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Blackwater Founder Erik Prince’s Private Army of “Christian Crusaders” in the UAE

Interview with Jeremy Scahill. It’s the likes of Blackwater we will have to fight in the streets when the Revolution comes.
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The United Arab Emirates has confirmed hiring a company headed by Erik Prince, the billionaire founder of the military firm Blackwater. According to the New York Times, the UAE secretly signed a $529 million contract with Prince’s new company, Reflex Responses, to put together an 800-member battalion of foreign mercenaries. The troops could be deployed if foreign guest workers stage revolts in labor camps, or if the UAE regime were challenged by pro-democracy protests like those sweeping the Arab world. Prince has one rule about the new force: no Muslims. We speak to investigative journalist Jeremy Scahill and Samer Muscati of Human Rights Watch.

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  1. If and when we have mercenaries in the streets, I’m hoping that will be enough to sway popular opinion in our favor. The illusion will be over by then.

    • The argument agnaist a constitution-sized government is that if we, as libertarians in general, are correct that free-markets will lead to increased prosperity, then the growth of the constitution-sized government is inevitable as the parasites grow to consume a portion of all of the wealth that is growing in society. As they continue to grow, we end up with the bloat we have today, which explains how a constitution-sized government ended up in this situation in the first place.To have a lasting freedom, complete abolition of the state is required.

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