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Old 08-06-2009, 09:43 AM
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Mercs Patrolling US Cities?

Mercenaries training US local police a new trend

Some of the mercenaries were reportedly “deputized” by the Louisiana governor and were issued gold Louisiana State law enforcement badges to wear on their chests and Blackwater photo identification cards to be worn on their arms.

While they are working in Louisiana, Blackwater officials say they are on contract with the Department of Homeland Security and have been given the authority to use lethal force if necessary. Some of the mercenaries assigned to patrol the streets of New Orleans recently returned from Iraq, where they provided personal security details for the former head of the US occupation, L. Paul Bremer, and the former US ambassador to Iraq, John Negroponte
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edit: evidentially my sarcasm was not clear...

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oh yeah really cool, gotta love that kind of respect for the Constitution and the rule of law...
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nice. a bunch of PTSD personnel with happy trigger fingers walking around "securing" our streets.
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Armed merc on a blackwater suburban, new orleans.
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Did you guys see the latest story on Blackwater?

http://www.military.com/news/article...of-murder.html
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Nothing good will come from this.
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This should be interesting.
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oh yeah really cool, gotta love that kind of respect for the Constitution and the rule of law...
No ****...utter crap that this is allowed to happen.

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nice. a bunch of PTSD personnel with happy trigger fingers walking around "securing" our streets.
That's not offensive at all...
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nice. a bunch of PTSD personnel with happy trigger fingers walking around "securing" our streets.
I know a few guys who were/are employed with a PMC (not Blackwater) and none of them fit the stereotype in which you described. These companies don't just hire anyone off the street. Most of the time, unless you come from an SOF background or have a very specific skill set they won't even want to talk to you.
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I know a few guys who were/are employed with a PMC (not Blackwater) and none of them fit the stereotype in which you described. These companies don't just hire anyone off the street. Most of the time, unless you come from an SOF background or have a very specific skill set they won't even want to talk to you.
I have worked with them before in Iraq and Kuwait. First hand experience speaks more than reading a story in the paper.
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Paul,
do you think this is an ok thing to do?
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just another teammate you'd like to have when the zombie apoc finally happens :]
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what if they are the zombies though

now you have a bulletproof semi automatic sharpshooting zombie.
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