posted on Aug, 31 2009 @ 12:31 PM
This started to happen during the First Iraqi War (Gulf War). When Iraqi finally annexed Kuwait in 1990 as the United Nations told them they could do
in 1967, the Multinational Corporations in Kuwait cried foul. Because of this, the U.S. passed a Law allowing Multinational Corporations the Sovereign
Right to levy Private Armies to defend their assets. Ever since then, over 20 million private troops have been employed by Multinational Corporations
We used to joke back in the 1990's that if the Department of Justice were to seek to break up another corporation, such as they did with Ma Bell
(AT&T), that if the corporation were rich enough they could defend their assets against a Sovereign Nation by levying a bigger army. Now, 20 years
later, it's not so much a joke anymore.
War is Big Business, and the dividing of spoils by Multinational Corporations has never been so evident as in the Second Iraqi War where many
Multinational Corporations claimed the spoils of War from Iraq while the Interim Government could do nothing to stop it. Hundreds of Billions were
made by a small handful of Multinational Corporations with large enough private forces to hold those assets in a hostile nation.
That doesn't even include the Mercenaries hired by the U.S. Government to fight in Iraq (you do understand that the U.S. Government classifies as a
Multinational Corporation, right?). The DoD has kept very hush-hush over the exact number of Mercenary Forces employed by the U.S. Military, but their
budget for such was $6,000,000.00 a month for Mercenary Forces, putting the total figure somewhere between 7,000 - 14,000 estimated Mercenary Forces
used by the U.S. Military in Iraq alone.
I remember when Mercenaries were scorned, but the fact is it is cheaper to hire Argentinian or Chinese Mercenaries for hire to fight a war than it is
to use your own soldiers. Besides, these Mercenary Troops do not have to be tallied into the "Official" Death Toll, which helps a Nation push it's
agenda to the Public. Now days, it is more than acceptable for a Nation or a Corporation to resort to Mercenaries for Hire.
40,000 Mercenary Troops don't come cheap though. You're talking about $24,000,000.00 a month for that kind of Military Force. However, they are
expendable, pre-trained, and come pre-equipped, and don't count as "Military Personnel". You can use Mercenaries to jump through a lot of legal
loopholes that prevent the use of U.S. Military for domestic purposes on native soil.
George Bush, Sr. opened a Pandora's Box when he passed that law allowing Multinational Corporations the Sovereign Right to levy Troops. The Mercenary
trade has been booming ever since, and it looks like the sky is the limit for growth. It is highly unlikely that we'll see that Pandora's Box closed