Four Blackwater Guards Found Guilty for Killing 14 in Iraq

Aleksander Chan · 10/22/14 12:18PM

All four Blackwater security guards on trial for the deadly 2007 shooting in Baghdad's Nisour Square have been found guilty by a federal jury, concluding a 11-week trial. The group was charged with the killings of 14 Iraqis and injuring 17 others.

Mercenary Lobbyists Moving to DC Suburbs

Jeff Neumann · 07/26/11 05:24AM

The criminal enterprise formerly known at Blackwater USA, Xe Services, is perhaps best known for murdering civilians and ripping America off for hundreds of millions of dollars and getting away with it. Now, after rebranding itself as a "peacekeeping and humanitarian" force (ha), the company is moving up to the D.C. area to kiss some ass and win some contracts. According to the AP: "Xe Services says 20 people will move from Moyock, N.C., to Arlington to foster relationships with customers in and around Washington." Oh God.

Meet the American-Led Mercenaries Protecting the U.A.E. from Protestors

Max Read · 05/15/11 04:16PM

Remember Erik Prince, the creepy former CEO of mercenary firm Blackwater (now called Xe), who fled the United States for the United Arab Emirates after selling his company? What's that zany dude up to now? Oh, just forming a mercenary army at the behest of the United Arab Emirates' autocratic crown prince, with the tacit approval of the U.S. government.

Ex-Blackwater Boss Now Resembles Sarah Palin

Jeff Neumann · 05/06/10 05:52AM

Erik Prince, the former head of mercenary outfit Blackwater USA, stopped by his hometown in Michigan to give a speech yesterday. He said the real threat to American values is not Al Qaeda or the Taliban, it's the US government!

Blackwater Allegedly Put Prostitute on the Payroll

Hamilton Nolan · 02/11/10 09:38AM

Just the latest outrageous allegation against Blackwater, the prosecution-proof mercenary army that somehow ran amok whilst doing the work of god and country overseas: they billed you, the taxpayer, for the services of a prostitute, allegedly. For morale purposes!

Blackwater's Latest Piece of (Alleged) Scumbaggery

Ravi Somaiya · 02/01/10 06:15AM

Blackwater, that private army of God, allegedly shot 17 people dead in Baghdad's Nisour Square in 2007. This did not go over so well. The Justice Department is to investigate allegations they followed up with $1m in bribes to try and keep their Iraqi contracts. [NYT]