Who Did Blackwater Cross?

Considering that the management team at the private security firm Blackwater USA is pretty well connected at the highest levels of government, I have to wonder whose toes have been stepped on for this to happen:

Federal prosecutors are investigating whether employees of the private security firm Blackwater USA illegally smuggled into Iraq weapons that may have been sold on the black market and ended up in the hands of a U.S.-designated terrorist organization, officials said Friday.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in Raleigh, N.C., is handling the investigation with help from Pentagon and State Department auditors, who have concluded there is enough evidence to file charges, the officials told The Associated Press.

This follows the insistence by the government of Iraq that Blackwater cease operations in their country, in spite of the company’s contract to provide security for State Department officials there.

Somebody’s unhappy with Blackwater. Somebody with juice.

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