The swamp is starting to bubble. From the BBC:
The former president of the US private security firm, Blackwater Worldwide, and four other former workers have been indicted on federal weapons charges.
Gary Jackson, who resigned last year, denies conspiracy to violate firearms laws, making false statements and possession of an unregistered firearm.
In addition to Mr Jackson, Blackwater’s former general counsel Andrew Howell, former executive vice-president Bill Mathews, former procurement vice-president Ana Bundy, and former weapons manager Ronald Slezak were indicted on Friday.
They are charged with using “straw purchases” to stockpile automatic weapons at the company’s headquarters in Moyock, North Carolina, and filing false documents to cover up gifts given to the king of Jordan.
It appears that at least some of the deceptions and underhanded dealings related to, but not restricted to, the Great and Glorious Patriotic War for a Lie in Iraq are starting to head for hearings in open court.
It will be interesting to see how great, how glorious, how patriotic they appear in the cold text of court stenography.
I suspect that it is not uncommon for mercenaries to think that they are a law unto themselves. That is part of the problem with using mercenaries; they know no loyalty other than to the name on the paycheck.
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