i dont know, but i would be interested on looking some official statistics about the matter... if someone knows in what place to look for and find em...(probably those gross stats are free info and webpublished by some government branch?)
(i have actually seen some offficial yearly gross budgets of Spain,EEUU,France and Germany... so it is that i just dont know where to look for those data in particular...)
"28% of the weapons platforms depending on PMC personnel, with plans to make it up to 50%"
the point of the article was not about a conspiracy or stuff and it wasnt on against the EEUU and didnt elaborated much on that, just a little enumeration... but then 28% of the military being paramilitary (contractors, wether if they wear a rifle or not are still paramilitary on the definition of the word) with plans to make it 50% actually catches my eye (and even if the author of the article just mentioned it tangentially and didnt said its oppinion on the matter its very significative, a sign of (at the very least) a big change... maybe if we could see if it is true or false and if it is true more detailed data, we could think about if for better or worse?
(but yes... in principle, privatizing 50% of the army (even if it were just all the non combatant personnel) looks odd to me for a series of reasons i can think by myself without being a conspiration theorist and without squeezing my brains too much)
PS.: It was on the center/right paper... i like to cycle the lies of both sides, also on tv... plus see bbcworld and cnn and euronews from time to time (and specially when the news are important)
btw, i always wondered: if liberalism in economy means the politics that actually do the republicans(which are close to center/ right) why do you call it to democrats?
why democrats and republicans if whoever governs it is still a democracy?
Last edited by dragonfx : 08-06-2004 at 01:00 AM.