Blackwater Boss Prince Accused of Murder, Gun Smuggling and Hatred of Muslims 23


Several people have emailed me to call my attention to this article in The Nation, which is well worth reading – I particularly recommend you to follow the links and read the affidavits themselves.

A former Blackwater employee and an ex-US Marine who has worked as a security operative for the company have made a series of explosive allegations in sworn statements filed on August 3 in federal court in Virginia. The two men claim that the company’s owner, Erik Prince, may have murdered or facilitated the murder of individuals who were cooperating with federal authorities investigating the company. The former employee also alleges that 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.”

http://www.thenation.com/doc/20090817/scahill

These remain allegations, though they are consistent with a general picture of Blackwater and its operations. Mercenaries are, after all, killers for hire. They are paid murderers, no matter how they try to glamorise themselves. That their leaders are ruthless individuals is a matter of course. Sadly, bringing anyone associated with the rape of Iraq to justice is viewed as undesirable by both the Democratic and Republican establishments, so I expect Mr Prince is safe to enjoy his money, his passion for killing and his neo-Templar fantasies.


23 thoughts on “Blackwater Boss Prince Accused of Murder, Gun Smuggling and Hatred of Muslims

  • dreoilin

    I posted it comments.

    Actually, it made me feel sick. And this shower of thugs had *immunity* from Iraqi law while operating in Iraq.

  • MJ

    Sorry to be a bit thick, but can someone explain to me who are Blackwater and what are they doing in Iraq?

  • dreoilin

    MJ,

    Private ‘security’ firm employed by US State Dept in Iraq. Now changed its name to Xe. There have been many allegations of brutality by them in Iraq.

    E.g. Nov. 13 2007 ?” “Federal agents investigating the Sept. 16 episode in which Blackwater security personnel shot and killed 17 Iraqi civilians have found that at least 14 of the shootings were unjustified and violated deadly-force rules in effect for security contractors in Iraq, according to civilian and military officials briefed on the case …”

    http://tinyurl.com/65rzty

    However, the article in The Nation goes further and is worth reading.

  • anon

    We have been informed in Birmingham to expect trouble from the BNP tomorrow in the city centre. Hating Muslims is presumably a legitimate pastime in the eyes of the authorities here. Iraq has been the biggest fraud ever, dwarfing even the banking swindle that has plunged the world into recession.

    Murder? Well, we in the UK built our empire on murder, so why should we expect different from the U.S.? Soon they will be able to have a Great Exhibition celebrating their global control.

    People who gorge on the spoils of empire are as numerous as the spores of a puffball and their ultimate destination is hell. The people who endured the rape of their country and refused to give up their belief in God will go to heaven. You pays your money and you takes your choice. So we’ve made it easier for you to join in. You can just pop down to Birmingham city centre and subscribe to a guaranteed ticket to hell-fire.

  • Duncan McFarlane

    Yes anon – i had an argument with the BNP candidate in Norwich. He was accusing me of wanting to destroy Israel (apparently calling for negotiations with Hamas = wanting to destroy Israel in his book).

    I reminded him that his party leader used to distribute anti-Semitic literature in the 90s and denied the Holocaust, before opportunistically switching from whipping up hatred against black, Asian and Jewish people to whipping it up against black, Asian and Muslim people after September 11th.

    His reply was that he’d only joined the party 3 years ago, which must somehow make it all fine.

  • VamanosBandidos

    Noting that given any opportunity, the expense scrounger brigade aka mps/ministers/secretaries/etc. will engage in promoting “our values” and defending “our way of life”!

    Given that the evidence emergent from the Green Zone in Baghdad is pointing to child prostitution, with the trade tariffs of one dollar for a blowjob, and two dollars for penetrative sex, and higher amounts for more perverse and heinous acts of depravity, particular prices in the Blackwater enclave of the said compound.

    Also noting the facts in the public records corroborate that General Shineski; questioning the cakewalk scenario of the Iraq invasion forwarded by the neo con cabal. He told Congress; that US would need several hundred thousand soldiers in Iraq to put an end to the violence against the troops and against each other.

    Furthermore, we also have the corroborating evidence of the fire-storm of indignation in the media, as well as the subsequent retirement of General Shinseki, because Dunn Rumsfeld felt Shinseki was too lilly livered for the task.

    Facts along the way all point to the intent of use of mercenaries in the Iraq war, due to the multi faceted benefits derived from any such engagements. Therefore the current torrents of crocodile tears of the same lickspittels in the very “media” that originally sought to cover up the wide spread use of the mercenaries in the very war these cheap presstitutes had ensured that public opinion had crystallised in favour of such a dastardly enterprise as the murder fests in Iraq.

    PS- plugging the Catholic Orangemen of Togo; in which Craig highlights the close cooperation between mercenary services providers, corporates, and government.

  • Abe Rene

    @anon at August 7, 2009 11:05 PM:

    Goodness, I was walking around Birmingham city centre during much of today and saw no trouble. I saw some police officers standing near the Rotunda – but there are often police in Birmingham city centre, so I thought no more of it. But just now in the Sunday Mercury it says that there was violence there, and areas in which I was wandering happily were sealed off three hours later!

    (google news using bnp and birmingham as search terms).

  • Apostate

    While Prince is open about the anti-muslim crusade agenda of the Blackwater mercenaries the owners of his operation,the Knights of Malta are somewhat more circumspect.

    However another RC order openly espouses the anti-muslim agenda of the War on Terror.

    See the official website of the Constantinian order.

