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Fri Jul 24, 2020, 07:42 AM

Now that we know that Barr/Trump are using mercenaries* in their federal goon squads is it ...

... much of stretch to think that some of the violence, destruction of property, and clashes with
law enforcement are being caused by paid agent provocateurs?


* https://www.democraticunderground.com/100213796641

The Lead Federal Agency Responding to Protesters in Portland Employs Thousands of Private Contractors.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 07:58 AM

1. The history, and implications, of 'private contractors'/mercenaries

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 07:58 AM

2. Nope, no stretch at all.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 07:59 AM

3. They've been caught paying off people to lie about sexual misconduct.

It's certainly believable they would hire agent provocateurs to make the left look bad.

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Response to Flaleftist (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 08:03 AM

4. Well, Trump has long time record of being corrupt

I mean he did use and work with an enemy of America ... Russia ... to steal the election in what
I think was part of the largest crime in America's history.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 08:04 AM

5. These private contractors are RWers . ..

and the secret police are only put into cities where the mayors are Democrats . .

Quite telling and will they still be there on November 3, 2020.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 08:10 AM

6. They have no authority or jurisdiction and they are impersonating police officers

They should be arrested on sight.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 08:22 AM

7. Trump Contras vs. Boogaloo Bois and Three Percenters on the streets of Portland would make

great 2020 campaign carnage ads.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 08:52 AM

8. Those private contractors like Blackwater are one of the biggest scams ever. So it was

supposed to help free up our military for more important missions. The military used to do most of what they are hired to do, and especially during WWII, which many think was their finest hour.

Those guy cost us a fortune weather it's guarding embassies, hauling supplies or whatever. They charge us enough to pay them big money, house and feed them, plus a nice profit for Eric Prince and other scumbags. That would be bad enough, but they are also luring troops away from our military to take those jobs. So we get to pay for their training, and then to recruit and train guys to replace them.

I can't remember the exact numbers, but they are a relatively small part of the DOD workforce, but a much higher percentage of expenses. That should be the first thing cut from our defense budget if we ever get someone in there that can do it.

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Response to brewens (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 09:26 AM

12. When I saw the unidentified "military" in Washington, DC, my first thought was Erik Prince.

Same with Portland. It reeked of Prince.

We never did hear what Blackwater cost us during the Iraq War. It sounded like they charged us once for the mercenary and once again each for Prince. For that, Prince kept his mouth shut.

Anyone see how many they have hired? Any way to find out?

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Response to Frustratedlady (Reply #12)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 10:08 AM

13. Recent photos of the feds in Portland show uniform patches for the US Marshal Service.

But that doesn't mean they are employees of the Marshal Service. They could certainly be contracted mercenaries who are under the command of the Service.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 09:13 AM

9. I've been saying this all along.

Not a stretch at all.

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 09:14 AM

10. Quite easy to believe...nt

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Response to Botany (Original post)

Fri Jul 24, 2020, 09:26 AM

11. When you look at the historical patterns: Every single time

it looks like police might be held accountable, suddenly these scenes of violence and mayhem unfold across America.

Every single time.

And then what happens?

Mayors back down and submit to the police departments. And "law and order," AKA the ability to kill black folks with impunity, returns.

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