RepostBy @freedom_faction: "Though #PuertoRican law prohibits ownership and bearing of most long-guns and especially semiautomatic weapons, the streets of the stricken US colony now throng with mercenaries in tactical gear bearing such arms, their faces masked. They wear no insignia or nametags and won’t say who they work for, apart from vague statements in #brokenSpanish: “We work with the government. It’s a humanitarian mission, we’re helping #PuertoRico.” Rosa Emilia Rodríguez, head of Puerto Rico’s Federal Prosecutor’s Office, initially dismissed reports of the mercenaries, then, after reporters from the Centro de Periodismo Investigativo pressed her she said she’d “check it out.” After #HurricaneKatrina devastated #NewOrleans, Erik Prince’s #Blackwater mercenaries flooded the city again, turning it into an “armed camp”, after Brigadier Gen. Gary Jones, commander of the #Louisiana #NationalGuard’s Joint Task Force announced “This place is going to look like Little #Somalia. We’re going to go out and take this city back. This will be a combat operation to get this city under control.” Erik Prince is now reportedly considering a senate run as a Trumpist candidate in #Wyoming. His sister, #BetsyDevos, has used millions from her husband’s pyramid-scheme fortunes to fund efforts to destroy public education, and now serves as Trump’s Secretary of Education.
Though the mercenaries in Puerto Rico won’t identify their employers, there’s good evidence that Blackwater (now called #Academi) is or will soon be operating there, as well as other notorious mercenary gangs like #RangerAmerica and the #WhitestoneGroup.
Security firm Academi —known by its former name, Blackwater, which won $21 million contract with the U.S. government to provide security services during the #Iraq war in 2003— said that they already have offers from the local and federal government and by the #RedCross to come to Puerto Rico. 🖐🏾More in comments👇🏾#MartialLaw #PoliceState #MilitaryIndustrialComplex" (via #InstaRepost @AppsKottage)