Congresswoman accuses Blackwater founder of “intimidation” over Indy article

Guy Adams

The good citizens of Baghdad aren’t the only ones who know what it’s like to feel intimidated by representatives of Erik Prince, founder of Blackwater, the trigger-happy private security firm which was recently re-named “Xe Services.”

Jan Schakowsky, a Democratic politician from Illinois, announced in Congress this morning that Mr Prince’s lawyers have been threatening to sue her for making what they call “defamatory statements” about their client.

Her speech accused the “heavy-handed” mercenary’s legal team of the “attempted intimidation of a member of Congress.” You can watch it below.

Prince’s lawyers appears to be upset by Congresswoman Schakowsky’s contribution to an article published by The Independent in September, in which she was highly critical of efforts to launch a Blackwater-themed shoot-em-up video game.

You can read details of Prince’s complaint here. The original Indy piece can be found here.

On Prince’s watch, Blackwater was responsible for the deaths of more than 200 Iraqis, including the notorious shooting of 17 civilians in Baghdad’s Nissor Square in 2007. After selling the firm in 2009, he moved to the United Arab Emirates – a country which, perhaps conveniently, lacks an extradition agreement with the US.

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  • Matthew McVeagh

    LOL what a fatuous load of rubbish!

  • Thomas

    In my view, Blackwater is a terrorist organisation. They are pure scum.

    Congresswoman would win in court. The other legal side have no case, just threats.

  • Thomas

    Congresswoman  should also expose the Iraq war.

    CIA Boss George Tenet claims he ran into Jewish mad Richard Perle at the White House on the day after 9/11. Tenet says Perle was already urging an attack on Iraq.

    9-11 was a gift for Perle and his Neocon gang. They always wanted to attack Iraq.

  • aeskylos

    Good for you congresswoman. There should be a limit to privatization and it should certainly not apply to the military or .police if you want to have a democracy.

  • aeskylos

    Your kind is disappearing, Terry. The world is changing.

  • Advocate4Liberty

    Erik Prince can’t be extradited to the U.S. So…send in Seal Team 6 to take him out


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