posted on Jan, 20 2014 @ 10:43 AM
Same game different powers. Private Military companies live less in a capacity to supplement a nation's military as a physical manifestation of
political force and more in a capacity to defend the commercial interests of said nation.
Very rarely do contractors perform direct action missions, and when they do, they're very slick tier 1 dudes, and usually at the behest of another
company and not a sovereign nation. We're talking individual salaries of $1000 bucks a day in some cases.
Example: Someone with a decent life insurance policy is kidnapped in a militant Muslim area like Afghanistan Iraq, or even southern Thailand or
Southern Philippines. Unlike drug cartels in central/South America, very seldom in these areas do the kidnappers ask for ransom. They will keep
their hostages for a week or two, film them with various political messages, then kill them, usually through beheading. Instead of paying a
multimillion death benefit, insurance companies sometimes hire private military companies to go in and get their insureds for a few hundred thousand.
Risk management reigns supreme.
The above is very rare. A similar thing may involve retaking a maritime vessel and its crew. Again, paying contractors to do it rather than paying
the huge insurance claim on the vessel and goods is worth it sometimes.
Most of the time, PMCs have their guys guard nouns and are in a strictly defensive posture. VIP protection, guarding a mine, supply convoy, whatever.
They're there to make sure you don't mess with whatever commercial interests are in play.
Central Africa has been the puppet of powerful nations for a long time, and considering the average IQ of central Africans is in the vicinity of the
mid 70s, and the natural resources are gigantic, I can't see this changing in the foreseeable future. It's a shame, but smarter and stronger
nations manipulate weaker and dumber nations through force or coercion much like stronger and smarter people manipulate weaker and dumber people
through force or coercion.
I'm not terribly worried as Mr. Prince isn't actively hurting the USs interests directly, even though he is helping an adversary's.