Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Blackwater Strikes Again

Blackwater Strikes Again

I've already made a lot of points on why Blackwater is one of the atrocities that we unleashed into the world and that alone should have us be condemeed as a nation.

Vanity fair reports in this:
Erik Prince, recently outed as a participant in a C.I.A. assassination program, has gained notoriety as head of the military-contracting juggernaut Blackwater, a company dogged by a grand-jury investigation, bribery accusations, and the voluntary-manslaughter trial of five ex-employees, set for next month. Lashing back at his critics, the wealthy former navy seal takes the author inside his operation in the U.S. and Afghanistan, revealing the role he’s been playing in America’s war on terror.
By ADAM CIRALSKY January 2010

“I put myself and my company at the C.I.A.’s disposal for some very risky missions,” says Erik Prince as he surveys his heavily fortified, 7,000-acre compound in rural Moyock, North Carolina. “But when it became politically expedient to do so, someone threw me under the bus.” Prince—the founder of Blackwater, the world’s most notorious private military contractor—is royally steamed. He wants to vent. And he wants you to hear him vent.

Erik Prince has an image problem—the kind that’s impervious to a Madison Avenue makeover. The 40-year-old heir to a Michigan auto-parts fortune, and a former navy seal, he has had the distinction of being vilified recently both in life and in art. In Washington, Prince has become a scapegoat for some of the Bush administration’s misadventures in Iraq—though Blackwater’s own deeds have also come in for withering criticism. Congressmen and lawyers, human-rights groups and pundits, have described Prince as a war profiteer, one who has assembled a rogue fighting force capable of toppling governments. His employees have been repeatedly accused of using excessive, even deadly force in Iraq; many Iraqis, in fact, have died during encounters with Blackwater. And in November, as a North Carolina grand jury was considering a raft of charges against the company, as a half-dozen civil suits were brewing in Virginia, and as five former Blackwater staffers were preparing for trial for their roles in the deaths of 17 Iraqis, The New York Times reported in a page-one story that Prince’s firm, in the aftermath of the tragedy, had sought to bribe Iraqi officials for their compliance, charges which Prince calls “lies … undocumented, unsubstantiated [and] anonymous.” (So infamous is the Blackwater brand that even the Taliban have floated far-fetched conspiracy theories, accusing the company of engaging in suicide bombings in Pakistan.)

But the truth about Prince may be orders of magnitude stranger than fiction. For the past six years, he appears to have led an astonishing double life. Publicly, he has served as Blackwater’s C.E.O. and chairman. Privately, and secretly, he has been doing the C.I.A.’s bidding, helping to craft, fund, and execute operations ranging from inserting personnel into “denied areas”—places U.S. intelligence has trouble penetrating—to assembling hit teams targeting al-Qaeda members and their allies. Prince, according to sources with knowledge of his activities, has been working as a C.I.A. asset: in a word, as a spy. While his company was busy gleaning more than $1.5 billion in government contracts between 2001 and 2009—by acting, among other things, as an overseas Praetorian guard for C.I.A. and State Department officials—Prince became a Mr. Fix-It in the war on terror. His access to paramilitary forces, weapons, and aircraft, and his indefatigable ambition—the very attributes that have galvanized his critics—also made him extremely valuable, some say, to U.S. intelligence. (Full disclosure: In the 1990s, before becoming a journalist for CBS and then NBC News, I was a C.I.A. attorney. My contract was not renewed, under contentious circumstances.)
I can't wait till they make a movie about this. He'll be portrayed as a hero like Jack Bauer. At the very worst they'll make him into some "The Good Shepherd"-style tortured soul who becomes evil but only because he loves his country so.

The trailer for this will totally begin with "in a world..."
It was a time of war
It was a time of assholes
It was a time of war and assholes
He served his country, infiltrating and securing the most dangerous parts of the globe...

*wide angel shot of humvee driving on Iraqi road, into village*

But when those that used him...

Secretary:"Oval office on the line, Mr. Prince"

began to abuse him...

Prince: "I'm not comfortable with this mission..."
Evil Politician Voice: "You're a mercenary, a tool. Do as your told. You'll be protected."

Things go too far

*quick cuts of machine gun bursts, and screaming Iraqis*

Prince: "I can't believe this is happening..."
Underling: "We had to, it was necessary... right, boss?" *stares off into space*

Now, when the price of loyalty is too high, one man must take a stand against corruption

Politician: "You've become a liability, Prince."
Politician: "It's become expedient... to expend you..." *wipes glasses*
Prince: "I don't think so..."

*fade to black, title fades in*

Coming this february

Blood in the BlackWater

A Michael Bay film

Summer 2011

It's like a shitty video game plot, but in real life. You'll need something to pas your time between rounds of Modern Combat 2, right?

Make no mistake, these people are the definition of pure evil. The entire Prince family as well as their close associations to Joseph Schmitz are all Franco-loving Pinochet-fellating millenialist clerical fascist and the fact that they have a private sanctioned army within the united states should scare the fuck out of you.

I'm pretty sure they changed the name of Blackwater to XE because it's hard to say/read and that will discourage people from talking about the company's evil doings. Like, is it a chinese thing, like 'sheh', or should i say 'ecksee' or 'zee' or what? But now the head of a multinational private security firm was contracted by the CIA to assassinate people.. yeah, it's not much of a shocking revelation.

Outer Heav-... Blackwater's compound is in the united states.. You know what to do. There's only one thing to do...

I just have to wonder how anyone on earth could ever be surprised by getting fucked over by the CIA? How? Do they know the track record for the CIA? It's pretty much the biggest fuck ups possible. It's really hilarious... Erik Prince for some reason thought the CIA was contracting out missions against its charter because they just liked him SOOOOOO much as opposed to the plausible deniability they would ineluctably have by utilizing a 3rd party with an already tarnished reputatio

the united states is turning overt fascist juuuuuuuust slowly enough that people don't seem to notice, think back 10 years ago to things like habeas corpus and not having hundreds of thousands of Troops and paramilitaries in iraq/afghanistan and shit, now imagine what things are going to be like in another 10 years

Why are private military companies allowed to exist again? I mean, waht purpose do they serve and wasn't our constitution created in order to avoid them? I guess they're around because the government wants to be able to conduct illegal international activities and despite their best efforts, the military actually has some oversight. Governments since the beginning of time have hired mercenaries. They're usually more experienced than your soldiers and can do things where if your normal soldiers get caught you'll be in big trouble. Also there is the fact that if they become too politically inconvenient you can throw them under the bus or if you're old school the gallows. They're an amazing scapegoat, But Eric Prince is a James Bond villain. Only scarier.

Private military contractors are the ultimate libertarian fantasy: Just let the free markets decide who to hire to do the job, and if they're not doing a good job competition will get the upper hand. Thus, only the best private military will remain and will no doubt be better than the SOCIALIST federal army funded with your tax dollars.

Future Weapons on Discovery/Military channel basically jerks off Blackwater on a daily basis. I guess it's the scratching of backs since they regularly visit and discuss their hyper-efficient new wave of killing devices. "A good defense is a good offense". This philosophy enables mercs to truly believe that their highly lethal device, designed and manufactured to kill as easily and efficiently as possible, is defending them. Thing is, they are the invasive force. Simply not going there, even for money, is the best defense. This, and their fetishization of the IDF were the exact reasons why I never cared to watch the piece of shit show.

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