Tag Archives: Blackwater

War is a Force That Gives Us Meaninglessness

Ten years ago, Blackwater contractors and US troops unleashed two battles to take control of Fallujah. Thousands of Iraqis and scores of Americans were killed. Ten years later, Al Qaeda is back in charge, underscoring the utter pointlessness of war.

Iraqi Cash Opportunities

A State Department official worried about paying off the families of Iraqis killed by U.S. mercenaries because it might encourage other Iraqis to get themselves killed on purpose. Iraqis, after all, don’t value their own lives.