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Old 12-01-2010, 11:49 AM   #10 (permalink)

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Originally Posted by Claudius View Post
My problem is that a private enterprise has access to military technology when a certain nation forbids other private enterprises to own this same technology.

How does this message make any sense. We need to forbid terrorist organizations and stop them from obtaining weapons of mass destruction (based on my understanding unmaned drones and 50 cal. weapons fit the bill) but we'll let a private enterprise control them? Really? How does that make ANY sense? Oh, we know who operates Blackwater or whatever they're called now. They're OUR boys. Look, they fly an American Flag, so they're good!

It's the message I have some serious problems with and allowing essentially, mercenaries to do this job.

And while I do agree that international waters need to be patrolled more vigilantly, I do not believe this should be held in the hands of private individuals.

No matter what, these individuals do not have the right to simply use deadly force. They're a private organization. They're not military. They're not a government etc.
+1 cg. completely agree.
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