Private Military Companies Better Than the UN?


As the international community dithers over Darfur, private military companies say they’ve got what it takes to stop the carnage, if only someone would hire them.

Why is that not a good idea? Could they possibly do a worse job than the UN?

OK, you could raise objections regarding accountability and the responsibility of the international community, but . . .

”This came up a long time ago. People were saying that if we use private sector in the Congo, the international community will never get its act together,” says industry spokesman Doug Brooks. ”But that was 3 million dead Congolese ago. The international community isn’t going to wake up no matter how many people you kill. I think that it would be a good idea for the international community to get its act together. But we’ve got to find another way.”

  1 comment for “Private Military Companies Better Than the UN?

  1. Jim Llovera
    12 May 2006 at 4:55 pm

    What’s your beef with the U.N. We’re awesome!


    Kofi Annan

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