The current headline on MSNBC.com:
Did Blackwater sneak silencers into Iraq?
Security firm under investigation for allegedly sidestepping export controls
Federal agents are investigating allegations that the Blackwater USA security firm illegally exported dozens of firearms sound suppressors — commonly known as silencers — to Iraq and other countries for use by company operatives, sources close to the investigation tell NBC News.
Investigators from various federal agencies, including the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the State Department and the Commerce Department, are digging into the allegations that the company exported the silencers without getting necessary export approval, according to law enforcement sources, who spoke to NBC News on condition of anonymity. The sources said the investigation is part of a broader examination of potential firearms and export violations.
Is Murdoc the only one who expects ten times the public outrage over this as we ever hear over explosively formed penetrator bombs from Iran or guns, ammo, and god-knows-what from Syria and elsewhere?
This definitely should be investigated. And, if the suppressors were used for illegal activity, that should be be investigated as well.
Meanwhile, let’s save some outrage for the terrorists and insurgents. You know, the enemy.
Remember the enemy? They’re the actual bad guys.
No doubt charges of moral equivalence will be arriving soon on Track 4…