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The War Nerd / August 11, 2009
By Gary Brecher

Hey, boss, where them bitches at?

One thing you notice more and more the longer you hang around this sleazy world is the way mainstream types can’t admit to the obvious. They always have to act shocked. So it’s like, “Bond Mogul Convicted of Fraud”-oh, the shock! Like they didn’t know, like everybody over the age of nine doesn’t know, that insider trading is the whole point of the market. So much lying. Makes me sick.

And if you say you weren’t surprised, you’re the bad guy. You’re “cynical.” I love that word, “cynical.” Why not call the guy who discovered germs “cynical”? That’s a nasty theory if I ever heard one: armies of little monsters too small to see, just waiting to turn your mucus membranes into their orgy pools. It’s true, sure, but gosh it’s so darn “cynical”! Let’s pretend it isn’t true.

No, see-nobody calls germs cynical because they don’t want to die of typhoid or diptheria or all the other stuff that people stopped getting once they faced up to the cynical facts like grownups for once in their wuss-ass lives. But just ask them to face up to anything that real where big animals like people are concerned and eeeek! They’ll scream like a cartoon elephant in a tutu at a mouse.

So take Blackwater. It’s shock’n’horror time because a couple of ex-mercs blew the whistle on Erik Prince’s Onward Christian Steroid Casualties operation in Iraq.

Yup, from shock’n’awe to shock’n’horror in only goin’-on-seven short years: that’s how fast normal healthy people can face facts. Give’em enough time, like at least until the statute of limitations runs out, which just happens to be seven years, and they’ll face facts like anything. A decent interval, that’s what they love.

The Blackwater defectors have filed a sworn deposition in federal court that Blackwater zapped Iraqis at random, aimed to kill Muslims anywhere and any time they could, paid little Baghdadi girls a dollar a head, so to speak, for sexual services and just generally behaved like cartoon baddies. David Axe at’s half-assed Inspector-gadget military blog “Danger Room” yukked it up with a headline calling Erik Prince a “super-villain” and called the defectors’ story “a fantastic litany of crimes, almost too fantastic to be believed.”

This is crap, of course. There’s nothing unbelievable or even unusual about what these Blackwater mercs did in Iraq. It’s what mercs always do, wherever they go. The only way you can be surprised about what happened is if you’ve been lying to yourself for your whole life.

Number one, and this will be bad news to all the computer dweebs at Wired: insurgency and counterinsurgency war is made with people. Not gadgets. So it comes down to the quality of the people you put in the field.

While we’re letting that sink in, and believe me it’s a real bummer for these Popular Mechanix war fans so it’ll take a while to sink in-while we wait, we’ll go on to bad news item #2: We hate the Iraqis. We didn’t go there to save them or help them or paint their thumbs purple, we went there to punish them, hurt them, fuck them up. This is one of the biggest and dumbest lies around, this “saving Private Iraqi” crap. Before the war people were a little more honest: we’re going to blast the fuckers, make them pay. “Pay for what?” wasn’t very clear but then who was asking? Nobody cared. Just make them pay.

Then they turned out to be unarmed, WMD-wise, and we were stuck like a Bakersfield cop standing over a dead cholo. What do you do, plant a .38 on him? Not in Iraq, not after you stupidly invited every damn news crew in the world on a ride-along in your big barrio-patrol adventure. So suddenly it was, “Uh…we shot this guy to, um, save a buncha other people, yeah, that’s it, because we love his cousins and his neighbors!”

So officially we love Iraqis, but the people saying that didn’t volunteer for Blackwater. You know why? Because everybody, and I mean everybody, in America knows that the “I heart Iraq” thing is a total lie and always has been.

The guys who volunteered for Blackwater didn’t go there to build peace-corps girls’ schools, they went to get rich in a free-fire, no-rules video game. And those men are still volunteering, by the way, you can go to their site and sign up at one of their regional HQ right now:

Here’s what I mean by people never ever looking at the obvious facts: go to an internet café if you can still find one and look over the shoulder of every male in the place (which is usually everybody except one weird girl in the corner). You’ll find every one of those guys is playing a first-person shooter game or something like World of Warcraft–you know, Eric Cartman and his friends vs. Dragons or Wizards or some crap.

That’s what’s going on in the heads of every male of military age. Now most of the guys in that internet place are nice Asian boys with moms who’d skin them alive if they volunteered for Blackwater–can’t blame them either. If I was Asian I wouldn’t feel all that safe on a Blackwater training compound, I’d make my will and wait for an “accidental” frangible round in the back of the head from some redneck training buddy. So they won’t actually go to Iraq to get head from little slave girls and shoot civilians for fun.

But they’ll think about it. It’s the world most male human beings, if you wanna call us human, inhabit by preference. In our free time, online, that is. We don’t actually live like that because our parents told us, you have to do your homework and get a job eventually. We don’t want to; we want the world on that screen, killing and raping. It’s just not practical as a career.

Except around 2003 it was practical, for a whole lot of guys from places you wouldn’t want to live: Tennessee, Alabama, North Georgia, Oklahoma. Guys who’d never had a choice worth making, or only had a choice of WalMart or the Service, no money with no benefits vs. no money with at least VA for life. Suddenly these guys were making $700 per day–yes, that’s right, per day–to do what every boy at that internet café is doing: strutting around in armor shooting people.

And the people they were hired to shoot were already officially designated targets: Iraqis, ragheads, whatever. I’m not even gonna focus on the hate-speech crap, because (and damn, I get so tired of having to repeat this, but I know you bastards will avoid reality if I give you half a chance)—because, I repeat, hate speech is normal. The human norm. The only way you can think hate speech is weird or criminal is if you don’t know anything about history and never ever even listen to the people around you. I guarantee, even if you live in San Francisco–Hell, especially if you live there–you’ll find most of the talk you hear is hate speech, because that’s how people talk and always have and always will. In SF maybe the hate speech is aimed at rednecks, fat white losers like, uh, me, but it’s the same hate speech. That’s how one bunch of primates keeps itself together: by hating on another buncha primates in the next tree.

