Blackwater Makes Excuses for Killing Civilians

This post, written by Richard Blair, originally appeared on The All Spin Zone

Someone tell me what's going on - and if the government is supporting Blackwater's assertion that the company is "an extension of the military"?

What? WHAT??
The families of the four killed contractors filed suit against the company in January 2005, saying that Blackwater's cost-cutting measures led to the deaths. That lawsuit is still pending as a federal judge tries to determine whether it should be heard in arbitration or in open court.
Blackwater has argued in court that it is immune to such a lawsuit because the company operates as an extension of the military and cannot be responsible for deaths in a war zone.
Yep. The neocons have set up their own private army, answerable to no one but government contract officials, apparently.

I wonder what the General Petraeus has to say about Blackwater's assertion?

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