Clash of Civilizations 2.0 Sponsored by Prince and Bannon
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Clash of Civilizations 2.0 Sponsored by Prince and Bannon

Bannon, Prince, and other far-rightists are now attempting to impose on their followers and fellow-travelers the same sort of “groupthink” Nazi Propaganda Minister Joseph Goebbels applied to Germany. Blackwater mercenary company founder Erik Prince and the self-appointed leader of Fascist International, Steve Bannon, have joined forces and dusted off the old discredited neo-conservative theory of…

Afghan “Viceroy”? Trump Mulling Blackwater Founder Erik Prince’s Plan to Privatize Longest War
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Afghan “Viceroy”? Trump Mulling Blackwater Founder Erik Prince’s Plan to Privatize Longest War

Alexander the Great couldn’t do it. Genghis Khan couldn’t do it. Neither could the British Empire nor NATO and the US military machine. But Erik Prince thinks he can stabilize Afghanistan with his latest mercenary empire?  “I think it will make Erik Prince billions of dollars while he loses the war for us,” a congressional aide…

Outsourcing War: How Foreigners and Mercenaries Power UAE’s Military
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Outsourcing War: How Foreigners and Mercenaries Power UAE’s Military

In California’s Mojave Desert last year, an American man wearing a helmet and body armour stood in front of a line of rifle-toting Emirati troops who were in the United States for military training. “My name is General Stephen A. Toumajan,” he tells the camera in a distinctly American accent, his thumbs gripping the sides…

Mapping Erik Prince’s Private Mercenary Empire
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Mapping Erik Prince’s Private Mercenary Empire

Erik Prince, the brain behind the infamous private military firm Blackwater, is now in China training security forces. Prince is partially responsible for modernizing the private army for the post 9/11 world, outsourcing militaries to cheap, specialized labor pools and skirting traditional regulations meant to ensure accountability for armed forces. His journey from hiring mercenaries…

The Secret Yacht Summit That Realigned the Middle East
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The Secret Yacht Summit That Realigned the Middle East

George Nader, the Lebanese-American businessman and convicted paedophile, who is co-operating with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Donald Trump’s campaign funding, organised a secret summit of Arab leaders on a yacht in the Red Sea in late 2015, Middle East Eye can reveal. Nader proposed to the leaders gathered on the yacht that they…