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From The New York Times:

WASHINGTON — Just weeks before Blackwater guards fatally shot 17 civilians at Baghdad’s Nisour Square in 2007, the State Department began investigating the security contractor’s operations in Iraq. But the inquiry was abandoned after Blackwater’s top manager there issued a threat: “that he could kill” the government’s chief investigator and “no one could or would do anything about it as we were in Iraq,” according to department reports.

American Embassy officials in Baghdad sided with Blackwater rather than the State Department investigators as a dispute over the probe escalated in August 2007, the previously undisclosed documents show. The officials told the investigators that they had disrupted the embassy’s relationship with the security contractor and ordered them to leave the country, according to the reports.

After returning to Washington, the chief investigator wrote a scathing report to State Department officials documenting misconduct by Blackwater employees and warning that lax oversight of the company, which had a contract worth more than $1 billion to protect American diplomats, had created “an environment full of liability and negligence.”

Continue reading:  http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/06/29/1310496/-Blackwater-Quashed-Investigation-by-Threatening-to-Kill-State-Department-Employees

Further reading:  American Unexceptionalism – The Blackwater scandal shows the U.S. isn’t immune from behaviors we abhor in others.

3 thoughts on “Blackwater Quashed Investigation by Threatening to Kill State Department Employees

    • Most ordinary folks are unaware either by their own apathy or by the corporate media’s refusal to cover these kinds of stories. That is why this blog is devoted to exposing institutional corruption.

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      • Yes most people have no idea how many people have been killed by political and corporate corruption within the United States. It doesn’t just happen in other countries it happens here. Powerful and wealthy people will go to terrible lengths sometimes to protect that wealth and power. I have little doubt in my mind if they wouldn’t have carried out their threat if they could. People living in their quiet suburban homes have no idea how corrupt governments, corporations, and organized crime can get.

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