It’s that simple. The reason the SF haters don’t go volunteer for Blackwater is (a) they can make more money without risking their necks; and (b) they wouldn’t get to kill fat rednecks like me, so it wouldn’t be any fun for them. I promise you, if Blackwater got a contract to “protect” someplace like Enid, Oklahoma from “Christian Extremists” you’d get half of SF volunteering and they wouldn’t even ask what the pay rate was. It’s who we are, it’s what we do. I wouldn’t blame’em. Imagine the fun it’d be for some Noe Valley yuppie, driving down those Okie alleys with your barrel playing eenie-meenie-miney-moe, catch an okie by the frontal lobe, or just making up games, “Lessee, I’m gonna shoot the next one I see with buck teeth…or a cowboy hat…no, maybe the next four-door pickup, I hate those things, shoot the next redneck driving a crew cab….”

And then you go home, take your steroids for the day to stay nice’n’pumped’n’pissed off, and wander over to the canteen where they’ve got some nice orphan Okie girls, around ten or maybe twelve years old, and while you’re getting head off them for a dollar you’ve got the extra zip of knowing you’re the all-conquerin’ bastard that offed their parents at the traffic light last week an’ orphaned them, so you got them into their present line of employment.

That’s how Genghis Khan felt, folks. He was just honest enough to say so. It’s been a while since anybody was that honest, and it never did take hold on this side of the ocean. We’re liars, mealymouthed gospel-puking liars from the get-go, but once it gets dark–and it got nice’n’dark in Iraq for a while there–once it gets dark, we act just like every other stinking male ape who ever got handed a gun.

So just stop lying and acting surprised. That’s all I ask. Just stop lying for once. Reminds me of that old NWA line, oughta be the national motto: “Bitch, stop lyin’.” You ain’t surprised at what these Blackwater apes did, you’d do it yourself if you didn’t have better job ops stateside, and if you ever even looked around you or just remembered what you felt like when you were nineteen you’d know there’s nothing “almost unbelievable” about any of it.

Of course they did all that shit. What did you think? More and more I think most moral, normal people spend most of their energy NOT thinking about anything–history, stats, money, or even remembering what they were like when they were still alive. They spend about a gigawatt per hour NOT thinking about stuff, and anything left over goes to some crap peaceable-kingdom fantasy.

You see that even in the nature documentaries. I’ve noticed there’s always some supposedly clean kind of ape, you know? When I was a kid they thought chimps were the nice ape. Then somebody filmed chimps hunting down monkeys and eating them alive, tearing off KFC arms and legs still hot. So much for the nice chimps. Then it was the pygmy chimp, the bonobo…except some other party-pooper just filmed these nice little feminist chimps doing the same thing, just with smaller monkeys. Whoops! Where’s the nice ape?

And who ever said there was one?

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  • 1. Joe Blow  |  August 11th, 2009 at 12:10 pm

    dang! Them’s good eatin!

  • 2. myf  |  August 11th, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    Fuck those fat roid rage cases formaking it harder for the 65% of troops who aren’t there to spread the holy gospel of Oral Roberts.
    Here are a couple of good places to look at them in action. Watch in awe as they wear 5.11 pants, shemagh’s for the wrong country, and all manner of oakley sunglasses

    Click around and you’ll find immaculate treasures of pink skin and baseball capping

  • 3. Realist  |  August 11th, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    The noble savage exists!

    Take the German Army in Kunduz:
    They acutually recycle their batteries and plastic litter in between field seminars on international humanitarian law.

    Does anybody have reliable statistics on how many contractor types were zapped in Allahland?

  • 4. Edmond Dusa  |  August 11th, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    What happens when these dudes come home? Do they revert to church going, tax paying family men?

    Fuck NO. Once you sprayed them fuckers for money and had your dick sucked for a dollar you never go back.

    My guess is these dudes will be having alot of fun in the good old USA. Protecting dudes that use your pension money to fuel their yachts. If the currency get’s botched they might well find the same(one bj for one dollar) deal there.

  • 5. jimmy  |  August 11th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Gotta love how americans hate, absolutely HATE the idea of universal health care even as their taxes go to funding Blackwater’s crimes
    And yeah I can attest to that thing about how Americans felt before the war. There was some WE WANT TO LIBERATE stuff going on but up until like Feb 2003 it was mostly KILL THE FUCKERS AND USE THEIR CHILDREN AS A FUEL SOURCE FOR OUR SUVs

  • 6. Nestor  |  August 11th, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Good to see the WN back in form.

    I always wondered about the prostitute situation in Iraq. Allegedly it’s a literal desert compared to easygoing south Vietnam to the point that all those rapes of female US personnel were taking place, but I figured there had to be some local action going.

  • 7. zek  |  August 11th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    I would be ashamed of my countrymen if they didn’t shoot ragheads for sport and fuck their children

  • 8. captain america  |  August 11th, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    i’ve talked to several iraq vets at work and at my parents’ church who speak lovingly of the iraqi people and are proud of their efforts to help them. i never met a blackwater contractor, but i did ask the fervently democrat, bush-hating former marine iraq vet i worked with if all that stuff about blackwater picking off civlians for fun was true, and he answered with an emphatic no.

    i myself, when i attempted to enlist in 2005 after getting back from the peace corps did it for “make the world a better place” reasons. i’m good at languages, figured an educated infantry man with a basic command of arabic could make a difference. didn’t get to find out because of stuff the army didn’t like in my peace corps medical records, though.

    well, that’s it. have at me.

  • 9. Tony  |  August 11th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    I also love the word “cynic” and live by Bierce’s definition– for once he stated something better than Wilde:

    A cynic points to the reality which others wish to ignore.

  • 10. Rudi  |  August 11th, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    I’m not an American and I think Obama is a great president, but I couldn’t help notice that there is a lot of anti-southern white male hysteria in the press since Obama got elected. I always take that into account when I read about stories like this. It seems too good to be true, if I were a nice caucasian person from, say, San Francisco. I’ve been to the United States and I always thought that the so called ‘rednecks’ were the nicest people in the country. It was those middle class types who were always obnoxious. But they came from places like New York, Chicago or Millwaukee. They were called suppy’s by the locals (Southern Urban Professional Probably Yankee). I was in America during 9-11 and as a foreigner I can assure you that all Americans were acting hysterically that day. Shrieking about revenge and “doing something”, promising to enlist in order to kill “bad guys”, you name it. Let’s not forget that Bush-Cheney, NY Times and the neoconservatives are far more responsible for the Iraq fiasco, no matter how much they try to shift the blame to working class white southerners.

  • 11. geo8rge  |  August 11th, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    jimmy: Gotta love how americans hate, absolutely HATE the idea of universal health care

    jimmy, Americans do not hate universal heath care. People who work for or are retired from the government hate universal health care. In particular ‘veterans’ and police/fire.

