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How Erik Prince, Founder Of Blackwater, Will Help China Subjugate Africa

 

 

 

 

” China’s ongoing colonization of Africa represents yet another sad development in the continent’s tragic history. I briefly highlighted this topic once before in December 2012, via a “Guest Post” I suggest reading titled: Africa in the Crosshairs.

  Unfortunately, Erik Prince of Blackwater infamy is now coming to town, which can only mean more pain, suffering and servitude for Africa.

  Prince has logistics, aviation, manufacturing, resources and energy business interests in Africa, the Middle East and North America, and is the founder of Frontier Resource Group, a private equity firm active in African aviation, exploration, mining and logistics, DVN said. “

 

 

   For the uninitiated the above video and accompanying text (see below) give an overview of Erik Prince , Blackwater and the controversy that seems to follow him wherever he goes .

 

Published on Jul 16, 2013

” Erik Dean Prince (born June 6, 1969) is an American businessman and former U.S. Navy SEAL, best known for founding the world’s largest private military company, Blackwater USA, in 1997. He served as its CEO until 2009 and later as chairman until Blackwater Worldwide was sold in 2010 to a group of investors. Prince currently lives in the United Arab Emirates.

  Prince credits the Rwandan genocide with his decision to start Blackwater. He told an audience in his native Holland, Michigan, “It really bothered me. It made me realize you can’t sit back and pontificate. You have to act.”[14]

  Since 1997, the firm has been awarded more than $1.6 billion in unclassified federal contracts and an unknown amount of classified work.[15] It became the largest of the State Department’s three private security companies, providing 987 guards for embassies and bases abroad.[16]

  Since 2001, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has awarded up to $600 million in classified contracts to Blackwater and its affiliates.[17] The Barack Obama administration awarded the company a $120 million United States Department of State security contract and about $100 million in new CIA work in 2010.[15]

  Prince takes great pride in the work Blackwater has done and points to its successes. According to him, out of 40,000 personal security missions, only 200 involved guards discharging their weapons. “No one under our care was ever killed or injured. We kept them safe, all the while we had 30 of our men killed.”[14]

  Prince, according to Robert Young Pelton reportedly thinks of Blackwater’s relationship to the military as something similar to FedEx’s relationship to the U.S. Post Office “an efficient, privatized solution to sclerotic and wasteful government bureaucracy.”[18] He credits his father’s competitive streak in the automotive business with the inspiration to design a lighter, faster army.[19]

  In recent years Blackwater has come under criticism, but Prince believes that much of this criticism stems from politics. “I put myself and my company at the CIA’s disposal for some very risky missions,” Prince told Vanity Fair for its January 2010 issue. “But when it became politically expedient to do so, someone threw me under the bus.”[20]

  Prince resigned as CEO of Blackwater on March 2, 2009 and remained as chairman of the board until he sold the company in late 2010 to a group of investors.[21]
Disclosure as part of a covert CIA task force

  Prince was part of a secret CIA task force created to kill terrorists. The House intelligence congressional committee leaked his name to the press.[22] Prince compared himself to the target of the similar government leak of Valerie Plame: “Valerie Plame’s identity was compromised for political reasons. A special prosecutor [was even] appointed. Well, what happened to me was worse. People acting for political reasons disclosed not only the existence of a very sensitive program but my name along with it.”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erik_Prince

  Academi—previously known as Xe Services LLC, Blackwater USA and Blackwater Worldwide—is a private military company founded in 1997 by Erik Prince and Al Clark. Academi is currently the largest of the U.S. State Department’s three private security contractors. Academi provided diplomatic security services in Iraq to the United States federal government on a contractual basis. Academi also has a research and development wing that was responsible for developing the Grizzly APC along with other military technology. The company’s headquarters is located in Arlington County, Virginia.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Covert Action. Surveillance. Counterintelligence. The U.S. “Black Budget” Spans Over A Dozen Agencies That Make Up The National Intelligence Program

 

Spy Spending

 

 

” Each agency has a unique breakdown of expenses that reflect the priorities of its mission. There is no specific entry for the CIA’s fleet of armed drones in the budget summary, but a broad line item hints at the dimensions of the agency’s expanded paramilitary role, providing more than $2.5 billion for “covert action programs” that would include drone operations in Pakistan and Yemen, payments to militias in Afghanistan and Africa, and attempts to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program.”

 

    The article must be seen to be appreciated . It is comprised of  more information than any blog post could possibly hope to capture along with multiple graphs , tables and links that help the reader come to understand what kind of surveillance nation the US has become .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandy Hook School To Be Completely Destroyed, Demolition Contractors Sign Confidentiality Agreements

 

 

 

 

” The people in charge of destroying the remaining ‘evidence’ of the alleged Sandy Hook Massacre have stated that they do not want ‘exploitation’ of anything at the crime scene, so that is why they now have armed guards patrolling the area day and night, stopping people from taking pictures or video of the place. 

Some understand that this is an effort to conceal something. Along with all the other ways that people investigated this ‘massacre’ have been stifled, jailed, or halted, now the people concealing this event are destroying the only remnants of this event that can still be investigated. If they didn’t destroy this building, an independent investigation could yield the truth, and that is why they are demolishing the entire building.
If you really want to keep people from stealing stuff and putting it on EBAY, put barbed-wire fence around it and call it a day…

NY Post

NEWTOWN, Conn. — When the old Sandy Hook Elementary School is demolished, building materials will be pulverized on site and metal will be taken away and melted down in an effort to eliminate nearly every trace of the building where a gunman killed 26 people last December.

Contractors also will be required to sign confidentiality agreements and workers will guard the property’s perimeter to prevent onlookers from taking photographs or videos.”

 

 

 

 

    The writer asks a valid question , why is there NO video of Lanza ? Every other mass shooting in a public place has yielded some sort of surveillance video and still photos , why not Newtown ? No other public building has been razed , why Newtown ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spec-Ops Edition

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Victor Davis Hanson

 

 

 

 

” Why, about a mile from the consulate, did we have a large CIA-staffed “annex” that seems to have been busy with all sorts of things other than providing adequate security for our nearby diplomats?

Before the election, the media was not interested in figuring out what Ambassador Christopher Stevens actually was doing in Benghazi, what so many CIA people and military contractors were up to, and what was the relationship of our large presence in Libya to Turkey, insurgents in Syria and the scattered Gadhafi arms depots.

But the strangest “coincidentally” of all is the bizarre resignation of American hero Gen. David Petraeus from the CIA just three days after the election — apparently due to a long-investigated extramarital affair with a sort of court biographer and her spat with a woman she perceived as a romantic rival.”