Blackwater founder on Syria & IS [ Erik Prince / Asia Times ]
Blackwater founder Erik Prince gives his take on the situation, motivation of the IS fighters, and recommends more direct action by the US, and ultimately, a redrawing of borders along sectarian lines. For Prince, the lesson learned is that the amount of action in Iraq was not enough.
Prince’s view is contrary to my view that action by the US led to the rise of IS. However, given the level of integrity in the international community’s handling of middle east, redrawing borders may well be the only way to stabilize the situation, since it is something that can be pulled off even by completely unprincipled actors.
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Ethnic cleansing would be the side effect to look out when trying to set this up.