    Genghis Khan: Shame on you Bretcher, usually you see through the propaganda. Sure there were excesses but by an large GK organized Asia into an economic an military powerhouse. The US organized the Muslim world into a what? If the Mongols were so out of control how come they pulled it off. Asia thrived under Mongol rule. Conversely you will notice that the West is being thrown back everywhere including Spain, the place where Western domination started. Face it the West couldn’t handle a Russian border Army that was taken by surprise.

    Back to the Mongols, yeah there was plenty of killing but as soon as they got what they wanted, the killing stopped. It did not go on and on. It was a business. The neo cons did not approach it like a business. You are correct the neo cons approached war like a form of entertainment.

    As far as the Iraqi child sex slaves, you will remember the feminists were 100% behind liberating the Islamic women folk. ROFL

  • 12. Mike O.  |  August 11th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    In the week following 9/11, I told my work buddy that I was more afraid of America’s reaction in the years following 9/11 that I was about another terrorist attack. Hell, they had just hit a Grand Slam in the bottom of the ninth and walked off the stage.

    America reacted with utter fear. The Patriot Act and Iraq were both motivated by it. Democrat and Republican alike. Did we not really “know” there would be torture going on before we saw the pics? Gimme a break. Torture is one of the tools of fear.

    I support Obama, but watching Pelosi deny any knowledge of waterboarding just turned my stomach.

    Not gonna go as far as you, though…the dollar blow jobs were a bit surprising to me…

  • 13. Suchan  |  August 11th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Has anyone else noticed how real quiet the news has gotten about Iraq? Most people will claim it’s because casualties are down at the moment but the real reason is related to the – at a minimum – 100,000 Iraqi civilians who died along with the millions who were turned into refugees and have no future.

    Life expectancy is currently at 58, which is seven years less than it was at the height of the Iran-Iraq war. Imagine screwing up so bad you knocked seven years off the average lifespan of an entire people compared to their worst years under a sadistic dictator. The United States is that much worse at running that country than Saddam.

    And is the Untied States going to stick around and build that country? Nope. You can’t even get your own house in order. You never had a magical formula for fixing the world’s problems.

    All America will get is a bunch of bitter hicks complaining about how their service wasn’t appreciated by those primitive Iraqis who didn’t like having their nation turned into one big killing field for trailer trash garbage who only joined Blackwater and the military to put a purpose in their meaningless lives and so they could go on an adventure.

    When the United States loses its superpower status, and all of you know it will, nobody will miss you. Enjoy being isolated from the world you never cared much for. You can keep your peasant butchers, the developing world especially never wanted that shit in their countries after you became a superpower following World War II and it sure as hell won’t be needing them in the future.

  • 14. james  |  August 11th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    This why mercenary forces are illegal in the USA. Not that anyone pays attention to the law. One again the founders of the country are proven right.

  • 15. Rick  |  August 11th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    We need some War Nerd Iraq and Afghanistan coverage. There’s a lot of anxiety in geniuses around the psychology of genius, but it’s best to just let the shit go, and do the steps that you’ve been shown by everyone you’ve ever known. I mean “Brecher” lived his whole life knowing he was capable of this, and not quite hitting it, and now he’s doing it, and he’s a little alarmed by it, while being totally uncompensated, despite all realities (see if you want to know how “talented” journalists due when dissociated from their brands, if they’re not Matt Taibbi).

    You gotta edit prudently, but have a little faith. Also try to make some money, somehow, I guess.

  • 16. Morgan  |  August 11th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Sometimes cynical is sensible.

  • 17. danster  |  August 11th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Erik Prince is an idiot for letting all of this information leak out it. He was to obviouse with his rag-head-kill-athon.

    It comes at a huge price. America has always had extra weight to throw around based on our “freedoms” and “justice”. Thank you Bush for getting rid of it so fast. Most people are too dumb to see how this effects us in the long run, I wish you would’ve spoke your opinion on that point, Gary.

  • 18. Realist  |  August 11th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Its Obamas war now. And therefore suddenly the best thing since J.C.

    The foundation funded peace crowd is comatose, NATO allies quietly look for their exit option out of the Afghan quagmire, and the “official” armed forces have somehow lost their enthusiasm shooting desert peons. Amazingly, the most vocal opposition now comes from within the Army and USMC.

    But dont worry: All them PTSD vets now staff the local and federal police forces, keeping you safe and secure. And yes, Blackwater trains domestic law enforcement…

    You are fucked

  • 19. Pissed-off  |  August 12th, 2009 at 1:43 am

    “I support Obama, but watching Pelosi deny any knowledge of waterboarding just turned my stomach.”

    If you support Obama, then you support torture, rape and murder. Period. End of story. What is so fucking difficult about this for you fucking liberals to understand?

  • 20. John WOods  |  August 12th, 2009 at 3:43 am

    LOL< those Blackwater folks are nothing but a bunch of idiots. GI wannabees and washouts!


  • 21. fajensen  |  August 12th, 2009 at 6:40 am

    somehow lost their enthusiasm shooting desert peons

    Not So: Running out of coherent plans “we” now want to use the army for death-squad duty in Afghanistan against drug producers – I hope/fear “we” will get it back in spades once they annoy the Boyz enough.

    Fear because I don’t like more our young people getting killed for nothing; Hope because I want this stupidity to end soon to reduce the total loss!

    PS: The Blackwater guys can help los Zetas take over California and Texas …

  • 22. אברהם  |  August 12th, 2009 at 7:55 am

    I’d also love to see some War Nerd coverage of the Afghanistan clusterfuck. If he’s read Abu Muqawama I’m sure he has some interesting thoughts on population-centric counterinsurgency. Huge source of comedy right there. Highlights include:

    Mission creep into anti-drug operations when Karzai’s government is neck-deep in the opium trade and the guy’s own brother is a major druglord. Not to mention the Taliban makes money off dope by taxation (only 60-70 mil per year at that); Afghan farmers could grow fucking pomegranates and insurgents would still get paid.

    The Taliban gets up to a third of their income skimming off development aid.

    We want a 400k-strong Afghan security force which would cost dozens of times more per year than the Afghan government actually makes. The Taliban controlled 90% of the country with 10% the manpower.

    The Durand line doesn’t exist as far Pashtun tribesmen are concerned. It does exist for us.

    And so on, and on. It’s all quite funny once when you get past the thousands of violent deaths involved.

