Former Iraq veteran reveals the true nature of war and the role that mercenaries play in Afghanistan.
In an interview with Chante Wolfe, former Iraq veteran she reveals the true nature of war and the role that mercenaries play in Afghanistan.
As the world media spotlight fixes to the Syria crisis, hidden from view is the continuing bloody war raging in Afghanistan, where civilian casualties are escalating. Adding to the death toll are U.S.-backed private security contractors.
Chante cities the problem begins with private security companies recruitment “Blackwater, Dyncorp pays good money … What you have to understand, if you served in combat in Iraq and Afghanistan, [is] everything changes, you do whatever it takes to survive the surprise attacks, the shelling, snipers, so you live off adrenaline. I was with soldiers who would drive around the desert and go out of his way to a shoot a dog or fly over to shoot a camel. Once you’re living off adrenaline for prolonged periods, it’s hard to shut off. So these private security jobs and guns for hire will seem like a great solution to a lot of vets.”
But the problems don’t end there. With reports of rape, killing, land grabbing and extortion – should private security companies be in Afghanistan?.