Why Mercenaries Suck

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“The mercenaries and auxiliaries are useless and dangerous, and if anyone supports his state by the arms of mercenaries, he will never stand firm or sure, as they are disunited, ambitious, without discipline, faithless, bold amongst friends, cowardly amongst enemies, they have no fear of God, and keep no faith with men.”

[ B.I.N.G.O. and bingo was his name-o ]

In an August 11, 2009 Global Research article titled, “The Real Grand Chessboard and the Profiteers of War,” Peter Dale Scott called Private Military Contractors (PMCs) businesses “authorized to commit violence in the name of their employers….predatory bandits (transformed into) uncontrollable subordinates….representing….public power in….remote places.”
True enough.
Those performing security functions are paramilitaries, hired guns, unprincipled, in it for the money, and might easily switch sides if offered more.
Though technically accountable under international and domestic laws where they’re assigned, they, in fact, are unregulated, unchecked, free from criminal or civil accountability, and are licensed to kill and get away with it.
Political and institutional expediency affords them immunity and impunity to pretty much do as they please and be handsomely paid for it.
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