posted on May, 17 2011 @ 12:40 AM
The US state department said on Sunday that it was examining the legality of an American-led private army that is being established in the United
Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater private security company, is establishing a counter-terrorism force of up to 800 foreign mercenaries in Abu
Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates, The New York Times reported on Sunday.
Mr Prince has been hired by Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, the crown prince of Abu Dhabi, to recruit an American-led force of mainly South
American former soldiers, through a company called R2, with a view to countering a perceived threat from Iran and bolstering domestic security, the
“The department is aware of the R2 venture and is currently looking into it to make sure there are no potential International Traffic in Arms
Regulations concerns,” a state department spokesman confirmed on Sunday. The regulations govern the sale of defence services as well as defence
The United States is looking into the legality of operating a private army, funny though, BP execs used the same model in the Gulf region during and
presently to keep the public prying eyes out of the clean up er, I mean...coverup operations. The Saudis have expressed a heavy intrests in the
government of Iran and are concerned about that country's leadership and philosophys. In my opinion they know that the US public will not tolerate
another long seemingly neverending "war" in that region so this is the perfect way to allow private mercs to operate under what I think will be a new
mandate or law terming them an "army" but listed as a private entity to do the Iran job. It will be very interesting to keep an eye on this and
observe it for the long term. With the "long term" meaning what I think will be within the next 5 years.
This way they get to keep Erik Prince's firm on the books because I know they like his protocols and operating standards because even though the State
Department no longer useshis company, many other government agencys do. Including the CIA. This would also benefit the US in regards to ops conducted
in other countrys and along the US - Mexico border providing the US with a full deniability scenario should anything go wrong. Erik Prince moved to
Saudi Arabia 2 years ago to form a security company or at least that was the story then, now it seems he is forming a private American government led
army to what who knows when. This provides concerns about other countrys doing the same with the same degree of deniability in case they should ever
conduct an op inside the US.
And directly related to Mr. Prince's new efforts in the UAE...UAE Hires Blackwater to Establish 800-Member Mercenary Battalion - Read it
5/17/2011 by Humint1 because: add related link