On The Ground In #Donesk #Ukraine …

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Eyewitness Report from Donetsk: Is There a Peaceful Solution? (New Eastern Outlook, Jan 16, 2015)

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  1. I have a question for the military historians out there…..when in history has there ever been such a corrupt nation as one that hires people to wage war against?
    I don’t think any other country has ever done that……..
    I am not talking about decoy missions in the midst of open warfare, I am referring to a nation that hires people with whom to wage war. In my experience, other than decoy missions, I have never heard of such insanity.
    Am I missing something?

  2. Marilyn,
    From what I’ve read, firstly the Holy Roman Catholic Church hired Crusaders to defeat Islam in the 12th Century, and, as usual the Kings (Richard the Lionheart) etc who was one of the Crusaders, had to borrow money from moneylenders. In those days, the jews charged 40% p.a. to fund wars for their benefit.
    Following that, you will find under Queen Elizabeth 1st common Pirates were given grace & favour for effectively battling on behalf of the monarch, so it seems hiring “mercenaries” was sometimes the only way forward until some clever bugger initiated conscription, using the “God & Country” excuse to propagate guilt and appealing to the simple minded loyalty.
    The Rothschild’s dynasty started as lenders to German Royalty to enable localised conflicts. These conflicts grew to National ones, which openly used mercenaries to carry out battles.
    What I like most is the devious way the British are letting the Yanks take the rap for the British deviousness in situation creation & management.
    You may have noticed how the UK GCHQ has pushed the envelope of surveillance decades ahead of the NSA….and so it is.

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