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Blackwater copter rescues Polish ambassador

Posted in Uncategorized by Patrick Truax on October 4, 2007

BAGHDAD — A daring ambush of bombs and gunfire left Poland’s ambassador pinned down in a burning vehicle today before being pulled to safety and airlifted in a rescue mission by the embattled security firm Blackwater USA. At least three people were killed, including a Polish bodyguard.

The attack — apparently well planned in one of Baghdad’s most secure neighborhoods — raised questions about whether it sought to punish Poland for its contributions to the U.S.-led military force in Iraq. But Poland’s prime minister, Jaroslaw Kaczynski, said his nation would not retreat “in the face of terrorists.”

The diplomatic convoy was hit by three bombs and then attackers opened fire in the Shiite-controlled Karradah district. Polish guards returned fire as the injured ambassador, Gen. Edward Pietrzyk, was pulled from his burning vehicle. At least 10 people, including four Polish security agents, were wounded.

U.S. Embassy officials dispatched Blackwater helicopters to evacuate the ambassador and others. Blackwater was not involved in protecting the Polish convoy.

Score one for the good guys-Blackwater, along with Rush Limbaugh, are this months attack points from the Left..

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  1. Patrick Truax said, on October 4, 2007 at 2:39 am

    The Poles are some of our closest allies. Im sure they appreciated Blackwaters’s efforts..

  2. Elizabeth said, on October 4, 2007 at 5:35 am

    “Jaroslaw Kaczynski, said his nation would not retreat “in the face of terrorists.”
    Way to go, Poland!


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