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Posted by democracy1st in Political Videos
Sat Jan 30th 2010, 09:00 AM

 
Democracy Now! EXCLUSIVE: Blackwaters Youngest Victim 2 of 4

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Democracy Now! EXCLUSIVE: Blackwaters Youngest Victim 3 of 4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNhdLtEcNJ0

Democracy Now! EXCLUSIVE: Blackwaters Youngest Victim 4 of 4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqUQkW-s3ow

EXCLUSIVEBlackwaters Youngest Victim: Father of 9 Year-Old Killed in Nisour Square Gives Most Detailed Account of Massacre to Date

Today a Democracy Now! exclusive report from Jeremy Scahill about a nine year old boy, shot in the head and killed by Blackwater in the infamous Nisour Square massacre. His father, who is suing the private military contractor, provides the most detailed eyewitness account of the massacre to date. Scahill has conducted an in-depth investigation of the massacre and of nine-year old Ali Kinanis death. He files an exclusive report with Rick Rowley of Big Noise Films.

http://www.democracynow.org/2010/1/29/excl...



Blackwater's Youngest Victim By Jeremy Scahill

Every detail of September 16, 2007, is burned in Mohammed Kinani's memory. Shortly after 9 am he was preparing to leave his house for work at his family's auto parts business in Baghdad when he got a call from his sister, Jenan, who asked him to pick her and her children up across town and bring them back to his home for a visit. The Kinanis are a tightknit Shiite family, and Mohammed often served as a chauffeur through Baghdad's dangerous streets to make such family gatherings possible.

Mohammed had just pulled away from his family's home in the Khadamiya neighborhood in his SUV. His youngest son, 9-year-old Ali, came tearing down the road after him, asking his father if he could accompany him. Mohammed told him to run along and play with his brothers and sister. But Ali, an energetic and determined kid, insisted. Mohammed gave in, and off the father and son went.

As Mohammed and Ali drove through Baghdad that hot and sunny Sunday, they passed a newly rebuilt park downtown. Ali gazed at the park and then turned to his father and asked, "Daddy, when are you gonna bring us here?"

"Next week," Mohammed replied. "If God wills it, son."


http://www.thenation.com/doc/20100215/scah...



An accompanying slideshow of Ali Kinani, his family, and the Nisour massacre can be found here.
http://www.thenation.com/slideshow/2010020...
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