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Trump administration considers privatizing covert action — including paying mercenaries to kidnap foreigners

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The Trump administration is weighing a plan to outsource certain covert intelligence activities to the private sector — including the kidnapping and rendering of foreign nationals to other countries.

BuzzFeed reports that one plan before the administration would allow associates of the private firm Amyntor Group to “help capture wanted terrorists on behalf of the United States” by tracking “specific suspects in a Middle Eastern country… for possible ‘rendition’ to the United States.”

In fact, the publication’s sources say that operatives associated with the company are already in place monitoring two terrorism suspects in an unnamed country. Although the sources did not want to name the country for fear of compromising Amyntor’s associates, they insisted that they “have the information and capabilities to snatch the two suspects and transport them to the US or a third country.”

The plans to outsource key intelligence functions to private contractors mirror proposals made by Blackwater founder Erik Prince to hand U.S. military operations in Afghanistan over to private mercenary groups. Despite these similarities — and despite the fact that Prince is “close” to some Amyntor officials — BuzzFeed’s sources says he has nothing to do with the new proposals.

One former senior intelligence official contacted by BuzzFeed expressed concern at the proposal, which he said could give a blank check to mercenary groups.

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“All the institutional structures exist to prevent things from going off the rails,” they said. “Is this an attempt to circumvent oversight?”


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Trump tries to change the subject by blaming Obama — then accidentally admits he’s putting kids in ‘cages’

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President Donald Trump was the target of a Democratic press conference with four Congresswomen of color who were calling him out for racist tweets telling them to go back to their countries.

The women attacked every policy that Trump seems to be losing on. Trump seemed to try and pivot to another issue entirely, blaming former President Barack Obama for building the cages that he's putting children in after he takes them from their parents.

The Obama Administration built the Cages, not the Trump Administration! DEMOCRATS MUST GIVE US THE VOTES TO CHANGE BAD IMMIGRATION LAWS.

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Trump goes off on ‘socialist, communist’ rant saying Democrats are ‘pro Al-Qaeda’

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President Donald Trump took his racist comments even further Monday afternoon, saying that Democrats are now pro-terrorism.

"We will never be a Socialist or Communist Country. IF YOU ARE NOT HAPPY HERE, YOU CAN LEAVE!" Trump ranted. "It is your choice, and your choice alone. This is about love for America. Certain people HATE our Country. They are anti-Israel, pro Al-Qaeda, and comment on the 9/11 attack, “some people did something.” Radical Left Democrats want Open Borders, which means drugs, crime, human trafficking, and much more. Detention facilities are not Concentration Camps! America has never been stronger than it is now – rebuilt Military, highest Stock Market EVER, lowest unemployment and more people working than ever before. Keep America Great!"

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‘Bond is dead’: White dudes flip out over casting of a black woman as next Agent 007

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On Monday, the Daily Beast reported that the new 007 -- the special agent in the James Bond series -- will be portrayed by the black actress Lashana Lynch.

The announcement set off predictably racist and sexist reactions.

Perhaps the most prominent right-winger to voice his displeasure was Ben Shapiro, who complained that it didn't make sense for Bond to be a woman because of the character's signature seduction moves.

"Bond is about the guns and the girls," Shapiro said, noting that a woman in a seductive role was not realistic.

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