  • Anonymous

    I would like to add to this by way of showing how much this country is dripping to the right.

    Last weeks BGG, the big green gathering, was cancelled due to the police fire brigade and council, after already having accepted that the BGG had fullfilled all the necessarry requirements to run the fair,came up with some new requirements some five day before the fair.

    result was that the BGG management would have been liable for prosecution.

    The true reason was that the authorities who m,ust have received an order from central Government, did not want direct action groups to meet up and cooperate and raise money for groups like climate camp, so what wil now happen is that the BGG will go into bankruptcy and be wound up unless they find a last minute solution.

    Meanwhile on the other spectrum, the police is fostering organised crime by watching over a highly successfull bulldog bash, a fair were you can get killed if you tread on peoples toes, organised by the Hells Angels. That was not injuncted at the last minute and they would not have heeded such desperation anyway.

    The Government will not succeed to stop people meeting up and coordinating their actions.

    By stopping law abiding legitamit protesters and their families having fun for five days, in the greenest way possible, whilst allowing non political organised crime to garner support, build up their network of connections and deals, this Government is complicit in any of the crimes that result from this meeting, Jerry Tobin was just a very popular death last year.

    But then I am not a lawyer. This is what happens all over the country and Blackwater fits into this, just as our own outfits of the same ilk, they are all feeding on taxpayers money to do their dirty business, another indication that we are well into a pre revolutionary state of affairs.

  • Anonymous

    I would like to add to this another example, showing how much this country is dripping to the right.

    Last weeks BGG, the Big Green Gathering, was cancelled due to the police, fire brigade, and council, after already having accepted that the BGG had fullfilled all the necessarry requirements to run the fair, came up with some new requirements some five days before the fair was due to start.

    Result was that the BGG management would have been liable for prosecution and prison, so they cancelled as the only option.

    The true reason was that the authorities, who must have received an order from central Government, did not want direct action groups to meet up and cooperate and raise money for groups like climate camp or plane stupid, so what will now happen is that the BGG will go into bankruptcy and be wound up unless they find a last minute solution.

    Also, whilst it was easy for the Government to shadow and get close to people at these fairs, they are more and more driving such legitamit decent in to more clandestine and secretive channels, which suit them well, because they then can clamp down even harder, its open as a book.

    Meanwhile on the other side of the spectrum, the police is fostering organised crime by watching over a highly successfull bulldog bash, a fair were you can get killed if you tread on peoples toes, organised by the Hells Angels british chapter. That was not injuncted at the last minute as the drivers would not have given a figs arse for such games and desperation anyway.

    The Government will not succeed in stopping people meeting up and coordinating their actions, but Non violent groups should take heed of this and plan their actions better, offline and offphone.

    By stopping law abiding legitamit protesters and their families having fun for five days, in the greenest way possible, whilst allowing non political organised crime to garner support, build up their network of connections and deals, this Government is complicit in any of the crimes that result from this biker bash, Jerry Tobin’s very popular death last year did not change their activities.

    But then I am not a lawyer, but this is what happens all over the country and Blackwater fits into this, just as our own outfits of the same ilk, they are all feeding on taxpayers money to do their dirty business, another indication that we are well into a pre revolutionary state of affairs.

  • ingo

    Sorry everyone, the second version was the relevant one, this thingy spooks me everytime. (:-)

  • dreoilin

    More on Blackwater/Xe:

    US still paying Blackwater millions

    “Just days before two former Blackwater employees alleged in sworn statements filed in federal court that the company’s owner, Erik Prince, ‘views himself as a Christian crusader tasked with eliminating Muslims and the Islamic faith from the globe,’ the Obama administration extended a contract with Blackwater for more than $20 million for ‘security services’ in Iraq, according to federal contract data obtained by The Nation ….

    “On July 24 the Army signed an $8.9 million contract with Blackwater’s aviation wing, Presidential Airways, for aviation services at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. Bagram, home to a massive–and expanding–US-run prison, has been the subject of intense criticism from the ACLU and human rights groups for holdings hundreds of prisoners without charges and denying them habeas corpus and access to the International Committee of the Red Cross …”

    http://www.thenation.com/doc/20090817/scahill2

    (full text at the link)

  • mary

    I am answering my own question – Who are the English and Welsh Defence League?

    Racists is the answer. This is a site belonging to one of their supporters and there are several similar ones. They don’t appear to have their own site needless to say.

    http://centurean2.wordpress.com/2009/07/03/english-and-welsh-defense-league-london-protest-27th-of-june-2009/

    A BBC report dated at 15.13pm today says that police are describing them as football fans.

    ‘Police said Saturday’s rally was made up of football fans calling themselves the English and Welsh Defence League and Casuals United.

    The counter-protest was organised by campaign group Unite Against Fascism, West Midlands Police said.’

    If it was the other way round, we would be hearing of Muslims, terrorists, and plots and the tanks would be at Heathrow by now.

  • Abe Rene

    @ Mary

    I’ve just looked at that BBC video. The first part of the film is near the Rotunda and Bullring shopping centre (Google Earth 52 28 42.7N 1 53 42.6W), looking West up New Street. The last part shows the right-wing rival demonstration in Victoria Square near the Council House (GE 52 28 48N 1 54 10W).

  • George Dutton

    August 11, 2009

    “The Real Grand Chessboard and the Profiteers of War”

    by Prof. Peter Dale Scott

    “Blackwater has attracted the critical attention of the American Mainstream Media. But it was a mere knight on the grand chessboard, albeit one with the ability to influence the moves of the game”…

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php? … &aid=14672

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