I'm no authority on the matter but it seems to me that Blackwater Security being investigated for shooting first in a firefight is getting a raw deal.
If it were me and I was being paid to protect others I'm sure I would try to shoot first. It's bad enough that I would be surrounded by people with guns. If someone pointed a gun at me or my charge I had better shoot first. What do they expect Blackwater to do let them shoot first and make sure they harm or kill? He who shoots first usually lives or protects his charge in this area of the world.
I think they try to make positive events look bad in order to fit their agenda of distorting the facts.
This accusation is even made after the shooting, the reporters were not even there to see what happened at the time. Video shows a lot of spent brass laying around but thats about all.
(Quote) Anne Tyrrell, a spokeswoman for Blackwater, denied that assertion.
"To my knowledge that's inaccurate," Tyrrell said. "I would urge caution in trusting the source."
(Quote) The Iraqi government said it will file criminal charges against the Blackwater employees, according to Iraq's Interior Ministry. It's not clear how Iraqi courts would attempt to bring the contractors to trial.