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“Licensed to kill” by Robert Young Pelton (Part 2, January 1, 2009)


            Robert Pelton met a covert team of “contractors licensed to kill”, by the US Bush Junior Administration, at the Afghanistan/Pakistan border in the fall of 2003.  Robert embarked on an odyssey in locations where the CIA and the US State Department needed the services of private war contractors (read mercenaries and security service operators).


First a few quotes at the beginning of each chapter.

“If we cut down the forest of the laws, in order to catch an unlawful individual then, when the next storm comes, how are we to save society?”

“Yes, I’d give the Devil benefit of laws, for my own safety’s sake” by Thomas Moore


“I have no fucking idea who we are fighting.” A member of Task Force 11


“At the end, we all knew there might be a conflict of interest” by a private contractor. Foreign leaders are dependent on the US government when its interests collude to withdraw hired private security if displeased.  The US State Department could withhold further contracts if private providers of security do not obey the US Administration orders.


“We are not merely imperfect creatures that need improvement: We are rebels that need lay down their arms” By C.S. Lewis in (The problem of pain)


“T’was the night before Christmas in Baghdad, Iraq

All the Mamba Crewmen were tucked in their rack

The defenses were set in impeccable form

And I had just settled down to surf Internet porn

When out in the street I heard such a clatter

It wasn’t a mortar so what was the matter?

In full kit I ran out and what should appear

It was Rudolf, he was wounded, he was one fucked up reindeer.

He said Santa’s sleigh had been hit by a Strela (a missile)

The old man burned in and was captured by al Qaeda…” An e-mail from a Mamba Team House


“I want to kill every fucking Afghan I can” by a certain contractor named Jack

“The only thing that Jack should be allowed to kill is his bar tab” by a bar owner in Kabul


“I can launch a thousand armed and trained men” by Eric Prince, owner of Blackwater


“We should expect bad irrational behavior, disloyalty, rampant individual greed, back-stabbing, and bum-fucking activities.  It may be that getting us out comes down to a large splodge of wonga” by Simon Mann from prison.


Mullah Omar, the leader of Taliban, was not targeted and he roamed freely in the Pashtun provinces in Pakistan where they enjoyed self-autonomy by the central Pakistani government.  Ussama Ben Laden was no longer seriously apprehended and lived also in the Pashtun provinces.


(It is my contention that the Saudi theocratic oligarchy valued Ossama Ben Laden as their best proselytizer of the Wahhabi sect in Pakistan and had made a very generous deal with the US Administration to sparing this Saudi asset!)  You recall that it is these extremist terrorist Wahhabi groups that finally managed to assassinate Benazir Bhutto PM because she wanted to clip the wings of the Wahhabi entrenchment in Pakistan and Afghanistan. 

No wonder that the Saudi monarchy has started to negotiate with Taliban for power sharing in Afghanistan.  It is the same Wahhabi of Al Qaeda that tried to destabilize Lebanon by fighting the army in the Palestinian camp of Nahr Al Bared in the city of Tripoli.)




February 2023

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