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Sunday, November 27, 2005

Murder on 'Route Irish'

This is horrific. Private 'security contractors' (why are they never called mercenaries these days?) have been caught out on video randomly shooting Iraqi civilians.

A "trophy" video appearing to show security guards in Baghdad randomly shooting Iraqi civilians has sparked two investigations after it was posted on the internet, the Sunday Telegraph can reveal.

The video has sparked concern that private security companies, which are not subject to any form of regulation either in Britain or in Iraq, could be responsible for the deaths of hundreds of innocent Iraqis.

The video, which first appeared on a website that has been linked unofficially to Aegis Defence Services, contained four separate clips, in which security guards open fire with automatic rifles at civilian cars. All of the shooting incidents apparently took place on "route Irish", a road that links the airport to Baghdad.
This story is far more deserving of the word 'wow' than cherry picking badly written comments at the Daily Kos site Charles. Bet it doesn't get a mention at LGF.

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