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Danny Fitzsimons and the Blackwater Backlash?

Posted by defensebaseactcomp on January 5, 2010

Danny Fitzsimons, is in Iraqi custody facing charges for the murder of  his co workers Darren Hoare and Paul McGuigan in Baghdad on Sept 9,  2009.  His chances of a fair trial in Baghdad were already in question.

Did the noose tighten as the Iraqi’s learned of the Dismissal of the charges against the Blackwater Guards in the US Courts?

Danny must be held accountable for his actions.   He was there under Iraqi Jurisdiction.  Will he also be held accountable for every crime committed against the Iraqi people?

Iraqis outraged as Blackwater case thrown out

Many Iraqis also held up the judge’s decision as proof of what they’d long believed: U.S. security contractors were above the law.

And how about those who so negligently put Danny back in action with a gun?

Does the DBA’s Exclusive Remedy extend to Iraqi Jurisdiction?

5 Responses to “Danny Fitzsimons and the Blackwater Backlash?”

  1. defensebaseactcomp said

    More on Danny Fitzsimons

    http://www.reprieve.org.uk/dannyfitzsimons

  2. Colleague of Darren Hoare said

    I served 2 years with Darren Hoare. He was also subjected to the horrors of war but managed to retain his charm, wit, and humanity. danny fitzsimons summarily executed his brothers-in-arms, and in so doing, murdered a part of everyone who knew them. danny fitzsimons needs to hang to repay his enormous debt. I’m counting on the Iraqis to administer justice. At least he’ll have a trial. Thats more than his vitims received.

    • defensebaseactcomp said

      Thanks for pitching in here with your thoughts.
      This tragedy deserves a whole lot more discussion than it is getting.

  3. UK Contractor said

    Drink and guns never mix! This is certainly not the first time this sort of thing has happened involving Armour Group. Just the first time where Iraqis have control. He should have a fair trial and be convicted and hung for his crime.

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