Holy crap. Blackwater threatened to assassinate a government official a few weeks before these guards, who are now on trial for manslaughter, committed the heinous act of massacring civilians.WASHINGTON — Just weeks before Blackwater guards fatally shot 17 civilians at Baghdad’s Nisour Square in 2007, the State Department began investigating the security contractor’s operations in Iraq. But the inquiry was abandoned after Blackwater’s top manager there issued a threat: “that he could kill” the government’s chief investigator and “no one could or would do anything about it as we were in Iraq,” according to department reports.
Manslaughter? They should have been brought up on war crimes charges. They are no better than the jihadists who are now slaughtering civilians in Iraq, and should receive the same treatment. We have met the terrorists, and they are Blackwater. And people have the god damned gall to ask why they hate us? The answer is obvious. As for the Blackwater official who made the assassination threat? He deserves life in prison without parole.
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