Info is quite restricted, since it's often a mix of legal & illegal circuits. For large companies, it's not too hard to buy the weapons they need legitimately. But getting them shipped legally is often a lot of hassle and not all countries allow it.
You also have to realize that armed anti-piracy troops are a fairly recent thing. Former anti-piracy experts used on-board things to fend off pirates. High pressure hoses, barbed wire, dumping ballast, cargo nets, and so on. This was often enough in most circumstances.
While there have always been very violent pirates, they were in general a minority. It seems like heavily armed pirates have become the new standard, and as a result anti-piracy consultants and experts have now gravitated towards armed troops. Generally two to four per ship for as long as the ship is in dangerous waters. As soon as the ship leaves the danger zone, they hop onto other ships or get picked up to get sent home. Due to this, the weapons tend to stay at sea, as they hop from one ship onto another. Weapons are also often transferred from one team onto the next before heading home or into port.
>>21934078 I've always wanted to be a merc but never knew how. Anybody know how to go about getting a job as one without working at a group like Blackwater? If that fat durka durka in OP's picture can do it, I'm sure I can.
>>21934325 Sign up for the 18x program, complete a term of enlistment, discover how the world really works, completely abandon any sort of moral compass you may or may not have, sell your soul for cool gear, binge drinking, and the chance to murder people for fun and profit, and finally submit a CV and DD-214 to one of the many PMCs looking for people with your set of skills and moral void.
>>21934162 I don't know why the fuck you brought that up out of nowhere, but actually the main reason why people prefer midlength over a carbine length gas system is that the gas impacts the bolt carrier harder so the parts wear out faster. But yeah recoil and that aren't a problem if the buffer spring is strong enough.
>>21934346 >without working at a group like Blackwater This being because I refuse to (and probably can't at this point) enlist to the US armed forces and would rather not work for a legal corporation based in the US.
That dune coon in OP's pic surely can't be working for a legal US based pmc. How do I get in his position?
>>21934464 I never implied Blackwater was. Only groups like it. My point is I don't want to work for a company like it. I'd prefer to work for an actual shipping company. How do I find a job like that?
I work Maritime Security. We just keep our firearms on us now. Port Authorities do not want to try to disarm us anymore. That tried to be done in Indonesia and it did not turn out well for the Port Police.
>>21934933 That story was shut down before the first shot was even fired and I do not work for that company. From what I heard; they paid something to the sum of $400,000,000 to the Indonesian Government to keep quiet. Money is power in this business.
"Legal" mercenaries usually get them from local governments or whoever hired them.
The "illegal" mercenaries, the ones who have boatloads of money but no country to live in, have way more "fun" getting new weapons.
They have to get them through a gun runner, either directly, or through a connection. This is, obviously, insanely dangerous. Most gun runners are actually pretty cool people, it's the connections that are sketchy.
Source: I do work in Africa currently, mostly legal, but I can't get weapons through local governments because I'm white and not UN/US. I'll answer questions, and obviously you have no reason to believe me so inb4 full of shit
>>21935031 Any weapons/support from government we get is from police/military, who are insanely racist. Even if we had a signed and sealed letter from the president of the country to give us weapons or ammo, they'd say they did and tell us to fuck off.
I don't shoot animals unless I'm eating it, so no I have not. But boar is pretty good.
Leatherman no, generic multi-tool yes. Not out of me though, fortunately. The only time I've ever taken a bullet it passed right through and didn't do any severe damage. Hurt like all hell.
Yes, I've been in several firefights.
It varies a lot, we move around a lot. We've been up and down the west lately. Mostly security and escorts, some training, but the US and companies generally do that nowadays. Most recently we've been doing convoy escorts, escorting groups of people (mostly women, children, elderly) through dangerous areas to either large cities or national borders.
We did, for a while, kill poachers. But then government took that over.
>>21935081 Do you think blacks are inferior to whites (I mean on an inherent level, obviously Africa is a shithole)?
What kind of people do you work with?
