mercenaries to protect american troops?
Up until not so long ago, the use of mercenaries was a sure sign that some shady regime was up to no good. But not, apparently, in this age of privatization. Killing and armed intervention is now Big Business. Soon US shareholders in companies such as Blackwater will be baying for blood globally just to get their dividends up.
Cut-to Iraq: "At least 18 000 mercenaries, many of them tasked to protect US troops and personnel..."
Say what? US troops need to be protected by US mercenaries? Oh really? Mind boggling.
I give up...