January 10, 2007

BLACKWATER IS OWNED BY A CHRISTIAN?
Jesus said, Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. Matthew 5:9-12
"Erik Prince, the secretive, mega-millionaire, right-wing Christian founder of Blackwater, the private security firm that has built a formidable mercenary force in Iraq, champions his company as a patriotic extension of the U.S. military.

"His employees, in an act as cynical as it is deceitful, take an oath of loyalty to the Constitution.

"These mercenary units in Iraq, including Blackwater, contain some 20,000 fighters.
"They unleash indiscriminate and wanton violence against unarmed Iraqis, have no accountability and are beyond the reach of legitimate authority.

"The appearance of these paramilitary fighters, heavily armed and wearing their trademark black uniforms, patrolling the streets of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, gave us a grim taste of the future.

"It was a stark reminder that the tyranny we impose on others we will one day impose on ourselves."
( taken from commentary by Chris Hedges, America's Holy Warriors, posted on 1/4/07)

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