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    Blackwater (Xe) Founder Officially Charged

    Aug 29th, 2009
    by serai.

    The founder of Blackwater, Erik Prince was officially charged in court on Friday, Aug 29, 2009 with intent to kill .

    The plaintiffs hold Erik Prince responsible for 20+ Iraqi deaths, and the defense wants the motion to be dismissed. The Judge, T.S. Ellis III has not issued a ruling yet, however as the Washington Post reports:

    Judge T.S. Ellis III expressed deep skepticism about the claims. "Are you accusing Mr. Prince of saying ‘I want our boys to go out and shoot innocent civilians?’ ” he asked the attorneys."These are certainly allegations of not engaging in very nice conduct, but where are the elements that meet the elements of murder? I don’t have any doubt that you can infer malice. What you can’t infer, as far as I can tell, is intent to kill these people.”

    It sounds like he has already made up his mind.

    Blackwater (wiki link and official Xe website link) is the CIA contractor that was hired to assassinate al-Qaeda leaders in Afghanistan; and also transfer Guantanamo detainees to secret prisons in Asia for interrogations.
    There is finally talk of charging Blackwater with war crimes by the Justice Department. Their subsidiaries and them are also currently charged with kidnapping, weapons smuggling, money laundering, tax evasion, child prostitution, illegal drug use and destruction of evidence in the Virginia Eastern Federal District Court under the Alien Tort Claims Act.


    C.I.A. Sought Blackwater's Help In Plan To Kill Jihadists

    WASHINGTON — The CIA hired private contractors from Blackwater USA in 2004 as part of a secret program to kill top-level members of al-Qaida, but a spokesman says it never resulted in the capture or killing of any terrorist suspects.

    Former Rep. Porter Goss was CIA director at the time, and the contract ended during his time in office, according to a former senior intelligence official and another person familiar with the program. They spoke on condition of anonymity because the program remains classified.

    The New York Times first reported Blackwater's involvement late Wednesday on its Web site.

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    C.I.A. Sought Blackwater's Help In Plan To Kill Jihadists

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    heh. from wiki^

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T._S._Ellis,_III
     
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    more at:

    Judge Clears Contractor of Fraud in Iraq - washingtonpost.com
     
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    Actually, it is all out there:

    Outlawed: Extraordinary Rendition, Torture and Disappearances in the "War on Terror"

    We all know, and it is no secret.
     
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    The Great White Whale, Ahab, Ishmeal, what are we going to be?

    I have no fucking clue, though fast food and reality TV should be enough to let Islamo Fascim conquer the world.

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    If the CIA hired this guy, then who in the CIA is being held to account for it?
     
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    Blackwater the counter to obamas private army?
     
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    If those other crimes are proven true about Blackwater subsidiaries, then sure, they should be held accountable. But mercenaries have no obligation to follow military conventions.
     

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