How’s this for a speech? Publicity shy Blackwater CEO expresses ‘disdain’ for Geneva Conventions

When Erik Prince, the reclusive owner of Blackwater, gives a speech he usually bans journalists and forbids videotaping. However, The Nation ’s Jeremy Scahill obtained an audio recording of a Prince speech at the University of Michigan in January. Yikes . “In the speech … Prince expressed disdain for the Geneva Convention and described Blackwater’s secretive operations at four Forward Operating Bases he controls in Afghanistan,” Scahill wrote. “He characterized the work of s…

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