US to privatise war against the rest of the world? Whatever has become of global peace and sanity?

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US to privatise war against the rest of the world? Whatever has become of global peace and sanity?

KUALA LUMPUR (Sept 2018): Malaysians were hapless when the corrupt Najib Razak-led Barisan Nasional (BN) regime privatised federal government enforcement responsibilities to enable cronies to make multi-million-ringgit insane revenues or profits.

One such example was the Automated Enforcement System (AES) which is now de-privatised by the new Pakatan Harapan (PH) federal government after Malaysians dumped the BN in the May 9 14th General Election (GE14).

It was the first change in federal government for Malaysia, after the Alliance/BN ruled the country since Merdeka (Independence) 1957. That’s six decades!

Why should or would a government privatise such responsibilities that guarantee millions and billions of ringgit in revenue for the rakyat dan negara (people and country)?

The only sane answer to the question - nepotism and greed for money!

Now, the rest of the world may also face or feel the same predicament as Malaysians did!

US President Donald Trump is considering privatising the Afghanistan War!

Just what has the US or the world become? Privatising a war?

Has Trump, clearly gone insane, or is he as “smart” as Malaysia’s disgraced former premier Najib? They did play golf together, remember?! And what was that idiom: Birds of the same feather, flock together.

Now, if Trump, for whatever way or reason gets the executive approval from the Americans for the proposed privatisation of war, what next?

Looks like the only way to stop and save the rest of the world from the war-waging US is the United Nations (UN)? But, does the UN have the clout or courage to do the right thing to stop the US?

Your answer is as good as anyone’s! Read the following three news articles and form your own judgment on Trump and the US:

"Trump weighs Blackwater founder’s pitch to privatize Afghanistan war

By Bob Fredericks
August 17, 2018 | 2:56pm | Updated
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President Trump has grown increasingly frustrated with the Pentagon’s Afghanistan strategy and has shown interest in a proposal by Blackwater founder Erik Prince to privatize the war, NBC News reported Friday.

Prince’s plan first came up last year during the commander-in-chief’s strategy review on the Afghan War, now in its 17th year with no end in sight.

He envisions replacing troops with private military contractors who would work for a US envoy for the war who would report to the president, the network reported.

“I know he’s frustrated. He gave the Pentagon what they wanted. And they haven’t delivered,” said Prince, whose sister is Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

Trump’s national security team was reportedly aghast at the idea.

But Prince told NBC he believed Trump advisers who opposed the plan were presenting the president with “as rosy a picture as they can” of the war, including that “peace is around the corner” with recent US efforts for peace talks with the Taliban.

A spokesman for the National Security Council threw cold water on the idea.

“No such proposal from Erik Prince is under consideration,” the spokesman told the network.

“The president, like most Americans, would like to see more progress in Afghanistan. However, he also recognizes that withdrawing precipitously from Afghanistan would lead to the re-emergence of terrorist safe havens, putting American national security and lives in danger.”

And a senior State Department official said there’s “not a chance” it will be adopted. - NEW YORK POST


Report: Trump Is Considering Erik Prince’s Plan to Privatize the Afghanistan War

By Adam K. Raymond

U.S. Marines in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Photo: Massoud Hossaini/AP/REX/Shutterstock
President Trump loves the military. He’s made it more powerful, called its equipment “beautiful,” and tried to celebrate it with an absurdly expensive parade. But even he’s growing frustrated with the military’s strategy in Afghanistan, where a seemingly endless war approaches its 17th year.

And so, NBC News reports, Trump is considering a plan to privatize the whole damn thing. The move, pushed by Blackwater founder Erik Prince, would replace soldiers with mercenaries working for a “viceroy” who reports directly to Trump.

“I know he’s frustrated,” Prince told NBC News on the one-year anniversary of Trump’s reluctant approval of a troop increase in Afghanistan. “He gave the Pentagon what they wanted … And they haven’t delivered.”

Prince said he’s soon to embark on a public push to get Trump to embrace his plan, which he first pitched Trump last summer with a PowerPoint presentation. Now, some of Trump’s “advisers” fear that his impatience with the lack of progress in Afghanistan “will cause him to seriously consider proposals like Prince’s,” NBC News reports.

Apparently, Trump’s renewed interest of the privatization plan came after he saw a video of Prince, whose sister is Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, arguing that his plan is more economical. It’s not a new line for him. Last year, Prince said his plan would cost $10 billion, significantly less than the $40 billion the Pentagon budgeted for the war.

Even if that was true, and it probably isn’t, there are plenty of other problems with fighting a war exclusively with private military contractors, as ex-mercenary Sean McFate wrote in The Atlantic last year:

However, as an ex-military contractor, I cannot think of a worse solution for Afghanistan. There are many concerns about the safety, accountability, and morality of going into business with these types of outfits. … Mercenaries also breed war and suffering. For-profit warriors proliferate armed conflict — as long as there is someone to pay, there will always be a war to start, expand or prolong. History shows us that they often maraud between contracts, preying on the innocent.

Prince, no doubt, has left those things out of his PowerPoint. - Daily Intelligencer

Trump adviser John Bolton on possibly privatizing US war in Afghanistan: I'm 'always open to new ideas'

Aug 19, 2018, 10:03 AM ET

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President Donald Trump’s national security adviser addressed the idea of using private contractors to help fight the U.S. war in Afghanistan, saying he is "always open to new ideas."

In an exclusive interview Sunday, John Bolton responded to a question from ABC News “This Week” Co-Anchor and Chief Global Affairs Correspondent Martha Raddatz about possibly privatizing some part of what is now America’s longest war, the nearly 17-year-old conflict in Afghanistan.

“Would you consider privatizing [in Afghanistan], with using contractors instead of U.S. military? There have been some reports about that this week,” Raddatz said.

“There's always a lot of discussions,” the president's national security adviser said. “I'm always open to new ideas, but I'm not going to comment on what the thinking is. That will ultimately be the president's decision.”

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National security adviser John Bolton listens during a meeting with President Donald Trump, not pictured, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, D.C., Aug. 16, 2018.

According a report from NBC News Friday citing current and former administration officials, the president is showing interest in a proposal by Blackwater founder Erik Prince to hire private military contractors to support the war.

“It is not a private army," Prince told NBC News of his proposal for Afghanistan. "It is a very clear delineation of who’s in charge, OK? Afghan government working for a U.S. government official funded by the United States at a fraction of the cost we’re spending now.”

Prince, who now heads Hong Kong-based security firm Frontier Services Group, also told NBC News that Trump advisers who oppose his plan are painting "as rosy a picture as they can" of the recent U.S. efforts for peace talks with the Taliban.
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Erik Prince, founder of CEO of Blackwater, listens during a hearing in front of the House Oversight and Government Reform committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., Oct. 2, 2007.

Bolton told Raddatz there are “signs” conversations between the Taliban and Afghan government are “moving in the right direction.”

“We've looked at several different possibilities to get the Taliban and others directly engaged with the government of Afghanistan. There have been some signs that's moving in the right direction," Bolton said.

“I don't rule out that we'd have a change in some of the things we're doing there, but the president's view is that he'll support the government of Afghanistan in its efforts to see if the Taliban are finally ready to talk seriously,” Bolton said.

Raddatz pressed, “I feel like I've heard these arguments for 17 years, the same thing: 'The Taliban is desperate.'”

Bolton responded, “Well, what I remember over 17 years is the attack on 9/11. And I think the administration is determined that it never happen again.”

“The bottom line is the security of the United States,” he said.

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