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WASHINGTON — Just weeks before Blackwater guards fatally shot 17 civilians at Baghdad’s Nisour Square in 2007, the State Department began investigating the security contractor’s operations in Iraq. But the inquiry was abandoned after Blackwater’s top manager there issued a threat: “that he could kill” the government’s chief investigator and “no one could or would do anything about it as we were in Iraq,” according to department reports.
So, what should we do? First of all, there is not a single credible military person who thinks ISIS can be defeated without ground forces. So we need ground forces. However, the American people, perhaps rightly so, do not want to send any more of our troops into these chaotic countries. But what about a mercenary army? Elite fighters who would be well paid and trained to defeat terrorists all over the world. Here's how it would work: The fighters would be recruited by the USA and trained in America by our special forces. America would be in charge of selecting who makes the cut and how they are deployed, with an eye on a 25,000-person force. American and NATO officers would lead the army, basing the first soldiers in Kurdistan. The force would be called the 'anti-terror army,' with the cost paid by the coalition that President Obama is trying to put together. That means all countries that want intelligence and protection from the USA and NATO would have to chip in. If you don't pay, you get no help. Each soldier would sign a three-year commitment and, again, they would be well paid. Finally, it would help a lot if Congress would formally declare war on terrorism and stop trying to coax reluctant, sometimes cowardly countries into fighting terrorism. Islamic terrorists are going to kill as many people on this Earth as they can, so an anti-terror force will eventually have to be raised. Let's see if President Obama has the foresight and guts to do it now."
originally posted by: neo96
originally posted by: Blackmarketeer
They've been privatizing the army since the first Iraq war. Xi/Blackwater/Academi being the most well known such force.
And the point is ?
Some people need to understand.
When a certain party guts defense.
Cuts our armed forces.
That creates the 'black waters'.
The past 6 years of defense cuts alone I wonder how many new PMC's have been created.
That are outside of the 'commander in chiefs' control, and accountable to no one.