Erik Prince: the war in Afghanistan should be privatized
Kabul- Afghanistan (PMG):
Report Shershah Nawabi
The founder and former CEO of Blackwater, Erick Prince believes that the wat in Afghanistan should be privatized to cut the expenses. During an interview in Aljazeera TV show, he has said: “while I am supporting US president Donald Trump’s campaign promises to stop endless wars and I believe that he doesn’t necessarily support the rapid withdrawal of US Troops from Afghanistan.”
Prince says: “here’s the thing, if we, if the united states leave Afghanistan, withdraw any of the troop’s support or monetary support, you will have a moment like Saigon in 1975 with helicopters having to lift people off the roof of the US Embassy. It will be that bad.”
Prince has suggested to US officials: “I believe if we replace almost 50000 NATO troops and contractors with 2000 US special operators and 6000 contractors we will be able for cutting spending 30 billion dollars on Afghanistan war.”
He also highlighted: “I do want to end the war by giving the Afghan forces the means to survive and to be much more offense. If you provide mentors and you provide air support, and logistic support to those units, they can actually get out and after the enemy.”
Erick Prince who has run Blackwater private security company believe that if foreign forces withdraw from Afghanistan, in 6 weeks these forces would collapse and no one can gather them at any cost. He has also stressed that president Ghani would once again win the election campaigns of Afghanistan.