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saigon68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-01-04 03:57 AM
Response to Reply #105
112. They were thugs and mercenaries
Hired to keep the military casualties to a minimum. The money spent on them should be going to feed the poor in Amerika, and clothing the homeless.
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  -4 Killed in Iraq Worked for N.C. Firm saigon68  Mar-31-04 07:31 PM   #0 
  - Contractors wear hardhats and carry lunch pails  pinkpops   Mar-31-04 07:38 PM   #1 
  - You got that right  saigon68   Mar-31-04 07:40 PM   #2 
  - UH OH  sweettater   Mar-31-04 07:51 PM   #3 
     - do the math  saigon68   Mar-31-04 07:56 PM   #4 
     - I live in NC  Mel   Mar-31-04 07:58 PM   #5 
     - Their website says they're just south of Virginia border  rmpalmer   Mar-31-04 08:05 PM   #8 
     - Outer Banks area n/t  dweller   Mar-31-04 08:06 PM   #9 
     - Moyock, NC  sweettater   Mar-31-04 08:07 PM   #11 
        - thanks!  Mel   Mar-31-04 08:16 PM   #14 
     - Means they're paid guns. nt  BullGooseLoony   Apr-01-04 03:19 AM   #98 
  - they read too many Soldier of Fortune magazines  riverwalker   Mar-31-04 07:59 PM   #6 
  - Burning up the town  saigon68   Mar-31-04 08:46 PM   #17 
  - I've always been intrigued by these places  rmpalmer   Mar-31-04 07:59 PM   #7 
  - Just more proof that there are no countries anymore, only corporations  havocmom   Mar-31-04 09:02 PM   #20 
  - Yes!  burrowowl   Mar-31-04 11:20 PM   #36 
  - Wow nice slogan.........  liberalnproud   Apr-01-04 01:11 AM   #56 
  - my sympathy to their families and friends  Skittles   Mar-31-04 08:07 PM   #10 
  - Death to ALL mercenaries  DulceDecorum   Apr-01-04 12:13 AM   #44 
  - Does this justify their bodies being dragged in the streets?  Posinegativeman   Mar-31-04 08:08 PM   #12 
  - No it does not justify how they died or how their corpses  rmpalmer   Mar-31-04 08:16 PM   #13 
  - Occupational hazard  DemsUnite   Mar-31-04 08:17 PM   #15 
  - Yes  burrowowl   Mar-31-04 11:32 PM   #38 
  - Play with fire  liberalnproud   Apr-01-04 01:13 AM   #58 
  - Not Dragged certainly  saigon68   Mar-31-04 08:18 PM   #16 
  - Of course not-they were put there by King George  rfkrocks   Mar-31-04 09:28 PM   #23 
  - What justifies them being there in the first place? WMD's?  JanMichael   Mar-31-04 09:38 PM   #24 
  - Maybe you'd change your mind if your family had been wiped out  0007   Mar-31-04 09:46 PM   #26 
     - By someone who said I'm only doing my job  DulceDecorum   Apr-01-04 12:21 AM   #47 
  - Sorry. Bad shit. Too bad for them.  DemoTex   Mar-31-04 08:48 PM   #18 
  - B-25 hell of a plane  saigon68   Mar-31-04 08:50 PM   #19 
     - "They Killed to Earn Their Living... And to Help Out the Congolese..."  Mayberry Machiavelli   Mar-31-04 11:59 PM   #42 
     - Norway's finest son!  King of New Orleans   Apr-01-04 12:15 AM   #45 
     - Regular Army here. I wore a uniform and followed Geneva conventions  5thGenDemocrat   Apr-01-04 12:55 AM   #52 
  - As long as we continue to  cliss   Mar-31-04 09:15 PM   #21 
  - Its Iraq-Nam an evil place where only despair reigns  saigon68   Mar-31-04 09:22 PM   #22 
  - bush children killer  seemslikeadream   Mar-31-04 11:04 PM   #33 
  - And it astounds me...  deseo   Mar-31-04 09:40 PM   #25 
     - But Bushco IS "doing it" to us too. What do you call the coup that led to  Dover   Apr-01-04 01:05 AM   #55 
  - WarBusiness - African Black Gold  seemslikeadream   Mar-31-04 09:48 PM   #27 
  - "Mercenaries"  leanings   Mar-31-04 10:37 PM   #28 
  - How do you know what Blackwater is doing in Iraq?  yardwork   Mar-31-04 10:44 PM   #29 
  - (sigh)  leanings   Mar-31-04 10:48 PM   #31 
     - I don't know. That's why I asked you.  yardwork   Mar-31-04 10:58 PM   #32 
        - Well, I can't say I know anything for sure.  leanings   Mar-31-04 11:24 PM   #37 
           - Sorry but companies that have decided there is a big profit in  nothingshocksmeanymore   Apr-01-04 02:12 AM   #72 
              - Yeah, I agree with you to some extent.  leanings   Apr-01-04 02:43 AM   #86 
                 - You better go read  DulceDecorum   Apr-01-04 03:36 AM   #106 
                 - Not accurate. Dyncorp was BIG in Columbia  nothingshocksmeanymore   Apr-01-04 11:29 AM   #133 
