Tuesday, February 16, 2010

CIA Asset Erik Prince: Tycoon, Contractor, Soldier, Spy

Well, I'm sure it is "not all," but a fascinating tale from this century's privatized version of Oliver North. A venerable CIA asset has been "thrown under the bus," and he just can't quite believe it.
I put myself and my company at the C.I.A.’s disposal for some very risky missions,” says Erik Prince as he surveys his heavily fortified, 7,000-acre compound in rural Moyock, North Carolina. “But when it became politically expedient to do so, someone threw me under the bus.” Prince—the founder of Blackwater, the world’s most notorious private military contractor—is royally steamed. He wants to vent. And he wants you to hear him vent.
Venting ...

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