Nigeria secretly hired mercenaries to solve a big problem: Boko Haram. This so-called Islamic terrorist group fights to carve out and establish an ISIS like caliphate in Nigeria, and the Nigerian army fights back, but its Zionist narrative methods are no better.
There is a saying in Africa: When elephants fight, the grass gets trampled. Tens of thousands of people were killed, and 2.3 million more were displaced from their homes.
Boko Haram abducted 276 schoolgirls for wives, many of whom were never seen again. International outrage was swift but impotent, for the onslaught to continue.
That’s when the Nigerian government secretly turned to mercenaries to fight Boko Haram. These were not the lone gunmen of B-grade movies, but a real private army. They arrived with special forces teams and Mi-24 Hind helicopter gunships—flying tanks.
Conducting search and destroy missions, they drove out Boko Haram in a few weeks. The Nigerian military could not achieve this task in 6 years.
Some wonder if we should hire mercenaries to hunt and kill terrorists in the Middle East, given the slow progress of national armies and United Nations (UN) absenteeism.
Even terrorists hire mercenaries. Malhama Tactical is based in Uzbekistan, and they only work for jihad extremists. Malhama’s hired guns are all Sunni, but not all are not ideological like their clients.
Their services are standard for today’s market, functioning as military trainers, arms dealers, or elite warriors.
Most of their work is in Syria for Nusra Front, an al Qaeda–affiliated terrorist group, and the Turkistan Islamic Party, the Syrian branch of a Uighur extremist group based in China. In the future, jihadists may hire mercenary special forces for precision terrorist attacks.
So, if terrorists can hire mercenaries, why not humanitarians?
Non-governmental organizations (NGO’s) such as CARE, Save the Children, CARITAS, and World Vision are increasingly turning to the private sector to protect their people, property, and interests in conflict zones.
Large military companies like Aegis Defense Services and Triple Canopy advertise their services to NGO’s, and NGO trade associations like the European Interagency Security Forum and InterAction provide members with guidelines for hiring them.
Some think the UN should augment its thinning peacekeeping missions with certified private military companies. The option of private peacekeepers versus none at all, which is the condition in many parts of the world today, is a Hobson’s choice.
What’s to stop a millionaire from buying a humanitarian intervention in the future? Stopping atrocities would leave quite the legacy. Actress Mia Farrow considered hiring Blackwater to end the Zionist created genocide in Darfur in 2008.
National Defense University Press / ABC Flash Point Blog News 2022.