Project Veritas and Eric Prince: A Blackwater Connection of Legal Risk Management

Founded in 1997 by former Navy Seal, Eric Prince, Blackwater was an asset of the CIA performing services the CIA could no longer legally execute.   While Blackwater got all the attention, it was by no means alone in the “risk management” world of espionage and security.   Utilizing contract assassins was and still is big business.  Since Blackwater was sold, it has grown exponentially.

The largest risk management company in the world is the British multinational, G4S employing over 620,000 and raking in revenue of nearly $8 billion annually.   In fact, Blackwater, now called Academi, ranks 30th in the world. They do what government and military personnel cannot do, and they take the heat when something goes wrong.  But should they?

Sometimes the money is cash or gold under the table, other times it’s on the books, it depends on the operation and the need to remain seemingly clean.

Defion Internacional, based out of Peru and ranked 21st, makes no bones about what they do – Guns for Hire!  

Most of these firms utilize former special ops who are paid well to put their life on the line.   There is no pension. Everyone works as a contractor.   They get to work in all the elite places around the world; Niger, Baghdad, Kosovo, Kuwait, Bolivia, Columbia, etc…   What they are given is all the latest technology and equipment that our military is lacking.   But their biggest asset that lures the CIA as their most formidable employer is they are not bound by the same rules as our government and thus fly under the radar often.

Like many dictators across the globe, ‘they were our friend before the CIA decided they were now our enemy’, seemed to be the case with Blackwater.   In 2007 while hired by the CIA to protect a US Embassy convoy in Baghdad, the Blackwater contractors became spooked that they were being ambushed and opened fire killing 14 civilians while being pelted by Iraqi forces and Iraqi police.

According to the Blackwater guards, “a Kia sedan with a woman and her grown son in it was approaching the square from a distance, driving slowly on the wrong side of the road, and that the driver ignored a police officer’s whistle to clear a path for the convoy. According to this account, the security team fired warning shots and then lethal fire at the Kia. They then set off stun grenades to clear the scene. Iraqi police and Army soldiers, mistaking the stun grenades for fragmentation grenades, opened fire at the Blackwater men, to which they responded.”

At the time the US was at war with Iraq.   It was a very unpopular war that was instigated with bad intel and Bush was eager to deflect his shame. The total civilian death total was estimated to be between 270,000 and 600,000.  Bush desperately needed a scapegoat and he needed to assuage the Iraqi government by offering up sacrificed men – Blackwater Guards.

December 2008, the US government charged 4 Blackwater guards with manslaughter.   In 2009 all charges were dismissed. In 2011 all charges were reinstated. Eric Prince believes that the FBI investigated with the intent on blaming Blackwater despite tremendous evidence to the contrary.   During that time frame, Mueller was Director of the FBI.

Blackwater was sued and paid fines to the US government.   And in 2010 Blackwater was sold to a group of private investors.   Of the four guards convicted, one was given life imprisonment.   No other contractors or military officials were charged during the war. The CIA was not remanded for it’s mercenary hires.   And a mass of new companies sprung up to claim the rewards of what would continue to be called ‘risk management’ – guns for hire.

Fast Forward;   According to media reports, Eric Prince trained employees how to properly conduct investigative techniques and to integrate into liberal companies for the purpose of extracting truth on behalf of Project Veritas.

Dastardly?   No.  Illegal? No.

Industrial espionage? No!

Industrial espionage would include the theft of trade secrets for commercial sale, bribery, or blackmail.   By contrast, Competitive Intelligence involves gathering of information for analysis and marketing.   For example, it is relatively common for political campaigns to be infiltrated by persons from the opposing party.   Protests have often been infiltrated by contractually hired and trained riot instigators whose masters advertise on Craigslist.  It is a fine line that is pervasive throughout the world!

So why would the media target Eric Prince and Project Veritas?  

Because they are conservatives who have helped uncover ugly truths.

One such video that Project Veritas obtained was within the headquarters of the American Teachers Federation filming two union leaders making statements implicating them in corruption.   ATF is suing Project Veritas claiming:   unlawfully recorded private conversations, trespass, and fraudulent and unauthorized surveillance. One of the video’s reveals the rape of a 15 year old girl and the coverup by the Union and the School.

But New Jersey surveillance laws where the investigation was filmed don’t cover private conversations – in fact camera’s are everywhere throughout the state including in stores, retailers, merchants, street corners, businesses,  etc… Recorded conversations are not illegal if one party to the conversation is aware of the recording – as per Federal Law.   And Trespass is only available if signs prohibiting trespass are posted on commercial establishments and the party was uninvited.

The Michigan complaint against Veritas is also without legal merit.   Surveillance in public work spaces is ‘specifically’ allowed and employees are simply told to be discreet or be fired. It is only in a private setting such as a restroom where the surveillance could compromise nudity that it is illegal.

Eric Prince training Veritas employees how to investigate is hardly illegal – no matter who he uses to assist in the training. Using former spies, M16, CIA, etc… is simply utilizing good expertise!  Private detectives are virtually the same, and are subject to the same laws.   Training a person in combat techniques is not illegal.   Training a person in self-defense is not illegal.   Training a person how to conduct a properly executed investigation is ‘good business practice’.

