Thursday, December 3, 2009

Blackwater founder throws pity party

Posted By on Thu, Dec 3, 2009 at 11:45 AM

There aren’t many things more ridiculous than a slimeball who feels sorry for himself when he’s caught. Which brings us to Erik Prince, the arrogant rich boy who founded Blackwater USA, based in eastern North Carolina, and turned it into a murderous, mercenary money machine. Prince told Vanity Fair magazine he is cutting his ties with the company, and complained that he was “constantly being thrown under the bus” by the government. Prince did not indicate where he found the nerve to gripe about being caught.

Under his leadership, Blackwater (which changed its name to Xe after the shit hit the fan over its Iraqi misdeeds) raked in billions in blood money from the U.S. government. It was also accused of everything from staggering amounts of graft to the slaughter of innocent citizens in a notorious shooting in a Badhdad square in 2007. Since that shooting, reports have surfaced of numerous other incidents of wantonly arrogant behavior, including sexual assaults and murders, by Blackwater employees in Iraq; the re-selling at a high profit of weapons meant for the Iraqi army; involvement in a CIA program to kill terrorists; and more slimy shenanigans than we have room to list here. The company is now the target of several congressional hearings and federal investigations, which apparently led to Prince’s pity party, boo-hooing about how he’s the victim of injustice after having “put myself and my company at the CIA's disposal.” Prince says he may become a high school teacher; no word on whether he plans to punish rowdy students by waterboarding them. Of course, he’ll have to avoid prison in order to fulfill his new educational dreams.

Mr. Pitiful, being sworn in to testify in a congressional investigation
  • Mr. Pitiful, being sworn in to testify in a congressional investigation

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