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May 17, 2004

Apartheid Mecenaries in Iraq

A decade after the end of white rule, the war in Iraq is reminding South Africans of yet another uncomfortable legacy from the brutal days of apartheid -- South Africa's role in providing mercenaries to a wide range of military causes across the globe.

Hundreds of former South African soldiers and police officers are serving in Iraq now as private security contractors. Some are among the private guards for L. Paul Bremer, chief U.S. envoy to Iraq, and patrol the Green Zone, where the U.S. command has its headquarters.

So at least we know that Saddam's henchmen will have employment in the future. Obviously plenty of work for fascist murderers in the US mercenary brigades.

Posted by Nathan at May 17, 2004 07:46 AM