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dbt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-07-12 05:02 AM
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Falluja lawsuit: Blackwater families settle case
Source: BBC

Families of four US men killed in a notorious ambush in Iraq in 2004 have settled a long-running lawsuit with the security firm they worked for.

The four employees of Blackwater, which has since been renamed Academi, were shot, beaten and burned to death in the flash-point city of Falluja.

Two of their bodies were hung from a bridge in an act which shocked America and triggered an assault on the city. <snip>

The confidential settlement announced on Friday ended the families' efforts to secure a public investigation into the killings.


Read more: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16453799
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-07-12 05:28 PM
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1. So....most Americans will never know about this and why those poor, misbegotten soldiers
were so hated that they were hung.

Just pay off the families...and like Wall Street...(you pay the fee you get out of jail card) and it's the way it works.

I doubt the families even knew what the heck was going on...nor these soldiers. But, the criminality of that Invasion and War on Iraq will sear into the souls of what happened at Fallujah.

This statement from the article says it all as to "how aggregious acts of war" are hidden and covered over for years:


The confidential settlement announced on Friday ended the families' efforts to secure a public investigation into the killings.

What a terrible time we live in... :-(...what a terrible time. As school children in America...those of us who grew up Post WWII and for two decades after are really disgusted that what WE WERE TAUGHT to BELIEVE about AMERICA and our CONSTITUTION/BILL OF RIGHTS...would fall to such a low level as we got older and war after war after war.....and the rest.

Sad Times.

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bahrbearian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-07-12 09:03 PM
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3. You do know they were not soldiers. they worked for black water.
Can you say Mercenary?
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-07-12 05:43 PM
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2. K&R
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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-09-12 06:12 PM
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4. K&R!
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