                 - Oh please  lordwhorfin   Apr-01-04 01:45 PM   #142 
  - There are some rotten apples among them of course  bobthedrummer   Mar-31-04 11:06 PM   #34 
  - Yes, that's true.  leanings   Mar-31-04 11:19 PM   #35 
  - I never knew what someone's problem was with Mary Robinson  JudiLyn   Apr-01-04 02:02 AM   #69 
  - Like hitmen are murdering scum  DulceDecorum   Apr-01-04 12:48 AM   #51 
     - Again.  leanings   Apr-01-04 01:03 AM   #54 
        - The Palestinian Reuters cameraman, Mazen Dana.  DulceDecorum   Apr-01-04 01:29 AM   #62 
        - Setting aside the fact that this article is complete BS.  leanings   Apr-01-04 01:40 AM   #63 
        - And YOUR friends  DulceDecorum   Apr-01-04 01:52 AM   #66 
        - Well then, in that case.  leanings   Apr-01-04 02:18 AM   #76 
           - Hey Tackleberry,  DulceDecorum   Apr-01-04 02:29 AM   #78 
           - OK, buddy, whatever. n/t  leanings   Apr-01-04 02:34 AM   # 
              - I am sure that you  DulceDecorum   Apr-01-04 03:02 AM   #93 
              - God willing and the creek don't rise.  leanings   Apr-01-04 03:10 AM   #95 
                 - DAMN  DulceDecorum   Apr-01-04 03:28 AM   #100 
                    - Hey there, kiddo.  leanings   Apr-01-04 03:36 AM   #104 
              - kick  saigon68   Apr-01-04 11:29 AM   #134 
           - Well, I'd like to say I hope your friends come home safely  5thGenDemocrat   Apr-01-04 02:34 AM   #81 
              - I don't guess you have anything constructive  leanings   Apr-01-04 02:37 AM   #84 
                 - Hey, I just said I don't care if your blood-sucking pals get wasted  5thGenDemocrat   Apr-01-04 02:39 AM   #85 
                    - Still nothing constructive.  leanings   Apr-01-04 02:47 AM   #87 
                       - Decent respect for human life  5thGenDemocrat   Apr-01-04 02:54 AM   #88 
                          - Damn, SO many constructive comments on your part!  leanings   Apr-01-04 02:58 AM   #91 
        - Re: paid players  mallard   Apr-01-04 07:08 AM   #132 
        - Ummmm...your link.....  DoNotRefill   Apr-01-04 02:04 AM   #70 
           - The US media  DulceDecorum   Apr-01-04 02:54 AM   #89 
              - The truck....  DoNotRefill   Apr-01-04 11:32 AM   #136 
        - How about these examples for starters?  theHandpuppet   Apr-01-04 03:37 AM   #107 
           - Why don't you cut and paste  leanings   Apr-01-04 04:07 AM   #119 
              - Sorry if it's really too much bother...  theHandpuppet   Apr-01-04 04:18 AM   #123 
                 - I read thru them.  leanings   Apr-01-04 04:37 AM   #126 
                    - Or read over them with blinders on...  theHandpuppet   Apr-01-04 06:01 AM   #131 
  - "how to escape from a disabled sport-utility vehicle while under fire"  Eye and Monkey   Mar-31-04 10:48 PM   #30 
  - Oh come on. nt  BullGooseLoony   Apr-01-04 03:23 AM   #99 
  - Apparently these 4 failed that class  RetroLounge   Apr-01-04 12:21 PM   #139 
  - One can't help wondering what they get paid  daleo   Mar-31-04 11:39 PM   #39 
  - Compensation  leanings   Mar-31-04 11:53 PM   #41 
     - Thanks for the information  daleo   Apr-01-04 12:10 AM   #43 
     - Thanks...lol  leanings   Apr-01-04 12:29 AM   #48 
        - Bored and itchin' to travel?  theHandpuppet   Apr-01-04 02:30 AM   #79 
           - Thought about it.  leanings   Apr-01-04 02:36 AM   #83 
              - My condolences....  theHandpuppet   Apr-01-04 03:49 AM   #109 
              - "born shooter"?  leftchick   Apr-01-04 04:22 AM   #124 
              - Hi LC  saigon68   Apr-01-04 04:30 AM   #125 
              - Good Morning saigon!  leftchick   Apr-01-04 04:42 AM   #129 
                 - Ya Payback is a bitch  saigon68   Apr-01-04 04:47 AM   #130 
              - Not particularly.  leanings   Apr-01-04 04:38 AM   #127 
              - But I was born a shooter?  RetroLounge   Apr-01-04 12:22 PM   #140 
     - Mercenaries are NOT permitted to operate  DulceDecorum   Apr-01-04 12:30 AM   #49 
     - I'm not sure that security contractors  leanings   Apr-01-04 12:44 AM   #50 
        - SELF DEFENSE!!!!  DulceDecorum   Apr-01-04 01:13 AM   #57 
           - So  leanings   Apr-01-04 01:21 AM   #60 
