I have written about the mercenaries….sorry I mean security contractors……they hate being labelled as mercenaries…they say they do not fight for money….then I ask why did you leave the service if not for more money?
Anyway these “contractors” have just inked a new contract….
The first batch of mercenaries from the private US military firm DynCorp has arrived in the Yemeni city of Aden to replace paid militants from another American company.
Under a USD-3-billion contract between the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and DynCorp, mercenaries from the company are to be deployed to Yemen, where UAE forces are fighting against the Houthi rebels on Saudi orders, Khabar News Agency quoted an official with Yemeni Defense Ministry as saying.
The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the first group of the mercenaries recently arrived in the port city of Aden to replace those of Blackwater, a notorious American group now renamed Academi.
He added that the new militants included special naval forces, who entered the port of Ras Omran southwest of Aden.
DynCorp is a rival of Blackwater, which hires mercenaries and sends them to fight in foreign countries on paid missions.
Blackwater had decided to withdraw from Bab-el-Mandeb region after the Yemeni forces inflicted heavy losses on them. The UAE was forced to bring in the new mercenaries from DynCorp for the same reason.
Yemen has been under military attacks by Saudi Arabia since late March last year. At least 8,400 people have been killed so far in the aggression and 16,015 others sustained injuries. The strikes have also taken a heavy toll on the impoverished country’s facilities and infrastructure, destroying many hospitals, schools, and factories.
Deployed to fight for the UAE in Yemen…..that means they will be fighting for a foreign government, right?
I feel about this as I feel about people with dual citizenship…..
In 1936-7 my grandfather fought in the Spanish Civil War and upon his return he was arrested for fighting for a foreign government…..what is the difference here?
Apparently if you call yourself a “security contractor” you may break the laws of this country…..is that about it?
Just like the fools that also have Israeli citizenship and fight in the IDF….that should be illegal…if they cannot fight for their country then they should be jailed….or if a foreign government pays you to be their army then you should be arrested….or maybe admit you are a f*cking mercenary and are in it for the big bucks you get for fighting for a foreign government….
I have NO use for these people….I think even less of them than of the so-called militias that pretend they are fighting for my rights…..
At least my grandfather fought for a principle and not for money…that makes him a better man than these toads.