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What is the difference between Insurgents and Blackwater?

Insurgents seem to be better liked by the Iraqi government, since they do whatever they want and the Iraqi government does little to nothing to stop them. They are responsible for thousands of civilian and military deaths. Blackwater is attacked by said insurgents, and since they defended themselves, the Iraqi government, the same government that , in all appearances, looks the other way when insurgents do bad things, wants to ban them from iraq / send them to jail. Does anyone else see a grave injustice being done here? How can they not be sanctioned by the US when the US hired them? I wonder, how many of those "civilians" were actually civilians? And just how is killing your own people over no other reason than they are shiite or sunni fighting to get their country back? 2 responses so far, both defending the insurgents....Let me illustrate something very clear to you. The insurgents do not care who they kill. I have served in Iraq twice, once as a medic, once as a nurse. As a nurse, the most common patients we recieved in the hospital were Iraqi children, who commited no other crime than they were in the wrong place when an insurgent blew himself up. If killing and injuring children and innocent people constitutes a good reason, then this world is sicker than I thought.

Asked By: Kurtayn - 9/18/2007
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Blackwater has an excellent reputation for providing executive security for US workers and executives in Iraq and Afghanistan, they are ex-military personnel, well trained and well armed, and although some people call them mercenaries, they are not, what they are is a useful tool that is necessary to safeguard American... More
Answered By: liquidfire - 9/18/2007
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One is fighting to get their country back, the other is fighting for pure profit! Blackwater is not an army. It is not sanctioned by the US, but they are murdering civilians! They don't belong in Iraq! They are mercenaries!
Answered By: cantcu - 9/18/2007
 
The insurgents have a very good reason for doing what they are doing! That's the big difference.
Answered By: Monk - 9/18/2007
 
Blackwater,was doing more to establish and maintain an Iraqi state than the non state criminal combatants and anti coalition militia.
Answered By: csn0331 - 9/18/2007
 
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