Justice Department Revives Case Against Former Blackwater Contractors Involved in Nisoor Square Massacre

By: Thursday October 17, 2013 6:06 pm

The United States Justice Department has brought new charges against four former Blackwater Worldwide security contractors for their role in a massacre that took place in 2007 in Nisoor Square in Baghdad, Iraq. As reported by the Associated Press, “Dustin Heard, a retired U.S. Marine from Knoxville, Tenn.; Evan Liberty, a retired U.S. Marine from [...]

Through Bradley Manning, Jeremy Scahill Learned Blackwater’s Erik Prince Was Going to United Arab Emirates

By: Wednesday April 24, 2013 11:45 am

In June 15, 2010, The Nation‘s Jeremy Scahill reported that “sources close to Blackwater and its secretive owner Erik Prince” had claimed that the embattled head of the world’s most infamous mercenary firm” was “planning to move to the United Arab Emirates (UAE).” Scahill noted, “The Nation learned of Prince’s alleged plans to move to the [...]

Increasingly Venal Justice Department Settles on Gentle Punishment for Ex-Blackwater Executives

By: Friday February 22, 2013 7:28 pm

Two ex-Blackwater Worldwide executives pled guilty to one count of “failing to make and maintain records related to firearms.” They were sentenced by a federal judge to three years probation, four months house arrest with stipulations and fined five thousand dollars. To understand how gentle this sentence happens to be and how it clearly shows [...]

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