Blackwater Chef: Erik Prince erhält Freispruch für seine Morde, nur „Kleine“ werden verurteilt

Die Söldner Firmen wie MPRI, aufgekauft von Blackwater, sitzen direkt im Pentragon bei dem Generalstab.

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Aufdeckerplattform: Gründer von Söldnerfirma Blackwater baute private Luftstreitkräfte über Unternehmen in Wiener Neustadt auf

One of the Thrush 510G being modified at Airborne Technologies’ hangar in Wiener Neustadt, Austria. Prince owns at least 25 percent of the company.

Der Gründer und einstige Chef der berüchtigten Söldnerfirma Blackwater, Erik Prince, habe mithilfe einer österreichischen Firma eine „private Luftstreitkraft“ aufgebaut. Das berichtet das Portal „The Intercept“, das seine Recherchen vorab dem STANDARD zur Verfügung gestellt hat. Prince soll mit der Firma Airborne in Wiener Neustadt zusammengearbeitet haben, um zwei Thrush-510-Agrarflugzeuge zu voll ausgerüsteten Kampfflugzeugen umzubauen. Airborne bewirbt die modifizierten Flugzeuge, die eigentlich zur Schädlingsbekämpfung gedacht sind, auf seiner Website.

Die für Prince umgebauten Prototypen waren schlussendlich in der Lage, Ziele auszuspionieren, sie mit Gewehrfeuer zu attackieren oder zu bombardieren. In Wiener Neustadt sollen zwei Prototypen erschaffen worden sein, die Prince laut internen Dokumenten, die „The Intercept“ vorliegen, in den Südsudan verkaufen wollte.

….  Prince exploited front companies, a connection with Viktor Bout’s weapons supplier, and at least one civil war in an effort to sell his customized armed aircraft.

„The Intercept“ berichtet über Beteiligung des US-Amerikaners Erik Prince an österreichischer Firma

Verantwortlich überall für Morde, Terror, Anschläge um Hass in Staaten durch die kriminellen Aktionen oft im Namen des CIA zuschüren. Im Krieg liegt der Profit. Umso mehr Tode, Chaos, umso höhere Aufträge für die Söldner, welche als reine Verbrecher Organisationen schon im Balkan tätig waren.

Seit der Aufdeckung der Beschuldigung zweier früherer Mitarbeiter der Sicherheitsfirma Blackwater – der Firmeninhaber soll Komplize beim Mord und bei der Vertuschung des absichtlichen Tötens von irakischen Zivilisten sein – reißen die schweren Anschuldigungen gegen Blackwater nicht ab. 17 Zivilisten im Irak wurden nur von einer Gruppe zum Spaß ermordet, identisch wie die MPRI Morde im Auftrage des CIA (siehe Robert Baer) organisierte, um die Bevölkerung in Jugoslawien aufzustacheln und um Hass und Feinschaft zusähen. Im Jemen hat man das Land verlassen, nachdem die Houthi Freikämpfer etliche Blackwater Terroristen erschossen.

Im Solde des Pentagon: Die Mord und Terror Organisation Blackwater und MPRI in neuen Gewande

Die Söldner, damals die MPRI Leute im Balkan, wie die IS Terroristen sind das grosse Problem der Kriege. Syrien und die Türkei zeigen identische Söldner, was damals schon bekannt war, wer das Morden organisierte. Entwurzelte Kriminelle, welche wahllos morden und plündern.

Blackwater-Gründer Prince: Großes Grenz-Schutz-Projekt in Libyen

„Lasst den privaten Sektor die Arbeit machen“

Grenzen schützen mit Söldnern

Beides, verborgene Manöver in Libyen und das Buhlen um den großen Geldtopf, zeigt sich an einer Enthüllungsgeschichte, die The Intercept aktuell veröffentlicht.

Darin geht es um den Blackwater-Gründer Erik Prince, dem König der Söldner. Gegen ihn laufen laut Bericht wieder einmal Ermittlungen, diesmal vom US-Justizministerium, unter anderem wegen Geldwäsche. Die Wahrscheinlichkeit, dass Prince auch diesmal ohne größeren Schaden davon kommt, ist nicht als gering einzuschätzen. Prince hat ein Geschick darin und ständig neue Namen für seine Geschäftsidee: „Lasst den privaten Sektor die Arbeit machen“ und alles wird erledigt, auch das IS-Problem („Wenn nur das alte Blackwater Team noch zusammen wäre“).

Laut den Intercept-Autoren Matthew Cole und Jeremy Scahill versuchte Prince seit dem Jahr 2013 libyschen Partnern militärische Dienstleistungen und Ausstattung anzubieten: Söldner, gepanzerte und bewaffnete Fahrzeuge, Helikopter, Boote, sogar Aufklärungsflugzeuge, seine Einsatzkräfte im Angebot waren frühere australische Special Operation Commandos.

Welt Info


Oct. 22 2014, 6:58 p.m.

A federal jury in Washington, D.C., returned guilty verdicts against four Blackwater operatives charged with killing more than a dozen Iraqi civilians and wounding scores of others in Baghdad in 2007.

The jury found one guard, Nicholas Slatten, guilty of first-degree murder, while three other guards were found guilty of voluntary manslaughter: Paul Slough, Evan Liberty, and Dustin Heard. The jury is still deliberating on additional charges against the operatives, who faced a combined 33 counts, according to the Associated Press. A fifth Blackwater guard, Jeremy Ridgeway, had already pleaded guilty to lesser charges and cooperated with prosecutors in the case against his former colleagues. The trial lasted ten weeks and the jury has been in deliberations for 28 days.