    Far as Blackwater goes… not too surprising people are emotionally invested in the belief that their tribe members are the exception to the rule, the good apes. There wouldn’t be a beigeocracy if not for the enthusiastic self-deception. It defines our culture… if we couldn’t kill goatherding children and call it humanitarian intervention with credulous sincerity what kind of people would we be? Nation of fucking cynics, that’s what…

  • 23. Don Johnson  |  August 12th, 2009 at 8:08 am

    Straw Man officially knocked down. Good work Brecher, you truly are a genius!

    Outraged, not shocked.

  • 24. Realist  |  August 12th, 2009 at 9:29 am

    @ fajensen

    Agreed. But it is important to keep the sentiments of the troops apart from the brilliant designs spawned on both sides of the Potomac. While the genious geostrategists will come up with one gameplan after another, funny as it is, growing numbers of enlisted grunts had it. In the military literature this is often referred to as the “morale” problem. And morons in tactical gear are no substitute.

    If you want to know what real mercs look like, study Executive Outcomes.

  • 25. Karel  |  August 12th, 2009 at 10:48 am

    Yes Executive outcomes. Exposed the inefficiencies of UN peacekeeping and thus had to go.

  • 26. Harrish  |  August 12th, 2009 at 10:51 am

    “for a whole lot of guys from places you wouldn’t want to live: Tennessee, Alabama, North Georgia, Oklahoma.”

    Well if I am a millionaire from Paris perhaps I would not fancy those places but if my level were that a villager from Pakistan or some slum dweller in an African shithole, those places would be heaven to me.

    Besides I do not and never cared what those mercs did to the Iraqis. Given half the chance Iraqis would have done the same to Americans, if they had the capability to conquer the U.S.A. But they don’t and America did and Americans killed, raped and tortured those Iraqi animals. So what is the big deal?

  • 27. Realist  |  August 12th, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Not to forget the greatest of them all:

    Siegfried Mueller aka “Kongo-Mueller”


    “Just write to Hauptmann Mueller, Kongo. It will arrive.”

  • 28. ibtrippen  |  August 12th, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Gary, I agree with you in principle, but the orphaned Okie thing takes things a bit far. Yeah, lots of people hate on rednecks–and yeah, I could see reds and blues going at each other for fun if given an excuse and a paycheck–but us blues aren’t quite angry enough to fuck orphans like that.

  • 29. wanderndan  |  August 12th, 2009 at 2:33 pm

    I have been out there since the beginning and it just isn’t true. I know that it is hard for some of you to believe that people lie but they do. Those tow guys were most likely fired for something right along the lines of what they are saying everyone is doing. guy needs an excuse to why he isn’t pulling down the big bucks and he comes up with some crap about not being able to live with the horror. it is all a bunch of crap.

    go ahead and believe the sensationalist media if you want. the world is full of sheep being sheered everyday by the fraudsters that were telling all not to sell and the economy was fine. they don’t need for it to be true. it sounds sexy to you. Baaaaaaaaaaaaaa

  • 30. Jack  |  August 12th, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    I want to point out that the news article about Iraqi child prostitutes is from PressTV which is an arm of the Iranian government, it’s pretty much publicly known as being all propaganda, I mean you should hear some of the stuff they have put out since the election.

    So NOT the most reliable source, especially when talking about the conduct of Americans in Iraq. I would go as far as to say that it’s probably entirely made up.

  • 31. captain america  |  August 12th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    what #29 said jives with what my ex-marine democrat friend said about blackwater: cocky? yes. thrill killers? no.

    didn’t know about the iranian propaganda connection with the child prostitution story #30 mentioned. bet that takes the wind out of some liberal nihilist sails. or not…i suppose that story will have brought most of you too much joy to let it go.

    and come to think of, i don’t hate the iraqis. do any of you other americans out there hate the iraqis? really? if so, why?

  • 32. Sin Fronteras  |  August 12th, 2009 at 4:50 pm


    So your take is that the two ex Blackwater / Xe mercs are also on the Ayatollahs pay role?


  • 33. ANZAC  |  August 12th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    It looks like Blackwater are operating like a 21st century version of the Dirlewanger Brigage.

    Combine hillbillies, steroids, Dexamine, and what effectively amounts to an open coon huntin’ license, and you have a recipe for an incident waiting to happen. Are we surprised this didn’t happen sooner and more often?

    As for Afghanistan, what has been happening, and still happening, makes the worst of Iraq look like a sunday afternoon bake-sale.

    Afghanistan is known as “the grave of empires” for a reason. The big bogey man for the locals was (still is) Alexander The Great, and he was the last person to actually conquer the region.

    However, the Taliban, like their Mujahadeen predecessors, are very predictable in their attacks, forming up and attacking from the same locations almost every time, using the same tactics and places as they did against the Soviets. It was noted that observing those places and going on alert when large numbers of men gathered in those locations, and a few artillery rounds into those locations, was enough to prepare or break the attacks.

    But the conflict in Afghanistan has not been as well reported in the media when compared to Iraq. Probably because there’s no Hilton or Marriot Hotel, the beer isn’t cold, and there’s no nightlife.

  • 34. rick  |  August 12th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    @26 Seriously, fuck you. Given “half the chance” I’d kill virtual fucking phony mental representations of people too, but losers are real people, asshole. They’re more people than your dead Western ass, staring at a computer screen, shithead. Iraqis at least have fucking human neurons firing, unlike Western losers, who degrade into a pitiful feedback loop of rhetoric and quasi-sentient social interactions.

  • 35. wengler  |  August 12th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Rumsfeld’s massive privatization campaign at the Pentagon will have a larger impact than we can even now imagine. KBR has 1) electrocuted US soldiers through shoddy standards and workmanship 2) gangraped female employees and kept them prisoner 3) participated in the alleged rape and killing of a US servicewoman and then claimed it was a suicide. And these are the people that are supposed to be working for the US military in a non-combat support capacity.

    I don’t even want to start talking about mercs.

  • 36. Simon  |  August 13th, 2009 at 2:27 am

    On the ‘nice-ape’ front, my money’s on either orang-utans or lowland gorillas. Lowland gorillas look more like us (& chimps), so probably them.

  • 37. Alok  |  August 13th, 2009 at 3:14 am

    Glad to have you back WN… esp after that sappy little 4th of July piece you obviously outsourced to an Indian in Bangalore 😉

    Agree with hate being inherent in most human communities of any sort. You only need to engage the average, seemingly respectable middle class Indian family in a conversation beyond 10 minutes to find yourself dealing with a week’s worth of caste-based, region-based, religion-based, and linguistic hatred.

