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‘We are coming’: Chilling Blackwater ad triggers fears of Trump seeking to privatize Mideast wars

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https://www.rt.com/usa/447400-blackwater-returns-private-military/

Blackwater, the controversial US private security firm, has flagged its intent to resume business, taking out a full-page commercial in the latest edition of Recoil magazine with a chilling message declaring “We are coming.”

The resurrection within the military contractors’ market of notorious Blackwater, which, after numerous scandals and several rebrandings, is now known as Academi, has analysts looking deeper into US intent to withdraw from the wars in the Middle East. The advertisement in Recoil, made public after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis announced his resignation, prompted concerns that president Donald Trump might be seeking to privatize ongoing American engagements in Afghanistan and Syria, following the declared troops' withdrawal from the region.
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Trump's sudden withdrawal of our forces from Syria & the draw down of our forces in Afghanistan are shown in a more sinister light by this ad.

Is Betsy De Vos' brother still running Academi? Possibly not. See https://www.rt.com/usa/447400-blackwater-returns-private-military/
 
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I wouldn’t be surprised if Erik Prince’s name came up as a replacement for Mattis.
 

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis announced his resignation, prompted concerns that president Donald Trump might be seeking to privatize ongoing American engagements in Afghanistan and Syria, following the declared troops' withdrawal from the region.
Mattis was very much against privatizing conflicts that America is involved in, and rightly so. Contractors often do have a role in many actions, and have for decades, but campaigns run in the name of the United States should always be led by our military commanders.
 

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Be afraid, be very afraid!! Silly stuff

It gets harder and harder to get attention with all of the aged children we have running around now....people who refused to grow up....and who are thus useless.
 

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https://www.militarytimes.com/news/...-is-out-and-blackwater-is-back-we-are-coming/

Mattis is out, and Blackwater is back: ‘We are coming’

Blackwater USA took out a full page ad in the January/February 2019 issue of "Recoil" magazine with the company's logo and a message: "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?
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This (Military Times) is hardly Russian propaganda. But I'll bet you wish it was.

We are coming.jpg
 

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https://www.news.com.au/technology/...r/news-story/784ce81fc6ebdd9113edba2e2da17044

Ominous Blackwater ‘is coming’ advert raises prospect Trump has privatised war

The day Donald Trump decreed he would pull US troops out of Syria and Afghanistan, controversial US mercenary group made a scary threat.

The day President Trump decreed the US would abandon Syria and Afghanistan, controversial US mercenary group Blackwater declared — “WE ARE COMING’. Does this mean war has just been privatised?

The highly controversial move sent shockwaves through the Middle East, NATO and many US allies. It also prompted US Defence Secretary James Mattis to quit.
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Blackwater is coming to a Middle Eastern country or countries.
 

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https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2017/08/afghanistan-camp-david/537324/

Erik Prince's Plan to Privatize the War in Afghanistan

Erik Prince thinks he can turn around the war in Afghanistan, and he’s got a PowerPoint deck to explain the whole thing. The Blackwater founder brought it with him to the Corner Bakery on North Capitol Street in Washington last Thursday, printed out and placed in a presentation binder. He’s been shopping it around D.C. And on Friday, when President Trump huddles with his advisers at Camp David to plot a way forward, it will be in the mix.
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The Atlantic is hardly Russian propaganda.
 
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