Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Iraq's mercenaries - with a licence to kill

A horrifying article from The Independent.


The distinguished reporter Jeremy Scahill claims in his new book, Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army, that mercenary troops in Iraq are even using "experimental ammunition" that US forces are forbidden from firing. These bullets, made of "blended metal", are designed to shatter on impact, creating "untreatable wounds". One mercenary recently bragged about the ammo's impact when he shot an Iraqi with it: "It entered his butt and completely destroyed everything in the lower-left section of his stomach... everything was torn apart."

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Blogger AJ said...

you have got to get a hold of yourself... how could you possibly celebrate (and have a good time) on the 4th of July and publish this??

I ask you?

10:05 PM  

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