  • 38. Tam  |  August 13th, 2009 at 3:57 am

    This article reminds me of the old Bill Hicks line ‘Humanity : A virus with boots on’

    Since everyone’s talking about Afghanistan here, I heard something interesting from someone in the army the other day.

    Recently there have been a LOT of British soldier deaths over there. My friend told me that this is a deliberate policy change by the Afghans to drive the Brits out because they’re seen as being the best soldiers, (the Afghans have long memories of the ‘Great Game’) and think that if they can be driven out then the Americans will realise they don’t have a hope either, collapse and pull out too.

    No idea whether any of that’s true but it sounds plausible, i guess.

  • 39. Plamen Petkov  |  August 13th, 2009 at 4:29 am

    This is just is the the latest news about USA’s atrocities committed against civilians in Iraq. A short list includes Abu Ghraib prisoners’ photos, the rape and killing of the whole family of 14 yo girl by a US solder, a second round of torture photos from Abu Ghraib that were hidden from viewing by the general public, etc etc, etc.
    We can also add the insolent answer of Albright years ago when asked was the death of estimated 50,000 children from the sanctions placed on Iraq worth it, the continuing bombing of Iraq for over 10 years period following the first invasion of 89 in whihc who knows how many civilians died.
    And NO weapons of mass distraction to show for it of course. But they DID “get” Saddam, the bad guy, the American stooge.
    Also, I am NOT at all surprised of “Captain America”‘s written bullshit. Right, and I’d believe what some veteran says. Vietnam ALL over again.

  • 40. Facts of Life  |  August 13th, 2009 at 5:17 am

    Iraq is a boondoggle that will turn into another radical Islamist state that hates us as soon as the Americans leave.

    This was Bush’s misguided attempt to push democracy on people that use democracy to develop Jihadist societies.

    Iraq will be a like the Hamas democracy in Gaza only it will view us as their main enemy.

  • 41. bama-tom  |  August 13th, 2009 at 5:48 am

    to paraphrase a fictional Master Sergeant:
    “We have clearly just lost the battle for the goddamn World. I look at you people and the words ‘tremendously fucked’ leap right out of my goddamned skull. If you’re the best that the West has got to offer, it’s time we bend over and get a pike right up the ass.”

    I was in High School when I watched the towers’ fall, seven years later and I’m even more pissed. If we were worthy of ruling this planet we would have made the Safēd Kōh into a parking lot. the barbarians respect tyrants. Spill enough blood and they’ll yield or die out, I don’t give a shit which one they chose.

    I want to rule over the barbarians at the point of a heavy-metal sword, anyone in the way gets the same treatment, stay out of the way and you don’t get bled like a pig.

    I’m tired of the bullshit, Europe still owes the US some tribute if they want the protection we’ve given them. the hordes either pay tribute or get the sword, no exceptions, not when they can and will fuck with us.

  • 42. Sin Fronteras  |  August 13th, 2009 at 7:53 am

    @38, If true that is pretty bad. Din’t eXiled just have a side bar link to an article saying the Brit troops where all overweight and out of shape?

  • 43. Al  |  August 13th, 2009 at 9:27 am

    #3: There have been no computer dweebs at Wired since the mid 1990’s. Pseudo-technologists, yes. Geek writers with aspirations of nerdness, sure. And even some people with enough technical pretensions to make them annoying and dangerous to actual engineers. But no computer dweebs. Wired is where people who want to feel technical go in order to scratch their itch.

  • 44. pedant  |  August 13th, 2009 at 11:20 am

    Learn the definition of watt, Gary. Hint: it’s already a unit of power, so a watt per hour would be a way of measuring, for example, the rate of change of energy usage over time. Perhaps you meant to use “joule” but were too busy fantasizing about getting your dick sucked by a 12-year old (I’d prefer a boy myself, call me Pashtun).

  • 45. Stan N. Museall  |  August 13th, 2009 at 11:27 am

    I like War Nerd’s verve in reminding us of our primitive roots. Sure, though, you can laugh at Blanche duBois in Streetcar when she asks her sister (re apelike Stanley) whether some progress hadn’t been made since caveman days.

    My own feeling is that Blackwater is a product of theft on a grand scale. Personal violence is not the motivation of the middle-aged men who use young bloods to do mayhem. Violence is needed to get it from the public, and to that end propaganda is used to play on their violent fantasies, the same kind of propaganda which packs them into the movie houses and keeps them glued to their video games. But the deeper motive of power and money comes out of a more aged brain, where the limbic system is well under control.

  • 46. captain nemo  |  August 13th, 2009 at 11:52 am

    I know I should be getting a life rather than constantly trolling this site and posting comments, but…well, there’s this or masturbating, or both at the same time.

  • 47. adolphhitler  |  August 13th, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    @33….on behalf of dr. dirlewanger i would just like to say that blackwater is just a bunch of pussies compared to his cutting edge brigade…does eric prince have a p.h.d.

  • 48. ANZAC  |  August 13th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    @47 … During and after the war, the Russians would shoot on the spot anyone who had a reference to the Dirlewanger Brigade in their paybook. Even if the soldier was rotated through them to another posting. So the German troops would tear out those pages. So the Russians would then shoot anyone who had missing pages from their paybook.

    Back to Afghanistan. In previous articles Gary Brecher said that the loonies and hotheads get killed off early and is the cool, smart, and methodical ones who survive and make things difficult for the occupier. With several thousand Madrassas in Pakistan providing the Taliban with cannon fodder, they’ll have enough to continue human-wave type attacks on isolated outposts for a while.

    But the ones at the sharp end who have survived have started to change tactics. It has been noted that the AK is being swapped (or surplanted) with the venerable Lee-Enfield. Why? Greater range and hitting power. And more likely to penetrate the ballistic protection the foreign troops use.

  • 49. Realist  |  August 13th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Is it just me or is Oskar Dirlewanger the mirror image of Michael Chertoff?

  • 50. Fissile  |  August 13th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    “I say, therefore, that the arms with which a prince defends his state are either his own, or they are mercenaries, auxiliaries, or mixed. Mercenaries and auxiliaries are useless and dangerous; and if one holds his state based on these arms, he will stand neither firm nor safe; for they are disunited, ambitious and without discipline, unfaithful, valiant before friends, cowardly before enemies; they have neither the fear of God nor fidelity to men, and destruction is deferred only so long as the attack is; for in peace one is robbed by them, and in war by the enemy. The fact is, they have no other attraction or reason for keeping the field than a trifle of stipend, which is not sufficient to make them willing to die for you. They are ready enough to be your soldiers whilst you do not make war, but if war comes they take themselves off or run from the foe;”

    –Nicolo Machiavelli

  • 51. Ed  |  August 13th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    “What happens when these dudes come home? Do they revert to church going, tax paying family men?”

