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SHRED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:06 AM
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Mercenary Forces
Three HUGE negatives.

1. Blackwater has hired, and hires, quite a number of mercenaries from foreign counties.

2. As with any private force, their loyalties (what side they fight for) is determined by the highest bidder and not National boundaries.

3. Cost.

The owning of military equipment, by private groups, should be outlawed immediately in the USA.

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SHRED Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:14 AM
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1. and 4th...
Minimal governmental oversight or rules to follow.
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 11:16 AM
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2. "outlawed immediately "!
Edited on Sat Nov-17-07 11:16 AM by annabanana
I agree. Not to stop this now means there will be foreigners on our soil with guns trained on us at the order of the Deep-Pockets.

It is not a matter of "If", only a matter of "When".


(alas, Cassandra)
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annabanana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:28 PM
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3. kick. . . . . .n/t
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aikoaiko Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 12:36 PM
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4. not allowing private groups to own military equipement --- I think not.

All we need to do is regulate security contractors better.
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kineneb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:28 PM
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5. mercenaries have always been a bad bargin, a Faustian bargin,
as history has shown. Machiavelli had choice words on the subject.

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libodem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:46 PM
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6. ding, ding, ding
as they say.
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 01:49 PM
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7. They haven't been known throughout history as the "scum of the earth" for nothing.
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