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Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:27 AM

Blackwater Felony Charges Dropped, They Were Following CIA Orders

Blackwater Felony Charges Dropped, They Were Following CIA Orders
By Michael Biesecker, Associated Press
23 February 13


RALEIGH, N.C. - The federal prosecution of five former employees of the private security firm Blackwater has crumbled after the defendants said they were acting at the behest of the CIA by providing five guns as gifts to King Abdullah II of Jordan.

Federal prosecutors indicted former Blackwater president Gary Jackson and four others in 2010 on a long list of felony firearms violations involving dozens of weapons, including 17 M-4 military assault rifles and 17 Romanian-made AK-47s.

All charges against three of the accused were dismissed Thursday at the request of prosecutors after a federal judge ruled earlier this month to reduce several of the felony charges to misdemeanors.

Under a plea agreement, Jackson and former company vice president William Matthews admitted guilt Thursday on misdemeanor charges related to record keeping violations, resulting in $5,000 fines and four months house arrest. They had originally faced decades in prison on 12 felony charges each.


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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:32 AM

1. This is worthy of a congressional investigation. nt

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Response to Mojorabbit (Reply #1)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 01:17 PM

6. Yes but only if we had a Congress worthy of investigating anything

House hearings have become a sham and the Senate is not far behind.

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Response to 1-Old-Man (Reply #6)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 01:22 PM

7. BINGO!!!!! nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 11:51 AM

2. Land of the free? lmao, this is business as usual, 'Merica.

We "discuss" issues on websites such as this one believing we are exercising our "freedom" of expression and somehow making a difference... we organize politically thinking we determine our future, that we have a hand in policy making, that "freedom" is more than just a word, it's a concept actually in practice. lmao, what a joke. We are nothing but are pawns; Multi-national corporations in conjunction with our academic ideological over-lords determine policy and the future of all lives in this land/world.

All your base belong to us. Is anyone really surprised by this outcome?

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Response to Melinda (Reply #2)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 12:44 PM

3. Not me... (+a gazillion, btw) n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 12:46 PM

4. "They were only following orders" Does Nuremberg ring a bell?

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 12:48 PM

5. But of course they were.

Saddam and OBL both 'worked' for the CIA at one time or another. The CIA must be the most powerful organization in the world to be so above any laws.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 01:24 PM

8. using the Nuremburg defense to justify crimes committed for $$ - nice nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 01:25 PM

9. I'll believe the court system works when Bush, Cheney, and the Wall St. banksters are in jail.

 

And I don't mean for seven days - I mean for life. I don't agree with the death penalty, but they can just sit in some cell like the kids in Gitmo and see how that feels like.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Sun Feb 24, 2013, 01:28 PM

10. BOOOO!!!! Nothing is going to change until we start holding corporate criminals responsible!!

If Citizens United says corporations are people can't we start arresting them?

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