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US hires mercenaries for Iraq by Latuff2 US hires mercenaries for Iraq by Latuff2

The international outcry over the recent Blackwater shootings forced the world to closely examine and appreciate the complex reality of the United States government’s overdependence on private military contractors operating in Iraq.

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BigMaleforFan Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015
it's amazing how many people who have never even seen Iraq , or mercenaries who were hired to do the EXACT SAME TASK say " i disagree with the message " .

fantastic job , and very very VERY true .
iCandyCorn Featured By Owner Edited Jul 21, 2014
Great propaganda! While you're not the terrorists who savagely raided from their culture and made them look bad? Hate speech! And honestly anyone can be the terrorist! You're freedom for Jews is already there! While your recklessness takes you to another level. You have no heart.  
krazychick10101 Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
While this is not always true, many times innocent woman and children are killed and no one cares. To them, it's for "the greater good".
spring-sky Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wonderful work .:clap: 
Robsons-Rangers Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2012
This is biased, unfair, and inaccurate. Mercenaries that the US hires are honorable, former servicemen that just want to keep up the good fight. They don't go killing civilians.
Erwin-Rommel93 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011
As a relative of a Blackwater operative, I protest the message this picture conveys.
VAKinc Featured By Owner May 31, 2011
I intend to use this in a project for my AP English Language class dealing with the ethics of PMCs, with proper attribution of course. Is this okay with you?
Geassmaster Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2011
This is great propaganda
Ravinb Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2009
Pretty inaccurate. Contractors, for the most part, are important in defending diplomats and such. The do pretty good work overall. Lastly, they free up soldiers to do more important tasks.
Redletter45 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
If you have never been over here, then you shouldn't really make assumptions. News articles are made to make money, bad news sells, bad news where the truth is stretched very far sells even more. In war people die, innocent ones too. You can all feel bad about everyone here and blame it on the people over here. If you want to change something over here, go ahead and do something to change it, but instead everyone is an armchair political expert.

Buy some trashcans and send them over here will you? That's what they need the most. Oh well, I guess I'm only a crazy psychopath who enlisted to kill every Iraqi I come across.
WARORK Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2008
cartoons like these make me sick PMC's may not be trusted by most but come on at least some of these could be accidents almost half the people in the middle east own an AK or some other weapon they can go around with no fear of being arrested it only takes one second of hostility for things to go wrong on the other hand some of them could be psychopaths that dont give a crap about hurting civilians trust me they will go to eternal death but that does not mean that the US is just allowing this to happen for no reason a lot of this propaganda stuff is just that and probably blown out of proportion of course if men hired by the US military make a mistake and kill an innocent bystandard the US would try to cover it up its none of our buisness anyway
Flyboy254 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2008
Yes, it is an embarassment, but then you remember the fact that many people of age in the US are afraid to enlist.

You think we're hiring mercs because we like it?
Seth-McKinney Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2008
i have to say, i really disagree. yes the us does hire out PMCs. yes some of them arjust blood crazy money loveing thugs, but not all. mercenaries are actually really misunderstood. they aren't just some evil corporate private army. black water global doesn't just contract to the us. they have ended several major conflicts in other countrys. i think this cartoon is at least half wrong.
The-Drunken-Celt Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2008  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
There are some things that America needs to get done but cant do because of legal restrictions and if BlackWater can get the job done then let them
Lisbon-Daysleeper Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2008
grande trabalho meu caro, é bom saber que ainda ha quem tenha voz e vontade de fazer a diferença
Naivax-Maundrell Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008  Hobbyist General Artist
This is probably the most accurate of what's going on in the world. The US is doing and creating horrible things and events and they're holding back the justice that is well over due to be served. Very nice way to portray Lady Justice. 5/5 stars. and insta-fave.
I'm glad you're one of the lucky ones who realizes what's really going on behind the scenes.
Allethaen Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2007
Wonderfully portrayed. It a horrible reality that tears at our hearts (though I doubt anything will be done).
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awesome idea!!!!
burntown Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2007
incrivel seu trabalho preto e branco
InpuUpUaut Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007  Student General Artist
darkdoomer Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
hmm, you should really consider about uploading the high res ones here on DA or.. intrested about an ftp account/web space ?

btw, fav.
Teitei2 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2007  Student
...I almost cried wen I saw this
it's absolutely true, and you portray it wonderfully, with your sense of cynical humor, you strike where it hurts the most, awesome job!!
JohnnySix Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007  Professional Artist
They're running amok, with no accountability it seems.

LordFunkyFist Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007
Wow, this one was really done well, and it speaks it's message clearly too.
SurvivorGrim Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
US military is messed up being that we have so many convicts and freaks joining to shoot up "hadji". But PMC's are worse because NO ACTION is ever taken against them. Not to mention the people commanding them are total psychopaths themselves.
Mattacheeb Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008
After these statements you have just lost all credibility at least in my book. How many soldiers do you know personaly? (if your convicted while in the service you dont stay in the service long.) And better yet how many PMC commanders do you know? And The PMC "Soldiers" are usualy assigned to VIP security. They arent out hunting Iraqis. They are engaged and they return fire. and While we are handing out labels (refering to "Psychopaths") Ima call you an uninformed/misinformed dissenter working on assumptions rather than facts.

If your going to blame anyone blame congress. Not Bush congress.
SurvivorGrim Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
First of all I'm not saying 100% of the soldiers currently serving are screwed up. Some people actually think they're doing the right thing. I'm going by the many MANY news articles available on the internet and home movies of the soldiers in Iraq and first hand testaments from many soldiers who have served. If you don't believe me I'll dig through my archives and find links for you. Trust me, if I meant ever single person then that would include my friend :iconangrybox: which it doesn't.
kekereke Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007
this reminds me of what serbian goverment was doing 15 years ago when attacking croatia.letting criminals out of prison and giving them guns...

great idea with justice
KingNot Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007
Bush is a repulsive, UN-elected leader. Even our GAO (General Accounting Office) has said both the 00 and 04 elections had massive fraud favoring the Republican party. It's just that Dubya has too many political cards to face impeachment and prosecution. In short, he's in via a "Coup".
SurvivorGrim Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
True it was rigged but the whole "democrat vs republican" act is as fake as professional wrestling. Bill Clinton was bad, both Bushs are bad, and so is Hillary our soon to be female president. The president is nothing but a Patsy/shield. When there all used up they replace them with someone else. Hence why the US is always at war with someone.
BMcCue7 Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007
As a citizen of the U.S., I'm embarrassed to admit that you have a point. This cartoon expresses it very well.

I'd like you to know that the policy decisions of my government do not reflect the wishes of myself, or many of my countrymen.
Denir Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007
Just fantastic work! Even though, it makes me sad that the world hasn't done anything to stop this allready!
guare Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2007
Genial! Não a tira, a estratégia do governo americano! Tenho que tirar o chapéu presses caras. Cada morte que a Black Water ( a empresa de segurança privada) causa, não é contada oficialmente, isso se for contada. Então a guerra não pesa tanto pro bush lá nos esteites. háh, deviam ter feito isso no Vietnam..
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guare Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2007
Não entendi o que esse comentário tem a ver com o meu, embora eu tenha entendido-o.

Mas, o governo vargas fez isso com café, não? E aliás, nem foi no governo Vargas, foi lá no governo cafécomleite. XD
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