Remember when some idiot Blackwater employees played X-Wing fighter w/ a cargo plane in Afghanistan & earned a Darwin Award? Well, it’s lawsuit time for the widows of the soldiers they took with them, and Blackwater is cheaping out even further than I thought they would:
To defend itself against a lawsuit by the widows of three American soldiers who died on one of its planes in Afghanistan, a sister company of the private military firm Blackwater has asked a federal court to decide the case using the Islamic law known as Shari’a.
The lawsuit “is governed by the law of Afghanistan,” Presidential Airways argued in a Florida federal court. “Afghan law is largely religion-based and evidences a strong concern for ensuring moral responsibility, and deterring violations of obligations within its borders.”
If the judge agrees, it would essentially end the lawsuit over a botched flight supporting the U.S. military. Shari’a law does not hold a company responsible for the actions of employees performed within the course of their work.
Erik Prince, who owns Blackwater and Presidential Airways, briefly discussed the lawsuit in a meeting today with editors and reporters at The News & Observer. Prince was asked to justify having a case involving an American company working for the U.S. government decided by Afghan law.
“Where did the crash occur?” Prince said. “Afghanistan.” (emphasis mine)
Yeah, you read that right. This pseudo-patriot war-profiteer scumbag, to keep away from the possibility of any of his millions compensating these women for the fatal results of his company waging war The Wal-Mart Way, is endorsing Islamic law. Hilarious…