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Mercenary firm sues families of murdered employees*

Joshua Holland: From the 'Have they no shame?' department …
The reverberations from those four Blackwater mercenaries brutally killed in Fallujah have traveled far and wide -- sparking, among other events, the horrific "Siege of Fallujah" that Dahr Jamail called, simply, "Our Guernica."

The families of the mutilated Blackwater contractors later sued the firm, alleging that various cost-cutting measures ultimately led to the men's deaths, and that those measures amounted to breach of contract.

Now, Blackwater's lashing out at the attorneys who brought the suit, in what appears to be kind of a trend of intimidation among private military firms …
Joshua Holland is a staff writer at Alternet and a regular contributor to The Gadflyer.
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