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Saudis Close to Crown Prince Discussed Killing Other Enemies a Year Before Khashoggi’s Death - The New York Times
The investigation has shown the general to be a grandiose and ambitious novice to intelligence who sought to impress the crown prince with unauthorized schemes for black operations, the person said // also, Nader. that's the paedo!
iran  saudiarabia  trump  russia  blackwater  mercenaries  noncesense 
november 2018 by yorksranter
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Statement From Patrisse Cullors on Historic Defeat of Los Angeles County Sheriff McDonnell By Alex Villanueva

"Since 2016 the progressive movement has been strategizing on how to build power and gain power. We lost the presidential race to a racist, sexist bigot and we’ve been experiencing the repercussions ever since.

In Los Angeles, we’ve dealt with our own set of racists elected officials. Sheriff Mcdonnell spent 4 years in office collaborating with ICE, knocking down reform initiatives like ending money bail and prop 47, and he refused to meet with community groups.

As of last night, Sheriff McDonnell is no longer the Sheriff of LA County.
election  L.A.  sheriff  Blackwater  solution 
november 2018 by Quercki
Officials worry Trump may back Erik Prince plan to privatize war in Afghanistan
Trump advisers worry his impatience with the Afghan conflict will cause him to consider proposals like Prince's or abruptly order a complete U.S. withdrawal.
trump  blackwater 
august 2018 by daniel.zappala
Cambridge Analytica is out of business, but its heavy hitters have reopened under a new name / Boing Boing
"Emerdata" is a new company, whose board includes the daughters of Robert Mercer, who bankrolled Cambridge Analytica; disgraced former Cambridge Analytica CEO Alexander Nix is on its board of directors, and much of Cambridge Analytica's C-suite has packed up their desks and moved into the Emerdata offices.

The company was formed in August 2017 and has been largely dormant until March 2018, when a flurry of activity that moved key personnel over from Cambridge Analytica began.

It isn't clear what Emerdata does, though the company is listed under "data processing, hosting, and related activities." It shares an address in Canary Wharf with Cambridge Analytica's parent, SCL Group.

Another notable company director is Johnson Chun Shun Ko, the deputy chairman of Frontier Services Group.

Frontier is a private security firm which mostly operates in Africa and is currently chaired by US businessman and prominent Trump supporter Erik Prince. Prince is best known for founding private military group Blackwater US and is the brother of US education secretary Betsy DeVos.
Blackwater  surveillance  facebook 
may 2018 by Quercki
Blackwater Founder Erik Prince Implicated in Murder | The Nation
A former Blackwater employee and an ex-US Marine who has worked as a security operative for the company have made a series of explosive allegations in sworn statements filed on August 3 in federal court in Virginia. The two men claim that the company’s owner, Erik Prince, may have murdered or facilitated the murder of individuals who were cooperating with federal authorities investigating the company. The former employee also alleges that Prince “views himself as a Christian crusader tasked with eliminating Muslims and the Islamic faith from the globe,” and that Prince’s companies “encouraged and rewarded the destruction of Iraqi life.”

In their testimony, both men also allege that Blackwater was smuggling weapons into Iraq. One of the men alleges that Prince turned a profit by transporting “illegal” or “unlawful” weapons into the country on Prince’s private planes.
Iraq  Blackwater  murder  Erik_Prince  smuggling  Christian  military  law  intelligence 
march 2018 by Quercki
Blackwater founder held secret Seychelles meeting to establish Trump-Putin back channel - The Washington Post
Prince and his family were major GOP donors in 2016. The Center for Responsive Politics reported that the family gave more than $10 million to GOP candidates and super PACs, including about $2.7 million from his sister, DeVos, and her husband.

Prince’s father, Edgar Prince, built his fortune through an auto-parts company. Betsy married Richard DeVos Jr., heir to the Amway fortune.

Erik Prince has had lucrative contracts with the UAE government, which at one point paid his firm a reported $529 million to help bring in foreign fighters to help assemble an internal paramilitary force capable of carrying out secret operations and protecting Emirati installations from terrorist attacks.

Focus on Iran
The Trump administration and the UAE appear to share a similar preoccupation with Iran. Current and former officials said that Trump advisers were focused throughout the transition period on exploring ways to get Moscow to break ranks with Tehran.

“Separating Russia from Iran was a common theme,” said a former intelligence official in the Obama administration who met with Trump transition officials. “It didn’t seem very well thought out. It seemed a little premature. They clearly had a very specific policy position, which I found odd given that they hadn’t even taken the reins and explored with experts in the U.S. government the pros and cons of that approach.”
Erik_Prince  Blackwater  Iran  Russia  Trump  Iraq  abuse 
december 2017 by Quercki

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