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Old 12-04-2008, 06:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Private Mercenaries on History Channel

Does anyone here know anything about private mercenaries? I saw this program on History Channel recently called Shadow Force that looks like a documentary format about some private mercenaries doing things like working for the Liberian government to catching fishing pirates. Was wondering if what i'm watching is real, or reality-show-like or just totally made up.
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Old 12-04-2008, 06:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I have a buddy who was looking at a "private security" job on ships in Africa. BYOG. Crazy piracy things going on there. Supposedly real good money in being a hired gun, although I wouldn't count on the benefits and the trustworthiness of the company is a big goose egg.
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Old 12-05-2008, 02:09 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Mercenary is considered a derogatory term and isn't typically appropriate.
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Old 12-05-2008, 02:14 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yes, private military personnel (or "mercinaries") are hired to protect shipments from pirates. That's real.

What's not real?
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Old 12-05-2008, 04:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 12-05-2008, 05:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Old 12-05-2008, 09:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Then everybody will start checking you for a nice Chianti and A-1 sauce.
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Old 12-06-2008, 04:37 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Old 12-08-2008, 11:01 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Mercenary is considered a derogatory term and isn't typically appropriate.
Hey Slims,

Thanks for the heads up. I did not mean to offend. Actually the show calls them mercenaries.... but good to know, i will definitely not use the "m" word in the presence of any private military peeps.

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Old 12-13-2008, 03:41 PM   #10 (permalink)
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You know how they have shirts that say "I'm a Carry" referencing Sex and the City? I want a shirt that says "I'm a Hannibal". You know, cause I have a very unorthodox style.
I would have to with "Im a B.A". Not because Im a bad ass, have the most awesome van ever or interesting taste in jewelry...I just really dont like flying.
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On the topic of "mercinaries" in Africa...If we're talking about folks going over to act as soldiers for whoever has money, I've heard of guys doing it before. But these typically arent guys I would want to deploy with and Im not sure of their legal status/the status of the "governments" they're working for.

If we're talking about military consultants, personal security, contractors, that are in the employ of reputable, US based companies...thats something completely different. Its honest work.

Just my two cents. There are other, more qualified posters on this thread.
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Old 12-13-2008, 05:10 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 12-13-2008, 08:21 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Really, mercenary is a derogatory term?
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