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Friday, April 23, 2004
Continuing with the grandeur-that-was-Rome theme, from a recent New York Times article, "Security Companies: Shadow Soldiers in Iraq":

> They have come from all corners of the world. Former Navy
> Seal commandos from North Carolina. Gurkas from Nepal.
> Soldiers from South Africa's old apartheid government. They
> have come by the thousands, drawn to the dozens of private
> security companies that have set up shop in Baghdad. The
> most prized were plucked from the world's elite special
> forces units. Others may have been recruited from the local
> SWAT team.

What I wonder is who will emerge the Bill Gates of the private security companies industry. And when will he march on Washington?