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Fri Feb 19, 2021, 06:13 PM

Erik Prince, Trump Ally, Violated Libya Arms Embargo, U.N. Report Says

Source: New York Times

NAIROBI, Kenya ó Erik Prince, the former head of the security contractor Blackwater Worldwide and a prominent supporter of former President Donald J. Trump, violated a United Nations arms embargo on Libya by sending weapons to a militia commander who was attempting to overthrow the internationally backed government, according to U.N. investigators.

A confidential U.N. report obtained by The New York Times and delivered by investigators to the Security Council on Thursday reveals how Mr. Prince deployed a force of foreign mercenaries, armed with attack aircraft, gunboats and cyberwarfare capabilities, to eastern Libya at the height of a major battle in 2019.

As part of the operation, which the report said cost $80 million, the mercenaries also planned to form a hit squad that could track down and kill selected Libyan commanders. Mr. Prince, a former Navy SEAL and the brother of Betsy DeVos, Mr. Trumpís education secretary, became a symbol of the excesses of privatized American military force when his Blackwater contractors killed 17 Iraqi civilians in 2007.

In the past decade he has relaunched himself as an executive who strikes deals ó sometimes for minerals, other times involving military force ó in war-addled but resource-rich countries, mostly in Africa. During the Trump administration, Mr. Prince was a generous donor and a staunch ally of the president, often in league with figures like Steve Bannon and Roger Stone as they sought to undermine Mr. Trumpís critics. And Mr. Prince came under scrutiny from the Trump-Russia inquiry over his meeting with a Russian banker in 2017.

Read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/19/world/middleeast/erk-prince-libya-embargo.html

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BumRushDaShow Feb 19 OP
Under The Radar Feb 19 #1
COL Mustard Feb 19 #2
mopinko Feb 19 #3
TexasBushwhacker Feb 19 #4
thenelm1 Feb 19 #5
Javaman Feb 20 #6
Blue Owl Feb 20 #7
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 20 #8
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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Feb 19, 2021, 06:20 PM

1. Well damn, did he slip through the cracks without a pardon?

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Response to Under The Radar (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 19, 2021, 06:22 PM

2. LOCK HIM UP

Lock him up and throw away the keys.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Feb 19, 2021, 06:52 PM

3. good. his stink is all over the insurrection.

hang him.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Feb 19, 2021, 06:56 PM

4. Brother of Betsy DeVos

The stank on that family is unreal.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Fri Feb 19, 2021, 11:07 PM

5. Let the world court throw him in an international hoosegow...

where, gawd forbid if he did make a comeback, even dump couldn't pardon him.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 01:27 PM

6. This guy is a regular American version of victor bout

Throw his ass in prison. Hopefully his amway money wonít get him a get out of jail free card.

You know, two toes of justice in this nation: for the rich and for the rest of us.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 06:13 PM

7. The world would be a better place if this odious asshole was in jail

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 09:26 PM

8. Lock him up!!!!!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sat Feb 20, 2021, 10:20 PM

9. Why is this revolting sack of shit so wrapped in teflon? What does he have

on the U.S. government?

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

Sun Feb 21, 2021, 12:28 PM

10. prince waged war against a UN backed goernment. he should never see the lgiht of day again for that

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