What guns do you use? How do you get ammo? Is ammo standardized in your team or does everyone just use whatever?
What kind of vehicles if any do you use?
I'm sensing that you're more of a boots-on-the-ground low rent sort of operation the way you talk about "the US and companies." Does your team have assigned roles and special tactics or anything, or is it more of a "gibe money and we put boolit in badmans" situation?
>>21935123 Honestly it's not terribly interesting, I was 21 and decided to join up with a humanitarian group going to do medical work in Pakistan, the group I went with ended up hiring a mercenary group when we got over for protection. We didn't take any shots or anything during the 50 days we were there, but I got buddy-buddy with a handful of the guys. I went over again a few months later, and ended up staying to work with them. I started off doing translations (I speak a few languages) and ended up going to Africa with a few of them.
Since we're not fighting in *wars* we're technically legal mercenaries, but we're not corporate, we're cash only.
>>21934180 >be inna ocean >need rifles to remove Rum >call in gun store >a Antanov plane flies over and yanks me aboard >the cargo bay is filled with slavshit and in the middle is a Slavic guy sitting at a desk >WELCOME TO KRAZY IVAN'S USED SLAVSHIT! DO YOU WANT AIRMILES?!
>>21935175 Honestly, the majority of the blacks over here are fucking great people, they offer us food and shelter whenever we need it. The military/police are taught to hate us though. The fact that Africa is a shithole really does make it hard to not be racist over here though. They're not the brightest bunch by any stretch.
I work with other mercs, friends of mine mostly. But I assume you mean the locals? I mostly interact with a few no-name government folks and a few U.N guys
In Africa? AKs mostly, ammo is readily available. We can get pretty much anything though, so a few of the guys get fancy German guns. Ammo we either get in bulk from our runner, or from the locals. 1,000 rounds of 7.62x39 costs like a chicken out here, so it's insanely easy to get
Mostly old shit, if anything. Old jeeps are the best because we can do all the maintenance ourselves.
Moreso the latter. We do a fair bit of escorts but as I said previously, we did hunt down poachers for a while.
>>21935193 Funny story..We were in the Congo about 2 years ago and couldn't get to our runner, but we paid in advance. Since he's such a good guy, he actually had his pilot fly low over a village and pushed crates of funs and food off for us. Sat phones are the shit.
>>21935193 >tfw you'll never work for a russian gun running enterprise with several Black Lagoon style bases on Islands across the globe, supplying paramilitaries and armies across the globe with a fleet of Mi24s and huge Antonov cargo planes, doing weapon/vehicle drops and do most of their legal/illegal military logistics >you'll never get to give important/powerful/shady people a small business card with THE NUMBER on it and instruct them on using the passphrase "...and make that TWO loads of extra cheese and artichokes" "TWO loads, sir?" "Yes" "And are you sure about the artichokes?" "Does the pope shit in the woods?" "???????????? sir! Your order please" >you'll never ride through east Africa in an armed convoy of black/grey painted humvees, wearing a suit and a pair of raybans, selling rockets to faction A on your laptop while selling APCs to faction B on the phone at the same time >you'll never get a world wide CC permit, diplomat status in every country that you're NOT prohibited from travelling to and will never have a shitload of true gun runner stories to tell to your kids or hot bitches in shady bars all over the world
Also, to answer OP's original question: I don't do anything on boats currently, but we generally toss our rifles into rivers or sell them to locals for a good meal before leaving a job or country. Getting caught in Africa with weapons, crossing the border, as a white man is a license to get your ass shot to shit.
>>21935193 >call gun store via satellite phone, theyll be there in 2 hours >get skyhooked into AN225 circling above your current location >its actually a flying three storied military warehouse >tanks and folded up helicopters on top deck >APCs and light vehicles on mid deck >infantry equipment, (il)legal documents, weapons, ammo and food on lower deck >tell them what you want, pay and give them a location for drop off >a few hours later, 70 containers and 300 paratroopers get dropped somewhere in the african desert, unpacking your shit before skyhooking up again >"Your mobile coup d'etat delivery has been completed, here's a voucher for 5% off of your next purchase. Also, have this free pen."
