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Justice Dept. Moves Toward Charges Against Contractors in Iraq Shooting (Blackwater)
The Washington Post (excerpt) ^ | August 17, 2008 | Del Quentin Wilber and Karen DeYoung

Posted on 08/17/2008 12:25:14 AM PDT by HAL9000

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Federal prosecutors have sent target letters to six Blackwater Worldwide security guards involved in a September shooting that left 17 Iraqi civilians dead, indicating a high likelihood the Justice Department will seek to indict at least some of the men, according to three sources close to the case.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2007; 200709; 200808; blackwater; blackwaterworldwide; bremer; brennan; contractors; doj; iraq; iraqicivilians; meja; nisoor; nisoorsquare; nisoursquare; securityguards

1 posted on 08/17/2008 12:25:15 AM PDT by HAL9000
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To: HAL9000
'Hate Justice'.

What else do they do; engage in anything that may demand honest attention or what?

2 posted on 08/17/2008 12:40:39 AM PDT by cricket (Damn Political Correctness; before it irretrievably, damns us all. . .)
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To: HAL9000
Can't be prosecuted if they can't be found. Just saying.

These guys can disappear very easily to a non-extradition nation.
3 posted on 08/17/2008 4:50:16 AM PDT by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: HAL9000

How can the US Justice Department prosecute them for acts committed in Iraq?

These guys thought they were in danger; they were protecting their charge. The 17 Iraqis killed were collateral damage, just like happens with the military, and like happens in all wars. To prosecute the Blackwater employees is a miscarriage of justice.


4 posted on 08/17/2008 5:48:26 PM PDT by FFranco
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