My wife's cousin works for Blackwater and has for about 10 years now. He was in Kosovo prior to Iraq. The State Department and the military use Blackwater for a variety of things. Personal body guards for high level officials, training of Iraqi security and police forces, etc. My wife's cousin was Paul Bremmer's personal body guard.
LOL....then I literally bumped into him in the Green Zone once!
The Washington Post ^ | Sept 17, 2007 | Joshua Partlow
BAGHDAD, Sept. 17 - A U.S. State Department motorcade came under attack in Baghdad on Sunday, prompting security contractors guarding the convoy to open fire in the streets. At least nine civilians were killed, according to Iraqi officials.
Civilians? I don't think so.
No wonder the Iraqis are bitchin, they must be trying to mis-direct the attention away from the assignation attempt.
When folks know what really happened I bet they will be thumping on the Iraqis honchos as to just who tried to whack some US State Department officials and why are they trying to blame Blackwater