>>21935650 >let's see that's 5000 crates of AK's, 20 MIG jet fighters and 40 T-90 tanks. >do you want our reward card? it gives you 20% off if you complete a successful revolution. >>21935693 I don't think it's easy to hide dozens of assault rifles or a huge cargo plane flying around Africa.
>>21935662 >It makes me sad that the era of this being even a remote possibility is coming to a close.
Actually, I think the exact opposite is true. Organized gunrunning and mecenary work will become more available the more poor regions on this planet go to shit (primarily South America, Afrika, the middle east and south Asia).
Western society is tired of fighting unwinnable wars like Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq etc and losing loved ones in third world shitholes. Meanwhile, in said shitholes a new generation of young people with too much hatred and too few opportunites due to the total lack of perspective and order is growing up. Since those people flock to extremists and terrorist groups like flies to shit, the situation there is getting worse and worse. It's not exactly news that the prosperity gap is becoming wider and wider.
Whole continents with millions of people are watching us getting fatter and richer everyday while they live in the same shit their forefathers had to live in, with no perspective but to take what they think should be theirs. Look at Israel and tell me that's not true, look at South America or Northern Africa, look at West Africa and South Asia.
Every time these conflicts blow up, the chaos and need for order in these parts rises. The arab spring started with a fucking vegetable vendor setting himself on fire in North Africa and while Tunesia is somewhat calming down, Syria is going to be a battlefield for years to come.
As sad as it is to say and see, I don't think the world has become much more peaceful in the recent years and we shouldn't mistake a troop withdrawal from one shithole (Afgh.) as an indicator of a more peaceful era to come.
>>21935926 I don't think that was his point. The demand's going to be there, but the method of supply won't be able to be nearly as open.
You think the USA/whoever is going to let some big arms dealer come up who's so open as to do his business over satellite phone and out of a giant, distinctive cargo plane? Literally all he has to do is piss off someone who can track a plane and shoot it down and he's over.
Another layer to the impossibility is that the guy's talking about an AN-225, only one of which was built. Once, in flusher and more centralized times, it would've been conceivable that someone would've decided to build more. Soviet economy could've revived, right? Now everything is scaled back.
Even step down to the AN-124, and there's only 55 of them, only 26 of them in private hands.
It's not the having guns that's difficult, it's finding police/military who cooperate. Like, if we get the guns brought to us it's no problem at all, but often we're on government payroll, so they're SUPPOSED to provide the weapons. However, police/military don't like us, so they don't provide. We go through our runner then.
>>21937489 >Midlengths have trouble with shitty ammo, their only downside. > >Shit like tula will short stroke more often in a midlength. Also if the gun gets dirty. False, all I did was magdump about 3000 rounds thru my midlength spikes upper. Wolf steelcase from the bottom of my pile.
>>21935989 >2014 >not understanding how the government works The numbers game of pulling troops out of a warzone that every politician says, is actually withdrawing troops and then putting in contractors to replace them. Its a way to make numbers look better when giving a memo to the press to read
Merc here, decided to tripfag myself to answer some questions. I don't do maritime but I do do jobs across Africa, mostly low profile stuff, never done an assassination or anything badasssuperoperatorciasadsog but I will say it's dangerous as hell.
>>21938947 I covered that earlier. I have no way to prove to you that I am what I claim to be, and I really don't care if you believe me or not. I'm not going to recommend that anyone gets into this job, it's a one way ticket. The moment you do your first job your life does not go back. I can never go back to the US, or most well-off countries again.
Yea, they inspect ships but they probably also do balls to the wall random inspections where they go over every square inch. Some of those custom guys have been doing it for decades, they know there way around a ship and where people hide stuff.
>>21939496 Not a PMC, lol. Wasn't that smart..Or experienced for that.
