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Tue Oct 16, 2018, 08:53 AM Oct 2018

American Mercenaries Were Hired To Assassinate Politicians In The Middle East [View all]

Source: Buzz Feed

The revelations that a Middle East monarchy hired Americans to carry out assassinations comes at a moment when the world is focused on the alleged murder of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi Arabia, an autocratic regime that has close ties to both the US and the UAE. (The Saudi Embassy in the US did not respond to a request for comment. Riyadh has denied it killed Khashoggi, though news reports suggest it is considering blaming his death on a botched interrogation.)

Golan said that during his company’s months-long engagement in Yemen, his team was responsible for a number of the war’s high-profile assassinations, though he declined to specify which ones. He argued that the US needs an assassination program similar to the model he deployed. “I just want there to be a debate,” he said. “Maybe I’m a monster. Maybe I should be in jail. Maybe I’m a bad guy. But I’m right.”

Spear Operations Group’s private assassination mission marks the confluence of three developments transforming the way war is conducted worldwide:

Read more: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/aramroston/mercenaries-assassination-us-yemen-uae-spear-golan-dahlan

Trump was installed by global oligarchs to reign in the US position as a former leader for human rights, democracy and justice, he's been tearing up our institutions and weakening our positions across the globe.

He's realigning the US relationships with trusted allies, and trying to establish new relationships with autocrats and dictators.

We're witnessing the normalizing of corruption
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You can't Crutchez_CuiBono Oct 2018 #1
you can if you have judges and a supreme court that will look the other way. nt Javaman Oct 2018 #13
Trump What's an ally? neohippie Oct 2018 #2
They send soldiers to fight w us. That sounds like a friend. Crutchez_CuiBono Oct 2018 #11
Not good. How long before they become guns for hire in the U.S.? Baitball Blogger Oct 2018 #3
American mercenaries? Dopers_Greed Oct 2018 #4
I hope the assassins wind up alone in some village in the middle east and the ... Botany Oct 2018 #5
BuzzFeed's "murky legality" is "obvious illegality" muriel_volestrangler Oct 2018 #6
When we are back in control of the Congress KPN Oct 2018 #7
Yep! FakeNoose Oct 2018 #9
And make it punishable by death by public hanging. 47of74 Oct 2018 #10
Life imprisonment? These guys are getting less jail time than someone caught Crutchez_CuiBono Oct 2018 #12
K & R Mrs. Overall Oct 2018 #8
if the mercs become so influential will that give rise to our own praetorian guard? Javaman Oct 2018 #14
American Mercenaries have been around for Decades elmac Oct 2018 #15
I think you're confusing these guys with the CIA. Haggis for Breakfast Oct 2018 #27
nope, no confusion here, the CIA help supply the arms, the money elmac Oct 2018 #29
May I direct you to a book written by Wayne Simmons, Haggis for Breakfast Oct 2018 #30
By any chance did Eric Prince have a hand in this? calimary Oct 2018 #16
That's exactly what I was thinking.... mithnanthy Oct 2018 #17
It doesn't appear on the surface that he was involved neohippie Oct 2018 #18
These bastards are getting pretty good at covering their tracks. calimary Oct 2018 #23
"Jobs for America"? brooklynite Oct 2018 #19
not sure how it's different from drones scipan Oct 2018 #20
Well one difference neohippie Oct 2018 #21
kick Blue_Tires Oct 2018 #22
It would be interesting if it was Americans who assassinated Khashoggi. denverbill Oct 2018 #24
Unlikely neohippie Oct 2018 #25
this is the stuff of RW fantasies KayF Oct 2018 #26
You do realize that is Sasha Baron Cohen right ? Haggis for Breakfast Oct 2018 #28
Kick ck4829 Oct 2018 #31
Ahem.... Puha Ekapi_2 Oct 2018 #32
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