Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Message To Security Companies

How this will be developed in the coming days? I don't know, but this is what I read today on the news:
"Iraqi security forces have arrested 43 people, including two Americans and 31 other foreigners, over a shooting in which a woman was wounded in central Baghdad.An Iraqi government spokesman says it was a message to security companies that no one is above the law.An escort team, working for an Iraqi-registered security company, were travelling through Baghdad's Karrada district on their way to the airport when they allegedly opened fire at civilians, wounding the woman.It was not clear who fired at the woman.The security guards in the convoy included 10 Iraqis and two Americans.Those arrested will appear before an investigating judge on Tuesday before going to trial.The role of foreign security guards has been under the spotlight since a September shooting in Baghdad involving private US security firm Blackwater in which 17 Iraqis died."

This is the first time such an action by Iraqi authority to be taken, the question remains how this case will progress? will it be diploamtic raw by the American and other foreign governments to release them? or will they be further persecuted? If not for nothing, such an act would bring some dignity to Iraqi authority in the eyes and the minds of the people! I guess we have to wait and see!

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