Discussion in 'Politics & Current Events' started by Revolt, Jul 7, 2005.
Fascinating series of stories by Fox.
I never knew there were THIS many contractors:
I saw the Frontline show - a must-see.
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.
That was Executive Outcomes
It was in Sierra Leone
Weren't 2 American Security guys arresting in Iraq a while ago???
They had made their own jail??
or am I remembering wrong?
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.
Thanks. Sorry I knew I remembered something.
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.
You obviously didn't follow the case. He was a total clown.
I will also echo the clown sentiment and raise it a "complete nutter". I have yet to formulate an opinion on Sarge.
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).
Actually, I have reached a decision about Sarge... he clearly must have been the brains behind this paintball operation.