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Blackwater founder builds foreign force in UAE: report

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posted on May, 15 2011 @ 10:44 AM
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Blackwater founder builds foreign force in UAE: report


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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The crown prince of Abu Dhabi has hired the founder of private security firm Blackwater Worldwide to set up an 800-member battalion of foreign troops for the United Arab Emirates, The New York Times reported on Sunday.

The Times said it obtained documents that showed the unit being formed by Erik Prince's new company Reflex Responses with $529 million from the UAE would be used to thwart internal revolt, conduct special operations and defend oil pipelines and skyscrapers from attack.
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posted on May, 15 2011 @ 10:44 AM
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A corporate army? That is a scary thought considering the tense world we live in. This will lead to what I predict will may be a chain reaction in other countries which MAY be good for short term, but ofcourse companies are always looking only for money, power and money do not make a good combination...

My question is aren't there any laws not required corporates against building a military??

Daniyal

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posted on May, 15 2011 @ 10:57 AM
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A mercenary is a mercenary by any other name and should be banned.

en.wikipedia.org...

As said above they fight war for profits.



posted on May, 15 2011 @ 10:58 AM
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Here's another related article..


Former owner of Blackwater 'training private foreign legion'

...Among its potential tasks are to defend the UAE from uprisings and terror attacks and if necessary to take part in any conflict with Iran, according to the New York Times.
Mr Prince was hired by the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan, who oversees most of the country's security policies and is a close American ally. He is also one of the Gulf's most hawkish leaders on relations with the Islamic Republic across the narrow waters of the Gulf.
According to the report, the 580-strong battalion has been established in Zayed Military City, just off the main road linking Abu Dhabi to Dubai, alongside Emirati troops, and provided by Mr Prince with trainers, mostly veterans of the American, British and German armies and special forces....



Can't say that I am surprised about this news.



posted on May, 15 2011 @ 10:58 AM
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(moving to other post...)
edit on 15-5-2011 by Schkeptick because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 15 2011 @ 10:58 AM
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