Monday, August 30, 2021

Billionaire Erik Prince Charges $6,500 Per Person To Evacuate Afghanistan

Erik Prince, the billionaire founder of military contractor Blackwater, is charging $6,500 per seat on a chartered plane out of Afghanistan, 


Prince told theWall Street Journal that $6,500 covered getting the passenger into the airport as well, though the paper noted that it was not clear whether he actually had the ability to accomplish such maneuvering. 

White House press secretary Jen Psaki criticized Prince — whose company made millions from the war in Afghanistan — when asked about his decision to charge desperate Afghans thousands of dollars to escape a potential death sentence.

“I don’t think any human being who has a heart and soul would support efforts to profit off of people’s agony and pain as they’re trying to depart a country and fearing for their lives,” Psaki said during a press conference.  

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