Stunning Charges against Blackwater/Xe: Erik Prince a/k/a The
Ugly Satanic American and His Hired War Criminals?
Fraud, multiple murders, child prostitution, executive sex rings, steroids, "hate" kills, weapons smuggling, etc., — the accusations against Blackwater/Xe are stunning. Is Erik Prince’s alleged satanic-sounding Christian supremacist crusade in the Middle East, on the American taxpayers’ dime, committing war crimes and continuing to inspire enemies for the United States at an exponential rate? Blackwater/Xe has already collected mountainous U.S. government compensation and is still collecting enormous payments from the U.S., two years after reports of such scandals began.
A "MUST HEAR", Olbermann’s comments on Blackwater a/k/a Xe:
A "MUST READ", Jeremy Scahill’s account, US Still Paying Blackwater Millions, in The Nation:
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. The State Department contract is scheduled to run through September 3. In May, the State Department announced it was not renewing Blackwater’s Iraq contract, and the Iraqi government has refused to issue the company an operating license.
Despite its scandal-plagued track record, Blackwater (which has rebranded itself as Xe) continues to have a presence in Iraq, trains Afghan forces on US contracts and provides government-funded training for military and law enforcement inside the United States. The company is also actively bidding on other government contracts, including in Afghanistan, where the number of private contractors is swelling. According to federal contracting records reviewed by The Nation, since President Barack Obama took office in January the State Department has contracted with Blackwater for more than $174 million in "security services" alone in Iraq and Afghanistan and tens of millions more in "aviation services." Much of this money stems from existing contracts from the Bush era that have been continued by the Obama administration. While Obama certainly inherited a mess when it came to Blackwater’s entrenchment in Iraq and Afghanistan, he has continued the widespread use of armed private contractors in both countries. Blackwater’s role may be slowly shrinking, but its work is continuing through companies such as DynCorp and Triple Canopy.
"These contracts with Blackwater need to stop," says Representative Jan Schakowsky, an Illinois Democrat and a member of the House Select Committee on Intelligence. "There’s already enough evidence of gross misconduct and serious additional allegations against the company and its owner to negate any possibility that this company should have a presence in Iraq, Afghanistan or any conflict zone–or any contract with the US government."
Blackwater says it will formally respond to the allegations against Prince and Blackwater in a legal motion on August 17 in federal court in the Eastern District of Virginia, where Prince and the company are being sued for war crimes and other alleged crimes by Susan Burke and the Center for Constitutional Rights.
Blackwater is a corporation. A corporation is a "legal person" and if these overwhelming charges are true, it very much proves the theory asserted in the Canadian documentary, The Corporation, that the "personality profile" of a corporation is akin to a pscyhopath’s, and in this alleged case, an intensely predatory and depraved one. And is this yet another chilling example that corporatists such as Prince have an iron-grip on the reins of America? Is the spirit of the law once again being dismantled by the moneyed, crony-, political-skewering of the letter of the law? Why is Prince and Blackwater/Xe still so empowered at this time? Even when it’s allegedly this colossally evil, is it regarded under the amoral and maddening parameters as being "too big to fail"? And was there that proverbial, Las Vegas-inspired
naughty dastardly assumption that "what happens in Iraq/Afghanistan" stays in "Irag/Afghanistan" — no matter how satanic?