01. 09. 2014
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Ukraine war pulls in foreign fighters

Ukraine war pulls in foreign fighters

  Source: BBC France Some 20 French citizens have gone to Ukraine to fight on both sides, French public radio station France Info said in a report (in French) on 11 August. Four of them,...

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20. 08. 2014
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The Rise of Private Military Companies (Part 2/2)

Source: Fair Observer The changing climate of warfare, growing instability and increased globalization have created a market for PMC services. [Read part one here.] The role of private military companies (PMC) ranges from security to training...

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16. 08. 2014
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Serb against Serb in Ukraine

Source: InSerbia “Serb against Serb” is a consequence of the participation of our citizens in coflicts around the world, where they leave for ideals and adventure, but a lot more often for money,...

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14. 08. 2014
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Serbian mercenaries fighting in eastern Ukraine

Source: DW An unruly beard, army fatigues and an automatic weapon are part of Bratislav Zivkovic’s image. The 39-year-old is the leader of the Serb Chetnik militia in eastern Ukraine. He was in...

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26. 07. 2014
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Russian Blackwater: Moscow PMCs will be licensed and controlled by the FSB

Source: moskprf.ru The Russian government is working on a plan for the establishment of private security forces. It is assumed that these non-state actors will be involved in politically sensitive situations  Russian lawmakers and military...

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24. 07. 2014
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Foreign intelligence behind attack on army border post: Egypt

Source: Capital FM Unidentified militants firing rocket propelled grenades and machine-guns attacked a checkpoint in Egypt’s western desert last Saturday. “Foreign intelligence services are likely to be behind the terrorist elements which carried...

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21. 07. 2014
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Foreign Fighters Join Kiev’s Azov Battalion To Fight Pro-Russian Separatists

Source: Ilgiornale Translated by Yandex BLACK MEN The civil war in Ukraine more and more bloody and forgotten group in the first line of a department of the faithful in Kiev, which joined the...

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19. 07. 2014
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Hornet’s Nest: Snowden confirms that Al Baghdadi was trained by MOSSAD

  Editor’s Note: Since the extensive cache of  Snowden documents are in safe keeping of Journalists and News Organizations (Guardian,WP,NYT ), I find hard to believe any documents relating to the Hornet’s Nest will ever...

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16. 07. 2014
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Ukraine submits evidence of Russian covert action

Editor’s Note: What I find interesting is the US/EU based new sources are quick to disseminate information regarding Russia’s involvement in Eastern Ukraine, but quickly dismiss US/EU  operations in all of Ukraine as nothing more than...

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12. 06. 2014
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Former Czech intelligence chief: “wouldn’t be surprised” at Czech and Pole mercenary claims in Ukraine

Source: Radio Prague Pro-Russian rebels operating in the far east of Ukraine have announced the capture of dozens of foreign mercenaries fighting on behalf of the government, including several Czechs and Poles. While...

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05. 06. 2014
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Who are the masked mercenaries in Ukraine?

Source: DW “We are Kadyrovtsy,” a group of bearded men in Donetsk proudly tell a CNN correspondent on camera. Kadyrovtsy are supporters of Chechnya’s Moscow-backed leader, Ramzan Kadyrov. They are notorious for their...

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29. 05. 2014
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About 300 Ukrainian mercenaries from Syria fighting with battalion of Right Sector in south-eastern Ukraine

Source: Itar Tass About 300 Ukrainian mercenaries who fought in Syria on the opposition side against Bashar Assad returned to Ukraine in March-April and are now participating in the punitive operation of Ukrainian...

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11. 05. 2014
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German Intelligence Service (BND): 400 Academi mercenaries fighting in eastern Ukraine against Russian separatists

Source: Der Spiegel Translated Editor’s Note: We have CIA and FBI paramilitary operatives heavily involved in aiding a broken, weak and incompetent Kiev government with little to no experience in regime change or...

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20. 04. 2014
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The Middle East we must confront in future will be a Mafiastan ruled by money

                Source: Independent Saudi Arabia is giving $3bn – yes, £2bn, and now let’s have done with exchange rates – to the Pakistani government of Nawaz...

