Blackwater Verus the Iraqi Interior Ministry
I'm waiting to see what facts emerge in the recent news stories about the suspension of Blackwater's license by the Iraqi Interior Ministry for allegedly shooting civilians without justification. Now Blackwater may well be in the wrong although, according to Bloomberg, it denies any wrongdoing in the incident, claiming it was responding to an attack from all directions on a State Department convoy so there will be plenty of witnesses to the proceedings. Those following events in Iraq will know that the Iraqi Interior Ministry as long being accused to being a tool of Shi'ite militias and heavily infiltrated by the Iranians. I think the best thing to do for now is to see what facts emerge.
One question is how long the Interior Ministry will remain under current management. Omar of Iraq the Model at Pajamas describes the steady weakening of the ruling coalition with no apparent replacement.Nothing follows.