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CODEPINK Cofounder Arrested at Home of Blackwater Founder Urging Him Not to Flee to Extradition-Free UAE
"The combat troops are being withdrawn from Iraq, yet 75,000 contractors
remain and Clinton wants to bring in another 6-7,000 more
arms-for-hire. The Iraqi people kicked Blackwater out of their country
and they are still making a killing off of US taxpayers. The fact that
Prince is allowed to cut ties and skip town is criminal," says Jodie
Evans, CODEPINK Cofounder.
In light of the combat troop withdrawal from Iraq this week and the ongoing build up of private security forces by the State Department in Iraq, CODEPINK wanted to deliver the message to Prince that his fleeing to a country that does not have extradition treaty with the US was highly suspect given the violent and illegal history of his former company.
Blackwater and Prince have been the subject of ongoing investigations and litigations surrounding illegal and violent tactics used against the Iraqi people. On Jan 30, 2009, The U.S. State Department told Blackwater Worldwide that it will not renew its contract in Iraq, though Secretary of State Clinton has awarded the company (know known as Xe) several lucrative contracts in Afghanistan.