Thursday, January 07, 2010

Backwater agrees to pay compensation

But who is being compensated?

"The US security company Blackwater agreed today to pay compensation over the killing of Iraqi civilians by company guards accused of reckless disregard for human life.

The deal comes just days after a US court threw out the prosecution of five of those guards over a notorious slaughter of up to 17 people in Baghdad.

The settlement amounts to an implicit admission by the highly secretive company that some of its guards were responsible for a series of unjustifiable killings. Blackwater appears to have reached the deal in order to avoid a court hearing that threatened to force the company to lay bear what critics contend was a policy of shooting first as well as the involvement of its employees in an array of criminal activities."


David All said...

I hope the Iraqi families involved got enough money to somehow ease their own pain and make Blackwater feel the financial pain of paying compensation.

Iraqi Mojo said...

Thank you, David All.