The Wall Street Journal reports:
Erik Prince, the American defense contractor, said he is offering people seats on a chartered plane out of Kabul for $6,500 per person. U.S. and NATO forces are sending special rescue teams into Taliban-controlled areas of the city to spirit their citizens into the airport.
And countless Afghans who thought the U.S. would protect them after having assisted the U.S.-led coalition forces in the past two decades are now realizing that they will most likely be left behind to face Taliban wrath alone.
Aid organizations have been told by Western governments that evacuation flights won’t continue past Friday, as the U.S. military will need the days remaining until the Aug. 31 deadline to remove its own equipment and troops from Kabul.
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Erik Prince, founder of the notorious Blackwater, is offering people seats on a chartered plane out of Kabul for $6,500/p. In 2017 he proposed plundering Helmand Province of approx $1 trillion worth of lithium, uranium, phosphorus, and other rare elements. https://t.co/kXQ8dQzju3
— Lauren Bohn (@LaurenBohn) August 25, 2021
After making millions of dollars off the afghanistan war, Erik Prince is back at it, exploiting people’s desperation for cash. Prince is charging $6,500 a person to get people out of afghanistan while planes organized by NGOs leave Kabul empty https://t.co/8Lbo66YkgE
— Maria Abi-Habib (@Abihabib) August 25, 2021
Blackwater founder Erik Prince is among the growing number of private defense contractors and former spies who are attempting to turn a profit on desperate Afghans who want out of their country before the U.S. shutters its 20-year mission on Aug. 31 https://t.co/6kjgWurITq
— The Daily Beast (@thedailybeast) August 25, 2021