Sometimes, I really do. But honestly, I do get to see a lot of really beautiful places. It's dangerous, and rough, but we get months off at a time, and the money is all cash. Right now I'm in Hong Kong for a month. Not on job, just relaxing.
>>21939580 Well, I technically could - But the legality of it is hard to explain. Mercenaries are illegal, obviously they're still used, but by becoming a mercenary you forfeit your citizenship and a lot more. In many countries, as I understand it, I would be arrested almost immediately after getting off a plane.
>>21939609 You wouldn't mind me asking where you are originally from I'm assuming your from the states. Do you have any family back home? If you do, do you care enough to visit them and what not. Also if you don't end up getting shot whats the plan for the future?
>>21939625 >>21939675 I'm originally from the States, yes. I do have family, and I keep in touch with them as best I can. They've flown to South Africa to visit me before. I miss them terribly, but being able to give your family $10,000 in cash when they need it is also a very nice thing to be able to do.
>>21939624 We have bump ins with the UN fairly often. Never any conflict between us, but our names are known. Also I haven't been in the U.S in about 8 years now, haven't paid taxes in that time, owned property, had any form of ID...
>>21935926 >Western society is tired of fighting unwinnable wars like Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq etc and losing loved ones in third world shitholes. Meanwhile, in said shitholes a new generation of young people with too much hatred and too few opportunites due to the total lack of perspective and order is growing up. Since those people flock to extremists and terrorist groups like flies to shit, the situation there is getting worse and worse. It's not exactly news that the prosperity gap is becoming wider and wider. >Whole continents with millions of people are watching us getting fatter and richer everyday while they live in the same shit their forefathers had to live in, with no perspective but to take what they think should be theirs. Look at Israel and tell me that's not true, look at South America or Northern Africa, look at West Africa and South Asia. >Every time these conflicts blow up, the chaos and need for order in these parts rises. The arab spring started with a fucking vegetable vendor setting himself on fire in North Africa and while Tunesia is somewhat calming down, Syria is going to be a battlefield for years to come. War has changed.
>>21939817 To be honest, when I got into this I never put thought into that. I'm sitting on enough money to live more than comfortably in a halfway decent shithole country, so that's the plan. Currently I live in hotels when I'm not on a job. In 2-3 years I'll retire, buy a house in either Zimbabwe or maybe Ghana and live a nice, comfortable life. I've got a girl, she's absolutely wonderful, hoping she's in the picture.
>>21939917 Zimbabwe doesn't have a currency, and I've got connections with the government to get me citizenship, so it shouldn't be too big a deal.
She's Bosnian, actually.
>>21939936 I wake up every day for work with the mindset of I have a 50/50 chance of coming back. And being shot sucks, a lot..Probably being stuck in a truck after it got hit with an RPG though. Burned my left arm bad.
>>21939909 I'm 8 years in now, I dropped $150,000 for a trip to Moscow last year.
>>21940022 Rough to get into, remember, I have to apply for citizenship there. It's hard to get into a country I've got no connections in. I thought about Russia for a while, but I'd have to go through some less-than-legal channels to get citizenship, and honestly, I'd rather not be indebted to certain groups for the rest of my life.
>>21940420 As far as factions, not really..They're all mostly bad. We don't do wars, at least currently, just a lot of escorting and the occasional strike at another faction. We deal directly with local government, not warlords or anything of the like.
>>21940518 Every last one of them. Never go in with the thought of "This is gonna be easy". Everything is going to kill you. Everything. Especially in Africa.
About 3 years ago we were in Somalia though, we were protecting a runner (Not ours, thankfully) while he did some work. We woke up every morning to prayers and rockets. It was absolutely terrifying. We spent four weeks being shot at almost the entire day.
>>21940548 Theyre really comfortable from the one i held, never fired one doe >>21940542 Can you tell me what gear is the most common for you to use, like clothes or backpacks or whatever and what piece of gear did you need most but didnt have at some point
I translate in certain areas, if my language skills are called for. But nowadays I do a lot of shooting and less talking.