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08. 04. 2014
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The other flashpoints around the globe about to boil over

                  Source: Popular Mechanics Sweden War fears have gripped Sweden. This week, the head of counterintelligence for the Swedish security service, called Säpo, accused Russia...

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25. 03. 2014
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Kiev decides to tame eastern Ukraine by hiring foreign mercenaries

              Source: Itar-Tass Ukrainian authorities plan to attract US private military company Greystone Limited to suppress protest moods of the mostly Russian-speaking population in the east of...

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04. 03. 2014
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Greystone Limited mercenaries operating in Ukraine

Source: Soha Source: politikus.ru   Website politikus.ru reported, on the night of 2-3, the flight landed at the airport Borispol and Zhuliany , Ukraine carrying many men in civilian clothes but carrying large bags (similar to type bag that the U.S. military used...

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16. 11. 2013
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The Slavonic Corps – Russian mercenaries fighting in Syria

The Slavonic Corps – Russian mercenaries fighting in Syria

Source: Blouin News Additional Source: St. Petersburg Sends Contractors to Syria Ironically in the very week when amendments to the Russian Criminal Code stiffened the penalties for citizens in “illegal armed units” fighting...

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05. 11. 2013
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Armies and Police Are Being Privatized Around the World and Business Is Booming

Armies and Police Are Being Privatized Around the World and Business Is Booming

Source: Slate In a world where budgets are tight, and bottom lines daunting, it makes sense that governments around the world have to do more with less, or they just have to do...

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30. 09. 2013
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Meanwhile in Sudan: Fuel riots, a hiring spree of ex-Soviet air mercenaries and preparations for war

Meanwhile in Sudan: Fuel riots, a hiring spree of ex-Soviet air mercenaries and preparations for war

Source: World Tribune The escalating fuel riots in Khartoum, and increasingly in other cities in Sudan, serve as a stark reminder of the inherent fragility and instability of the country. The riots were...

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26. 09. 2013
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MoD study sets out how to sell wars to the public: special forces, mercenaries and unmanned vehicles

MoD study sets out how to sell wars to the public: special forces, mercenaries and unmanned vehicles

Source: Guardian The armed forces should seek to make British involvement in future wars more palatable to the public by reducing the public profile of repatriation ceremonies for casualties, according to a Ministry...

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20. 09. 2013
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Hundreds of Russians Fighting as Mercenaries in Syria – FSB

Hundreds of Russians Fighting as Mercenaries in Syria – FSB

Source: RIA Rovosti Some 300 to 400 Russians are fighting in the Syrian civil war as soldiers of fortune, a senior official in Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) told reporters on Friday. However,...

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26. 07. 2013
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U.N. mulls use of mercenaries for international interventions

U.N. mulls use of mercenaries for international interventions

Editor’s Note: UN/Mercenaries can conduct warfare activities without disclosing operations/ # targets/civilians killed to the general public. Via: Blacklisted News | StratRisks Source: UPI The United Nations is assessing private military and security companies...

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13. 06. 2013
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Corporate Warriors: Mercenary Armies of the 21st century for vast secret surveillance

Corporate Warriors: Mercenary Armies of the 21st century for vast secret surveillance

Editor’s Note: PRISM is corporate surveillance Source: 24 Translated It’s already been baptized Digital Blackwater.For those who do not remember, Blackwater – now known as the less threatening of Academi – was the...

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07. 06. 2013
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Colombian troops join Arab mercenary force organized by Erik Prince

Colombian troops join Arab mercenary force organized by Erik Prince

Source: UPI Colombia’s defense ministry is alarmed about an exodus of top soldiers to the United Arab Emirates to join a highly paid U.S.-led mercenary force organized by Erik Prince, billionaire founder of...

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27. 05. 2013
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Qatar seeks to send Yemen’s military elite to fight alongside the Free Syrian Army

Qatar seeks to send Yemen’s military elite to fight alongside the Free Syrian Army

Source: Yemen Post Qatar which has been a staunch supporter of the Free Syrian Army against President Bashar al-Assad in Syria is now looking to enroll Yemen’s military elite to fight alongside other...

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22. 05. 2013
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WADING THROUGH THE SYRIAN LABYRINTH

WADING THROUGH THE SYRIAN LABYRINTH

The Syrian state and its population are being indirectly attacked by US/EU/NATO/UN; and directly by Israel,  HERE and also HERE, by the autocratic dictatorships of the GCC-Gulf Cooperation Council: Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain,...

