Danny Fitzsimons is the first Westerner to be tried by an Iraqi court since the Allies liberated the country from Saddam Hussein’s dictatorial rule. The British contractor admitted to shooting and killing two fellow ArmorGroup workers: Paul McGuigan and Darren Hoare; and then shooting and wounding an Iraqi security guard trying to detain him. Fitzsimons claimed he acted in self-defense. He also told the court he was suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. An Iraqi judge is due to sentence Fitzsimons. The death penalty is on the table. “A US-Iraqi security pact that took effect on January 1, 2009, lifted immunity for foreign contractors,” dailymail.com reports. “An important development for Iraqis who viewed the security contractors operating in Iraq as reckless and acting with impunity.” Fair enough?

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7 Responses to British Contractor Faces Iraqi Death Penalty

    • What the fuck are we even doing over there?

      Imposing “reasonable regulations” on the Iraqi government, “common sense restrictions” on the Iraqi people, and “limiting future carnage” by going after the clips of mass destruction weapons of mass destruction.

      While I agree with the sentiment framed by your question, I am surprised we concur on this. I thought you were in favor of gun control and what is this war, or really any war, but gun control writ large?

    • We are battling the forces of evil and trying to save the world, you really do need to pay attention Mikey. (and you’ve got a potty mouth) LMAO

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