British mercenaries cleared by US 2

The BBC have reported that it continues to be business as usual for Tim Spicer and Aegis.

The British mercenary firm has welcomed the outcome of a US army investigation clearing it of criminal offences. The US military launched an inquiry after a video showing an Aegis Defence Services contractor firing at civilian cars in Iraq was shown on the internet.

Ageis, which has a Pentagon contract in Iraq said to be worth ‘157m, said the man responsible for the film is now the subject of legal action.

Aegis also revealed that its own investigation, which was handed to the US Army’s Criminal Investigation Division, had found that the incident shown on the film was within the rules on the use of force by civilian personnel.

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2 thoughts on “British mercenaries cleared by US

  • Chuck Unsworth

    So, let's encapsulate this:

    Aegis mercenaries (sorry, civilians) film themselves blowing away innocent Iraqis for fun. They investigate this themselves and report that they've done nothing wrong. Then they hand their findings to the US Military who unquestioningly accept them.

    Absolutely marvelous. What sort of independent, neutral scrutiny is this? What credibility do any of these people have?

    Spicer and his henchmen continue to be dangerous, poisonous, homicidal maniacs. And they are funded and actively supported by the UK and US Governments. Now Spicer wants to punish one of his own who – unfortunately for everyone – has managed to blow the whistle.

    That says everything we need to know about all of those who are party to these 'contracts'. These people are disgusting parasitical scum.

  • Tom Griffin

    New York's Irish Echo has an interesting report on this:

    U.S. military investigators have cleared a private security company linked to the apparent shooting of Iraqi civilians.

    But according to a leading Irish human rights group, the investigators ignored a central witness and a number of additional key witnesses in the case.

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