The Blackwater massacre

AntiWar.Com
by Justin Raimondo

10/05/07

The rising political firestorm over the Blackwater massacre runs up against a legal firewall in the form of an edict issued by Paul Bremer, former U.S. viceroy, that forbids US military personnel (including private contractors) from being charged by Iraqi authorities or tried in Iraqi courts. It was one of his last acts, one that put the lie to the American proclamation of Iraqi ’sovereignty.’ The crisis will come when Iraqi demands for justice collide with the reality of Iraq’s de facto status as a U.S. colony. In the event of a showdown over this case — and over the larger issue of sovereignty — the Americans will either go to war with the government they hailed as the vanguard of the region’s democratic transformation, or else pack up their gear and go. I’m betting on the former...

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