Discussion in 'On Topic' started by AlextheDroog, Dec 9, 2006.
Was checking out Blackwater USA...looks interesting..
yeah..i was reading wiki about mercenaries...
Private Military Companies (PMCs)
A strand of the contemporary mercenary trade sometimes goes under the label of the Private military company or PMC, which provides logistics, manpower, training and other servies. PMCs' contractors are civilians (in governments, international and non-governmental organizations) authorized to accompany a force in the field. Hence, the terminology "civilian contractor" is sometimes used. PMCs may use force, hence they can be defined as: "legally established enterprises that make a profit by either providing services involving the potential exercise of force in a systematic way and by military means, and/or by the transfer of that potential to clients through training and other practices, such as logistics support, equipment procurement, and intelligence gathering" 
It can be argued that paramilitary forces under private control are functionally mercenaries instead of security guards or advisors. However, national governments reserve the right to strictly regulate the number, nature and armaments of such private forces and argue that provided they are not employed in frontline pro-active military activities that they are not mercenaries.
If employees of PMCs are involved in pro-active military activities they are likely to be called mercenaries in the press, and their employers will be called mercenary companies. Three companies which the mass media called mercenary companies in the 1990s were:
Executive Outcomes Angola, Sierra Leone (closed 31 December 1998)
Sandline International, Papua New Guinea, Sierra Leone (closed 16 April 2004)
Gurkha Security Guards Ltd, Sierra Leone.
Executive Operations (ExOps) Many locations around the world
In 2004 the industry was given a huge boost because PMCs were employed by the US and other coalition members to do security work in Iraq. In March 2004, four employees of Blackwater USA who were guarding food shipments were attacked and killed in Fallujah. In the well publicised incident, the killings and subsequent desecration of the bodies were contributory cause for the First Battle of Fallujah which occurred shortly after the killings.
Private military companies tend to be frowned upon by the United Nations (even so, the UN hired Executive Outcomes to do some logistic support in Africa). Nevertheless, PMCs may be useful in combating genocides and slaughters in situations where the UN is unwilling or unable to intervene.
In a report on PMCs by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) released in February 2002, the FCO noted that the demand for military services from the UN and international organizations could mean that it would be cheaper to employ PMCs than to use troops from members states. However at that time, after considering the use of PMCs to support UN operations, the UN Secretary General, Kofi Annan, decided not to do so.
I've talked to a few. They seem to like what they do.
they also get paid a shit load for the same thing they did in the regular military..
id do it...grow a beard, wear what you want, carry what you want...get paid alot...
Yeah, people in CSA and KBR (KBR falls under the Halliburton corporation). These fucks get paid a ton of money and the ones I've talked to really enjoy it because it's a damn good paying job. Just craziness.
In some areas, their pay can be tax free.
You aren't going to get into blackwater unless you are prior service SF. PERIOD.
Unless of course you are gonna do logistics. Which means you need a logistics background.
bull fucking shit mr nuge. BW is ranked into tiers. Based off your military background they put you in a tier. The higher the tier your classed in the more dangerous job/higher pay. You don't need to be SF to suck the shit out shitters.... BW does those jobs too.
That's Ted to you.