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09. 05. 2013
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5 Of the World’s Most Elite Mercenary Armies

5 Of the World’s Most Elite Mercenary Armies

Source: Policy Mic Have you ever wanted to know about the word’s elite mercenary armies? Have you been too afraid to ask because they are the world’s most elite mercenary armies? Well, never...

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30. 04. 2013
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Deutschland Bundeswehr soldiers ‘for hire as mercenaries’

Deutschland Bundeswehr soldiers ‘for hire as mercenaries’

Source: Local DE German soldiers are moonlighting illegally at private security firms while off-duty, a newspaper revealed on Monday. Working as heavily armed guards on freighters or in war-zones, some do it for...

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23. 04. 2013
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The World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Armies

The World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Armies

Editor’s Note: Political destruction of nations by means of propaganda and military coups carried out by mercenary forces Mercenaries Next Payday: Commando Logistics for Africa Shadow Wars Former CEO reveals Blackwater worked as...

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13. 04. 2013
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Did Chiquita Go Bananas and Hire Death Squads in Colombia?

Did Chiquita Go Bananas and Hire Death Squads in Colombia?

Source: Policy Mic Chiquita, the banana giant, is suing the Securities and Exchange Commission to prevent the release of thousands of documents that might contain more evidence that the company paid Colombian paramilitary groups to...

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12. 04. 2013
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Mercenaries Next Payday: Commando Logistics for Africa Shadow Wars

Mercenaries Next Payday: Commando Logistics for Africa Shadow Wars

Source: Wired Here’s how serious the U.S. is about its African war on terror. The Pentagon is preparing to spend millions to create a privatized flying taxi service to fly its commandos everywhere...

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11. 04. 2013
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Nearly 20,000 Foreign Mercenaries Fighting In Syria Funded by Afghanistan Drug Trafficking

Nearly 20,000 Foreign Mercenaries Fighting In Syria Funded by Afghanistan Drug Trafficking

Source: RTT The civil war in Syria has opened opportunities for foreign mercenaries and about 20,000, financed by Afghan drug trafficking, have been fighting in that Middle East country, according to Russia’s Federal...

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01. 02. 2013
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The recolonization of Africa began with the death of Gaddafi

The recolonization of Africa began with the death of Gaddafi

Source: RT Spain A few days ago Spain’s National Radio interviewed a renowned expert on Middle Eastern politics and North Africa which stated that “Libya is in a process of democratic transition with...

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23. 01. 2013
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Military contracting: our new era of corporate mercenaries

Military contracting: our new era of corporate mercenaries

Source: Guardian n early 1995, Sierra Leone was on the brink of collapse. A violent civil war had ravaged the country, leaving thousands dead and countless others wounded. The insurgent rebels, infamous for...

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21. 01. 2013
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Dyncorp Mercs contracted to hunt down MANPADS

Dyncorp Mercs contracted to hunt down MANPADS

Editors Notes: Another source confirming Dyncorp mercenary operations from Libya to Syria-Source: TIME The U.S. State Dept. has contracted the security company DynCorp International to help track missing surface-to-air missiles Source: Guardian Dyncorp,...

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07. 01. 2013
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THE MARCH OF THE PRIVATE ARMIES

THE MARCH OF THE PRIVATE ARMIES

Source: Express UK IT SOUNDS like a radically modern idea. With the Royal Navy now downsized to a mere shadow of its former glory how do you protect commercial shipping, not to mention...

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06. 01. 2013
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British Private Mercenary Navy to Wage War on Somali Pirates

British Private Mercenary Navy to Wage War on Somali Pirates

Editors Notes: Private Military Contractors i.e. mercenaries  will be allowed to wage war with extra fringe benefits -immunity from international criminal prosecution. Mission: provide security to control hydrocarbons and trade routes. Related Articles:...

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09. 12. 2012
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U.S. Military Contractors To Dispose Of Syrian Chemical Weapons

U.S. Military Contractors To Dispose Of Syrian Chemical Weapons

Source: Fast Company The United States is quietly hiring military contractors, who likely include former American troops, to help dispose of Syrian chemical weapons. News startup Syria Deeply (which has previously been covered in Fast Company) reports that...