Aligning them with President Trump is the demonizing factor because in the Protocols of Liberalism – anyone remotely associated with supporting our president is worthy of jail, gulags or death.

Mercenaries: Hired Death Squads – The Pentagon’s Black Book

He’s old, his body isn’t working like it used to, he can’t hear well, he’s got a layer of fat around the middle, and all he wants to do is relive the thrill one last time!

Mercenaries have little to do with God and country, and everything to do with money. There is no loyalty outside of the clan, they will go wherever their employer wants them, and often that employer was the US Department of Defense Intelligence. The Pentagon.

Off the books, they came through the back door and were given their orders. They didn’t work within the military, they were subcontractors, no rules, and the asset they were often called to protect was – oil.   Black Gold.   Off the books for the government meant off the books for them – tax free $$$$.

When the US entered the Middle East, it wasn’t about the people, or freedom, it was about oil. Constant skirmishes, conflicts, and war throughout the region risked that asset.   Mercenaries were the death squads deployed to protect that asset at any cost.

Well trained, they came from ranks within the military, Green Berets, Seals, and Marines whose resume listed one skillset: “I know how to kill people”. It was the only skill their stint in the military had provided them, and finding a job in the common peoples world was not only impossible, it was undesirable, it was boring.

He trained his team personally.   They were the best of the best. Their identities were wiped.   Their souls had already been ripped from their skins in past wars, their values nonexistent, their morality deadened, but their instincts were their weapon of choice – pin point sharp!   The Defense Intelligence Agency used them because they were a small unit, easily disguised, unreported, and their deeds not transparent. The mission could take weeks or sometimes months to accomplish. They were a tight team, each man an asset to be protected at all costs. The camaraderie was intense!   If a man was lost, that was his fate.   If a man was lost due to a team member’s negligence, that necessitated punishment.

This was a business and success was not optional.  

He did lose a few mates, but to his credit no one ever went rogue.   Death was an accepted business tactic or fate.   When the mission was fait accompli, a private plane would escort them to neutral territory where they could indulge in lavish meals and whores.

It simply was their way of life.   The alternative back home was grim. They could never fit in to a mundane lifestyle ever again.

Of course being a mercenary did come with one rather perverse destructive consequence:  nightmares, night terrors!   A window, albeit very small, still existed in their soul wherein guilt would raise it’s ugly spears.  Sometimes it manifested in rage, often it found an easy access during sleep when the mind was not protected.

After his soul was ripped from him in Vietnam and subsequently Africa, a hole formed in his brain. Behind the hole demons taunted him. Sometimes they came out screaming, brandishing swords as they sought to destroy his remaining sanity.   Often he would awake drenched in sweat, his hands bloodied from pounding the wall.   There were exactly two things that kept these demons quarantined in their hole, another mission and Gin.

The Pentagon maintained a black book of these mercenaries so they could fly under the radar.   Creative accounting called for $500 coffee mugs, $1500 goggles, and facilities built in the Middle East that never existed.   But it got more complicated when the US government would hire mercenaries on behalf of an enemy country while accepting payment under the table.  Everybody profited. But a leak, even a minor leak, could unravel what would be hailed as treason.   Many of these organizations were eliminated to curb a possible leak as questions began to be raised.

January 2019, the Pentagon revealed unaccounted funds of $21 trillion.   The media would have us believe it was all negligent accounting.   These are military strategists, not opioid addicts, they likely know exactly where the money went, but feel no necessity to inform the public.   It bought coups. It bought mercenaries. It bought oil. It bought countries. It bought politicians. It bought the media.

In a recent article by The Last Refuge, the author recounted how each agency within the government has its own media leak source:   FBI – leaks to New York Times and NBC, CIA – leaks to Washington Post and ABC, and the State Department – leaks to CNN and CBS. Ultimately each faction substantiates the other providing a unified propaganda.

The Pentagon did NOT lose $21 trillion, rather, it spent the money on assets it can not and does not want to reveal.

During the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations the constant rupture of war and coups within the Middle East necessitated more mercenaries. They were deployed to Ukraine, Syria, Turkey, Afghanistan, UAE, Iraq, Kuwait, Niger, Algeria, etc…   Ramping up the global insecurity was an agenda, but the US was not oil independent and we needed to secure the flow.   When ISIS took control of oilfields, who did they sell the oil to in order to maintain their military?

Rote military personnel could not be counted on, they held to an accountability, they believed in God and country.   Mercenaries had no politics, no values, they were a hired death squad.

There was no shortage of contracts and he found himself spending more time abroad than home.   He had a wife, in fact he had had a few, but without a soul to love, they moved on.   He understood.   It wasn’t that he chose this as a career so much as it chose him. As a boy he didn’t run around declaring that when he grew up he wanted to be a mercenary.   But it found him. It took his life blood. And he loved every second despite being blown up, despite losing his wives, despite having no interest in rearing his children.

And now, an old man, he dreams of one last mission – despite the fact that this one would most certainly be – a failure. But at least it would end the nightmares.