Working out becomes largely pointless when you spend 7-8 months in the field at a time. That's what keeps us in shape mostly, but we do go to gyms when we have the chance.
A few hand to hand fights, sure, ambushes mostly. Ended very quickly though.
Africa, Middle East, SouthEast Asia, and once in South America. the SA trip was strictly to protect a runner who was dealing with new druglords and wanted firepower. No shots fired, no shots taken. Was a weekend trip.
>>21940594 I generally have a pack, and whatever fatigues I can get cheap in country. We never enter country/area with gear, we buy from the locals to get an idea of what we're dealing with. Governments have open checkbooks for us, and everything is incredibly cheap. It works nicely.
>>21940603 I can't say I do, we've picked up 2 guys since I started, both were former soldiers we happened to meet at a bar and get talking to. Risky, but effective recruiting.
>>21940611 For perspective and general cost guidelines:
AK: $5 AK Food: 1000rds is $2.5 RPG: $150 RPG Food: $20/each
>>21940614 Cost, reliability, and availability of ammo. Lugging 1,000/rds for 7 months is hell. Much easier to get from locals/dead attackers as needed. AK is the go-to for us, though we do have other weapons available.
>>21940634 >Edge of international waters And here's where you fucked up. If you're close enough to count as "edge", then you're close enough for them ("Them" being whichever government whose territory you are at the edge of) to fudge data about where you are and launch a mission against you.
>>21940704 I can't buy just 1, that's the problem, runner doesn't want $7.50 for my gear, so we have to pay transport fees and things like that. All-in-all it costs me about $400 to get a shipment, then cost of weapons/ammo.
I've been in 8 years now, so about $600,000/job? Averaging 3 jobs a year at current rate? That's a rough estimate mind you, bonuses from the runners and things like that keep us going. They're the real heroes here
>>21938794 Automatic hair maintenance is one of his many abilities. The hair you see has been through days, possibly weeks, of walking through shooting people, walking through sandstorms, and shooting more people.
>>21940834 We get a duffelbag of money, or a deposit into bank accounts at the end of a job.
Typical job lasts 2-3 months, but we line them up back to back. So I do 3-4 jobs, then take a break before the next one. Prep time..Not really? I mean we all meet up prior, and get our shit straight. Figure out the game plan and then just wing it.
>>21940871 >just wing it Well thats actually unexpected, do you go into these jobs blind with little intel or do you mean you have a game plan and if the plan changes you have a contingency plan? Or something in between?
>>21940946 I'm armed as often as possible. I won't break laws in countries on visits though, so if they won't allow me to carry, I don't. Not worth the risk.
>>21940955 In total there's 23 of us, we have 2-3 contracts open at any time, so we rotate who's out and who's on vacation.
>>21940958 We have no intel. The government gives us very little to work with generally, they want no connections to us. General Xim!bop doesn't want to be broadcast on CNN as hiring the white devil to kill Africans. It's actually stupid though. We make a rough plan, and just go as best we can.
We've turned down jobs that involve helping execute genocides or things like that. Never over a fight. We don't go toe-to-toe with armies, so it's mostly just poorly trained militias and the like. Factionwise, we ask our runner for his honest opinion. He's got no desire to put us in serious harms way, because we keep the money rolling for him. We buy from him, we seal contracts, we protect him.
I think he means that they only gets contracts through his runner. So the runner, wanting to get more contracts for his guys - since he makes a profit- actively tries to sabotage competing runner´s operations.
>>21941099 Gun runners are very competetive. Ours, dealing largely in Africa, has a LOT of competition. He doesn't like that, so he scares them off. So he asks us to fix it. We'll either show up during the sale and start talking about how great of a help we were to the buyer, or from the moment he arrives we blow up his cars while he's asleep. Send him a message to back the fuck off.
Worth noting: We have never, and probably never will, turn down our runner on these.
