Friday, May 19, 2017

Blackwater Founder Erik Prince: "We Should Fight" In Afghanistan With Armies Run By Companies

TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): So, Afghanistan, the president apparently is considering sending more US troops there. You've spent a lot of time there and in that region, and you have an idea for what we should do with Afghanistan. What is it? ERIK PRINCE: So, we're spending as, as a country, $42 billion there this year. There's 8,000 troops, three quarters of them never actually leave the base. If you look back in history, the way the English operated in India for 250 years, they had a army that was largely run by companies, and no English soldiers. So, very cheap, very low cost, very simple, very adaptable. The president needs to appoint one person in charge in Afghanistan. We've been through 17 commanders in 15 years. That's not even counting the ambassadors and all the other officials. so you put one person in charge and allow them to negotiate with the Afghans the rules of engagement, because right now, the rules of engagement are so tight that when you have soldiers is in contact fighting for their lives, they have to talk to a lawyer 500 miles away sitting in air conditioning to drop a bomb. That's not a serious -- TUCKER CARLSON (HOST): So you would replace the military occupation with the American South Asia company, or something like that?

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