Monday, September 17, 2007

Security Firm’s License Is Pulled in Iraq - New York Times:

BAGHDAD, Sept. 17 — The Iraqi government said it had revoked the license of Blackwater USA, a private security company that provides protection for American diplomats across Iraq, after shots fired from an American convoy killed eight Iraqis.

Abdul-Karim Khalaf, a spokesman for Iraq’s Ministry of Interior, said the authorities had canceled the company’s license and barred its activity across Iraq. He said the government would prosecute the deaths, though according to the rules that govern private contractors, it was not clear whether the Iraqis had the legal authority to do so.

“This is a big crime that we can’t stay silent before,” said Jawad al-Bolani, Iraq’s interior minister, speaking on satellite television. “Anyone who wants to have good relations with Iraq has to respect Iraqis.”

It should be interesting to see how this plays out.


  1. Robert Rouse said...
    They'll kill the man who made the ruling and have him replaced with one of their Iraqi cronies.
    John Good said...
    I suspect that Robert called this one correctly.
    LET'S TALK said...
    I concur, there is no way Blackwater USA will be leaving Iraq anytime soon.

    I've been away for a week and I must say that it's nice to see everyone on top of all the news and what's going on in this world.

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