>>21941076 That's way too personal for a first date Anon ;)
>>21934486 You don't. Shipping companies will not assume the huge liability inherent in arming their employees. That's one of the reasons they use contractors. No point in reinventing the wheel when you can't rent one at a fraction of the cost. Your choices are- PMC or MacDonald's.
>>21939121 Technically, the only part of an AR that is actually considered a firearm is the lower receiver...which is as little as $40. Technically you can have every single part shipped to your house without an FFL or any sort of regulation.
>>21941427 I assume you guys do some body guarding and protection details. Other than just looking tough how do you dissuade people who would like to get at the person you are protecting from taking a shot. Does your group's reputation play a role in this?
Also I'm assuming the eye gouged guy died, but if you have a combatant alive and subdued at the end of a fight, what do you do? Do you kill them, tie them to a tree, cut of their trigger finger/shooting hand?
>>21941099 Question for you and/or K How far is the reach of gun runners? I have a friend who has a co worker who met a gun runner in the southwest US. He said they showed up in an unmarked American cargo plane. This was in the 60's. Not sure if they would be "gun runners" or some kind militant group working for the govt.
It was about 0200, we were getting close to the village we were stopping at for the night when we heard an explosion. An RPG struck just in front of the trucks, we got out and the diamond truck gunned it. We saw muzzle flashes, and we fired back. Felt like hours but it was over in 30 minutes. We were pretty banged up but no dead, thankfully.
Execute, 100% of the time. Except child soldiers, we bring them to the government and wash our hands of it, none of us can do that. It's awful.
>>21941550 >Swiss banks are pretty good at not asking questions, so are Hong Kong and South African banks. I heard Swiss banks have been caving to the American IRS, is this true about HK and SA ones two?
>>21941639 It's job-to-job. If I speak the local language, I'm in charge. Equipment is 100% up to the guy. I think I mentioned it earlier, but I'm not sure. We have a guy who pays $1,000 every job to get special equipment shipped for him. We've got marksmen, and a guy who insists on only carrying an MP7. We land about a week before the contract, meet with locals, talk about, and then put our orders in. Runner gets them there by the end of the week and we go to work.
We've had instances where the government was supposed to hook us up with guns and ammo, we get to the armory and get laughed off. Ended up buying AKs from locals and finishing the job.
>>21941651 This is fucking crazy, man. The relationship between you and your runner(s) sounds almost verbatim like the relationship between a (favored) sub-contractor and a general contractor in construction.
I've carried out a few. Depends on their demeanor. I'll either put it in their head and end it, I've let a guy use a sat-phone to call his wife and tell her he loved her before killing him, things like that. If you're good to me, and not a disrespectful cunt, you get some luxuries. We've kept a few alive and just brought them to government where they were put in prison, but I assume they were later executed.
We don't have time for revenge attacks, we look at it like this:
We get this done in the right timeframe, we get paid, we move on to the next job. Fuck whoever comes between us and our pay.
>>21941793 Guy had lost his son to diamond mining, we were transporting diamonds. He attacked the truck, shot up one of our guys pretty badly. Our britbong knocked him the fuck down, thinking he was militia. We interrogated him and he told us his story. We were too pissed at our guy being near death to let him go, but we let him make a call. It was really, really sad. Our guy survived, thankfully. He's out of work now, but alive.
>>21942158 I like Russians, they're plentiful and have never failed me.
>>21942198 We do buy from him, but if he doesn't have to go through the hassle of smuggling a crate of guns for us, he's not going to. So if the government says they're going to, he and we say that's fine we'll take that.
>>21942170 >not keeping in mind all threads get archived to hienessen (sp?). sme comments made are for those who view archives (finding them through google/ GImages, etc) given the topic at hand, show some awareness.
>>21941687 >Have you ever thought of going full mad max/big boss and starting a new "country" there and/or maybe making a local area better with your groups influence? This. /k/ talks about doing this pretty regularly.
