Video footage has emerged that appears to be shot from the back of a private vehicle belonging to a security firm contracted to protection duties of at risk personnel in Iraq. The footage shows gunfire from the video vehicle smashing in civillian vehicles and causing them to crash.
The footage has been broadcast widely on Arab networks and amid calls for an investigation into claims that private security firms are running amok in the country, firing on civilians unnecessarily and beyond punishment by law.
The company in question is Aegis, is headed by Tim Spicer, the former British Army Lieutenant Colonel, whose former private security company, Sandline International, was wound up following charges that it flouted an international arms embargo in supply arms during the Sierra Leone civil war.
Crooks and thugs in the employ of the US govt for security duties in Iraq to the tune of a USD $239 million contract. That should inspire more good will in the Middle East.
Source – NZ Herald