Retired FBI agent, ex-ICoCA board members disgusted with Trump Backwater pardons | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Retired FBI agent, ex-ICoCA board members disgusted with Trump Backwater pardons

A retired agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and two former board members of the International Code of Conduct Association (ICoCA) have expressed outrage over US President Donald Trump’s issuance of pardons for four Blackwater contractors convicted of killing at least 14 Iraqi civilians in a 2007 Baghdad massacre.

John M. Patarini, a retired FBI agent, wrote in a letter to the editor of The New York Times that he led the investigation into Baghdad’s Nisour Square massacre, noting that he initially thought the shooting was some form of innocent civilians caught in the crossfire between the guards and militants at the time.

After only one week, Patarini, however, discovered that the incident was not as what Blackwater, now renamed Academi, personnel and State Department officials had described, but it was actually a carnage similar to the My Lai massacre where between 347 and 504 unarmed civilians were killed by US Army soldiers during the Vietnam War.

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