Discussion in 'Clean Debate Zone' started by 2aguy, Oct 25, 2017.
My vote is for no.
We need to keep our military responding directly to our elected officials. The needs of Fiat Chrysler or whoever and those of our government do not always align.
Not to mention the idea of "our" mercenaries being hired out by other people.
In the case you mentioned with the Navy sending more people than needed there are a couple things to be taken into account.
- Those folks in the Navy are getting paid anyways. If you want a smaller military that is another debate. I'm content with our spending levels.
- The admiral sending an overwhelming force is generally a great way to make sure something gets done.
If the military is wasting money, hold them accountable by all means but I dunno about the army of Fiat Corp.
NO. did we learn nothing with the Black water, & Halburton mess
Ten thousand years of recorded history point to the dangers of mercenary armies.
Every single society that made use of mercenary armies and elevated their position over and above a military that answers to the civilian sector wound up finding themselves at the mercy of said mercenary armies.
Loyalty service and love of country go out the window, and so do things like democracy, although in today's America, it doesn't look like democracy counts for much anyway. We're a handful of states away from a new constitutional convention, one at which I suspect democracy will be replaced with theocracy.
So I suspect those in favor of a full mercenary army will get their way. I just hope I am either no longer living here or no longer alive when that day comes.
However - US Military Contractors Return In Droves to Iraq
yep , NO to mercenary army or police though some say that we are pretty close or already there Strangler .
The speech was inspirational to me at the time although there were plenty of people that didn't like JFK right from the beginning. We may not have been involved in so many wars had he not been assassinated.
It is better if a mercenary army fight the wars of a nation's leading banking syndicate. That way, more domestic citizens can be hired to spi on their neighbors at home.
Maybe. Maybe not. Cold War Warriors were the going thing at the time. He would have been surrounded by the same people with the same thinking.
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