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The Truth Behind Blackwater:
Christian Crusaders in Iraq
美国基督教圣战先锋: 黑水保安之真相

16 August 2009
 

The following are the excerpt of a report by Jeremy Scahill titled Blackwater Founder Implicated in Murder and Chinese translation:

A former Blackwater employee and an ex-U.S. Marine who has worked as a security operative for the company have made a series of explosive allegations in sworn statements filed on August 3 in federal court in Virginia. The two men claim that the company’s owner, Erik Prince, may have murdered or facilitated the murder of individuals who were cooperating with federal authorities investigating the company. The former employee also alleges that Prince “views himself as a Christian crusader tasked with eliminating Muslims and the Islamic faith from the globe,” and that Prince’s companies “encouraged and rewarded the destruction of Iraqi life.” For example, Mr. Prince’s executives would openly speak about going over to Iraq to “lay Hajiis out on cardboard.” Going to Iraq to shoot and kill Iraqis was viewed as a sport or game.

一名原美国黑水保安公司雇员及一名原美国海军陆战队成员于8月3日在伏击你亚州联邦法庭宣誓作证,指控黑水公司总裁扑林厮策划了谋杀帮助联邦政府调查该公司黑幕的证人。黑水公司原雇员更进一步指称“黑水总裁将自己看作是基督教十字军东征的先锋,担负着在全球范围内消灭穆斯林和伊斯兰教的神圣使命,”故此黑水鼓励并奖励对伊拉克人的屠杀。事实上在黑水,被派遣到伊拉克去杀人被看作是一项奖励性的娱乐活动。

The two declarations are each five pages long and contain a series of devastating allegations concerning Erik Prince and his network of companies, which now operate under the banner of Xe Services LLC. Mr. Prince intentionally deployed to Iraq certain men who shared his vision of Christian 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.

两人的证词各有五页长,相关指控包括黑水有意选派狂热的基督教圣战教徒前往伊拉克,利用这些宗教狂尽可能多地在肉体上消灭不信基督的伊拉克人。这些基督教杀人狂会用当年十字军圣战中勇士的代号命名自己。

These allegations, and a series of other charges, are contained in sworn affidavits, given under penalty of perjury, filed late at night on August 3 in the Eastern District of Virginia as part of a seventy-page motion by lawyers for Iraqi civilians suing Blackwater for alleged war crimes and other misconduct.

上述指控都是两人在向法庭宣誓后做出的,在此情况下,如果指控不实,两人都将面对蓄意做假证的严厉惩罚。两位证人是因数起伊拉克平民起诉黑水保安犯有战争罪而被联邦法庭传唤的。

The former employee, identified in the court documents as “John Doe #2,” is a former member of Blackwater’s management team, according to a source close to the case. Doe #2 alleges in a sworn declaration that, based on information provided to him by former colleagues, “it appears that Mr. Prince and his employees murdered, or had murdered, one or more persons who have provided information, or who were planning to provide information, to the federal authorities about the ongoing criminal conduct.” John Doe #2 says he worked at Blackwater for four years; his identity is concealed in the sworn declaration because he “fear[s] violence against me in retaliation for submitting this Declaration.” He also alleges, “On several occasions after my departure from Mr. Prince’s employ, Mr. Prince’s management has personally threatened me with death and violence.”

“二号证人”原是公司一高管,在黑水工作了四个年头。根据其同事提供的信息,他了解到有一至数名黑水雇员因打算向当局揭发该公司的黑幕而遭到谋杀。由于害怕遭遇同样的下场,他至今不敢透露自己的真名实姓。据他说,事实上“自他离开黑水保安以来,黑水管理层已多次用死亡和暴力相威胁要他闭口"。

In a separate sworn statement, the former U.S. Marine who identified as “John Doe #1,” and worked for Blackwater in Iraq alleges that he has “learned from my Blackwater colleagues and former colleagues that one or more persons who have provided information, or who were planning to provide information about Erik Prince and Blackwater have been killed in suspicious circumstances.” Like Doe #2, he states that he fears “violence” against him for “submitting this Declaration.” No further details on the alleged murder(s) are provided.

原服役于海军陆战队, 后在伊拉克受雇于黑水的一号证人提出了相同的指控,称从其黑水同事处得知有一到数名黑水雇员因打算与当局合作调查公司在伊拉克的罪行而离奇死亡。同样, 他因为害怕死亡与暴力威胁而不敢透露真实姓名。

Among the additional allegations made by Doe #1 is that “Blackwater was smuggling weapons into Iraq.” He states that he personally witnessed weapons being “pulled out” from dog food bags. Doe #2 alleges that “Prince and his employees arranged for the weapons to be polywrapped and smuggled into Iraq on Mr. Prince’s private planes, which operated under the name Presidential Airlines,” and “using his various companies, [Prince] procured and distributed various weapons, including unlawful weapons such as sawed off semi-automatic machine guns with silencers, through unlawful channels of distribution,” adding that Prince “generated substantial revenues from participating in the illegal arms trade,"

二号证人指证黑水将各类杀人武器用夹板包装后由总裁的私人飞机运送到伊拉克,其中包括法律禁止使用的装有消音器的机关枪, 而该私人飞机是在美国总统专线上飞行的; 黑水总裁并因非法转卖这些武器而谋取暴利。一号证人说他亲眼看见黑水在伊拉克从伪装成装运狗罐头的袋子里取出新运来的杀人武器。

Specifically, he alleges that Prince “obtained illegal ammunition from an American company called LeMas. This company sold ammunition designed to explode after penetrating within the human body. Mr. Prince’s employees repeatedly used this illegal ammunition in Iraq to inflict maximum damage on Iraqis.”

二号证人特别指控黑水总裁“从一家叫做勒马死的公司进购法律禁止使用的大规模杀伤性武器,比如一种射入人体后爆炸的子弹。黑水保安员工经常性地使用这种武器对付伊拉克人,以期造成最大限度的伤害。”

The full report in English can be viewed from the following links:

thenation.com/doc/20090817/scahill
digg.com/politics/Blackwater_Founder_Implicated_in_Murder
commondreams.org/headline/2009/08/04-9
truthout.org/080409R der_/
socialistworker.org/2009/08/.../blackwater-founder-implicated

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