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babylonsister Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:22 AM
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Blackwater drama unfolds on 2 cross-country stages
Blackwater drama unfolds on 2 cross-country stages

By MATT APUZZO and LARA JAKES JORDAN
Associated Press Writers


WASHINGTON (AP) -- The legal drama surrounding five Blackwater Worldwide security contractors charged with killing Iraqi civilians was unfolding Monday on two stages thousands of miles apart.

In Washington, the Justice Department planned to make public the manslaughter indictment it obtained last week. And in Utah, the five guards were to surrender and question the legitimacy of the government's case.

They will be the first public events in an FBI investigation that has been carried out in secrecy since the September 2007 shooting, which left 17 Iraqis dead and strained U.S. relations with Iraq.

The five guards face charges including manslaughter and using a machine gun in a crime of violence. The latter falls under a law that passed during the height of the crack epidemic. It carries a mandatory 30-year prison term.

A sixth guard struck a plea deal in Washington to avoid that lengthy sentence, people close to the case have said. Details of the deal remain sealed in Washington but could be made public Monday.

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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BLACKWATER_PROSE...
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Lint Head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:31 AM
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1. 'The End to Corporate Rights'
Revolution that is being televised. The 1960's are not dead. That decade was a fertile ground for new ideas that the election of Obama is the result of.

Now we must go further and demand 'The End to Corporate Rights' as if a corporation is an individual.

The Constitution does NOT allow rights for corporations.

Blackwater will be the next corporation to torture US citizens. I believe they must be stopped.

How would you like these fascists flying over your home?

Blackwater Scans Baghdad
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arcadian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:08 AM
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3. I'd shoot them the fuck out of the sky.
Fucking parasites.
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thereismore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 07:59 AM
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2. How come it took so long. The Iraqis are long dead. nt
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shraby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-08-08 08:35 AM
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4. Probably another can Bush kicked down the road
to Obama.
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