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Feeding on tragedy: Ex-Blackwater boss Erik Prince squeezes profit from mad scramble at Kabul airport, charging $6.5k for escape

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The message is clear to those trapped in Kabul: if you’re looking to escape, get on a flight this minute before it’s too late, and the urgency in that command is music to the ears of notorious military contractor Erik Prince.

Because, according to news reports, he’s charging desperate, terrified passengers $U6,500 just to get into the Afghan capital’s airport and onto a flight to safety. If they’re trapped in their homes and need safe passage to the airport as well, that’s gonna cost more. After all, he’s not running a charity. That’s for the do-gooders.

Charity is a word not often used in the same sentence as the name of Erik Prince. The founder of what was once the world’s largest private military contractor, Blackwater, is all about the Benjamins and has gone about adding to his immense inherited wealth by doing business in the most miserable economic theatre known to man: war.

No longer CEO of the company he built from the seed money left to him by his billionaire dad Edgar, who died in 1995, it seems Prince still has a........

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