- May 17, 2008
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do the MoD ever use mercenaries? because im really not sure what the point of them is as we have our own military
MOD wouldn't use them, however the government does, so i guess as MOD is part of the gov you could say they do... but not directly. private security is a bit of a shady areado the MoD ever use mercenaries? because im really not sure what the point of them is as we have our own military
the problem with that though is it would polarise the world and that goes entirely against the whole point of the UN. if we ever want to be a multi-planetary race (which we will need to do as we grow) we need to get over this whole playground pissing contest that has caused so much of this trouble. it's ridiculous that people that hold so much power get away with behaving like teenagers and yet those of us down here, the little people, get arrested for behaving the same way if we're out and about and get into a fight...I think Senator McCain's idea of a "League of Democracies" is brilliant - it wouldn't be perfect, but it'd certainly have more moral authority to deal with genocides and dictatorships. How can you expect a country like China to condem human right's abuses without being laughed at?
do you mean the whole simon mann thing? (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2004/jul/29/zimbabwe.equatorialguinea)One ex SAS Officer was arrested in an African country as he was employed there and leading a bunch of mercenaries, now he is in some foreign prison.
Yeah that's the one. You do not have the protection of your country and you could end up working for corrupt governments in unstable countries.do you mean the whole simon mann thing? (http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2004/jul/29/zimbabwe.equatorialguinea)
it would be a real problem *text deleted* you're working no longer as a national of a country and have given up all rights, take a wrong turn and you could end up in some horrific places/situations