Erik Prince Still Wants Blackwater to Replace U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

When the idea of replacing U.S. troops in Afghanistan with mercenaries was first proposed, Defense Secretary James Mattis said, rather generously, that “it was not a wise idea.”

In fact, it’s a crackpot scheme that refuses to die, mostly because of Prince’s connections to the Trump White House. Prince is on good terms with the president, and his sister Betsy DeVos is the secretary of education.

Last week Prince told Al-Jazeera that he wants “to end the war by giving the Afghan forces the means to survive and to be much more [offensive].”

For RT, the state-dominated news network of Russia, Prince’s dream is a welcome opportunity to depict Americans as reckless adventurers.

Founder of the notorious Blackwater firm Erik Prince wants to end the 18-year Afghan stalemate with… another war which could see 6,000 mercenaries replace US troops on the ground once they leave the country.

Source: Ending war with another war? Erik Prince wants to send 1,000s of mercenaries to fix Afghan quagmire — RT

2 Replies to “Erik Prince Still Wants Blackwater to Replace U.S. Troops in Afghanistan”

  1. AMWAY boy is a big chunk of the reason we are LOSING the war on Freedom-I mean terror.
    In 2001 there were a few hundred terrorists, mostly just barefoot illiterates with small bases in Afghanistan and Somalia with NO presence in Iraq. Now, thanks to the superior war fighting skills and knowledge of the Military Geniuses in the Pentagon there are tens of thousands with strongholds in Libya, Nigeria, Yemen, Somalia, Syria/Iraq, Afghanistan,Pakistan, etc.
    Thanks to Abu Graihb,Guantanamo, Secret Dungeons out of the Feudal Dark Ages ……… Thanks to OUR misconduct and stupidity.
    Terrorism is CRIMINAL not “warfare” and must be handled as criminal in order or it will matastise. This is proven by the complete and total failure of America’s “war on terror”
    The entire purpose of terrorism is to provoke an OVER reaction by the target … order to create sympathy and allies for your cause. As we have seen since 9/11 ….. they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams. We have created terrorist recruits everywhere thanks to Abu Graihb, Guantanamo,torture.
    (1) Terrorism is defined as “the use of violence and intimidation in the pursuit of political aims”. So terrorists exaggerate their destructive abilities in order to increase intimidation and push their aims (2) The more damage people believe that a terrorist group has inflicted, the more donations and funding they will receive from radical extremists. Specifically, radicals are more likely to fund terrorists who are “effective” in inflicting damage than those who can’t pull off murder and mayhem
    Terrorism works especially well when we have so many people with a vested interest in it’s success. Politicians, intelligence agencies and law enforcement reap far greater rewards than a meagre 72 virgins and apparently it is also for eternity. I promise you there are some very rich people now that have plenty to show for it. Every “War on (whatever)” builds profits for somebody, and that’s why those wars never end.
    The true Terrorist’s are the governments that use this shit to justify the sacrifice of YOUR rights at the alter of Politics.
    “A tactic of using violence more for psychological purposes than for physical damage and that is intended primarily to delegitimize a regime by showing it to be ineffectual or by inciting it to overreact.”

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