Anyone even surprised? What a joke. In a way, this is a good decision. Why even bother with keeping up appearances of providing justice when the whole world knows that even the rare trials of US armed forces war criminals are just a sham. When the US government, the US military murder and rape with impunity, then why should the little fish be made scapegoats.
Blood of innocent people all over the world is on american hands and no war crimes, no war tribunals have brought them to account. So, did anyone seriously expect that the murder of 17 unarmed Iraqis would prompt US to make an example of its heroes? Support the troops, Hooah. American blood is precious, but the blood of hundreds of thousands of muslims Iraqis, Afghans, Pakistanis, Palestinians and many other nationalities. Well those are just a statistic. And anyway, they probably deserved it. Right! Right! So, go ahead Messrs. US guards, celebrate and enjoy. But just remember, everybody dies. Everybody. One day you too shall die and then you will stand in front of GOD. And then there will be no sham justice courts, no friend no lawyer that will be able to help you. And then you will know the true meaning of Justice. Divine Justice. So too shall the puppet masters be brought to account. Guantanaamo, Gaza, Fallujah, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan … from the pretty boys in the government to the hired guns doing the actual deeds, your time shall come for no one escapes death. Every soul dies. Muslim, christian, jewish, atheist, white, black, brown, american, pakistani, cuban … everyone dies. Then the value of a human life will be judged by GOD not the sham run by your cohorts.
A US judge has dismissed all charges against five Blackwater security guards accused of killing unarmed Iraqi civilians in a crowded Baghdad intersection in 2007.
The September 2007 shooting in busy Nisoor Square left 17 Iraqis dead and inflamed anti-American sentiment abroad.
The five guards, Donald Ball, Dustin Heard, Evan Liberty, Nick Slatten and Paul Slough, all formerly in the US military, had been charged with manslaughter and weapons charges, which carried mandatory 30-year prison terms.
Defence lawyers said the guards were thrilled by the ruling after more than two years of scrutiny.
“It’s tremendously gratifying to see the court allow us to celebrate the New Year the way it has,” said lawyer Bill Coffield, who represents Liberty.
“It really invigorates your belief in our court system.”