Guess who's been advising Donald Trump on his picks for the people who will control foreign policy in a Trump administration?
Well, here's a hint: who's the most murderous, toxic, partisan psychopath you can think of? One who gained so much infamy for his services to the Bush administration that he had to flee the country to avoid the law?
If you guessed Erik Prince, notorious mercenary and founder of Blackwater, you win the dubious prize:
Erik Prince, America’s most notorious mercenary, is lurking in the shadows of the incoming Trump administration. A former senior U.S. official who has advised the Trump transition told The Intercept that Prince has been advising the team on matters related to intelligence and defense, including weighing in on candidates for the defense and state departments....
On election night, Prince’s latest wife, Stacy DeLuke, posted pictures from inside Trump’s campaign headquarters as Donald Trump and Mike Pence watched the returns come in, including a close shot of Pence and Trump with their families....
Speaking of families, his not-yet-quite-so-notorious sister, Betsy DeVos, will be a member of the Trump administration, tasked with destroying the public education system:
Prince’s sister, billionaire Betsy DeVos, is Trump’s nominee for education secretary and Prince (and his mother) gave large sums of money to a Trump Super PAC....
Not only is Prince advising Trump on his cabinet picks, he's also filling his empty head with dark dreams of assassination and plunder:
In July, Prince told Trump’s senior advisor and white supremacist Steve Bannon, at the time head of Breitbart News, that the Trump administration should recreate a version of the Phoenix Program, the CIA assassination ring that operated during the Vietnam War, to fight ISIS. Such a program, Prince said, could kill or capture “the funders of Islamic terror and that would even be the wealthy radical Islamist billionaires funding it from the Middle East, and any of the other illicit activities they’re in.”...
In September, Prince backed Trump’s proposal to commandeer Iraq’s 2 million barrels of daily oil output. “For Mr. Trump to say, ‘We’re going to take their oil––certainly we’re not going to lift it out of there and take it somewhere else, but putting it into production, and putting a tolling arrangement into place, to repay the American taxpayers for their efforts to remove Saddam and to stabilize the area, is doable, and very plausible,” Prince said on Breitbart Radio.
At least this psycho isn’t being considered for the intelligence post that he so clearly lusts for. He's too toxic for even Trump to consider bringing him into government. Isn’t he?
I wish I could say that it’s a thing beyond imagining, but it really isn’t.
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