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cory777 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 10:48 PM
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Reopening of Blackwater Case Confuses Iraqi Victims
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 10:53 PM by cory777
Source: New York Times

BAGHDAD Shortly after a court in Washington reopened manslaughter cases against four American military contractors in the killings of 17 Iraqis here in September 2007, Beraa Sadoon stood in the square where the episode occurred, nervously shaking as he tried to make sense of the case.

Why did the case stop and now its coming back? Mr. Sadoon asked Saturday, recalling the shooting in Nisour Square. The contractors, who worked as guards for Blackwater Worldwide, are accused of firing wildly from their convoy. They said they had been responding to gunfire from insurgents.

Mr. Sadoon sustained two bullet wounds in the shooting and was hit with 60 pieces of shrapnel, many which are still in his body.

To be honest, I think the case will be dismissed again, he said.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/26/world/middleeast/26bl...



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OnyxCollie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:39 PM
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1. K&R. nt
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loudsue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 12:16 AM
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2. There are a lot of things coming out of the US that are hard to explain these days, Mr. Sadoon
I wish I could help you understand it, but I don't understand any of it myself. Why in the hell we would even HAVE contractors in Iraq, usually making a thousand dollars a day while our own military soldiers and their families only make a few hundred a month, is WAY beyond me. If we could take the profit out of warfare, we wouldn't have even a thousandth of the problems we have now.

I can only tell you I'm really really sorry.
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 02:06 AM
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