Thursday, September 20, 2007

Interior Ministry shakedown?

Could corruption be the reason why the Iraqi Ministry of Interior made such blanket allegations about Blackwater, calling the company 100 percent guilty and demanding that it be kicked out of Iraq?

That's what some informed sources in Washington are asking right now. The Political Warfare blog says, "The controversy smells like political warfare-style retaliation after a failed shakedown. The spectacularly corrupt Iraqi Interior Ministry probably tried to get the company to pay millions in fake 'license fees' and found that Blackwater doesn't pay bribes. Even Al Jazeera says in its Blackwater reporting that the Americans have no confidence in the Iraqi police, who are under Interior Ministry authority."

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