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Mr. Prince, who resettled here last year after his security business faced mounting legal problems in the United States, was hired by the crown prince of Abu Dhabi to put together an 800-member battalion of foreign troops for the U.A.E., according to former employees on the project, American officials and corporate documents obtained by The New York Times.
The force is intended to conduct special operations missions inside and outside the country, defend oil pipelines and skyscrapers from terrorist attacks and put down internal revolts, the documents show.
put down internal revolts
Originally posted by SpeachM1litant
I can't say I didn't expect this.
put down internal revolts
If you need a foreign force or hired mercanaries to put down a revolt then it is a symbol that you have lost all legitamacy.
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Originally posted by colbyforce
reply to post by Jakes51
The more they have occupied over there, the better. I fear that these Xe/Blackwater lunatics could be used against the American people at some point. Sounds like their God is money and would not have an issue with putting the beatdown on anyone for the right price...
Originally posted by Jakes51
Erik Prince is at again, and has made substantial inroads to ingratiate himself to the ruler's of UAE. Hampered by allegations and legal proceedings about illegal arms deals, corrupt training practices, and controversial shooting engagements by his band of former snake-eaters
Originally posted by Schkeptick
I commented on the closed thread about this:
This news is extremely creepy (but not surprising) as the UAE is a terrible bully in this part of the world. Secretly. Here in Oman they are perpetually catching UAE spies at all levels of the government, and when the really bad protests broke out here witnesses said it was men in cars with UAE plates urging the violence. The UAE secretly supports all kinds of terrorism and arms deals & whatnot - throughout the world.
And if you visit there as a guest and a local beats you to death for sitting at a restaurant table he wants (true story!), charges will never even be brought against him. The 'royals' murder and rape and embezzle with complete impunity.
There's a dark underbelly to that glossy exterior which is Dubai...edit on 15-5-2011 by Schkeptick because: (no reason given)