posted on Apr, 14 2004 @ 11:14 PM
While mercenaries are usually just a pain for proper military commanders, I think this war is probably more suited to them. I don't hear anything
here to the effect that in fact, many of the fighters on the other side are indeed mercenaries themselves...
The enemy is not going to follow any of the rules generally accepted by the world regarding the commission of a ground war, and as such, compulsory
adherence to these rules will prove a liability in combat. Someone is going to win this war, and I wouldn't be surprised to find that in the end it
was the corporations. I think that was part of the initial intent, anyway.
I have to agree with DeusEx... it sets a precedent for private para-military endeavors. Actually this precedent has already been set by corporations
hiring ex special teams commanders and crews for the purpose of body snatch operations in hostile areas, but never before have they been engaged in
combat, that I am aware.
I think Iraq will turn out to be the hot spot of hot spots for an indeterminable future, but a long one. I think we may have also sparked a greater
powderkeg as well...