractors Defend Themselves, Left Comes Unglued

The Washington Post has a report today about how employees of Blackwater USA defended themselves following an ambush, and the left is coming unglued. Keep in mind four of their contractors were murdered back in 2004.
Employees of Blackwater USA, a private security firm under contract to the State Department, opened fire on the streets of Baghdad twice in two days last week, and one of the incidents provoked a standoff between the security contractors and Iraqi forces, U.S. and Iraqi officials said.

A Blackwater guard shot and killed an Iraqi driver Thursday near the Interior Ministry, according to three U.S. officials and one Iraqi official who were briefed on the incident but spoke on condition of anonymity because of a pending investigation. On Wednesday, a Blackwater-protected convoy was ambushed in downtown Baghdad, triggering a furious battle in which the security contractors, U.S. and Iraqi troops and AH-64 Apache attack helicopters were firing in a congested area.
Read the rest.

Meanwhile, commenters on this story get right into the gutter with the most outrageous statements.
Blackwater *mercenaries.* They're actually terrorists, but mercenaries will work.
Lori R. Price
Citizens For Legitimate Government
Isn't that nice? Happy Memorial Day to you as well, Lori.
DCSage wrote:
Blackwater mercenaries should now be known as Condi's Mauraders. The little neo-con devil is already trying to feather her nest back at Stanford as she tries to clean up her war crimes and massacres. It is only fitting that Condi see the burned and dead faces of the thousands who died as a result of her lies, every time she tries to get a wink of sleep.
Paranoia runs deep. Get a load of this one:
Bukkonen wrote:
You think that's bad? Just wait 'til they start opening fire in the UNITED STATES, on the orders of President Cheney, when he declares martial law and cancels the 2008 elections.
The lunacy goes on.

Maybe if President Cheney orders martial law, these nuts will stay home on Election Day 2008.

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