We've talked about it, but you'd have to fix the infrastructure and agriculture in these countries first... After our first stretch in Zimbabwe, we were fucking ready to tear the place down and rebuild it. The rhodies were pissed.
>>21942209 I'd be more worried about some guy in hong kong monitoring your wifi and selling the information. 4chan does a decent job of blocking proxies, so I'm betting you're connecting directly. I assume you're in a hotel, since you are on vacation. That means pretty much anyone who can connect to your wifi can read what you post and connect that to your device.
>>21942302 I'm not too concerned, Hong Kong has been good to me in the past, if anything comes up I'm sure it'll be a slap on the wrist. They really don't care here.
>>21942295 Not really man, not my fight. Nothing I could do would fix it either, they'd get someone else, and I've seen what other groups do to villages and I sleep easier knowing I didn't line the village up to get raped that morning.
>>21942302 And find out what? His name is Ian, he fights in Africa regularly. He isn't a spy, informant, terrorist or a guy any government would spend time to go after. Someone would just find a dialogue about a guy in a Hong Kong hotel talking about being a merc. No one is going to give a shit.
>>21942319 We talk about retiring there, and waiting for Mugabe to fuck off so we can start a good life again. Most of them are just pissed that it got that way. They were mostly kids when that all went down, or born in SA with Rhodie parents.
>>21942407 I'm sure they do, really. But what are they going to do? I'm in Hong Kong, without guns, and I'm paying to stay at a hotel. They can't prove that when I get off my plane in SA next month I'm taking a truck to Zimbabwe and then a plane to wherever I'm off to next. Worst they could do is waste my time.
>>21942368 All I'm saying, is that in a town like Hong Kong you can never be too careful, especially when you have information regarding an international gun runner and are talking about it on what is probably an insecure connection. Just be careful.
>>21942448 I'm not talking about the authorities. Anyways, just looking out for you. I'd hate for such a great source of interesting stories to disappear. Stick around a while, we could use another good trip.
>>21942550 >we could use another good trip No. Unless he's just making threads relevant to the trip, he shouldn't trip. What he is doing right now is ok. The problem with trips on /k/ right now is contextless posting aswell as general shitposting. I hope you meant that.
>>21942534 I wasn't talking about threats from outside, but a sniffer program running from a box connected to the network. Noise won't protect you from that. Forgive my paranoia; the more you learn in my field, the more paranoid you become.
>>21942626 >They blame it on Mugabe and Mandela I'm in America, I get what Mugabe did. What do they say Mandela did to shit things up? I by no means buy into everything I've heard about him (or anyone).
>>21942883 Oh no, I've been *in* for 8 years, I'm 29. I wanna get out of this before I'm 35.
I plan to retire because, honestly, every job is more dangerous than the last, and I have enough money to live insanely comfortably for the rest of my days.
I haven't had sex with any Africans, the risk of HIV terrifies me.
I don't have any kids (Part of the reason I want to retire).
As I said earlier, when I got into this I had *no* plan. It was just a job, and it was awesome. After a few years I put some thought into it. I'll either end up in Zimbabwe or Ghana, maybe South Africa, I'll buy land, and live my days out comfortably, with my girl and hopefully marry her and have a few kids.
>>21942944 If I joined the army as infantry (US), got some combat experience and got a job at a PMC, would that be a good start to get to your general lifetsyle? My family wants to move out of the states (sisters mostly, no kids or anything like that) and I have a need to operate.
>>21943182 oh lawd. kebab woman have the greatest hips ever invented. my wife is half iranian, half pakistani, and it's frankly unfair (for other men) that she wears loose skirts all the time (though having dem hips entirely to myself is lovely). it makes some of the reverse trap stuff she likes a little less convincing, though
>>21943376 Nah, it was just 5 of them at the time there, the brits and South Africans. I mentioned that I spoke Russian at some point. When I came back by the years end for another trip, they were with us again and they offered to take me to the next job with them. Showed me the cash up front, told me what I'd have to do. They were doing a job for Russians in Dagestan, protecting a building. Did some translating, got my money, got into it.
