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January 25, 2010

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If forensics can determine which gun fired by which Blackwater mercenary killed which Iraqi civilian, why not try them separately or in divided groups? Then the statement of one mercenary can be used against the other mercenaries. The supposed suppression of a statement against interest is an individual protection, not a group protection.

Furthermore, Judge Urbina was working from a false presumption. The case law cited in support of dismissal talks about "employees." The Blackwater mercenaries were not employees of the government. They were employees of Blackwater, and there is no evidence that their jobs were ever in jeopardy if they did not make statements. Reassignment off the State Department security detail does not equate to the loss of a job.

Except for the facts that we have five corporate whores on the now less than Supreme Court and this case is widely seen as an indictment of the lawlessness of the Blackwater corporation, Urbina's erroneous ruling, based on a flight of fancy false premise, would quickly be reversed.

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