Saturday, August 08, 2009

The Black in Blackwater


Why is it when it comes to the rape, abuse, exploitation and degradation of innocent children that avowed Christians of all stripes are nearly always involved?

The saga of Blackwater continues. The mega profit outsourced corporate arm extraordinaire of the U.S. military presence in Iraq. Between murdering for entertainment and evidence suppression, wife swapping, money laundering, tax evasion and redeploying the certified mentally ill back to Iraq, an ex-employee has now given sworn testimony that Erik Prince, CEO of Blackwater and avowed clean living Christian, turned a blind eye to the sexual abuse, rape and exploitation of young Iraqi children that took place in the Blackwater compounds in Baghdad.

I’m not surprised. I’ve maintained for years that only the tip of the iceberg about Iraq’s illegal invasion has been exposed. There is more to come.

And the real perpetrators are still running free. Prosecution is still off the table. Indeed. More protection for child molesters. Was it ever thus.

I may not be surprised about this. But I still have the capacity to feel sickened.

20 comments:

  1. I am shocked by this and it has hit me out of the blue. I had no idea.Itś more than high time the US arm pulls out of there to prevent anymore atrocities from happening. Are these soldiers or unleashed animals? What is happening here and why can't I comprehend it? What sort of people make up the US armed forces?

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  2. The US government has outsourced many of its departments including military - for many reasons not least of which is unaccountability for torture and violence. The Blackwater corporation is one of the results of this. It is making billions from the invasion of Iraq and has campaign funded in the millions also.
    The system is beyond corrupt, just about every arm of government is monetized.
    And we're reaping the results.
    XO
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  3. War de-humanizes, but these people were inhuman before the invasion, I think. Christian? Not even human. Sickening indeed, WWW.

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  4. GM:
    It takes re-thinking the whole process of government, it simply isn't working. On all levels.
    XO
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  5. T:
    I think training is to blame as well. You're dealing with people that have been completely desensitized by the gruelling process of bootcamps and for profit masters.
    XO
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  6. I'm no longer shocked by what governments get up to on the quiet. Nor by the secret vices of supposedly devout believers. Hypocrisy is everywhere you look.

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  7. The term 'mercenary' has long been linked with the unsavory and distasteful. Soldiers who kill solely for money are beneath contempt. Any government directly employing such people is similarly beneath contempt. One could ask why Obama hasn't stopped the practice? The obvious answer is that it's not in his power to do so.
    As for 'Christianity', it's simply a marketing term designed to add a cloak of righteousness to otherwise vile and evil practices.

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  8. WWW. Great post!

    It has also come out that Blackwater was involved in selling illegal arms trade, including to some unsavory terrorist groups.

    Watch this video below. You will find it very informative:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fp9KbT6GTVg&eurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Efacebook%2Ecom%2Fhome%2Ephp%3Fref%3Dlogo&feature=player_embedded

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  9. I'm reminded that this is a discussion (and I use that term Very lightly) about what is wrong with America. Again, Again, Again: it's Bush's,the Republicans, Blackwater, Republicans, the wealth, the corporations, the banks, fault. Never let it be said, that the Democrats, The Church, The JFK's ever did the same. Oh, never.
    and why am I perpetuating this by participating, I'm not. bye

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  10. I guess they use religion as a cloak to disguise what they're up to, but really they're about as Christian as I am a Sumarai Wrestler.

    However as a God-fearing athiest I pray they are fully exposed and brought to justice.

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  11. Like you, I am not surprised, and am sickened. People just become accostomed to this sort of thing, I think partly because of the frightful violence we see in the media all the time.

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  12. After all, despite my laziness dropping by via Nevin - to find a post about Prince Erik who is certainly one of quite a few illustrious candidates for the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague.

    An interesting blog you have, Mylady. Chapeau.

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  13. Nick:
    And it seems to be more prevalent in those who profess biblical beliefs against so called transgressions.
    XO
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  14. RJA:
    Mercenary must be one of the lowest job descriptions on the planet.
    XO
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  15. Nevin:
    I'm in Dialup Dementia but will check it out when I get back to civilization sometime in this century.
    There is no end to the corruption apparently!
    XO
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  16. Brighid:
    Good grief!
    This horrific abuse does not merit a post in your mind?
    You'd rather sweep everything under the rug and business as usual?
    I'm astonished!
    XO
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  17. Laura:
    It doesn't look like it though, does it?
    I think the bigger and more dastardly the crime the better chance of getting away with it.
    XO
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  18. Annie:
    Very good point, we are all becoming slowly desensitized.
    XO
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  19. Sean:
    He would join quite a scary bunch who have successfully avoided being made accountable (I'm thinking Hiroshima for one and on down the line)
    XO
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