The extremely, no bid contracts, expensive, in more ways then just the peoples treasury, private merc army that quickly morphed into another intelligence, trusting?, gathering agency under the top secret style CIA budget type funding. Causing more havoc and hatreds, recruitment posters for spread and extension of the al Qaeda style ideology, by the lawlessness, not covered under the UCMJ, Uniform Code of Military Justice, nor any laws, of their existence and actions in both theaters.
• Opening statements heard in federal trial of four guards
• Baghdad shootings in 2007 killed 14 and wounded 18 others
18 June 2014 - A US government prosecutor on Tuesday chronicled for a jury the alleged conduct of four Blackwater security guards accused of killing 14 Iraqis and wounding 18 others in downtown Baghdad nearly seven years ago.
In opening statements at the trial of the four guards, assistant US attorney T Patrick Martin said some of the victims were "simply trying to get out" of the way of gunfire from Blackwater guards. "Fourteen died, 18 injured. For what?" he said.
One component of the prosecutors' case is that the Blackwater guards harbored deep hostility toward Iraqis and boasted of indiscriminate firing of their weapons. Immediately after the shootings at Nisoor Square on 16 September 2007 as soon as the guards got back to their base, they participated in a lie that there were insurgents in the area, said Martin
"That lie that they had begun that day would unravel within moments" because two veteran army officers showed up on the scene to see what was going on, he said. read more>>>