Documents from in Re: Blackwater Litigation

September 1, 2009 at 4:16 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

In short, a former and a current Blackwater employee have accused the company of, among other things, knowingly deploying mercenaries who had a history of unjustified and arbitrary killing of civilians, smuggling weapons, engaging in a prostitution (including child prostitution) ring, failing to provide medical aid to innocent civilians that were arbitrarily killed, and destroying evidence.

Not much comment to make here, other than, if this stuff is true, it should horrify everyone, regardless of ideology. The declarations are a very short read, and very chilling.

Declaration 2 (from former Blackwater employee), Declaration 1 (from a former US Marine and current Blackwater employee).

Background here.

More background: read the complaint, or, for better legal analysis and more information, the brief in opposition to dismissal.

-Daniel Hornal

Edit 1: According to the declarations, all of this information was made under oath to a grand jury and provided to the US Dept. of Justice. If this stuff was just “made up,” the writers would be subjected to charges of perjury, not to mention a defamation lawsuit.

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