Rising Tension over 'Shadow Army' in Iraq

Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by Revolt, Jul 7, 2005.

  1. Revolt

    Revolt Member+

    Jun 16, 1999
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    Fascinating series of stories by Fox.



    I never knew there were THIS many contractors:

     
  2. Revolt

    Revolt Member+

    Jun 16, 1999
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    I saw the Frontline show - a must-see.
     
  3. metroflip73

    metroflip73 Member

    Mar 3, 2000
    NYC
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    Corporate/Shadow armies = Mercs. Where do you think the term "Free lance" comes from?

    Anyway, I'm not surprised. After all, didn't some Merc/Security Corporation quell a revolt in Africa within the past 10-15 years? Coulda sworn I saw that on History or Military Channel several months ago.
     
  4. Sine Pari

    Sine Pari Member

    Oct 10, 2000
    NUNYA, BIZ

    That was Executive Outcomes

    It was in Sierra Leone
     
  5. USvsIRELAND

    USvsIRELAND Member+

    Jul 19, 2004
    ATL
    Weren't 2 American Security guys arresting in Iraq a while ago???

    They had made their own jail??

    or am I remembering wrong?
     
  6. Phoenix13

    Phoenix13 Member

    Feb 14, 2005
    That was in Afghanistan. The one guy's name was Keith Idema. He used to run a paintball company Idema Sports with his dog Sarge. Supposedly he was running relief missions in Afghanistan, but ended up capturing and interogatting prisoners at his own jail.

    Personally after today I think he was on the right track.
     
  7. USvsIRELAND

    USvsIRELAND Member+

    Jul 19, 2004
    ATL
    Thanks. Sorry I knew I remembered something.
     
  8. 352klr

    352klr Member

    Jan 29, 2001
    The Burgh of Edin
    Keith Idema is a complete sh!thead who has nowhere near the experience he claims to have and is a compulsive liar. His method of grabbing people because they had long beards is absolute clownsh!t and he deserves to rot in his Afghan jail cell.
     
  9. superdave

    superdave Member+

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    You obviously didn't follow the case. He was a total clown.
     
  10. Hard Karl

    Hard Karl New Member

    Sep 3, 2002
    WB05 Compound
    I will also echo the clown sentiment and raise it a "complete nutter". I have yet to formulate an opinion on Sarge.

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    Yeah though, those private contractors (read: mercenaries) are some seriously spooky business. Very little of what they do strikes me as wise or in any way promoting a better situation in Iraq (I'm talking about the mercenary contractors, not the guys building treament plants and such).
     
  11. Hard Karl

    Hard Karl New Member

    Sep 3, 2002
    WB05 Compound
    Actually, I have reached a decision about Sarge... he clearly must have been the brains behind this paintball operation.
     

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