Abby Martin of the RT network outlines the corruption, fraud, and murderous actions of the mercenary group Blackwater, now known as Academi. Violence was Blackwater’s business model and means of reining in former employees.

It was also implicated in illegal weapons smuggling and, according to former employees, Prince ordered the killing of anyone who was planning to give information of the criminal activities to federal authorities. One former employee mentions that Prince’s management circle had given the former employee death threats.

Prince reportedly believed that his mission with Blackwater was one sent from God in order to wipe the Islamic faith from the planet.