Posts Tagged ‘murder’

A new Amnesty International report displays the sick industry of human trafficking created by Draconian U.S. immigration law. Mariana Sanchez reports of the ‘kidnapping, torture, rape and murder’ at Al Jazeera English (2:54):

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Jeremy Scahill, leading journalist on Blackwater, broke the story at The Nation of two Blackwater employees’ sworn statements, under the penalty of perjury, alleging the founder of Blackwater — now known as “Xe” (pronounced “zee”) — committed some of the highest of high crimes as the Bush Administration’s private mercenary firm in the Middle East.

An analysis of the affidavits filed by John Doe #1 [.pdf] and John Doe #2 [.pdf]. (h/t: Democracy Now!)

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Jeremy Scahill broke this story yesterday and spoke with Keith Olbermann on msnbc last night and Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! (DN!). In a sworn affidavit, an ex-Blackwater operative and an ex-U.S. Marine — know only as John Doe #1 and John Doe #2 — implicated the founder of Blackwater founder Erik Prince in murder(s). Blackwater was the Bush Administration’s hand-picked private mercenary squad in Iraq and Afghanistan that continues to operate under the Obama Administration.

John Doe #2 swore: “To that end, Mr. Prince intentionally deployed to Iraq certain men who shared his vision of Christian supremacy, knowing and wanting these men to take every available opportunity to murder Iraqis. Many of these men used call signs based on the Knights of the Templar, the warriors who fought the Crusades.”

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Wikileaks: Police must be brought to justice. (more…)