posted on Dec, 6 2012 @ 12:54 PM
Originally posted by antonia
Originally posted by DoubleDNH
. I know there is a fine line between confidence and arrogance but this is not at all limited to Blackwater mercs.
I didn't say it was limited to them. I said the levels on most of those men are unreal. That is a different statement. I am used to arrogant men as I
was raised in the military lifestyle. I have a certain level of ego myself. I'm even used to spec ops, but there is a difference between them and the
Blackwater boys. I found the Blackwater types to be almost...Frat boyish in many ways. They were a clique and they stuck together. The Spec Ops were
always cliquish with each other, but if you said no they left it at that. Not the other set, to them it was almost like the rules didn't matter at
As for your comment about "soft spoken" people, you seem to not know much about arrogance. Some of the most arrogant people I have met didn't have
much to say at all and were not the world's most "firm" speakers.
In those environments you're going to be inundated with Alpha males, the testosterone flows freely. The different groups are cliquish, which is
pretty much normal.
I had different experiences with the Blackwater guys in Iraq. Some teams were extremely professional. Other teams were just cowboys. It all
depended on their team leader.
The worst though was the CIA guys, or "OGA" as they liked to tell you. Pompous arrogance personified.