Erik Prince, former Blackwater CEO and retired Navy SEAL, joins Donald Trump in advising that we can work with Putin to defeat a common enemy, Islamic fascism.
Putin is large and in charge in Russia. He is enormously popular with the Russian people, because the country had drifted, post-Soviet communism, kind of off into the abyss,” Prince pointed out. “He’s at least tried to direct the country and keep it together.”
“Do we want a leader exactly like Putin in America?” he asked. “No. Do we want their political system? No way. But Trump is right, in at least that we can work with Putin, because we have a common enemy, and that is Islamic fascism.”
“Believe me, if we could work with Josef Stalin, we could definitely work with Vladimir Putin,” Prince contended. “The Russians, the Soviet Union then, was certainly not our friends during World War II, or during the Cold War, and during World War II they were our allies, and they did most of the heavy lifting that defeated German Nazism.”
“Having Islamic fascism creep out of the Middle East and up into those countries directly affects Russia, and that’s why it matters to Putin,”
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Originally posted January 5, 2017.