    No. They become cops.

  • 52. torrr  |  August 13th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    It was even worse in the bosnian war, Dynacorp contractors were buying russian child slaves 12-15 yrs old. Its a sick world, america being a clean country is largely over hyped.

  • 53. Hatred done right  |  August 14th, 2009 at 12:09 am

    I hate Goto Reto Island, Nagasaki prefecture, Japan. Their racist cops swept my Japanese (Citizen-of-Chinese-descent) girlfriend & myself off my friend’s yacht while we were in port there. Because we were gaijin. Because we looked different. None of the other Japanese present were targeted for detention, nor asked for papers.

    So, If Blackwater sent me a $100,000 check & asked me to liquidate the island, or eliminate resistance– I would– damn right, guaranteed. If a typhoon hit the island, I would volunteer to “help rebuild” just so I could drown the survivors personally.

    It would be like flushing turds down the toilet. Why let them stink up such a beautiful coastline, anyway?

    Seriously, eliminating the island population would be doing the rest of the prefecture a favor: eliminating the sizable, tax-supported, non-productive elderly population; & cutting the dwindling, tax-subsidized fishing industry, would be a net gain in productivity for the Nagasaki Prefectural economy. The semiconductor fab & machine parts industry would thrive without the dead weight of the island population. Kill people, grow coral, charge better people more money to dive the coral. Yes, America..I have a dream…

    I can only dream of the day when we will have unlimited corporate warfare against any/all economically-sensible targets.. The mind boggles at the possibilities…

    I believe Iraq, Panama, Vietnam, Guatemala & America’s recent wars are the precursor to a much richer, more expansive phase of human development. The Hate of Tomorrow is too big for America to carry alone. Let all nations, all corporations, all Trusts, all limited liability partnerships be united in war & glory. Let our hate carry us into the future. The atomic fuse has been lit & its light shall guide our path. Let us not be misguided by a false ‘Peace on Earth’. Further testing of our technology will be necessary to propel us into our destiny among the stars. Among the stars, citizns!

    I recommend such tests be carried out against Goto Retto Island. You might miss it; a small, dessicated turd swimming in the tides of the Japan Sea, 100km west of Nagasaki City.

    That’s right. Nagasaki City, the 2nd A-bomb target. Do it again. Do it right this time.

    Who is cynical?

  • 54. adolphhitler  |  August 14th, 2009 at 12:36 am

    @48…interesting…thanx for sharing

  • 55. Anomynous  |  August 14th, 2009 at 7:17 am

    @51 thats whats great about the 2nd Amendment rights. Allows you to bear arms weather it be from an over reaching out of control government or ex-mercenaries who go one to become cops and extort the local population.

  • 56. Slavich  |  August 14th, 2009 at 10:08 am

    Check this out, we are FUCKED! “Blackwater Patrolling New Orleans: Training Police Nationwide”

  • 57. Baddie  |  August 14th, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Gary, all you’re saying is “we have an Id!” “We have bad instincts!” “We can be bad, and enjoy it!”

    Of course we can. And of course we do, all the time. Of course we all know that. There’s no hypocrisy here. Except, of course, yours.

    You know, your stunt that ‘being shocked’ or ‘being offended’ by bad behavior is hypocritical. Nope. It’s simply recognition that there’s more to us than an Id.

    That guy, getting a blowjob from the 12-year-old he just orphaned? That’s not the only thing he wants. He wants other things also. Things you would poo-pooh because they’re oh so nice-nicey. Like, you know, love ‘n stuff.

    Believe me, he also wants that. Just as much as he wants that fucking blowjob from the girl he’s glad to have orphaned.

    We’re dual, Gary. You’re trying to make us simple: just evil dudes who’d love to go around on shooting sprees for the hell of it. Hell yes, of course we would. But we also like the ‘other stuff.’ The chick-flick stuff. And just as badly as we want the shooting sprees. We’re not that simple, and you’re being as stupid as the fucking Christians if you think otherwise.

    Don’t be blind, Gary. You’ll get hit on the head when you least expect it if you are.

  • 58. EyesWideOpen  |  August 15th, 2009 at 6:03 am

    @Baddie-can you say sophistry? If you are going to practice it you should be able to say it.

    @most of the posters-you don’t want to believe BW are rapist scum because you know they are coming to soon to a theater near you.

    Suck it up, they are, and so are the scum from DynCorp, they didn’t just kidnap and rape children in Bosnia, they do it every where they go.

  • 59. alibi  |  August 15th, 2009 at 7:05 am

    @38… You Brits are just all confused. Again.
    Even BBC reported that Taliban was aiming at the British troops because they were considered weak. By hurting the weak Brits Taliban wanted to drive the Americans to back them up and thus ease down on the latest offensive.

    And I wonder since when the Brits have been seen as best soldiers? Was it since the Singapore… or wait… no it must have been the Dunkirk. Yeah definitely Dunkirk.

    Right. The best soldiers.

  • 60. Dammerung  |  August 16th, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    I for one, a central coast Californian, would like to know where I can sign up to kill Okies.

  • 61. Mosby  |  August 17th, 2009 at 3:22 am

    Well, having spent three tours there (2003-2007) I can tell you that most of the Blackwater guys I knew were decent enough. Most were former Special Forces types with l0yrs service. They went to BLKW to finally get the house paid off because god knows we don’t pay our soldiers. We pay Wall St moguls, but not our soldiers or cops.

    The trouble in Iraq started when BLKW started hiring in Serbs to keep costs down because after a couple years the security industry blossomed and everyone and their brother started bidding on these contracts. Typical Fed contracting office took a very important job and turned it into a bidding war. So, to stay in biz, Blackwater’s personnel quality degraded….largely through cheap SERBS who had all kinds of practice in these extracurricular activities.

    No seems to be really hammering int hat point.

    Also, pretty much anything done by any contractor was laid at BLKw’s doorstep….because they all look alike in gear and “Blackwater” is a catchy name that easily rolls off the tongue. There are dozens of security firms in Iraq, none of them put their company name on the door of the car.

