That caused Military deaths and maiming's, as well as civilian, in the blowback. While being one of the contributing factors in the rapid rise in numbers and spread of the al Qaeda style terror groups that exist today, all over a number of regions. After abandoning the missions and those sent to accomplish so quickly after 9/11!! And this private corporate merc army was morphed into our intelligence gathering communities in both theaters, giving intelligence reports and actions to take on same!!
The warning to State Department officials came two weeks before shootings in Nisoor Square in Baghdad that killed 14 people and wounded 18 others on Sept. 16, 2007. A trial in the shootings is under way for four former Blackwater security guards.
The New York Times first reported on the memo.
The memo and other State Department documents make clear that the department was alerted to serious problems involving Blackwater before the Nisoor Square shooting.
Blackwater had a contract with the State Department to protect American diplomats.
In the memo to State Department officials, the investigator, Jean Richter, also said he had been threatened by a Blackwater manager regarding the investigation. The manager, according to the memo, said that he could kill the investigator and that "no one could or would do anything about it as we were in Iraq." read more>>>