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    No, they are recruited from the Swiss Army and a legit force, IIRC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn E. Meyer View Post
    No, they are recruited from the Swiss Army and a legit force, IIRC.
    Well, they started off (late 1400s) as mercenaries since Swiss mercenary units were much in demand at the time. Later they were turned into a purely ceremonial guard until the attempted assissination of John Paul II when they regained their combat status.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willie View Post
    I still have the Governor and am hoping to trade it to another old guy who has a 98% Belgian Browning Auto 5 16 gauge. I'll even give him $25 to boot. If this trade doesn't happen, I plan to contact a certain pretty girl in Missouri and offer her the Governor for her Security-Six if she'll pay shipping both ways plus $100. Life is good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephanie B View Post
    They’re mercs. Don’t they furnish their own tools for the job?


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    Quote Originally Posted by HCM View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Stephanie B View Post
    They’re mercs. Don’t they furnish their own tools for the job?
    Somebody’s beeN watching too much TV.
    What would I know from mercs?

    What do the guys from Blackwater do, go over to Achmed's Rent-a-Gun?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephanie B View Post
    What would I know from mercs?

    What do the guys from Blackwater do, go over to Achmed's Rent-a-Gun?
    Well, first off they aren't mercenaries, which has a specific definition per the Geneva Convention.

    1. A mercenary shall not have the right to be a combatant or a prisoner of war.

    2. A mercenary is any person who:

    (a) is specially recruited locally or abroad in order to fight in an armed conflict;

    (b) does, in fact, take a direct part in the hostilities;

    (c) is motivated to take part in the hostilities essentially by the desire for private gain and, in fact, is promised, by or on behalf of a Party to the conflict, material compensation substantially in excess of that promised or paid to combatants of similar ranks and functions in the armed forces of that Party;

    (d) is neither a national of a Party to the conflict nor a resident of territory controlled by a Party to the conflict;

    (e) is not a member of the armed forces of a Party to the conflict; and

    (f) has not been sent by a State which is not a Party to the conflict on official duty as a member of its armed forces.
    Now, that out of the way.

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