Justice Department to seek new indictment of Blackwater guards in Iraq shooting

ShareThis Justice Department to seek new indictment of Blackwater guards in Iraq shooting 25 Jul 2012 The Justice Department plans to bring a new indictment against four Blackwater Worldwide guards involved in a 2007 shooting that killed 17 Iraqis. U.S. District Judge Ricardo Urbina had thrown out the case in 2009, but an appeals court […]

US top court rejects Blackwater Iraq shooting appeal

ShareThis US top court rejects Blackwater Iraq shooting appeal 04 Jun 2012 The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected an appeal by four Blackwater Worldwide security guards mercenaries who argued prosecutors made improper use of their statements to investigators in charging them with killing 14 Iraqi civilians in 2007. The justices refused to review a […]

Blackwater mercenaries to return to Iraq

ShareThis Blackwater mercenaries to return to Iraq 12 Dec 2011 With the US pulling out troops from Iraq this month, Washington plans to send Blackwater mercenaries to the Middle Eastern country under the new brand of ACADEMI. New York-based USTC Holdings, the investment group that bought ex-Blackwater firm, Xe Services, in December 2010, announced on […]

FLASHBACK: Obama Has 250,000 “Contractors” in Iraq and Afghan Wars, Increases Number of Mercenaries

(Jeremy Scahill)   Newly released Pentagon statistics show that in both Iraq and Afghanistan the number of armed contractors is rising. The DoD says it sees “similar dependence on contractors in future.” A couple of years ago, Blackwater executive Joseph Schmitz seemed to see a silver lining for mercenary companies with the prospect of US forces […]

Blackwater founder Erik Prince enters video game business

Real-Life Mercenaries to Star in Blackwater, the Videogame. Blackwater Worldwide, the real-life mercenary team linked to the killing of civilians and noncombatants in Iraq during U.S. operations there, will be the subject of a Kinect-supported videogame coming to the Xbox 360 later this year. Published by 505 Games and titled, simply, Blackwater, the game is […]

Monsanto hired mercenary Blackwater to infiltrate anti-GMO groups

Documents reveal that Blackwater has been busy expanding its corporate reach by providing intelligence services for agencies such as the Canadian Military, Netherlands Police and corporations like Monsanto. Blackwater is a private, mercenary army. They’ve been called the ‘shadow army,’ and most notoriously worked for the United States in Iraq, where the company courted controversy. […]