Before the resolution and us, the British, got bogged down on the Libyan Affairs, I wrote an article (a product), which I publicly made available the brief outline of my argument via the Guardian’s Comments Page, that the ”Libyan War is a Full-Scaled Mercenaries Conducted Operations”. To present another article that support this view for some time, before yesterday, edited version (yes edited. Have you stopped to ask yourselves, ‘where did they come from?’, ‘why one can see those vehicles stationed nearby from the very beginning of the footage but only see them leaving?’, ‘why the weapon systems were loaded (and probably made ready)?’ and so forth’), in the article in this blog ”Mercenaries, mmm, an hypocritical policy” (was a discussion prior to denouncement by our governments of Libyan’s use of Mercenaries when suddenly we made same announcement that we will be contracting out some operations to private security firms.
In short, coming to the point of this article, I have always stated and referred to the ”rebels”, in quotes, because, from my knowledge of Libya, and her society, I am confident of their pacifism, lack of martial skills, of any kind or interest, and majority have been happy and the present Gaddaffi regime, to have no grievances of taking up arms, excluding the self-proclaimed ‘Al-Qa’ida in Sahel’ (operating within the borders of Libya-Sudan, Libya-Chad and so forth.). With this knowledge, and a friend of mine, a former foreign legion Algerian, who was the first among the contracted to go in, I have always believed that, (is this an equivalent of a state-sponsored terrorism?: another dilemma), they were 70+ per cent made up of foreign mercenaries under private security contracts, under only 10 per cent, a mix of the ”once-terrorists-now-allies” and later, post-resolution 1973, official state arms of 20 per cent.
This trend is not new, from Congo, Angola, Rwanda and Burundi, Bosnia, Serbia, Chechnya, The Maghreb, Afghanistan, Iraq, Colombia and so forth, the use of mercenaries have been favoured to state arms, for many political and security issues. But Libya present a milestone, as the first of the century to see an almost full-scaled battlefield deployment and application of these private mercenaries. And too show how the trend is now the new favoured, of back-door influence and interventions by the western-weakened and accounted (especially with budget cuts justifications and so forth as a result of recent economic downturn to affect not just the military but the cross-section of society), we heard of Qatar contracting foreign mercenaries, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Morocco, all these middle eastern states, have seen the advantage and usefulness of contracting via western states mercenaries to support their ‘brutal unpopular and weak regimes’ against their own people (no justification, but realpolitics, what, has Clausewitz once joked of those moralists who see war ‘having a human face’, of ethical conduct and self-restrained, and states’ interests as commercial profits, uncontrollable and inevitable).
Yesterday, you happened to observe unintended capture of evidence, but examine the ‘war photo journalists portfolios’ for real evidence, see the with men with beard, watch the deposition, formation, approaches, sign-comms, posturing and so forth, these, is what intelligence analysts look at, to differentiate order of battles, different formations, from where under who etc; the doctrines, the training, the culture and so forth.
Libya, is first of the many in the middle east today, to be a full-scaled military operations under mercenaries. The New age of Condottieri.