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Private armies for rich people.

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posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 12:28 AM
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In China there's a company that charges around ~80,000USD per bodyguard, for protection services. They are picking up a ex-military as recruits, and rich businessmen (which are directly tied to politicians) are hiring them. A couple things that's interesting, is that the claim that tensions are high because of the widening gap between rich and poor. That training has been aided from Israeli and Russian sources. (Israel getting a lot of work in paramilitary training these days). And also that it may become a booming business.

While there is plenty of countries where it's been the norm for CEOs and executives to hire military, mercenary, or other protection services… and fly in private aircraft to private landing strips, it's interesting to see it evolve among a countries own citizens.





Chen Youngqing’s company Tianjiao, which he says is China’s first professional academy to train former soldiers and others as bodyguards, is doing so well that he is considering a stock market listing.



China’s newly wealthy are not generally targeted by criminals and kidnappers – as happens in countries such as Venezuela – but anger is growing about the widening gap between rich and poor.

There have been isolated incidents of people attacking luxury cars involved in accidents with less well-off citizens.

Tianjiao has hired trainers from Israel and Russia, and is looking to France and Britain as well, Chen said, although the company also works closely with the Chinese military.



One businessman, who asked to be identified only by his family name Zhang, said he approached Chen after a friend was kidnapped and killed. Zhang now employs 18 bodyguards hired from Tianjiao.

“Apart from the security in my company, they are also responsible for the safety of my family,” Zhang said. “Society is not stable nowadays.”

Chen expects Tianjiao’s annual revenues to hit 100 million yuan ($16.5 million) within the next five years.


Training is a little rough it looks…




Source: For more pics and article.




posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 12:36 AM
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the devolution into pure naked capitalism will continue until there are actual kings/lords once again.

The rich already have slaves, just under a different term.

I instantly have a vision of the dark ages coming back...

The rich will continue to EXPLOIT all the non-rich in this RIGGED GAME of monopoly until we are at the point of Fuedalism.

Look at the last 100 years in the USA, we are 2/3 the way there now.

We are nothing but a collapse like the USSR.. only thing is, the whole world will collapse this time. The Ultra Rich WELCOME having Private Armies, that way they can become actual Kings



posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 12:40 AM
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HanzHenry
reply to post by boncho
 


the devolution into pure naked capitalism will continue until there are actual kings/lords once again.

The rich already have slaves, just under a different term.

I instantly have a vision of the dark ages coming back...

The rich will continue to EXPLOIT all the non-rich in this RIGGED GAME of monopoly until we are at the point of Fuedalism.

Look at the last 100 years in the USA, we are 2/3 the way there now.

We are nothing but a collapse like the USSR.. only thing is, the whole world will collapse this time. The Ultra Rich WELCOME having Private Armies, that way they can become actual Kings


Though I may consider your statements a little "out there"; some how I completely agree...



posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 12:48 AM
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HanzHenry
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the devolution into pure naked capitalism will continue until there are actual kings/lords once again.

The rich already have slaves, just under a different term.

I instantly have a vision of the dark ages coming back...

The rich will continue to EXPLOIT all the non-rich in this RIGGED GAME of monopoly until we are at the point of Fuedalism.

Look at the last 100 years in the USA, we are 2/3 the way there now.

We are nothing but a collapse like the USSR.. only thing is, the whole world will collapse this time. The Ultra Rich WELCOME having Private Armies, that way they can become actual Kings


Interesting comment. Although it was capitalism that actually separated the colonies from England. Any system whether it be capitalism, socialism, etc… can be manipulated until a select few have advantage.

There probably needs to be a new defining word. One that crosses all of the -isms. Basically implying a massive gap in wealth, as well as favourable rules, power and manipulation from the top.

Assery? Assism? An asstistic society?



posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 12:56 AM
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Whats the big deal?
Influential people have had bodyguards forever there are nut jobs stalking rich and famous people all the time.

Funny nobody cries when Hollyweird actors and such hire them.



posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 01:02 AM
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The Saudis do this with US DoD. My First Sergeant was recruited @ $250K, first and last year's salary up-front. Oddest thing about it was him being released from his contract. I guess they didn't want to report him AWOL.


And what about Bloomberg? Or this crap?



posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 01:09 AM
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Exactly - "blackwater", "Xe", or whatever name they're going by now a days....

diane frankenstien ain't giving up her guns, but the rest of the american population should?

dark ages - that's what we're heading into, again.......



posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 01:14 AM
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Did he maybe just pay his contract out with that 500k that he had just got? Contracts with the military can be bought out for i think something less then 200K last time i heard.



posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 01:16 AM
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You will see an outrage here if US celebes start buying armies here. But it may be drowned out by the fact the the 1% had been buying them for the past 5 years when that does happen



posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 01:23 AM
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Mussolini coined the term "Corporatism." I think that would be the defining word you are looking for as it applies to a government ruled by corporate fascism. I don't believe that it will get that far, I expect there will eventually be a war between the people and the corporations. The time it takes to get to that point will be determined by the ability of people to throw off the corporate edu-indoctrination system and their ability to think critically to allow a majority of the people to solve problems without intervention by corporations and government.

