U.S. Military Says Contractors Won't Face Charges

Once again there's no accountability. I posted this incredible video of British contractors shooting at innocent Iraqi people that was called "A "trophy" video" (Click here to see the video) on 11/27/05.

I was contacted by the British press when it happened, but I wouldn't give them my sources when I printed this story. Now comes the news that:

"The U.S. military has concluded its investigation into a video that appeared to show private security contractors shooting at civilian vehicles on highways in Iraq and determined that no one involved will be charged with a crime, a military spokesman in Baghdad said. The investigation, which officials have not released publicly, began after the video was posted on an Internet site purportedly run by employees of Aegis Defense Services, a London-based firm with a $293 million U.S. government security contract."

I actually had the video before it showed up on the AGS site first. I guess shooting at innocent people isn't really a criminal matter in Iraq. Will they release the reasons for the charges being dropped? Do you think this crap is another reason why the Iraqi people want us out of there?

(h/t Eric)


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