Ex-Blackwater CEO Erik Prince Makes a Comeback Under Trump

Erik Prince Is Back:THE COMPLETE MERCENARY

Blackwater’s Erik Prince is back in the news again. Yes, he’s been accused of lying to Congress, and he’s still hawking military services in the world’s failed states, but as Matthew Cole reports, Prince has diversified his portfolio to provide an entire supply chain of conflictHis new offerings range from cellphone surveillance technology and malware to psy-ops and social media manipulation in partnership with shadowy outfits like James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas.

Prince’s meeting with a Putin intimate shortly before Trump’s inauguration has drawn intense interest from Congress, the Mueller investigation, and the press.

The U.S. government under Donald Trump definitely has a soft spot for mercenaries. This week, Ryan Devereaux broke the news that Homeland Security used data from a private intelligence firm to monitor 600 family separation demonstrations around the country. Sen. Elizabeth Warren has called for an investigation.

Despite Prince’s tarnished reputation, bin Zayed saw in him a glimpse of the future. The former SEAL and self-described CIA “asset” saw in bin Zayed a willing buyer who shared his desire to play soldier.

Despite Prince’s tarnished reputation, bin Zayed saw in him a glimpse of the future. The former SEAL and self-described CIA “asset” saw in bin Zayed a willing buyer who shared his desire to play soldier

 

 

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