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    Re: Secret Desert Force Set Up by Blackwater’s Founder

    Quote Originally Posted by xpiher View Post
    I hope you never get into public office.
    Oh, I figure I might be bothered to do that after I'm done setting up my non-profit PMC.

    ...My passion is more for providing security. In the disaster areas of the world where governments are de facto nonexistant (think much of Africa), the problem with aid is that you can't get it in because it will just get stolen by men with guns. What is needed is a non-profit, "clean" PMC that can contract out with International Red Cross, USAID, the UN, private charities etc. Someone good with guns needs to face the anarchy-seeking thieves with guns, and it seems that the governments of the world are unwilling to do so. We need to take the security lessons we've learned in counterinsurgency, and put them to work...

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    Re: Secret Desert Force Set Up by Blackwater’s Founder

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    Oh, I figure I might be bothered to do that after I'm done setting up my non-profit PMC.
    Your idea of a Non-profit PMC isn't really a PMC, its more of security for NGOs. Tying reilion to it though is where it gets murky, espcially if you believe that the church needs to perform another Crusade, like Prince believes. I'll be PMing you soon though. I have similar ideas for both non-profits.

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    Re: Secret Desert Force Set Up by Blackwater’s Founder

    I intend to name it "Judes' Force", actually, or something along those lines - after the Patron Saint of Lost Causes. When you are enslaved in a dark land and surrounded by evil - we'll come get you. If you live in a refugee camp with no hope that is attacked daily by those who would wipe out your people, we will protect you. If you sit infuriated and in mourning, watching aid rot on the port as warlords control the path inland, we will take you in.

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    Re: Secret Desert Force Set Up by Blackwater’s Founder

    Quote Originally Posted by Manc Skipper View Post
    Gadaffi's paying good money for mercenaries these days, and business is business.
    Please tell. How much is good money?

    Btw - What IS a mercenary?

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    Re: Secret Desert Force Set Up by Blackwater’s Founder

    well, as someone who is considering contracting in the future, for a deployment, i would want at a bare minimum 125K a year. Even that would be insultingly low.

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    Re: Secret Desert Force Set Up by Blackwater’s Founder

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    yup. one day I hope to be one of those people.
    Since the Catholic Church condemns all wars, you may be a Zealot, but you're hardly Christian.

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    Re: Secret Desert Force Set Up by Blackwater’s Founder

    actually the Catholic Church endorses Just War Theory. And I"m not Catholic, I was raised Methodist.

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    Re: Secret Desert Force Set Up by Blackwater’s Founder

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    well, as someone who is considering contracting in the future, for a deployment, i would want at a bare minimum 125K a year. Even that would be insultingly low.
    Good luck with that. Companies like Xe contract with ex-Contras for 100s of dollars, not 100s of 1000s.

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    Re: Secret Desert Force Set Up by Blackwater’s Founder

    companies that contract with people like me deal in the 6 figures. I actually had a buddy do a tour with Blackwater. I think he got aroun 180k?

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    Re: Secret Desert Force Set Up by Blackwater’s Founder

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    well, as someone who is considering contracting in the future, for a deployment, i would want at a bare minimum 125K a year. Even that would be insultingly low.
    If you feel that as long as you are making enough to feed the family, you're good to go.

    Just remember....6 month "breaks" are a little hard on everybody.

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