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" -- Unknown

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Dumb Fucking Mercs

Erik Prince, founder of the private security firm Blackwater Worldwide, is still calling to replace U.S. troops in Afghanistan with private military contractors. In an interview on MSNBC on Tuesday, Prince pointed to the East India Company in India during British colonization as a source of emulation for U.S. policy in Afghanistan.
First off, if that would have worked in Afghanistan, one would have reasonably expected that Her Majesty's Government would have done that when they installed Shah Shuja in 1839. Indeed, that first war between Afghanistan and the Brits was, on the British side, largely overseen by the British East India Company. So if colonizing Afghanistan was possible, they had centuries' worth of expertise.

Second, I really doubt that there is much support for giving Afghanistan to a fucking greedy mercenary. I have little doubt that they would fuck things up, even worse than now exists, and then a certain mercenary commander would go whining to his sister, a high government official, to try and get a bailout by the American military.

Third, I suppose I can think of little that would inflame support for the Taliban more than turning over the conduct of the war to the Butcher of Nisour Square. (Other than turning it over to the IDF.)

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

If the greedy mercenaries want to take over in Afghanistan, I'm all for it - provided they do it with their own funds. No funding from our military (or other) tax dollars. Mr. Prince and Blackwater have received enough of our money - no more.

Comrade Misfit said...

Hell, you know that won't happen. Prince and his company, Princess Sparkle's House of Death, will fuck it all up and then he'll go crying to his big sister to get her boss to bail his ass out.

Jay Farquharson said...

Prince really, really want's to get out of town and be safely ensconced behind a big wall of his merc's, when Meuller starts to issue arrest warrants,

It's even better if the US Taxpayer foots the bill.