Tuesday, November 10, 2009

JEREMY Scahill: VIDEO & NATION article - BLACKWATER Attempted to Bribe Iraqi Officials

November 10, 2009 GO here

Rachel Maddow interview from Nov. 10th with Jeremy Scahill as well - GO to REBEL REPORTS: here


Connie L. Nash said...

Associated Press
11/10/09 5:05 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, VA. - A settlement in a civil suit against the government
contractor once known as Blackwater has apparently fallen apart, but lawyers for the company say the deal should remain in

Dozens of Iraqi families sued the North Carolina-based company earlier this year, alleging that Blackwater employees engaged in indiscriminate killings and beatings of Iraqi civilians.

Over the weekend, both sides filed notice that the case had been settled. Terms were not disclosed.

But the plaintiffs' lawyer, Susan Burke, said the agreement was based on a conversation with clients that was mistakenly translated. She wants to have
the lawsuit reinstated.

Lawyers for the company, now known as Xe, say a deal's a deal and want the settlement to stand.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/local/ap/settlement-falls-through-in-black water-civil-suit-69694772.html

Connie L. Nash said...

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11/10, Anthony Romero, Huffington Post, Close it Right: Guantanamo Must Be Shut Down Quickly and Properly

11/10, Scott Shane, New York Times, American Sues F.B.I., Saying He Was Detained in Africa