World Trade Center

A Quote by zaadzster_1 on blackwater, war on terror, mercenary army, private army, right-wing christian, and world trade center

While Erik continued the Prince family tradition of supporting the right-wing Christian movement, his Blackwater empire was steadily growing in the Great Dismal Swamp of North Carolina.  How fast it would grow wouldn't become clear until two planes smashed into the World Trade Center a year later, in a horrible tragedy that would fuel Erik Prince's meteoric rise to become head of one of the most powerful private armies in the world.  Prince would soon draw on his father's ideals and money to build up an army of soldiers who would serve on the front lines of a global battle, waged largely on Muslim lands, that an evangelical President Prince helped put in the White House would boldly define as a "crusade."


Source: Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army, Pages: 24

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A Quote by Raphie on world trade center, wtc, windows on the world, wedding, flowers, roses, statue of liberty, loss, death, spirit, and september 11

I can still see the amber sunset and the Statue of Liberty through the newly-wedded paned-glass of Windows on the World that Sunday evening three weeks before the Towers fell. We left the wedding dozens of roses in hand the bride and groom needed not there was such a surfeit. That view I experienced is a sight that now exists for birds alone and, perchance, a lingering spirit or two; or, if the fates be cruel, a whispered echo of that golden-haired bartender's gorgeous smile.

Raphie Frank

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