Don’t Privatize the War in Afghanistan

Target: Donald Trump, President of the United States

Goal: End the Afghanistan war; don’t privatize it.

U.S. President Donald Trump is reportedly mulling the privatization of America’s longest war in history. According to USA Today, the plan would involve the deployment of 5,500 private mercenaries to act as advisers to Afghan government forces. Meanwhile, a private air force would be used to continue the bombing campaign against the Taliban.

The proposal is the brainchild of Erik Prince, founder of the now-defunct private mercenary firm Blackwater. The defunct firm has been accused of human rights abuses, including over the 2007 Nisoor Square Massacre, which claimed the lives of 17 Iraqi civilians.

If you believe the war in Afghanistan should be ended instead of being sold to the highest bidder, sign this petition.


Dear President Trump,

It’s time for the war in Afghanistan to end, not be privatized. Yet USA Today has reported the White House is seriously considering a plan to sell off the war to private mercenaries. These mercenaries would be charged with advising the Afghan army and carrying out bombings of Taliban positions.

We all know where this will lead.

The plan itself was reportedly proposed by Erik Prince, the man who founded the defunct and disgraced Blackwater mercenary group. In 2007, Blackwater mercenaries showered a crowd of Iraqi civilians with machine gun fire and grenades. The now infamous Nisoor Square massacre left 17 innocent people dead.

We believe there should never again be another Nisoor. We demand you refuse to privatize another war, and end U.S. military operations in Afghanistan.


[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: Adam Mancini/U.S. Army

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  1. Does Trump have anything besides war, devastation and destruction on his agenda? Oh, and money and power for him and his friends and family?
    War by privatization is just such a crazy and terrible idea.

  2. Poppies = Opium = Big buck for those involved, enough said

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