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Five Fascists Face Felonies

I heard an interesting fact the other day.  We have more private contractors in Afghanistan than we do U.S. Armed Forces.  Pro Publica reports:

Contractor Deaths Accelerating in Afghanistan As They Out Number Soldiers

Not all of the contractors are actually fighting in Afghanistan, but there are quite a few who are. And of the ones that are there are questions to their rules of engagement, their accountability and so forth.  Blackwater USA, now Xe, apparently ran wild in Iraq and they had a very friendly friend in the last administration that did not appear interested in controlling their excesses.  They had huge no bid contracts and minimal oversight.  It appears this administration is doing something about it.

The NYT reports:

U.S. Indicts 5 Blackwater Ex-Officials

Federal prosecutors charged the former president of Blackwater Worldwide and four other former senior company officials on Friday with weapons violations and making false statements in the first criminal inquiry to reach into the top management ranks of the private security company.

And, it appears that there might be more to come.

While the indictment is somewhat limited in scope, it could be the government’s opening salvo in a broader offensive to bring criminal charges against the company. They could include charges for bribery and export violations, according to officials familiar with the case, perhaps under a strategy of turning former and current executives of the company against one another.

It would be nice if karma came around and kicked some of these guys arses.

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