MATTIS IS OUT, AND BLACKWATER IS BACK: ‘WE ARE COMING’ | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

MATTIS IS OUT, AND BLACKWATER IS BACK: ‘WE ARE COMING’

This month, in the January/February print issue of the gun and hunting magazine “Recoil," the former contractor security firm Blackwater USA published a full-page ad, in all black with a simple message: “We are coming.”

Is the war in Afghanistan — and possibly elsewhere ? about to be privatized?

If Blackwater returns, it would be the return of a private security contractor that was banned from Iraq, but re-branded and never really went away. By 2016 Blackwater had been re-branded several times and was known at the time as Constellis Group, when it was purchased by the Apollo Holdings Group. Reuters reported earlier this year that Apollo had put Constellis up for sale, but in June the sale was put on hold.

Blackwater’s founder and former CEO Erik Prince has courted President Donald Trump’s administration since he took office with the idea that the now 17-year Afghan War will never be won by a traditional military campaign. Prince has also argued that the logistical footprint required to support that now multi-trillion dollar endeavor has become too burdensome.

Prince has no connection to the current Constellis group; if Blackwater does return to operations, it is not clear what, if any tie, Prince would have to the endeavor.

Constellis, which had maintained a footprint at Camp Integrity by the Kabul Airport through its previous iteration as “Academi” has leased land at the facility to hold another 800 personnel, Military Times learned.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Please, Lord, no; I cannot begin to articulate how wrong this is on so many levels.

Afghanistan is not called "the graveyard of empires" for no good reason; the British found that out in their campaign, and so did the old Soviet Union. The only guy who was able to invade and hang on to it (for 3 years, with a series of dynastic marriages and alliances) was Alexander the Great.

And IF President Trump does decide to privatize this war, and Congress signs off on this?!?

What happens to any degree of moral accountability here?!? It will be well and truly flushed, if President Trump decides to do this, and the deaths of infants, children, women, and the medically infirm will soar even far above the levels we are seeing in Yemen today.

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