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Thu Jul 12, 2018, 01:56 PM

Blackwater founder makes new pitch for mercenaries to take over Afghan war

Source: The Hill



BY JUSTIN WISE - 07/12/18 01:30 PM EDT



Erik Prince, the founder of the private security firm formerly known as Blackwater, is making a new pitch for his proposal to turn U.S. combat operations in Afghanistan over to mercenaries.

Price promoted the plan in a YouTube video released Tuesday that coincided with the recent NATO summit in Belgium.

“The Pentagon does what it does and wanted to keep doing the same thing it has done for the last 17 years,” Prince said in the video. He said CIA officers and 6,000 mercenaries should take charge in the conflict.

Prince also said that President Trump has “stayed the course” in Afghanistan so far and that continuing a conventional war in the region is “reckless and it’s irresponsible.”



Read more: http://thehill.com/policy/defense/396714-blackwater-founder-proposes-mercenary-takeover-in-afghanistan-amidst-mueller-probe

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Reply Blackwater founder makes new pitch for mercenaries to take over Afghan war (Original post)
DonViejo Jul 12 OP
eggplant Jul 12 #1
bucolic_frolic Jul 12 #2
MythosMaster Jul 12 #3
Initech Jul 12 #4
DashOneBravo Jul 12 #12
Solly Mack Jul 12 #5
Initech Jul 12 #13
MarcA Jul 12 #6
cstanleytech Jul 12 #7
pecosbob Jul 12 #8
Liberalhammer Jul 12 #9
turbinetree Jul 12 #10
DavidDvorkin Jul 12 #11
EarthFirst Jul 12 #14
dembotoz Jul 13 #15

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 01:58 PM

1. moneymoneymoneymoneymoneymoneymoneymoneymoneymoneymoneymoney

money.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 01:58 PM

2. Government provisioning is one of the most lucrative contracts you can get

especially if you know your competitors well, or if there are no-bid provisions, or on a cost-plus basis.

Guaranteed profit! It doesn't get that good in the private sector

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 02:03 PM

3. Let the free market rule

And let him do it, but he has to finance it with his own money and no tax payer funds.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 02:03 PM

4. How is Blackwater still a thing?

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Response to Initech (Reply #4)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 08:24 PM

12. It's changed names a couple of times

But it’s had US government contracts the entire time and got new ones too.

[link:https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/5572355|

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 02:03 PM

5. He should be in prison

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Response to Solly Mack (Reply #5)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 08:35 PM

13. Along with this whole damn administration!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 02:05 PM

6. CIA and mercenaries take charge like they did with Mosaddegh

Training for Prince's Hessian forces for when they are used in the U.S.?

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 02:05 PM

7. Personally I think we need to simply inform the government in Afghanistan that

we will be pulling all our troops out in a few months and turning it all back over to the Afghanistan government which is what should have happened years ago.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 02:20 PM

8. Near the top of my list

of people that need to go away and roast in Hell forever.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 03:08 PM

9. Can we throw him in prison

For Treason. If anyone deserves the full force if justice for treason it Eric Prince.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 06:42 PM

10. Hey Prince since you were not quite forth right in your testimony in front of Congress

let me remind you of what happened when someone is brought before federal judge, for an individual that has multi felony charges before him.......................and he is in an investigation for possible treason to conspire against the United States..............and your track record lets say on being a private contractor for hire or whats normally called a mercenary ..................has caused a lot of misery...............and money ................blood money ----------or did you forget that page in your life.................but I digress...............and you did meet with a Russian spy on an island off the coast of Africa, right, did you tell the FBI that you made this contact..........................or was it for a beer......................


But take a look at what someone looks like that is unshaven and has his hair coff and not combed, think he's having fun................maybe you can ask him.......................


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I don't like giving my tax dollars going to or for blood money fucking mercenaries, there allegiance you might say are dubious..................


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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 07:15 PM

11. If Prince is in the forefront of the battle

It might not be a bad idea.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2018, 10:03 PM

14. Tons of money to be made running guns & drugs...

...the kickback from the federal government ain’t too shabby either!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 09:04 AM

15. Just ponder... corporate thugs murder in our name

Makes u proud...
And if they did it there will they do it here

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