Jessica Mondillo’s Blog

Blackwater is a Mercenary, They don’t have to be Politcally Correct

October 5, 2007 

Blackwater.  I’m sure everyone has heard that word a lot in the last week.  And for many people, that is probably the first time you have ever heard of it.

Now Democrats are complaining that Blackwater killed civilians while they were in Iraq under US contract.  Yes it is a shame civilians died.  But Blackwater was hired to help in Iraq.  The nature of the company is to sell out their men to work as soldiers for the government.  Blackwater is a MERCENARY.  They have no specific loyalty to a country, they kill for money.

Now if Democrats have a problem with mercenaries killing people, maybe they should not have let America hire mercenaries.  If you hire a mercenary, you are paying them to kill people.  If you don’t want to kill people, don’t hire a mercenary.  Blackwater did their job and under their contract they are not required to follow a country’s laws or be politically correct.


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  1. * madmonq says:

    No one’s asking them to be politically correct. Just not to kill randomly. In most other contract jobs that’ll get you fired. Even so their jobs by definition, are outside of mainstream values, not just PC boundries. That shouldn’t be too hard to understand.

    I’d rather have sworn loyalty than a paid employee fighting terrorism. Wouldn’t you?

    | Reply Posted 10 years, 8 months ago
  2. * Jessica Mondillo says:

    Blackwater was hired to kill people. That is their job. If they feel threatened they kill people. Their contract allows them to not have to follow laws or any other standards that most people would expect. I’d rather have someone who swears loyalty fighting terrorism, but Blackwater has some of the best soldiers in the world, even if they don’t swear loyalty to one country.

    | Reply Posted 10 years, 8 months ago
  3. * madmonq says:

    So for enough money the best soldiers in the world can be turned against us? There are nutbags all over the world doing it for free. How much more for money?

    This is not meant to be an argument about economics but about how it should have no place in our honor structure. None. The weasel who started this company is the son of the founder of Amway. Like Jehovah’s Witness with a profit margin. No thanks.

    | Reply Posted 10 years, 8 months ago
  4. * Jessica Mondillo says:

    I know that they can be turned against us. That is the risk you take for hiring people with no loyalty. I’d prefer loyal soldiers, as I’m sure many people would. We do have to many people in the world that will gladly kill Americans.

    | Reply Posted 10 years, 8 months ago
  5. * Demonweed says:

    Blackwater is a powerful example of just how this administration understands diplomacy and market economics. To them Halliburton was an absolute requirement of the war because it would be unacceptable to do as U.S. armed forces have in almost every other warzone — run their own commissary. That would be “big guv’m’nt” in action, and an ideological no-no. Of course, the price per meal at Camp Anaconda must remain a state secret, lest the enemy discover one of our greatest weaknesses — the free market does not achieve supernatural results as true believers so often contend.

    U.S. military personnel have no trouble fulfilling a duty to protect diplomatic personnel. The Marine Corps in particular engages in extensive training to ready ample forces for precisely that role. Childishly simple-minded thinking about market economics held that mercenaries would do a better job for less money. “Less money” has never been the case with this administration’s spending. In this instance, “better job” was also clearly not part of the equation. Unaccountable trigger-happy killers for hire clearly do not send a message of friendship — the very purpose for putting diplomats in the field in the first place. Democrats are belatedly acting to limit American use of mercenaries, but these limits would never need be set if executive power had not been abused in the choice to do business with outfits like Blackwater.

    | Reply Posted 10 years, 8 months ago

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