"God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
-C G Jung
And you're basing this on...? A few isolated incidents does not indicate anything about the total demographics of any group. It's not like every problematic incident overseas involved Blackwater.In any case, saving money does not justify using these guys. They're thugs.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
"If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu
For myself, I'm mostly against the concept of mercenaries in the first place. These guys are accountable to a contract, not a constitution.
edit: And there's a many-century history of mercenary use throughout the world, and they have a trend towards being shady, unreliable, and untrustworthy.
Last edited by Deuce; 03-20-10 at 04:05 PM.
One of you will end up here next!
Matthew 10:34Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.