Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Blackwater Head a Murderer? Say It Isn't So.

The news today is that Eric Prince, the founder of Blackwater and one of god's own annointed, has been fingered in two sworn statements (here and here) by two men before a federal court for murdering people who were cooperating with the Feds investigating the company.

According to one of the statements, Prince

...views himself as a Christian crusader tasked with eliminating Muslims and the Islamic faith from the globe," and that Prince's companies "encouraged and rewarded the destruction of Iraqi life."
In their testimony, both men also allege that Blackwater was smuggling weapons into Iraq. One of the men alleges that Prince turned a profit by transporting "illegal" or "unlawful" weapons into the country on Prince's private planes. They also charge that Prince and other Blackwater executives destroyed incriminating videos, emails and other documents and have intentionally deceived the US State Department and other federal agencies. The identities of the two individuals were sealed out of concerns for their safety.
I guess we might now want to be on the lookout for Prince to show up at that notorious C-Street House of God to get absolution for these sins: If you are working for god, you are not committing crimes no matter what you do.

Anyone who has followed the career of Eric Prince -- specifically having read Jeremy Scahill's fascinating Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army, knows that this outfit is capable of literally anything, including the murder of its own consiglieri, in order to maintain its power. Watching Prince is like watching scenes from The Godfather II.


Jillian Bailey O'Connor said...

Scahill made the point last night on Keith Olbermann that Xe (Blackwater) is still under contract with the U.S. government in Afghanistan.

Farnsworth68 said...

Thanks, JBO. I saw that myself and I was appalled. I've already called my senators and my representative about it. I'm afraid at times that we've already drifted so far down the Fascism road that we may not be able to find our way back.
--The F-Man