Remember Blackwater? Excuse me, Academi. Oops, it was Triple Canopy. But now they’re Constellis Holdings. It can be so hard to keep the names straight since they keep changing to try and distance themselves from the horrible things they did in Iraq. But one thing they definitely aren’t distancing themselves from is the money they made during that war.
A recent report from the New York Times outlines how a top manager at Blackwater threatened the government’s chief investigator of contractor operations in Iraq.
“… the inquiry was abandoned after Blackwater’s top manager there issued a threat: ‘that he could kill’ the government’s chief investigator and ‘no one could or would do anything about it as we were in Iraq,’ according to department reports.” – New York Times
After the threat, the official was ordered to leave the country, as American Embassy officials in Baghdad determined that Blackwater was “right.”
The official then returned to Washington and wrote a report that outlined the horrible oversight of Blackwater and the terrible behavior of the company’s employees.
Keep in mind, this is the same company that was being paid more than $1 billion to protect American diplomats in the country and later was responsible for the death of 17 civilians in Nisour Square.
Watch The Young Turks’ Cenk Uygur break down these latest revelations.