US may use mercenaries to escalate, prolong Afghan war: Activist

The US may use mercenaries to escalate and prolong the conflict in Afghanistan while concealing its involvement in this “evil plan,” an American anti-war activist and journalist in Maine says.

“This current talk of essentially fully privatizing the war in Afghanistan is escalation by disguise; the idea is to try to hide it from the American people so they won’t even know that they’re going to war,” said Bruce Gagnon, the coordinator of the Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space.

“This idea of privatization of war is a way to ensure endless war with less formal US military troops on the ground, less formal US military troops being killed; instead using mercenaries to do the fighting and dying,” Gagnon told Press TV on Tuesday.

The names of these mercenaries “will be lost forever in the dark undercurrents of this evil plan for endless war,” he added.

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