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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 09:03 PM
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Sounds like Blackwater founder Erik Prince was operating a child prostitution service in Iraq
Edited on Fri Aug-07-09 09:08 PM by NNN0LHI
http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2009/08/the_blackwater_charges_whats_being_alleged.php



A series of shocking and lurid charges have been made against Erik Prince and Blackwater, the defense contracting behemoth he founded, in sworn statements filed in federal court Monday. Prince and or his company are variously accused of being motivated by an apocalyptic Christian worldview which glorified killing Muslims; of "encourag{ing} and reward{ing} the destruction of Iraqi life;" of illegally smuggling weapons into Iraq; of destroying incriminating evidence; of using child prostitutes; and even of murdering government informants.

The charges -- which come from a former Blackwater employee, and a former US Marine who has worked as a security operative for the company -- appear to be largely unsubstantiated. Their existence was first reported by The Nation, and has since been covered by numerous blogs and a few mainstream outlets. snip

The prostitution charge: John Doe 2 claims that Prince "failed to stop the ongoing use of prostitutes, including child prostitutes," during his visits to Blackwater's camp in Iraq.

http://www.motherjones.com/mojo/2009/08/inside-sausage-factory-blackwater-edition

By Daniel Schulman | Thu August 6, 2009 9:01 AM PST

McClatchy's Mark Seibel and the News & Observer's Jay Price probably wish their email thread, discussing whether to cover the latest Blackwater allegations, didn't wind up splashed on the front page of Gawker, but I'm kinda glad it did. It offers a peek inside the sausage factory into the very real struggle reporters are having over whetherand howto cover this story, which seems more like the plot of last season's 24 than a real-life crime drama. We're talking charges that Blackwater founder Erik Prince not only is out on a religious crusade to kill Muslims, but had informants whacked; allegations of child prostitution and gun-running; accusations of a wife-swapping and sex ring run out of the company's Moyock, North Carolina compound. Compared to this, allegations of tax evasion and money laundering seem downright tame.

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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 09:06 PM
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1. Republcion family values at work. Again
and again and again and again...God help us all.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 09:09 PM
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2. Helluva guy, huh? A torturer who loves his job. nt
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Botany Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 09:15 PM
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3. He is the face of evil


One of his men shot and killed the Vice President of Iraq's Body Guard on Christmas Eve when he was drunk ....
.... the man took his Blackwater pay back home to Seattle and bought a new house ....... nothing happened to him.




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ColbertWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 02:15 AM
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8. I see your Amon Goeth and raise you a ...
... Reinhard Heydrich.



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Hansel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 09:33 PM
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4. Apparently they are anti-abortion because they have some dittling to do.
Sons of bitches.
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Echo In Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 09:35 PM
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5. Auh, those 'Prosperity christians' and their nutty "Family Values, Inc"
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imdjh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-07-09 10:24 PM
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6. You know what's really sick? I actually passed your thread by a couple of times.
Edited on Fri Aug-07-09 10:26 PM by imdjh
I mean really- what's so shocking about your headline? I read it, '....Blackwater founder... child prostitution.....' and quite literally thought, "Of course they were."

Not my usual world weary, "Of course..." as in "Of course you are darling. Beautiful, smart, and anyone could see perfect for the role." no, this was plain old world weary, "Of course." as in "Of course the sink is stopped up, it's Thanksgiving morning and I have ten people coming for dinner."
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Shallah Kali Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 01:39 AM
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7. Part of Schahil's book on Backwater is up on google books here
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windoe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 06:53 PM
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9. May it be the end of Blackwater
they are an actual threat to US security.
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 06:57 PM
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10. Recommend
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-08-09 07:11 PM
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11. k+r
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