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The Knights Templar, Knights of Malta and Blackwater’s Erik Prince

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posted on Aug, 13 2009 @ 06:54 PM
I've been jonesing for a juicy CT lately ...

On the heels of an ex-marine whistle blowing on Blackwater founder Erik Prince for murder ...
and qa's link

... the following conspiracy is being considered:

In a declaration under the penalty of purjury, a former employee of Erik Prince’s Blackwater defense contracting firm said Prince “views himself as a Christian crusader tasked with eliminating Muslims and the Islamic faith from the globe.”

The accuser, only known as John Doe #2 in court documents because he claims he has been threatened with “death and violence” by managers of Prince’s company, wrote that “Prince intentionally deployed to Iraq certain men who shared his vision of Chrisian supremacy, knowing and wanting these men to take every available opportunity to murder Iraqis. Many of these men used call signs based on the Knights of the Templar, the warriors who fought the Crusades.”

This mention of the Knights Templar is an interesting one because it shifts the focus of Iraq from a quest for oil to that of a holy war. Remember when Pres. Bush got laughs for referring to the “war on terror” as a “crusade.” And this isn’t the only time Prince and his company Blackwater have been linked, albeit tenuously, with these shadow elements of the Catholic church and Christian fundamentalists.

The European Parliament published a report by Giovanni Claudio Fava, a Socialist Group legislator, claiming that there are connections between Blackwater and Malta. Malta is where the Knights of Malta, another right-wing element of the Catholic Church similar to the Knights Templar, once lived and still maintain control of Fort St. Angelo.

The Nation’s Jeremy Scahill has also written about connections between Prince, Malta and Pres. Bush’s rendition program in which terrorist suspects were sent to other countries for the purpose of torture. The program, according to Scahill was run by Cofer Black, who is allegedly a Knight of Malta himself and used Malta in the rendition program.

The expose, whilst speculative, is a worthwhile read, including some valuable links at the end of the copy.

GW laughed it off once when he was accused of "crusading" in the Middle East.

Considering the absence of any other valid reasons for fighting those wars, and considering all the information we have learned about soldiers preaching and distributing bibles and other related incidents, the above conspiracy theory has enough substance to merit further investigation.

Or perhaps all the elements are yet another staggering coinkidinkie.

posted on Aug, 17 2009 @ 05:09 PM
Yes I thought about this too. Between the religious motivations for policy that GW exihibited, the war and Blackwater's christian extremist executive ranks...well it looks like modern day crusades to me...or more accurately...a bunch of whackos with guns, endorsed and employed by GW and crew, pretending that they are crusaders.

Of note is that the original crusaders were promised absolution from all sins as long as they were waging war "for God". So they were free to rape, pillage, torture as well as commit any other attrocity they felt inclined to...all with a free pass from the Pope/God.


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