Thursday, September 27, 2007

Headwind Throughout

comments on the Aegis Video

Headwind Throughout
It is actually a video of someone being totally careless and deliberately disruptive, worst of all -حاميها حراميها- those are the people who are paid and entrusted to provide security in Iraq, they are running around shooting at people. Aegis are the people who made this video, they are currently immune from prosecution.

Then, two days before he left Iraq for good, L. Paul Bremer III, the Coalition Provisional Authority administrator, signed a blanket order immunizing all Americans, because, as one of his former top aides told me, “we wanted to make sure our military, civilians and contractors were protected from Iraqi law.”
This is according to this article, because Iraq the land of the Hammurabi code, Mesopotamia, is so horrific in it's laws that killers and mercenaries need protection from. People focus on the blackwater while there are tens of other companies doing the exact same everyday and no one ever got convicted or even indicted.

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Apparently this is more than a month old, but I never heard of it, so perhaps you didn’t, either. Here is a video of a private contractor, working for Aegis Defense Services, shooting at (and apparently killing) Iraqi civilians in cars. Pretty gruesome and horrible, so please, consider whether you actually want to watch this.

In a Guardian article discussing American mercenaries killing in Iraq:

After initially denying involvement, Aegis, run by former Scots Guard Lt. Col. Tim Spicer, issued a statement saying the shootings were legal and within rules-of-force protocols established by the now-defunct CPA. Those guidelines allow security guards to fire on vehicles that approach too close or too quickly. U.S. Army auditors, in their own investigation, agreed with Aegis.

The video link has an article below it discussing the matter, including the Army “investigation” absolving the shooter. The head of Aegis is a guy named Tim Spicer, who has a pretty sordid history as a mercenary. Technically these guys are in Iraq as “armed guards” providing security, and although there was an addition to the Geneva Conventions in 1977 outlawing the use of mercenaries, the United States is not a signatory.


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