    And one other thing….these “Secret Witnesses.” They accuse BLKW of imorting….quote…”Semi-automatic Machine Guns” in their testimony. OK, anyone who’s been around the military, never mind a “Tier One Operator” (SF background, which is a requirement to work for them) knows that such a thing DOESN’T EXIST. So what’s up with that? Sounds real fishy to me because no Tier One operator in the world would ever utter something so blatently, technically incorrect. We do pride ourselves on our gun knowledge.

    It’s like a secret witness in a medical malpractice case who’s supposed to be a doctor putting on a statement something like “You know, that thingamagiggy that you stick up into that whatsamajigger.”

    Something’s up with that, most likely political witch hunt for Prince.

  • 62. qwerty  |  August 17th, 2009 at 8:03 am

    Firstly,I think Baddie made a good point and secondly I didn’t know that Blackwater’s corporate mission statement was as follows:

    “The greatest happiness is to scatter your enemy, to drive him before you, to see his cities reduced to ashes, to see those who love him shrouded in tears, and to gather into your bosom his wives and daughters”.

  • 63. DisappointedReader  |  August 18th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    To continue on Mosby’s comment in #61, several of those claims reported are verifiably bullshit.

    Claiming that Blackwater is using “illegal exploding bullets” and citing that they supposedly issued RBCD blended-metal ammunition (which has been widely disproven as bullshit-snake oil for the military crowd) is enough to immediately trigger the BS Meter. It’s a completely, utterly ridiculous claim that instantly discredits anything else those two witnesses might claim.

  • 64. captain nemo  |  August 19th, 2009 at 10:17 am

    I know I should be getting a life rather than constantly trolling this site and posting comments, but…well, there’s this or masturbating, or both at the same time.

    How come I am not Ames? I guess I am not talented enough, instead I’m just a passive-aggressive coward. I can’t use my real name to attack in print as viciously as he can, and I’ll never be invited on TV….

  • 65. RPG Cunthair  |  August 19th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    Me and the boyz can’t wait for E Prince to enter our wing at the big house. Blond hairless muscular ass. I am savin’ myself for him.

  • 66. T. Hallman  |  August 21st, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    I’ve spent a lot of time in E. Europe, same as the eXiled crew before Russian administrative resources took them out, where reality is always off to the side in the peripheral field of vision. If looking straight at something, that ain’t all of it. Thus I’ve noticed the adverts for relieving poverty, feeding the hungry, microfinance, whatever it is that Acumen Fund targets, etc. The PSAs from Google on the right-hand side of the page, those things off to the side. All the while Google is the cyberspace mercenary equivalent of Blackwater, which is why I thought to post this comment here. Commandant Brecher is challenging readers to be honest, after all.

    Google PSAs are whatever Google approves as Public Service to be Announced in the first place. It’s a tight loop borne (Bourne) of the worst sort of skullduggery and mayhem imaginable. You’d think (without thinking) that ANY organization aiming at reducing human suffering is good and decent, exceptions to the apes of this article.

    Well. Maybe. Maybe not. Here’s a broad clue: if Google sees fit to PSA something, it’s either too big and too late to fuck it over without financial penalty (lawsuit), or, it’s nice, new, polite wuss-operation who wouldn’t dare do what has to be done to actually reduce poverty and so on.

    In Russia, for example — environs that exiled eXiled is terribly familiar with — if an organization can’t or won’t deal with FSB straight on, that org will not get anything done that’s worth doing. Those precious few that DO that will never get PSAs from Google. Moreover, getting a PSA from Google in such circumstances would in and of itself be the kiss of death or at least mayhem for any org because it raises them up too far on radar and makes their players targets.

    Meaning: those PSAs to the right of the page are by necessity and definition mostly a bunch of feckless pussy types.

    Just sayin’.

  • 67. damyank  |  August 22nd, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    When is Brecher coming back? None of this crap is written by the real War Nerd.

  • 68. Jyp  |  August 23rd, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    You know the show the X files? Where do you think they got the “X” from? The e”X”ile …duh! There never was a Brecher or a Yasha or a Devon or a Oswald or any of them birds. Sock puppets all. It’s all Ames. It was Ames and Taibbi but one got on the mainline for the money. So it’s only Ames now. Think about it. If it was all one guy you wouldn’t read it, would you.

  • 69. Raptoreyes  |  August 23rd, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Unfortunately its a constant battle between those who are civilized and those who just pretend to be. In good time those who are uncivilized can pretend and wait or can’t and go to jail. Then a counter insurgency type of war comes along and the pretenders don’t have to pretend anymore. Social science is not advanced enough to unmask the 20% or so of “functional sociopaths” and other personalities that can pretend until conditions are right to act the way the WANT to act.

    As for kids at the internet cafe wanting to rape? Perhaps only 20% of them would actually do it if they thought no consequences would be forthcoming. Perhaps another 40% on top of that could be coaxed under controlled conditions to do terrible things if they thought the choice was between getting tortured themselves or torturing another.

  • 70. Stonewall  |  August 24th, 2009 at 8:24 am

    WN, you made a mistake about the SFer’s wanting orphaned Okie girls, the preference from most from that city would be orphaned Okie boys. But the orphan Okie children have nothing to worry about, for in a battle between Sfer’s and Okies, the Okies would win easily with a hand tied behind their backs.

  • 71. Bill  |  August 28th, 2009 at 11:37 am

    The bad part of the whole Blackwater fiasco is not the alleged Christian extremism, but the allegations of money laundering, tax evasion, and even murder. Mr. Prince and Blackwater are supposedly the focus of a DOJ investigation for a lot of this stuff. Will not surprise me if we see some folks come out of this doing some hard time.

  • 72. Boris  |  August 30th, 2009 at 8:54 am

    Damn, that means they can get 700 blowjobs a day. That’s serious pay there. Too bad it looks like the whole thing is starting to unravel for Xe, or I might just join in. I don’t especially hate Iraqis or whatever they get paid to shoot next, but I’ll deal with my moral qualms with 1400 lips on my junk every day, and I don’t even have to check ID.

  • 73. J  |  September 1st, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Uh oh. You’ve wandered out of your comfort zone and into mine, Gary. I’ll wait for you to take your shoes off before you track mud on my carpet.

    I have some personal experience with this sort of work, and I can tell you that most of these allegations (especially stories about rape and indiscriminate murder) are pure fantasy, dreamed up by some pencil neck journalist who has seen too many Schwarzenegger/Stallone/Lundgren/Seagal flicks from the Eighties. Even worse, they’ve generally never been to a genuine, honest-to-God warzone. Ever.

