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Jackson Mugarura asked 2 months ago

💣 Do Mercenaries or Hired Fighters Exist?

Do mercenaries exist? Of recent, there was talk of hired fighters or mercenaries invading Venezuela to oust the elected government there. Some people were captured end even paraded before media alleged to fighters who tried to invade the country. It was alleged that, these mercenaries were from the United States which I doubt if it indeed happened. There’s also a talk of existence of these fighters all over the world. It’s said that another country where such fighters are available is S. Africa. That they they are available for hire to execute missions involving fighting. For instance, I read somewhere that these fighters were used by US in Iraq and Afghanistan to boost or supplement the security forces in these respective countries. But some questions still remain as to who owns such armies, how are they organized and which countries do host them. Do you believe that mercenaries really exist? What’s your opinion?

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Leno Jean Pierre answered 2 months ago

Yes, there are plenty, and they often operate openly as normal legal business, you can find them in every continent, and probably in most countries.
An example is those killers the Gaddafi had come to his country.our country was also invaded by mercenaires in its history during the first republic.

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Ahmad Khasan answered 2 months ago

Yes, they do exist. In the smallest scale they take form as private security company that provide security service for business. In the furthest extent, they also provide military operation service. Most of them were hired by goverment agencies to do difficult mission which is costly (politically and economically) to be conducted by state military. In essence, they are military contractors.

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David Matlala answered 2 months ago

Mercenaries are real and still active. We have a good number of mercenaries here in South Africa. Most of the older groups worked during the cold war helping ”west friendly” countries fight communism. There was one notorious mercenary called “Mad Mike” Hoare who operated in the DRC and Seychelles.
The present day “soldiers of fortune” are hired to fight against groups like Boko Haram and Al Shabaab.

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Gareth White answered 2 months ago

Yes mercenaries are real and along with being a sniper that was the job i always wanted to do as a child

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Edward Duffy answered 2 months ago

Yes there are as a lot of ex military people earn more money fighting for someone else’s cause and get paid handsomely for it.

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Leno Jean Pierre answered 2 months ago

Yes they still exist in many countries around the world especially in Africa where Human Rights are not respected. In 2010 Liberian mercenaires recruited in the post election violence in Ivory Coast.

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Gareth White answered 2 months ago

Good money if you are good at your job. I read an article a few months ago where the average pay of 12 mercenaries was close to £250,000 per year and on average they only worked 18 weeks in a year

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