[quote=“porcelainprincess”]Is the army sending divisions of these security personnel out on raids or attacks?
No. Do they fire back when fired upon? Yes. When the firing’s over, do they launch counter-offensives? No. That’s what the army does.
It’s a crucial, and, indeed, simple distinction that only the most wilfully obtuse refuse to see. The day Blackwater has divisions that go out on raids is the day they become mercenaries. Who knows, that may happen. But what they’re doing now is security.[/quote]
I don’t know what makes you so dead certain about this. There could be a very fine line drawn between being “security guards” and riding shotgun on convoys all across Iraq.
Does the US military break its own rules? Well, here’s another interesting case - about 10,000 “US troops” in Iraq are non-citizens. Due to the problem of US military recruiters being unable to meet their quotas, the army is now allowing illegal aliens to enlist. Those who complete a tour of duty in Iraq are being promised green cards. Take a look at this:
P.C. Insanity at the Pentagon
Michelle Malkin (archive)
October 8, 2003
If Osama bin Laden snuck into our country illegally,
bought fake immigration papers and changed his
name to Osmundo Ben Ladeno, could he join the
Last week, the Army announced that Pvt. Juan
Escalante, a 19-year-old illegal alien from Mexico
who had used a $50 bogus green card to enlist,
would be allowed to remain in the armed forces.
Wait, there’s even more good news for ID fakers
looking to infiltrate the military: Thanks to
President Bush’s executive order allowing
non-citizen soldiers to obtain expedited
naturalization benefits, Escalante – an admitted,
two-time lawbreaker – will be rewarded with
American citizenship. Army officials at Fort Stewart,
Ga., have promised to actively assist Escalante in
securing legal status.
Read the rest of the article:
townhall.com/columnists/mich … 1008.shtml
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