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originally posted by: digital01anarchy
So if i get this article correct a brother of someone trump appointed as heading education in america
On any list of loathsome Americans, Erik Prince has to be right at the top.
He got rich behind Blackwater, the renegade mercenary army that is responsible for a great deal of the hatred directed toward this country in the Middle East. (Privatized hatred was Blackwater's primary gift to the world.) Since his brand cratered (Blackwater was renamed Xe, pronounced, I believe, "Kill." It is now known as Academi. Why? Who knows?),
Prince has become an International Man of Sleaze, taking on clients from China to the UAE, which is probably how the meeting in the Seychelles came about, since it was brokered by the UAE government, and since prying Russia and Iran apart is something that the UAE would love to see happen.
Erik Prince is very close to Robert Mercer. Prince was also at the "Heroes and Villains" party that Mercer threw in Long Island after the election. And, in fact, there's a picture that Peter Thiel, the right-wing billionaire who destroyed Gawker—a picture of Peter Thiel, Donald Trump and Erik Prince, that Peter Thiel says is not safe for the internet.
But it's clear that Erik Prince, through Betsy DeVos, through Robert Mercer and through his very right-wing paramilitary crowd, has the ear of President-elect Donald Trump. And our understanding, from a very well-placed source, is that Prince has even been advising Trump on his selections for the staffing of the Defense Department and the State Department.
And, of course, Prince's sister, Betsy DeVos, is now the Secretary of Education.
THE most recent allegations against Blackwater, the American security company, are lurid.
Tasked with providing security for American officials in Iraq and Afghanistan, the company is already under investigation for shooting deaths in Iraq.
Now two former employees are accussing Erik Prince (pictured), Blackwater's boss, of wanting to start a religious crusade against Muslims. In an affidavit lodged with a court in Virginia, one of the witnesses said that Mr Prince "views himself as a Christian crusader tasked with eliminating Muslims and the Islamic faith from the globe." The statement continues
“To that end, Mr. Prince intentionally deployed to Iraq certain men who shared his vision of Christian supremacy, knowing and wanting these men to take every available opportunity to murder Iraqis. Many of these men used call signs based on the Knights of the Templar, the warriors who fought the Crusades.
Mr. Prince operated his companies in a manner that encouraged and rewarded the destruction of Iraqi life. For example, Mr. Prince's executives would openly speak about going over to Iraq to "lay Hajiis out on cardboard." Going to Iraq to shoot and kill Iraqis was viewed as a sport or game. Mr. Prince's employees openly and consistently used racist and derogatory terms for Iraqis and other Arabs, such as "ragheads" or "hajiis."”
Mr Prince is further accused of trying to cover up Blackwater's misdeeds, which allegedly include profiteering and arms smuggling, by killing employees who tried to blow the whistle on the company.
ERIK PRINCE, founder of the now-defunct mercenary firm Blackwater and current chairman of Frontier Services Group, is under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice and other federal agencies for attempting to broker military services to foreign governments and possible money laundering, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the case.
What began as an investigation into Prince’s attempts to sell defense services in Libya and other countries in Africa has widened to a probe of allegations that Prince received assistance from Chinese intelligence to set up an account for his Libya operations through the Bank of China. The Justice Department, which declined to comment for this article, is also seeking to uncover the precise nature of Prince’s relationship with Chinese intelligence.
For more than a year, U.S. intelligence has been monitoring Prince’s communications and movements, according to a former senior U.S. intelligence officer and a second former intelligence official briefed on the investigation.
originally posted by: Gryphon66
More connections between Trump and the Russians, this time, with Erik Prince of Blackwater fame in the mix.
originally posted by: Dutchowl
Blackwater is heavily invested in the deep state and not allied with Trump.
To ensure it remains close to its customers, [Frontier Services Group] will be opening a forward operating base in China's Yunnan province. This will allow FSG to be able to better serve companies in Myanmar, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia. Subsequently, FSG will be opening a forward operating base in Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region to serve businesses in the surrounding countries. These bases will provide training, communications, risk mitigation, risk assessments, information gathering, medevac and joint operations centers that coordinate security, logistics and aviation services.
As with many things, the Kremlin’s narrative about fighting terror looks flawless on Russian television. But Americans must understand the reality behind this fiction, or risk getting blamed for the Kremlin’s crimes.
originally posted by: proteus33
a reply to: Gryphon66
he was the president elect he had every right to send emissaries to meet with russians to try to get them to give up iran and syria its called diplomacy you might try looking it up.
originally posted by: introvert
I have no doubt that you do hear me. The problem is others that cannot address the issues without pushing a partisan, knee-jerk narrative and they do not look at the issue with a passion for truth and honesty.
It's all about sticking-up for their "team".
originally posted by: OccamsRazor04
a reply to: Indigo5
Why would Trump, or any president, talk about secret discussions?
originally posted by: ColdWisdom
a reply to: Gryphon66
My point was that all of these threads you are making are going to look really silly when the truth comes out and Trump is exonerated.
And these threads of yours will look even more silly in 2020 when he gets reelected.
Resistance is futile.
originally posted by: ParasuvO
originally posted by: Gryphon66
a reply to: TheConstruKctionofLight
More partisan BS. You don't believe it too, do you?
One "side" is good and the other "side" is evil?
Noone on this site is more partisan than you, is this supposed to be a joke ?