Oh Blackwater

I could turn my readers onto a Doobie Brothers tune….but in this case I am talking about the private army of Eric Prince……

This organization by now has changed its name to out run bad press and the tax man many times……name changes but the boss remains……it is a private security firm, a private air force and a contracted intel gatherer…..I have been keeping my eye on the doings of this group……

Source: Blackwater Enters The World Of James Bond – In Saner Thought

Source: ‘Blackwater Air’ – In Saner Thought

The boss, Eric Prince has even been used by Trump and his cronies as a go between with Russia……

Days before President Donald Trump’s inauguration, Blackwater founder Erik Prince met with a Russian close to President Vladimir Putin in the Seychelles islands to create a communication back-channel between Trump and Russia, according to The Washington Post.

Officials with the United Arab Emirates brokered the January 11 meeting in the hopes of helping to encourage Russia to distance itself from Iran, a major Kremlin ally. The Trump administration has often expressed its skepticism of Iran, and Trump often derided the US nuclear deal with Iran on the campaign trail.

Source: Erik Prince set up secret meeting to create Trump/Russia backchannel – Business Insider

Now it seems the Prince has developed a plan for Afghanistan……

Lost in the cascade of stories of potential White House criminality and collusion with foreign governments is the Erik Prince affair. It is reported that Prince, the brother of controversial  Education Secretary Betsy Devos who established his power in Washington with his mercenary army Blackwater during the Iraq war, met with Russian intermediaries in an obscure Indian Ocean archipelago to establish back-channel communication with Moscow, possibly in coordination with the efforts of Jared Kushner, who last week was reported to have sought a White House back channel to the Kremlin.

Bloomberg reports that during the presidential transition late last year “Prince was very much a presence, providing advice to Trump’s inner circle, including his top national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn.” While President-elect Trump, in reality show style, paraded administration applicants through the gilded front doors of of Trump Tower for the gauntlet of cameras, Prince “entered Trump Tower through the back,” reports Bloomberg.

Source: Erik Prince’s dark plan for Afghanistan: Military occupation for profit, not security – Salon.com

This slug is a danger to the US and the world and all in the name of profit.

I will continue to monitor the doings of this mercenary and his deadly game….

15 thoughts on “Oh Blackwater

  1. Yup!
    ‘Slug’ is right. Good post chuq.
    I have been up all night monitoring the elections…..I refrained from voting ‘none of the above’ & voted Labour, not that I like the goons in it but I kinda respect Corbyn….as for May & her party…a bunch of slugs/goons…the less said the better…..The media/right wing press has been awful to Corbyn….so it was good to see egg on their faces….the pound plunged..per norm…What next?
    Politics eh!….still the British public are a sound bunch….I wanted to support the youth & tuition fees being abolished ( Corbyn’s manifesto) & of course the old folk/working class.
    Hung Parliament is what I predicted & hung it was!

  2. These private mercenary armies are shameful, and should be outlawed. I doubt that will happen.

    Unexpected upsets in the UK election. The Conservatives now need the Ulster Unionists to vote with them, or cannot govern. The polls got it wrong again, right up to the the night of the election.

    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Polls are worthless these days…..they have not been right in the US for 3 elections….but the media needs them to drive the conversation….chuq

      1. ps The Ulster Unionist are a crazed bunch….Orange order.Rev Ian Paisly… Protestant evangelical minister…. fundamentalist….Paisley promoted a form of Biblical literalism and anti-Catholicism = Religious Nutters!
        & religious wars continue to this day…yawn.
        I like the Irish,well, down south 😉

  3. another p.s. In the 1960s, Paisley developed a relationship with the fundamentalist Bob Jones University located in Greenville, South Carolina. In 1966, he received an honorary doctorate of divinity from the institution
    Say no more! Good Day chuq!

  4. Interesting stuff, if dark. Gotta say, the comments were even more so… *grin* In light of my current hiatus from even thinking about such stuff, this occurred to me…

    “In a mad world, only the mad are sane.” — Akiro Kurosawa

    As we now see, sanity is subject to the laws of relativity….

    gigoid, the dubious


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