Watch this Blackwater vehicle hit an Iraqi civilian and keep going. And the cameraman keeps filming. “Oh, my God,” is all he says, as another civilian rushes to the man who was hit and then moves out of frame.
Now imagine if this were a foreign
mercenary security company operating in an occupied United States, for no good reason. No problem, right?
Via randomactsofchaos: Journalist, author and publisher Charles Glass has a feature in this month’s edition of Harper’s magazine called “The Warrior Class,” a feature covering the rise of private security contractors after 9/11. The article describes a number videos shown to Glass by a source who had worked for Blackwater. Harpers published clips from the videos yesterday, which show Blackwater guards and other private security contractors operating as if living in the Wild West. One video shows a contractor randomly and “enthusiastically” firing an AK-47 from the turret of an armored vehicle and another shows a private guard yelling obscenities at passers-by and other armored cars smashing into civilian vehicles:
[Video] — all 5 videos can be viewed at this link