For many people the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are like a lot of other wars. It's about money. But for others it's really another Crusade. Our tax dollars fund Blackwater, which is the worlds most powerful mercenary army. The owner of Blackwater is Eric Prince, a guy that sees his private army as a neo Crusader force. He's from a powerhouse family of the religious right. This is the guy who's forces are in Iraq engaged in the war against a Muslim nation. Now in sworn affidavits former Blackwater employees claim that Prince murdered individuals that were complying with an investigation against Blackwater. This is scary stuff, and a big deal.
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