Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Erik Prince's Foreign Legion

Blackwater founder Erik Prince has found a more lucrative market for his mercenary business.  His new company, Reflex Responses, is providing security for the government of the United Arab Emirates, where he "hires a mixture of Colombian soldiers of fortune and South African vets of Executive Outcomes, the pre-Blackwater merc firm that fought nasty counter-guerilla wars in Angola and Sierra Leone."

I guess that's one way to keep the Arab Spring from spreading.  Perhaps the UAE feels that foreign mercenaries will have fewer qualms about firing on peaceful protestors than their own army, who may have relatives in the crowd.

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