Posted by: Tony Carson | 20 October, 2007

Blackwater steals Iraqi Military Planes

No wonder the Iraqi ‘government’ wants to see the last of Blackwater.

Blackwater USA tried to take at least two Iraqi military aircraft out of Iraq two years ago and refused to give the planes back when Iraqi officials sought to reclaim them, according to a congressional committee investigating the private security contractor.

Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif., chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, wants the company to provide all documents related to the attempted shipment and to explain where the aircraft are now.

In a letter sent Friday to Erik Prince, Blackwater’s top executive, Waxman said he learned of the 2005 attempt from a military official who contacted the committee. That official is not identified in the letter, nor is the type of aircraft.

Waxman also is seeking a sweeping amount of information about Blackwater’s business, including its contracts with the federal government, profits made since the company was founded a decade ago, Prince’s personal earnings since 2001, and details about the payments to the families of Iraqis killed by Blackwater personnel.

Full story is here: Blackwater Wanted Iraqi Military Planes

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Responses

  1. Blackwater is none of your business. Pay attention to your duties and responsibilities to your constituents.
    That doesn’t mean sticking your nose into mionor millitary matters.


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