“All counter-revolutionary wars are unjust, all revolutionary wars are just.”
-Mao Zedong (1893-1976), Chinese statesman. From On Protracted War (1938).
“We shall support whatever the enemy opposes and oppose whatever the enemy supports.”
- Mao ze Dong
“The third lesson and tip actually come from two of my favorite political philosophers, Mao Zedong and Mother Teresa — not often coupled with each together, but the two people that I turn to most to basically deliver a simple point, which is, you’re going to make choices. You’re going to challenge. You’re going to say, “Why not?” You’re going to figure out how to do things that have never been done before. But here’s the deal: These are your choices. They are no one else’s. In 1947, when Mao Zedong was being challenged within his own party on his plan to basically take China over, Chiang Kai-shek and the Nationalist Chinese held the cities, they had the army, they had the air force, they had everything on their side. And people said, “How can you win? How can you do this? How can you do this against all of the odds against you?” And Mao Zedong said, you know, “You fight your war, and I’ll fight mine.” And think about that for a second.”
- Anita Dunn, President Obama’s Debate Advisor, 2009
“You’re not winning until CNN says you’re winning.”
- General Henry Hugh Shelton, U.S. Army, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 1997-2001.
Fascinating interview of Erik Prince, the founder of Blackwater. He was taking a chance in submitting to an interview by the Fake News Network; it was very likely they would ambush him and seek to demonize him. Nevertheless he presents himself very well.
He doesn’t have anything good to say about his former customers, the U.S. Department. Not surprising, given how ungrateful they have proven to be. The career State Department personnel are predominantly Leftist ideologues, as such they HATE all soldiers (jingoistic myrmidons) on general principles and particularly despise those they regard as "mercenaries”. Nevertheless, the State Department’s betrayal of Blackwater is breathtaking. The State Department personnel I had occasion to speak with in Iraq really, really liked the fact that the Blackwater personal security detachments (PSD) were a bunch of bad-asses who WOULD fight ferociously and ruthlessly to protect the people under their protection. As such U.S. diplomats in Iraq and Afghanistan had much less reason to fear being held hostage and terrorized for 14 months, like some 52 of their predecessors at the U.S. Embassy in Iran 1979-80, or being decapitated, and have a video of their murders go viral on the internet to further torment their families, as in the cases of Daniel Pearl and Nick Berg.
In the end though, advancing the Leftist narrative and maintaining hatred for a class enemy took precedence over the actual facts and common decency in recognizing someone who did you a good turn. So Blackwater was “thrown under the bus”, sacrificed for the greater good of helping the State Department signal its Leftist virtue and maintain its Leftist bona fides. Lesson learned: never smile at a crocodile. Well what happens to State Department diplomats is no longer Erik Prince’s lookout. He has left the private security contractor business completely. Still we can expect the Left and their willing accomplices in the news and entertainment media to continue resurrecting Erik Prince and the long defunct Blackwater as convenient boogeymen, just as they do with the KKK and the Nazis. In the case of Blackwater though any such comparisons are unjust and spurious.
Prince’s suggestions for handling the migrant crisis in Europe would probably work. Which is why they will not be considered. At least not by the globalist regimes currently in power in Europe.
“We did exactly the mission they asked us to do.”
- Erik Prince
“I regret ever working for the State Department. They were just not worth it for the men that were killed or injured doing that job.”
– Erik Prince, Former SEAL, Founder of Blackwater.
“The Pentagon has found how to wage war in the most expensive way possible.”
- Erik Prince