Blackwater ‘Gone Wild’ in Iraq: ‘The Warrior Class’ (Videos)

Blackwater Xe AcademiVia Harper’s:

The April 2012 issue of Harper’s Magazine includes “The Warrior Class,” a feature by Charles Glass on the rise of private-security contractors since 9/11. The conclusion to the piece describes a series of videos shown to Glass by a source who had worked for the private-security company Blackwater (now Academi, formerly also Xe Services) in Iraq. Clips and photos from the videos are shown below, introduced by Glass’s descriptions:

The first , identified as “Baghdad, Iraq, May–­September 2005,” showed Blackwater convoys racing through town. Suddenly, the door of a Blackwater SUV opened and a rifle fired at passing traffic. “They opened the door,” my companion said. “You should never break the seal.”

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  • Mrtchops

    video 2 of 5 in this series is probably the most disturbing (personally, i was disturbed how much it reminded me of playing a FPS! disensitisation is a mofo…)
    if you are interested in learning more about this topic and other US misadventures in the middle east check out Jeremy Scahill (videos, articles, books, they’re all good). he’s one of those dying breed of investigative journalists… you know, someone who actually knows their shit.

  • Raz

    Those mercenaries are dumb-asses with one less chromosome that simply are incapable to learn from any mistakes and still keep doing it. When shit hit the fan and Iraqi people start to react they will get their asses kicked just like US troops in Somalia.

  • BuzzCoastin

    The Hessian troops are practicing for their upcoming US mission.

  • DeepCough

    They just good ol’ boys, they don’t mean no harm.

  • rtb61

    ‘ER’ excuse me but that is not Blackwater in Iraq, that is the United States of America in Iraq. All supervised by the US military and approved by the US government.
    The ugly American is the only America most countries see.