Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Are Western Mercenaries Heading To Syria?

Erik Prince, a former Navy Seal and founder of private military contractor Blackwater USA, has been waiting to pitch his ideas to the US administration. Photo: AFP/Saul Loeb

Asia Times: Western mercenaries ready for Syria; Russians already there

Speculation is rampant that US-based 'Dogs of War' may engage in Syria and Afghanistan, but Russian competitors are more flexible and aggressive.

Although US President Donald Trump has announced a pullout of troops from Syria and a draw-down in Afghanistan, the fighting continues.

Waiting to make a killing are the “Dogs of War” – men who fight not for flags, but for cash. As pullouts leave geopolitical vacuums that invite or intensify conflict, the business forecast looks upbeat for “private military contractors,” or PMCs – the polite corporate term for “mercenaries.”

There is considerable speculation underway as to whether US PMCs – and the man who had led the American sector, Erik Prince of former blue-chip PMC Blackwater – will fill the vacuum created by Trump. However, the sector is in flux.

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WNU Editor:  Who will pay these mercenaries to go to Syria. The U.S. taxpayer? I doubt it, especially with a Democrat Congress.


Anonymous said...

The Saudi's and the UAE probably. Been the MO over there for quite a while.

Anonymous said...

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