- Mar 10, 2009
Me too thinks they cannot be called mercenary as they are not money motivated but rather faith motivated. They fight for 72 virgins ,not greenbacks.I cant say the word mercenary for them as they have no Military training from Military, But tango themselves, there are Serbian and Russian Mercenary though..
Adding to this:Nope. They were Sri Lankan Tamils fighting for a Tamil homeland. They were fighting for their own land. They were not mercenaries.
P.S.: I am not an LTTE supporter. I am very much against them.
Mercenaries are more about Russians, east Europeans and Americans, more than any other countries. Rest all like to maintain a "police" role for their armies.He said Probably..
Swiss majority population have military background and they are very different and nice people..
French, Belgian, US, UK & German, Russian, other east Block have larger business in Mercenary thing..
Besides Swiss, Denmark and other Nordic countries are small and there part is very less in this business..
You not liking the Pakistanis doesn't make them greedy dishonourable people. By your argumentation the U.S. army would also be a merceneray army.Pakistan Army is the world's most powerful mercenary army. Some of their prominent employers
1. Jordan - to kill Palestinians
2. Bahrain - for putting down Shiites (although not all were Pak army regulars)
3. KSA - recruited in the military and as bodyguards of the royal family,
4. UAE - recruited in the military
5. USA - to whoop Soviets
6. China - to pressurise India
7. Arabs - yom kippur war
That is your inference. And the very fact that you don't like my point, doesn't mean I am not right.You not liking the Pakistanis doesn't make them greedy dishonourable people.
Be my guest.By your argumentation the U.S. army would also be a merceneray army.
BlackWater is mercenary, but not the US army. Gurkha Regiment (UK) is mercenary army. So was the French Foreign Legion. Nothing dishonourable about being a mercenary. A Nepali subject in the Indian Army will also be a mercenary, but we won't look down upon them because they are de facto, our own soldiers.You not liking the Pakistanis doesn't make them greedy dishonourable people. By your argumentation the U.S. army would also be a merceneray army.
Technically, yes, but then, FFL were former criminals, murderers, terrorists, insurgents who were offered money and French citizenship if they agreed to fight for France. That swearing in ceremony was just that, ceremony. The primary motivation for FFL troops to fight was surely not their appreciation of French painting, music or history, but rather, greed, IMHO.Correct me if I am wrong, but do not Legionaires swear allegiance to France, and would that not remove them from category of mercs?
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