Erik Prince: Contractors committing war crimes, not US troops, will save Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON — Former Blackwater CEO Erik Prince is publicly calling for the Trump administration to turn around the Afghan war by using private contractors to massacre civilians at relatively low cost, sources confirmed today.

In an op-ed article published Wednesday in The New York Times, Prince explained that contractors would offer a boost to the fledgling Afghan National Army, which has struggled with killing the necessary amount of innocent civilians in order to win the war.

Prince’s plan would embed contractors within Afghan Army units, where they can better advise-and-assist in war crimes. It also would provide contracted pilots that could deliver air supported-war crimes more efficiently than the US military could.

“My proposal is for a contractor force of less than 6,000,” Prince wrote. “Besides its role in saving American military lives from committing war crimes, this team would provide a support structure for the Afghans to continue their corrupt business practices and shady political dealings, allowing the United States’ conventional forces to remain for the foreseeable future.”

Prince’s plan has so far been rejected by Trump’s top generals, though he noted that his proposal could save taxpayers negative $40 billion a year.

He added: “Just as no one criticizes Elon Musk because his company SpaceX helps supply American astronauts, no one should criticize a private company — mine or anyone else’s — for profiting from an ugly multigenerational war through paid mercenaries.”


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