Cheers - Dave

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posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 01:29 AM
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Sremmos80
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Did he maybe just pay his contract out with that 500k that he had just got? Contracts with the military can be bought out for i think something less then 200K last time i heard.

We're talking back in the '80s here, and I don't remember what the details on that were. I recall it going through lickity-quick and that he was not allowed to take his family with him. We lost a couple more snake-eater types at ETS, and I suspected it was the 1SG cherry-picking from memory. By that time I'd seen all of the ME I ever wanted to, but I never got asked either.



posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 01:40 AM
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Agenda 21 from the UN, and the monsanto monopoly on food is quickly trying to coporatize the food we eat - watch for nestle to try to take the water we drink and irrigate our "crops" with.....

See the water poisoning in west virginia - and the coming radiation from fukushima and especially the leaking plant in oregon/washington state of the columbia river that people won't talk about.....



posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 01:43 AM
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I have seen it before around here, what does ME stand for? Hope it isn't to obvious lol



posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 02:20 AM
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Snarl
The Saudis do this with US DoD. My First Sergeant was recruited @ $250K, first and last year's salary up-front. Oddest thing about it was him being released from his contract. I guess they didn't want to report him AWOL.


And what about Bloomberg? Or this crap?


Indeed. This is a good read.

I think what struck me for the OP story though, is the use of military from the home nation. Haven't seen that in the West. Most of it is limited to banana republics with huge resources and muscle to make business smooth, or eliminate obstacles.

China, while it's developing, has a huge economy now… More than just a couple select resources.



posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 02:21 AM
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Sremmos80
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I have seen it before around here, what does ME stand for? Hope it isn't to obvious lol


Middle East.



posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 02:27 AM
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The USA is a banana republic - look at the "celebrities" and the "elite banksters" and the "elite politicians" - they ALL have their armed gaurds - while they try to take the guns from the "poor folk" - the rest of us.

Even as they seek to let the armed mexican cartels in as "amnesty" - armed by who? By them. To kill who? To kill the poor un-armed folk.



posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 02:31 AM
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thesaneone
Whats the big deal?
Influential people have had bodyguards forever there are nut jobs stalking rich and famous people all the time.

Funny nobody cries when Hollyweird actors and such hire them.


I think because you are looking from a western perspective. If you read the article from the photo page, you will notice one person hired a dozen or so body guards after a friend of his was killed.

In China, it's pretty cuthroat. In a variety of ways…

They only recently addressed the corruption in licensing laws, where driver licenses were handed out to anyone with money. Now they actually have to take tests. In the past, if you had money, you could literally run someone down, and then your entourage beat them for getting in the way.

Two things I could see happening in respect to this changing landscape. Is something like what I just mentioned, or:

1. These companies are hiring ex-military, some won't get in the schools, or get hired. But they see the 80k/year, and aren't looking favourably on a job that pays 6k. So they outsource themselves the same, but to people on the opposite side of the government/ruling class.

2. Competing business players start using these guys for carrying out kidnapping etc, of rivals.

3. Maybe some entrepreneur with a security company realizes his best clients are the ones that are scared. So they organize campaigns against "marks" and come in to offer their services. (Protection racket.)

The disparity between rich and poor is far greater here… The system of government, and most important the quid pro quo of the society. Which is why I don't really see it the same as hollywood hiring bodyguards.


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posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 02:33 AM
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Happy1
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The USA is a banana republic - look at the "celebrities" and the "elite banksters" and the "elite politicians" - they ALL have their armed gaurds - while they try to take the guns from the "poor folk" - the rest of us.

Even as they seek to let the armed mexican cartels in as "amnesty" - armed by who? By them. To kill who? To kill the poor un-armed folk.


Sort of, not really. The bodyguards have no authority to cut people down. But in China, extreme flexibility. (No idea on legal status). And in banana republics, africa, ME, they all can kill with impunity.

The US doesn't have this. If anything, the US allows government protection. Notice how the police break up or protect marches on wall street, protect special events, etc.

It is much more "official" and much more passive aggressive in the states & Canada (G20). They will state they are there for public safety… All for joe citizen.
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posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 03:06 AM
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I scanned the first page of your link. I'll go back and read it later this evening.

You've heard of TrackingPoint? Consider the infrared capabilities in the other article. Now, instead of picking a target, flip the switch to ensure 'friendlies' are the only ones who are safe.



posted on Feb, 13 2014 @ 03:17 AM
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How long until that gated community becomes a gated community with its own landing strip, rich folks flying into and out of privately secured zones, never having to "mix with the common folk". Its almost like that already.

When will there be the first gated city?



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