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

    The Good reverend was a contractor way before it was cool. Billy paid me very very well....

    And there is nothing mental about the Good Reverend's masturbation, i mean look at me.
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    Re: Secret Desert Force Set Up by Blackwater’s Founder

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    Then ask yourself this - If the military had retained most of the people currently out with private firms by merely paying the men what they're really worth, would we be having this discussion at all?
    Probably not, but do you honestly think we could afford such a policy? The men would have to be paid in peacetime as well as in wartime, when mercenaries would be forced to hunt their own game. They are capable of diversifying their revenue streams in fashions that could never be opened to the standing military. Unlike some, I would not begrudge them this, but I also don't think our military can afford to compete with them in terms of salary.

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    So, when you step up to the plate and take, the man's money, you are expected to hit the ground running and be TTP proficient.
    I think that is the real issue here. When you "step up to the plate and take the man's money", you're on a contract rather than an oath; your loyalties are a matter of expedience. You will notice that the people who are quickest to argue that a corporation's only duty is to is shareholders and that the purpose of business is to make money, even when they support the use of mercenaries, are conspicuously silent on this issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    blackwater was named after the swamps where their training facilities are located in the U.S.


    XE contractors have to take oaths like the military, to defend the Constitution with their lives. I'm generally in favor of us synergizing with private forces to take the fight to the enemy - but I do wonder that these guys might not get used for 'domestic' purposes.
    It's only happened every other time in history...

    Also, as a side note, does anyone remember when Xe merged with Monsanto?

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

    BW is at the top of the list. You're paid in a timely manner and you receive the best of equipment

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

    Quote Originally Posted by BmanMcfly View Post
    It's only happened every other time in history...
    really? when did the Swiss Guard turn on the Catholic Church?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    Then ask yourself this - If the military had retained most of the people currently out with private firms by merely paying the men what they're really worth, would we be having this discussion at all?

    Consider how much it costs to train someone just to reach the point where they can perform in the real world - it has to be a staggering amount of money and a huge investment in time.

    And after all that, they rotate them out....Why?
    because it's the government, and they don't care about cost/benefit when it comes to their people... just when it comes to the total size of their budget. So for the price of twice the pay they'll hire a contractor to do the job they can't fill anymore because they wouldn't offer the same guy half the money in a reenlistment bonus.

    There is not a single contractor *out there* that is drafted to do their job or having a gun put to his head and told to leave the compound and perform his mission. When these folks were PFCs it was their job to charge into the fight without the proper equipment etc and accomplish the mission.
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