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Old 08-30-2009, 02:35 PM
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Blackwater founder accused of murder and Christian crusading

"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." "

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Old 08-30-2009, 03:08 PM
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"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." "

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Here we go again.

"Imagine there are no countries, no religion too." JWL

It seems to me that our human species is not content unless we continually find conflict and separate ourselves from one another - no matter how rediculous the "reason."
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Old 08-30-2009, 08:37 PM
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It's okay to kill people in the name of God, isn't it? As long as God is good with it, how can you argue with THAT?!
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Old 08-30-2009, 08:48 PM
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Why people like him, Bush and Cheney aren't arrested, dragged forthwith before the International Court of Justice at the Hague in the Netherlands, and are not duly tried, convicted and punished like Milosevic of Serbia utterly eludes me.


In fact, I think Mr. Cheney travels abroad at his peril....I read that somewhere.
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Old 08-30-2009, 08:52 PM
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It's okay to kill people in the name of God, isn't it? As long as God is good with it, how can you argue with THAT?!
The problem is when BOTH sides claim GOD is on THEIR side.


Did you know the German SS soldiers, even the Einsatzgruppen ("Special Action Units") the ones that were mobilizing specifically for the mass murder of Jews? --- could have special SS belt buckles to wear that said "Gott Mit Uns" <---------- "God is with us"


Did you know that, Dee8go?
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Old 08-30-2009, 09:18 PM
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Ahh mercenary groups, or whatever they call themselves these days. Doesn't surprise me that they pick up a nutjob here or their. The press really scrutinizes them.

I was thinking of getting the Blackwater version of the Sig P226. Even comes with the high cap mag's and night sights.

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I don't think the claim is that a nutjob employee committed murder, it's that the CEO, Prince himself, was involved in a murder of someone about to spill the beans to the feds.

Given Prince's educational history and causes he supports, the crusader charge comes as no surprise.
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The problem is when BOTH sides claim GOD is on THEIR side.


Did you know the German SS soldiers, even the Einsatzgruppen ("Special Action Units") the ones that were mobilizing specifically for the mass murder of Jews? --- could have special SS belt buckles to wear that said "Gott Mit Uns" <---------- "God is with us"


Did you know that, Dee8go?
Hardly relevant to the OP. But not in fact correct. Whermacht belt buckles all had "Gott mitt uns" on them, SS buckles had "Meine ehre heist treue" My honor is true.

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The despicable Keith Olbermann has run a number of bits on his show about this. Wouldn't surprise me given the many sketchy doings of BW/Xe.

And there was the story of BW personnel holding US military personnel on the ground at gunpoint at one point. Not that unbelievable -- BW guys are probably several cuts above the average serviceman in experience and maturity.

Prince is a bizarre character, IMO. Word was he and cronies used old Crusader names as call signs.
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