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He would also suggest replacing US troops with private mercenaries who he claimed would operate inside #Afghan units, noting that some 25,000 contractors are already present in #Afghanistan. When asked if his current #privatemilitarycontracting company, #FrontierServiceGroup (#FSG), would be interested in bidding on contracts that might materialize out of his proposal, he responded by saying, “absolutely.” Steve Inskeep, who conducted the interview, noted that Prince’s proposal for an “#Americanviceroy” overseeing what is essentially a private army inside of Afghanistan resembled very closely Imperial #Britain’s colonial administration of India, an administration that carved out personal fiefdoms for influential #British businessmen and lords, and emptied out #India’s wealth into British coffers.
Inskeep also noted that such a proposal, even before being implemented, most likely would create further resentment among Afghans.
Prince, for his part, attempted to defend the proposal, claiming that current efforts in Afghanistan have cost American taxpayers several trillions and the cost would only continue to rise. He noted that such efforts have resulted in little progress. The “progress” Prince was referring to was defeating “#terrorism” and preventing the country from becoming a safe haven for organizations like #AlQaeda and the #IslamicState.
Prince would claim:
There’s really three ways we can go in Afghanistan. We can pull out completely, in which case, the Afghan government would likely collapse in a matter of weeks and the #terrorists would run the country. And for as hard as, you know, we may be pushing in #Iraq or #Syria and elsewhere to destroy the Islamic State, this would give them a victory.
Back in Reality…
Unfortunately for Prince and others attempting to propose the privatization of the Afghan war, Afghanistan already is a safe haven for terrorists. Al Qaeda had only a nascent presence there before the US invasion in 2001. The Islamic State, in its current form, did not even exist. 🖐🏾More in comments👇🏾