The incident for which the men were tried was the single largest known massacre of Iraqi civilians at the hands of private U.S. security contractors. Known as “Baghdad’s bloody Sunday,” operatives from Blackwater gunned down 17 Iraqi civilians at a crowded intersection at Nisour Square on September 16, 2007. The company, founded by secretive right-wing Christian supremacist Erik Prince, pictured above, had deep ties to the Bush Administration and served as a sort of neoconservative Praetorian Guard for a borderless war launched in the immediate aftermath of 9/11…………………

While Barack Obama pledged to rein in mercenary forces when he was a senator, once he became president he continued to employ a massive shadow army of private contractors. Blackwater — despite numerous scandals, congressional investigations, FBI probes and documented killings of civilians in both Iraq and Afghanistan — remained a central part of the Obama administration’s global war machine throughout his first term in office.

Just as with the systematic torture at Abu Ghraib, it is only the low level foot-soldiers of Blackwater that are being held accountable. Prince and other top Blackwater executives continue to reap profits from the mercenary and private intelligence industries. Prince now has a new company, Frontier Services Group, which he founded with substantial investment from Chinese enterprises and which focuses on opportunities in Africa. Prince recently suggested that his forces at Blackwater could have confronted Ebola and ISIS. “If the administration cannot rally the political nerve or funding to send adequate active duty ground forces to answer the call, let the private sector finish the job,” he wrote.

https://theintercept.com/2014/10/22/blackwater-guilty-verdicts/

Crime Club Washington

President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney receive an Oval Office briefing from CIA Director George Tenet. Also present is Chief of Staff Andy Card (on right). (White House photo)

President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney receive an Oval Office briefing from CIA Director George Tenet. Also present is Chief of Staff Andy Card (on right). (White House photo)

Wise Advisers Needed

Some of today’s presidential candidates are brimming with what we’re told are sage foreign policy advisers, even though many have been implicated in the disastrous policies of recent decades; other candidates have relatively few advisers – some of them unknown entities about whom little can be found even via Goggle. As a collective, VIPS stands ready to help any and all candidates who might be interested. It may now be time to insert some names into our offer.

The listing below contains only those members of VIPS who signed onto our Memorandum of Sept. 14, 2015, addressing our former bosses’ transparent attempts to cover up their role in torture:

VIPS Steering Group, Sept. 14, 2015

Fulton Armstrong, National Intelligence Officer for Latin America (ret.)

William Binney, former Technical Director, World Geopolitical & Military Analysis, NSA; co-founder, SIGINT Automation Research Center (ret.)

Tony Camerino, former Air Force and Air Force Reserves, senior interrogator in Iraq and author of How to Break a Terrorist under pseudonym Matthew Alexander

Glenn L. Carle, Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Transnational Threats, CIA (ret.)

Thomas Drake, former Senior Executive, NSA

Daniel Ellsberg, former State Department and Defense Department Official (VIPS Associate)

Philip Giraldi, CIA, Operations Officer (ret.)

Matthew Hoh, former Capt., USMC, Iraq & Foreign Service Officer, Afghanistan (associate VIPS)

Larry C Johnson, CIA & State Department (ret.)

Michael S. Kearns, Captain, USAF Intelligence Agency (Retired), ex Master SERE Instructor

John Kiriakou, Former CIA Counterterrorism Officer

Karen Kwiatkowski, Lt. Col., US Air Force (ret.)

Edward Loomis, NSA, Cryptologic Computer Scientist (ret.)

David MacMichael, National Intelligence Council (ret.)

James Marcinkowski, Attorney, former CIA Operations Officer

Ray McGovern, former US Army infantry/intelligence officer & CIA analyst (ret.)

Elizabeth Murray, Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Middle East, CIA (ret.)

Todd Pierce, MAJ, US Army Judge Advocate (ret.)

Scott Ritter, former Maj., USMC, former UN Weapon Inspector, Iraq

Diane Roark, former professional staff, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Coleen Rowley, Division Counsel & Special Agent, FBI (ret.)

Ali Soufan, former FBI Special Agent

Robert David Steele, former CIA Operations Officer

Greg Thielmann, U.S. Foreign Service Officer (ret.) and former Senate Intelligence Committee

Peter Van Buren, U.S. Department of State, Foreign Service Officer (ret.) (associate VIPS)

Lawrence Wilkerson, Colonel (USA, ret.), Distinguished Visiting Professor, College of William and Mary

Valerie Plame Wilson, CIA Operations Officer (ret.)

Ann Wright, U.S. Army Reserve Colonel (ret) and former U.S. Diplomat

Ray McGovern served for 30 years as an Army infantry/intelligence officer and then a CIA analyst. He is co-founder of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS).

US Intel Vets Warn Against Torture

US Intel Vets Warn Against Torture

Erik Prince in the Hot Seat

Blackwater’s Founder Is Under Investigation for Money Laundering, Ties to Chinese Intel, and Brokering Mercenary Services

Blackwater’s Founder Is Under Investigation for Money Laundering, Ties to Chinese Intel, and Brokering Mercenary Services

Matthew Cole, Jeremy Scahill Mar. 24

For more than a year, U.S. intelligence has been monitoring Erik Prince’s communications and movements, probing allegations that he used his company as a cover to set up Blackwater-style operations.