STATE OF PLAY-Congressman Stephen Collins (Ben Affleck) is a rising star in Washington; handsome, unflappable and seemingly honorable, he’s seen as his party’s next presidential nominee. Until, however, his research assistant/mistress is found murdered and damaging secrets come pouring out. Journalist Cal McAffrey (Russell Crowe), Collins’ old friend, must investigate the murder, and walks headlong into a massive cover-up involving some of the nation’s most promising political and corporate figures. But the Movie eerily brings back another real life story that could say Blackwater was the Movie’s Military Company the Congressman was investigating.
The Nisour Square massacre occurred on September 16, 2007, when employees of Blackwater Security Consulting (now Academi), a private military company contracted by the US government to provide security services in Iraq, shot at Iraqi civilians, killing 17 and injuring 20 in Nisour Square, Baghdad, while escorting a U.S. embassy convoy. The killings outraged Iraqis and strained relations between Iraq and the United States. In 2014, four Blackwater employees were tried and convicted in U.S. federal court; one of murder, and the other three of manslaughter and firearms charges; all four convicted were pardoned by Donald Trump in December 2020. Blackwater guards claimed that the convoy was ambushed and that they fired at the attackers in defense of the convoy. The Iraqi government and Iraqi police investigator Faris Saadi Abdul stated that the killings were unprovoked.
A United States Jury Convicted these men of a Massacre. A Bloody murderous Event. And the Ones found Guilty were set FREE by Trump. Guess it depends where ya killafella?
US jury convicts Blackwater guards in 2007 killing of Iraqi civilians
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Security guards for private US contractor guilty of manslaughter for notorious 2007 incident that left 17 dead in Baghdad. 20 Injured.