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28. 11. 2012
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Briton led US-backed private paramilitary army to hunt Taliban

Briton led US-backed private paramilitary army to hunt Taliban

Source: Telegraph Lieutenant Commander Howard Leedham, an ex-Royal Navy pilot, led a 25-strong force of specially-recruited Pakistani soldiers raiding Taliban camps, hunting down kidnap victims and detaining suspected al-Qaeda militants. Eight years after...

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20. 11. 2012
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Prince of Blackwater heads to Africa

Prince of Blackwater heads to Africa

Source: CSM Erik Prince, the man who founded Blackwater, the private military contractor that became synonymous with mercenary excess during the Iraq war, has apparently begun a bold new business venture: He’s going...

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21. 09. 2012
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Saudi millions and special forces expertise turn Syria’s rebels into a fighting force

Saudi millions and special forces expertise turn Syria’s rebels into a fighting force

Source: Telegraph [...] Two men looked on from the tented sleeping quarters nearby. Tall with shaven heads, fair skin, bulging pectoral muscles, and biceps covered in tattoos, they were incongruous among the scrawny...

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04. 09. 2012
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Australian accused of funding Saracen and Sterling Corporate Mercenaries in Somalia

Australian accused of funding Saracen and Sterling Corporate Mercenaries in Somalia

Source: ABC News [...] The Somalia Monitoring Group has identified a complex web of companies, called Saracen and Sterling Corporate Services, that were hired to train and equip the largest militia group in...

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15. 05. 2012
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Somali pirate:1st airstrike by EU forces destroys boats, fuel depots and arms cache

Somali pirate:1st airstrike by EU forces destroys boats, fuel depots and arms cache

Phantom Report Notes: The EU/NATO/AFRICOM military operations are being conducted to secure Horn of Africa’s  natural resources. The Somali pirates are simply in their way. EU helicopters assaults and most likely drones in...

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04. 05. 2012
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G4S eyes Africa as resources sector booms

G4S eyes Africa as resources sector booms

G4S is not the Mom and Pop store down the street. G4S is a global mercenary force and they are eying natural resources. FYI: The Global Mercenary Network   Private security firm to run...

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02. 05. 2012
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Arms, diamonds, and mercenaries

Arms, diamonds, and mercenaries

Source: IOL De Beers, Chevron, Rio Tinto and Texaco were among the international corporations to hire Executive Outcomes (EO), which became the first of the world’s privatised armies in the post-Cold War era....

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01. 05. 2012
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Mercenary fleet worth 30m set to fight Somali pirates

Mercenary fleet worth 30m set to fight Somali pirates

The mercenary fleet will combat/kill Somali pirates, however the main mission of the mercenary fleet is to secure off-shore natural resources.Period! FYI: Europe enters the new scramble for Africa Shipping firms use floating...

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13. 04. 2012
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Russia May Consider Establishing Private Military Companies

Russia May Consider Establishing Private Military Companies

Source: Ria Novosti   Russia may create private military companies and possibly use them for missions abroad. Prime Minister and President-elect Vladimir Putin mentioned this possibility after he delivered his report on the...

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26. 03. 2012
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Israeli mercenary Yair Klein trained paramilitary ‘with the approval of the Colombian authorities’

Israeli mercenary Yair Klein trained paramilitary ‘with the approval of the Colombian authorities’

Source: Columbia Reports Israeli mercenary Yair Klein claimed his arrival in Colombia in the 1980′s to train paramilitary groups was undertaken with the approval of Colombian and Israeli authorities, reported local media. The...

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26. 03. 2012
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Shipping firms use floating armouries to equip mercenaries off Somalia’s coast

Shipping firms use floating armouries to equip mercenaries off Somalia’s coast

Private security firms are storing their guns aboard floating armouries in international waters so ships that want armed guards for East Africa’s pirate-infested waters can cut costs and escape laws limiting the import...

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24. 03. 2012
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UK Mercenaries tackle Somalia

UK Mercenaries tackle Somalia

Why send in conventional military units when you can deploy mercenaries into Africa to carry out special operations, commit atrocities and confiscate natural resources all off the books. FYI: Private Security Firms Poaching...

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