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State to Blackwater: "You're fired."

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by DanOregon, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    (ABC)
    Blackwater has been fired by the State Department from its job protecting U.S. diplomats in Iraq.

    Executives of the controversial U.S. security company were notified today by the State Department that its five-year, $1.2 billion contract for services in Iraq will not be renewed in May, U.S. officials tell ABC News. The contract provides yearly options for cancellations.

    In a statement, company spokesperson Anne Tyrrell said, "The company has always said that the security services we provide in Iraq would be temporary."

    The move by the State Department follows the refusal of Iraqi officials to license Blackwater to operate in the country. Officials cited "lingering outrage" over the Sept. 2007 shooting by Blackwater guards that left 17 civilians dead.
     
  2. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Good riddance.
     
  3. Yeah, they thought their work was going to be "temporary."
    They were ready to leave at any time.
    Please.
    Goons for hire.
     
  4. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Time to clear out all these contractor whackos.
     
  5. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    This is a change I can believe in.
     
  6. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Wonder who will get that contract now.
     
  7. Pastor

    Pastor Active Member

    ACORN.
     
  8. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Mustang to Dan: There's a politics thread.

    Meh, I know this isn't really political, but I get mad. Sorry.
     
  9. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    With Hil running state, they'll probably go from Blackwater to Whitewater.
     
  10. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    Blackwater had already been told that the Iraqi government wasn't going to give it a new operating license.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2009/01/28/ST2009012803363.html

    License had been revoked in May 2007 but the prior administration ignored that little fact and renewed the contract last April.
     
  11. Magic In The Night

    Magic In The Night Active Member

    Oh happy day! Love to see that prick rich boy Erik Prince getting the boot. Go ply your trade elsewhere criminal.
     
  12. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    He can go work with his sister, former head of the Michigan Republican Party and a Devos by marriage...
     
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