What role did China play in electing Donald Trump? That question has largely evaded Trump-Russia watchers, but Erik Prince helps us answer it.
Gregg Smith was the CEO of Chinese logistics firm, Frontier Services Group, where he worked alongside Erik Prince, a key advisor to Donald Trump. Smith had been at Prince’s side as a business associate through a number of joint ventures for the two decades prior to 2016.
Now, Smith is coming forward with new information about Prince, about how the disgraced mercenary boss of Blackwater continues to involve himself in illegal private contracting. Smith believes Prince was likely involved in two recent aborted attempts to overthrow the US-backed UN government in Libya, a mission undertaken on behalf of Libyan warlord Khalifa Haftar, who is backed by Russia.
Smith joined Zev Shalev and Eric Garland on the Narativ Live podcast to discuss the attempted coup and also Prince’s role as a private contractor for China.
“We had $110 Million in cash, an airstrip in Mombasa, Kenya and a Chinese partner, CITIC,” Smith recounted to Shalev about how he and Prince landed up being bankrolled by China’s powerful CITIC Group.
That’s in part 2 of our special “Prince of Proxy“, you’ll find it near the bottom of this page.
But first, the big news this week is that Prince is being investigated by the United Nations for his role in an attempt to overthrow the US-supported UN government in Libya.
LIBYAn COUP ATTEMPT
In Part 1, Smith revealed Prince is under investigation by the United Nations for his role in an attempted overthrow of Libya’s UN-backed-government. The twice-aborted mission was intended to install warlord Khalifa Haftar, and was helmed by Prince’s longtime associate, Christiaan “Serge” Durant, who owns the gun-for-hire company, Lancaster 6.
Watch Part 1 on Libya above. Part 2 about China is below.
Former Frontier Services Group CEO Gregg Smith revealed in Part 2 of of the podcast that Erik Prince answers to Chang Zhenming, the chairman of FSG, and a powerful ally of President Xi in the Chinese Communist Party.
Watch Part 2 of “Prince of Proxy” below.