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Mothers:  No Justice for our Son’s Slaughtered in Iraq

The company has no comment on this
pending legal matter except to say that the dismissed claims were
precluded by law under the Defense Base Act’s workers’
compensation system, and

that the company continues to provide
survivors’ benefits to the families under that system.”

Blackwater has not spent on dime on DBA insurance.  Eric Prince even testified before Congress that DBA insurance was cost reimburable to Blackwater.

If the survivors are being paid DBA benefits it is the insurance company paying them, not Blackwater.  The Insurance Company will be reimbursed any benefits they pay out plus an administrative fee by the US Taxpayer.

While we’re on taxpayers, these four slaughtered sons were misclassified by Blackwater as independent contractors for tax purposes and misrepresented as employees for the purpose of obtaining DBA insurance.

Blackwater has not missed a profit aside from their legal fees which would have been better spent supporting these families.

By 2oo4 Contractors would have known what they were getting into but no one expected to be sacrificed so you could cut corners

January 26, 2011 Posted by | Blackwater, Contractor Casualties, Defense Base Act, Follow the Money, Iraq, Private Security Contractor, Safety and Security Issues | , , , | 1 Comment