              - Thanks for your posts, leanings --  DeepModem Mom   Apr-01-04 01:43 AM   #64 
              - No problem  leanings   Apr-01-04 01:54 AM   #67 
                 - There would be no duty but for the money..that is the problem with your  nothingshocksmeanymore   Apr-01-04 02:17 AM   #75 
                 - In your ideal world  leanings   Apr-01-04 02:33 AM   #80 
                    - Without war,  DulceDecorum   Apr-01-04 03:15 AM   #97 
                    - OK, great idea.  leanings   Apr-01-04 03:33 AM   #103 
                    - The same people who provided them before these companies  nothingshocksmeanymore   Apr-01-04 11:32 AM   #135 
                 - It will never be solved it is a ----religious War  saigon68   Apr-01-04 03:28 AM   #101 
              - Defend the "poor wickle boys" all you want  DulceDecorum   Apr-01-04 02:15 AM   #74 
     - Not only that....  DoNotRefill   Apr-01-04 02:07 AM   #71 
  - Mercenaries were after Taylor  seemslikeadream   Mar-31-04 11:47 PM   #40 
  - Send them mercs to Devil's Island.  sfg25   Apr-01-04 12:15 AM   #46 
  - The Business of War: Making a Killing  seemslikeadream   Apr-01-04 12:55 AM   #53 
  - The Blackwater gateway to careers in butchery  DulceDecorum   Apr-01-04 01:20 AM   #59 
  - Oops!  leanings   Apr-01-04 01:25 AM   #61 
     - Where do I begin......  DulceDecorum   Apr-01-04 01:50 AM   #65 
        - Well, were you going to begin?  leanings   Apr-01-04 02:13 AM   #73 
           - And what should you do?  DulceDecorum   Apr-01-04 02:19 AM   #77 
              - Ya got nuthin'. Nada. n/t  leanings   Apr-01-04 02:35 AM   #82 
                 - And mercenaries are holier than saints  DulceDecorum   Apr-01-04 02:56 AM   #90 
                    - No, but I bet if you  leanings   Apr-01-04 03:00 AM   #92 
                       - Then WHAT are we paying them for?  DulceDecorum   Apr-01-04 03:08 AM   #94 
                       - Aha, perhaps a path to the root of the cognitive dissonance.  leanings   Apr-01-04 03:14 AM   #96 
                       - Sorry --They are Mercenaries  saigon68   Apr-01-04 03:54 AM   #110 
                          - First of all, are you able to attribute that picture?  leanings   Apr-01-04 04:11 AM   #121 
                             - sorry  saigon68   Apr-01-04 04:14 AM   #122 
                                - Yeah, sure.  leanings   Apr-01-04 04:42 AM   #128 
  - Dey were da terminators!  tedthebear   Apr-01-04 02:01 AM   #68 
  - LOL - leanings - The "Born Shooter"  phrenzy   Apr-01-04 03:30 AM   #102 
  - Yeah, OK,  leanings   Apr-01-04 03:46 AM   #108 
  - Please see post #107  theHandpuppet   Apr-01-04 04:01 AM   #115 
  - Anyone  lordwhorfin   Apr-01-04 02:01 PM   #143 
  - Nah...  theHandpuppet   Apr-01-04 03:54 AM   #111 
     - This kind of attitude is prevalent in the underground military  saigon68   Apr-01-04 03:59 AM   #113 
     - I see, Herr Doktor  leanings   Apr-01-04 04:01 AM   #116 
        - They are Mercenaries  saigon68   Apr-01-04 04:06 AM   #118 
        - War is Hell---Audie Murphy  saigon68   Apr-01-04 03:21 PM   #147 
           - War is Hell  seemslikeadream   Apr-06-04 08:55 AM   #150 
        - So  lordwhorfin   Apr-01-04 01:41 PM   #141 
        - Questions  atreides1   Apr-01-04 03:17 PM   #146 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-01-04 04:00 AM   #114 
        - adios  saigon68   Apr-02-04 09:12 AM   #149 
  - Check out this BS from our state department:  tedthebear   Apr-01-04 03:36 AM   #105 
  - They were thugs and mercenaries  saigon68   Apr-01-04 03:57 AM   #112 
  - this is most interesting..  dudeness   Apr-01-04 04:05 AM   #117 
  - mercenaries  cleofus1   Apr-01-04 04:10 AM   #120 
  - The situation is so "in control" that not only are "Blackwater"  The_Casual_Observer   Apr-01-04 12:03 PM   #137 
  - Security firms and mercenaries coining it in Iraq  seemslikeadream   Apr-01-04 12:10 PM   #138 
  - How much are these mercenaries insured for, and who pays?  SodoffBush   Apr-01-04 02:32 PM   #144 
     - I imagine it would be the US Taxpayers...  leftchick   Apr-01-04 02:43 PM   #145 
        - They have outsatanding health, dental, retirement plans  saigon68   Apr-01-04 06:54 PM   #148 
 

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