>>21943391 I wouldn't even know what to recommend, mate. Luck got me into it.
>>21943301 not likely. she doesn't like pictures in general without her hijab (like on facebook ETC). plus she told me if photos of her show up on the internet, no sex for a month. it's just not worth the risk, man. sorry. I might start an arab/muslim/brown girls thread over on /s/ for you, though, if that's OK compensation
>>21943616 As far as I know, no? I think one of the russians is a bit wonky, but I've also seen him take a Middle Eastern woman to his bedroom while we were in Pakistan (Not the first time I was there, to avoid confusion here).
As for the last two..No offense mate, but this isn't the expendables. We're not doing badass operator tier shit, we're usually just shooting floppies and driving on. If it comes to it, we use what's available. There's no "Wait let me stab him".
>>21943867 it's a rhodie term. I imagine a lot of former rhodies went merc, so it got into the community that way. a gaming buddy of mine, who was in some sorta scout unit with the rhodies in the war, has a habit of calling pretty much every mook baddy floppies, orcs, goblins, whatever, all 'floppies' to him
>>21944159 Harare is still "white"...So maybe not? Honestly man, you're probably not going to find me, it's not worth risking your life for a chance at possibly bumping into a group of mercs in Harare at a random night at a random bar, right before they go off to work.
>>21944115 We can get it insanely easily, we do have it on most missions. It's cheap, and old russian gear mostly.
>>21944265 I was fortunate enough that the rounds went right through, no fragmentation (that I know of). We cauterized. We get some decent medkits, and when we're working for the governments we get our healthcare taken care of, or we go to SA and pay there.
>>21944303 Technicals mostly, yeah. We've been offered them but never taken them, at least while I'm there. No point really. And we've got a place in SA we'll crash at if no one is out on job.
>>21944378 Mate, I live in Africa (mostly) I don't even think there are medical licenses here. It's far more effective for us to just use local hospitals for serious things like gunshot wounds. We've got medic "training" all of us, we can work miracles, but it's not pretty.
>>21944396 I would seriously consider scouting for some down on his luck (former) doctor. Eastern europe? The money you can offer someone with a revoked license should be enough to persuade them, and that'd be good for your long term life expectancy.
>>21944511 You mentioned that some of the things you've seen have really stuck with you, which I understand completely, and you sound like a really level headed dude. I'm curious about how you and others handle the stress of getting shot at; do you keep a cool head under pressure? Have you ever seen someone lose it when they come under fire? Do mercs get PTSD?
>>21944567 Racism helps..A lot. Not going to lie mate, you learn to hate the militias with a passion, not even viewing them as people.
We've had a guy lose his cool under pressure, ended up getting himself blown to hell by an RPG because of it. Can't afford to in this business. And yes we do.
>>21944575 I'll leave it at this mate, think long and hard about it. Don't think "Well someone from 4chan did it, I can too". It's not an easy decision to make, and I got into it by pure luck. You need to sacrifice everything to even have a chance, and most people who want in don't know what that entails.
Your death means nothing. Your life means nothing. You will never live in the US, the UK, or any Western country again. You will likely never live in an Eastern Euro country again either. Your Quality of Life is going to be absolute shittier for 7 months of the year, possibly longer. You can die at any minute of your life.
There is no air support, or respawn, or try-agains. You fuck up, that's it. You're dead, and you no one knows or cares.
It's hard work, it's rewarding ONLY monetarily. No one thanks you for your service, or gives you a discount. I don't recommend anyone get into it, if they don't have the balls, and desire to do it. Remember, I got in as a translator, I didn't go out looking for it, I started off doing humanitarian work.
>>21944831 easiest way to get multiple passports is to buy legitimate citizenship from Caribbean and S. E. Asian countries. In the 80's and 90syou could become a citizen of the Bahamas for about us$ 40,000, and There was somewhere else in the islands that was as low as $25,000. In thailand you just needed to marry a hooker.
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