Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Blackwater chief denies 'baseless' allegations

According to a CNN report, the chief of the controversial private security firm operating in Iraq Blackwater USA " is defending his company from 'negative and baseless allegations' surrounding a bloody day in Baghdad ". Earlier, the United States' House (of Representative) Oversight and Government Reform Committee found that it has inflicted "significant casualties and property damage" in Iraq while guarding State Department officials.
According to a learned friend of mine in Singapore, American investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill' s Blackwater - The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army (New York, Nation Books, 2007) provides a focused and in-depth understanding - as well as vocal critique- of the well-connected and powerful private security firm .The author also operates a blog to seek debate on his book.

M' sian PM on root cause of Iraqi predicament

US private security firms in Iraq under probes