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NEWS: 1000 Columbian Police And Military To Work As Hired Guns In Iraq.

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posted on Aug, 13 2005 @ 06:53 AM
1000 Columbian Police and Military personnel have been hired by a US company based in Equador to work in Iraq as hired guns. The Columbians will be paid less than half of what the US and British Personnel are currently paid. The Columbians have 41 years of experience fighting terrorism and are experts in their respective areas according to the company EPI Security.
A US company operating out of Ecuador says it has signed up about 1,000 Colombian police and military staff to work as hired guns in Iraq, for less than half of their US counterparts' salaries.

The company based in the Ecuadoran city of Manta is run by American Jeffrey Shippy, who is in Baghdad, according to his Ecuadoran wife.

The Colombian daily El Tiempo reported Friday that the Colombians would be paid $US2,500 to $US5,000 a month, roughly half what their US and British counterparts earn.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

The jobs and more information on the hirings are available on the company's website

This is a strange move. Why has this been done and what does it really mean to the war in Iraq. What extra benefit will these people bring to the conflict? Does this mean it will turn into a free for all mercenary war.

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posted on Aug, 13 2005 @ 06:56 AM
Mercenaries? Is this sanctioned by the United States government? I could think of nothing worse than mercenaries in stabilizing an insurgency.

posted on Aug, 13 2005 @ 08:01 AM
I think they're just switching mercenaries Subz, ' cause they sure as hell aren't paying US or UK servicemen 120K a year...

posted on Aug, 13 2005 @ 08:06 AM
Why not?

There are several US Mercenaries Groups already working in Iraq Today - but apparently the Columbians are far more CHEAPER then the US Mercenaries.

posted on Aug, 13 2005 @ 08:17 AM
I would like to know who this EDI Security is and whether they are CIA backed or anything like that.

posted on Aug, 13 2005 @ 08:36 AM
It's actually Epi Security.
My searching led me here,

San Juan, Puerto Rico: $1,000.00 Tuition;
Spanish and English
Please request Spanish language brochure and application from:
Mr. Hector R. Torres
Director of Security - Banco Popular
PO Box 362708
San Juan, PR 00936-2708
(787) 722-8945

Highlander Lodge, Berryville, Virginia: $1,500.00 Tuition (includes lodging and most meals)
August 6-11, 2005
English only
Please request application and brochure from:
A.S.E.T. Secretariat
PO Box 802
Berryville, VA 22611
(540) 554-2540

Executive Protection Institute

A Bodyguard will get you out of trouble. A Personal Protection Specialist will keep you from getting there in the first place.

This is why so many military and domestic/foreign governments, along with major corporations, churches, entertainers, world leaders and police departments have chosen the Executive Protection Institute for over twenty-seven years. And continue to do so.


posted on Aug, 13 2005 @ 08:45 AM
I guess US has to allowed our own brand of " terrorist foreigners" to fight back the Iraqi " national terrorist" in their own lands.

I guess the invation of Iraq has not stopped at all.

posted on Aug, 13 2005 @ 09:34 AM
We need to reinstate the draft--this kind of report doesn't look good.

posted on Aug, 13 2005 @ 09:35 AM
It is obvious to me why these Columbians are being hired to police Iraq. Yes they are much cheaper than American 'civilian contractors' (what a nice, cozy term for 'hired gun', kind of like 'collateral damage' for 'innocents killed'), but most importantly, they are well schooled in corruption and drug trafficking. Not so much interdicting it as engaging in it. Remember, the opium harvest (I mean the Afghan election) is coming, and they need more willing bodies to guard and move the product to Israel for processing. Next the government will hire the Nuevo Laredo police to do their dirty work over there. I am only half kidding.

posted on Aug, 13 2005 @ 09:42 AM
AMERIKA is even outsourcing merc help for iraq
we out source everythng else why not mercs too....and they will get paid half of what the mercs in country are being paid. i wonder how the columbians feel about that. i'm sure they don't realy care since what they will be making is probably far more that what they are making now.

soon the only thing AMERIKA will make are weapons and enemies......................

posted on Aug, 13 2005 @ 11:13 AM
I'm still going to say this, if you want a mercanary force in Iraq to help control the peace and stability, you want the Kosaks.

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