Thursday, September 3, 2009

State Department Asks Embattled Blackwater to Continue in Iraq

The US State Department has announced today that it has asked Blackwater, which was banned by the Iraqi government earlier this year, to continue its operations in Iraq because the contractors for its replacement Dyncorp weren’t ready to take over.
Despite the ban, the group has been operating without a license in Iraq on behalf of the State Department since then, though the Iraqi government has been impatient with the delay, it has ruled out a long term presence amid reports that the State Department had made arrangements for a replacement. [So much for the "sovreignty" of the sectarian Iraqi "government"]

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