    This stuff circulates quickly because it makes a great story, but many of these guys are professional ex-soldiers. I worked with them quite a bit in Iraq, and though I’m sure there were a few, I’ve personally never met an unstable contractor. But I guess that’s not Hollywood enough, so let’s perpetuate the myth about the murderous, opportunistic, baby-killing, adolescent girl-raping mercenary.

  • 74. BDV  |  September 2nd, 2009 at 8:18 am


    Re: MSM propagandeering

    Hey, the belgian-baby-bayoneting Boche BS worked in 1914, so quit yer whining.

  • 75. sh1twater  |  September 8th, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    After US ‘regime change’ Blackwater pulled up shop to avoid any war crimes prosecution and relocated to provide security around the Gulf of Arden. Now they can protect toxic waste barges from those uppity pirates and fishermen as they dump their poison along the Somalia coastline.

  • 76. alibi ka lund chota  |  September 25th, 2009 at 11:46 am

    @59, hey alibi, I am not British, am not even White. But I remember a CNN report at the time when the American forces were about to reach Baghdad when Saddam’s generals claimed that British soldiers were far braver than the Americans. The British lost Singapore to the Japanese who themselves were extremely brave. You cannot explain how the Brits built the largest empire in the world without bravery of their soldiers.

  • 77. Frank McG  |  September 28th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Like someone else mentioned, it just floors me how you have all these Tea Party crazies howling about government spending and health care who never batted an eye while we were flushing hundreds of billions down the toilet on this kind of stuff (not to mention lives lost, but I doubt they care about those either).

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: conservatives are the most cowardly, tiny-dicked people on Earth. They’re absolutely terrified that any show of compassion, diplomacy, or tact will come off as a show of weakness because that’s how they live: secretly knowing that they’re cowards. The only government programs they support is militaristic jingo crap that makes their tiny dicks feel big (military, war on drugs) and the only civil right they care about is getting to keep their horde of guns (to make their tiny dicks feel bigger).

  • 78. nevil clavain  |  September 29th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Thanks for summin that up for us mr frank McG, how big is your dick?

  • 79. WarNerdReader  |  September 30th, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    where the fuck have you been lately Gary? Its time to write down some new shit man.

    If you need some ideas, review the new toys the Chinese are rolling out atm……

  • 80. WarNerdReader  |  September 30th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    @@ 76. alibi ka lund chota

    you stupid cunt

    Bravery my arse….

    what about the (machine)guns they used??????

  • 81. nevil clavain  |  October 3rd, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Come on Gary we war nerd readers are itching for something new!

  • 82. Jesse the Thief  |  October 4th, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    I think the cynicism is just a bit far here honestly. I’m as cynical as the next guy and you can safely say some POS(s) did some of this stuff. I really doubt kid boning is widespread. One or two fuck-ups pulled this crap, yeah. There’s always a few, that’s part of life. Shooting civvies? Yeah, a few dozen probably did it. Always that minority that’s just fucked up in the head.

    But widespread? Let’s not get carried away. Kid fucking is not accepted in our culture, I think even Xe guys are mostly better than that.

  • 83. The Next Guy™  |  October 4th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    @82. Jesse the Thief “I’m as cynical as the next guyI’m as cynical as the next guy”

    No you’re not.

  • 84. Lucky  |  October 18th, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    If the Iraqi patriots do not want to defend their homeland against the invaders, if Iraq is patriotic – means Iraq deserves such treatment. Weak deserve torture and humiliation, etc.
    Nietzsche said – “Push the Weak”.

    Only those who are not afraid to defend the parents’ home, defend the parents’ land – are worthy of respect.

  • 85. aglamov  |  October 19th, 2009 at 2:09 am

    Молодец, твою мать! Хорошо припечатал!

  • 86. aglamov  |  October 19th, 2009 at 2:31 am

    But, what about is this article? Author don’t urge to stop robbery of Iraq. Does it mean that he сall upon to continue and just to call things by their proper names?

  • 87. Pud  |  November 2nd, 2009 at 9:01 am

    Obama still using Blackwater, and other PMC’s. Where’s the nightly lecture from Olbermann? Where’s the moral outrage of John Stewart?

    More proof that left….right…No difference as long as it’s “our boy doing it.”

  • 88. Gyrfalcon  |  December 19th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Mercs are mercs. Soldiers are soldiers. It’s not rocket surgery, guys.

  • 89. stopit!  |  December 26th, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    “Genghis Khan [blah …blah] was just honest enough to say so. It’s been a while since anybody was that honest, and it never did take hold on this side of the ocean.”

    Yes you are! That is why I hate Americans!
    ..And also cause you did your ‘humanitarian bombing’ for the balkan muslims who had NO place being in europe. Now you didn’t content yourselves with creating some ‘bosniak’ country you had to chop Serbia in two, again bombing decent christians to save some rat muslim race of albanians. God, if there is one, should snuff the pathetic beat out of your greedy little hearts.

  • 90. H.M  |  March 28th, 2010 at 5:45 am

    Wow… just wow… You’re all monsters, you know that right?

    Fucking Internet tough guys…

  • 91. Kixin  |  March 30th, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    I don’t know what to think of what you just wrote. Your brilliant. I feel partially relieved from hearing the truth and yet sick with myself because I can relate with the scumbags across seas doing horrible things. I’ve got bad programing. Thanks for making me see that.

  • 92. Zhu Bajie  |  April 19th, 2010 at 6:07 am

    “educated infantry man”

    Isn’t that a contradiction in terms?

  • 93. Zhu Bajie  |  April 19th, 2010 at 6:16 am

    “Asia thrived under Mongol rule.”

    Because Iranians and Chinese did the actual administration.

  • 94. Zhu Bajie  |  April 19th, 2010 at 6:36 am

    “You cannot explain how the Brits built the largest empire in the world without bravery of their soldiers.”

    Mercenaries, like the Gurkas.

  • 95. Eren  |  April 21st, 2010 at 12:29 am

    Write an update man, please. Your writings are the only mental antidote i have to these fucking ‘reality’ TV shows that keeping getting shoved in my face.

  • 96. Mike  |  June 17th, 2010 at 4:51 am

    My respect for Blackwater just rose a bit. If you’re going to be a badass merc, you might as well be balls-out about it.

  • 97. james  |  November 6th, 2010 at 8:54 pm

    You Stupid liberal commie faggots are the biggest whineing pains in the asses

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