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Frans_Jozef
Tuesday, December 26th, 2006, 11:20 AM
Mercenaries, Private Defense, and Genocide


by Michael S. Rozeff

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Genocide is one of the worst of crimes, usually committed by one state against its own people or some portion thereof while other states look on and do nothing. No foreign state stopped or even tried to stop Stalin from murdering millions of Russians, and no foreign state today is stopping the Sudanese government and the Myanmar government in their genocides. The U.S., other countries, and the U.N. talk a good game, but they donít stop the killing. What do they do? Talk and institute sanctions. These sanctions harm the people of the countries involved and strengthen the rulers who are heading up the genocide.
It is clear that the worldís system of states does not have a method of policing genocides, despite the fact that the states claim to be in the business of protecting citizens. Why not? Such a method would require interference of one state in the so-called domestic affairs of another state, and states do not want to interfere with other states typically. If they did, it would mean war and they avoid wars unless thereís something in it for them. Each gang (state) more or less respects the turf of the other gangs. In this way, each gang holds on to its power Ė the most important aim of the gang. Stopping genocide and saving lives is not the object of these gangs (states.)
I donít even have to say that states shouldnít be in the business of stopping genocides or go into the reasons why they shouldnít be, because they donít do it anyhow. This is one government program they avoid like the plague.
Itís one thing for states to do nothing, but they proactively make matters far worse. States do not allow mercenaries. This is U.N. law (http://www.ohchr.org/english/law/mercenaries.htm)! Being a mercenary is a crime, forbidden by international law.
Such a prohibition amounts to an international law against gun-carry. The people being killed off in a genocide canít even (legally) hire other people to come to their defense. They canít even (legally) receive foreign nationals as voluntary fighters on their behalf. The result is that any state wanting to commit genocide has a green light. It doesnít have to worry about mercenaries or other privateers coming into the country.
The U.N., which is the place where all the gangs convene to talk over matters that affect them, look out for the member gangs first. The states come first, no matter what. Peopleís rights are given all sorts of lip service; and there are even bureaucracies set up to make us think how humanitarian these gangs are. This is rather like the mob bosses handing out turkeys at Christmas.
If a state is committing genocide, the people being killed have the right to self-defense. They have a right to hire mercenaries and recruit volunteer soldiers to defend them. Right now, a private regiment could be recruited and sent to Darfur. Financing would not be a problem. Right now, trained operatives could be recruited and sent to Myanmar. Might they attempt to detain the criminals who are doing the killing? Yes. This is within their rights as agents who are defending the target population.
Obviously the last thing that the existing gangs and gang leaders in this world want is to be detained and brought to trial by outside forces. They will go to any lengths to protect themselves and their power. They will countenance the most horrible genocides rather than let loose a principle of justice that undermines their power.
The U.N. passed an anti-mercenary law to protect the powers of its members. In doing so, it simply acted as a political cartel out to protect the member gangs at the expense of the citizens ruled by these gangs.
What are mercenaries but a form of the private defense companies dreamed of by market anarchists (or anarcho-capitalists)? Allow this innovation to be regarded as a just measure, and the entire system of state power is challenged. This system of state power is one critical reason why we do not observe serious attempts to stop genocides. The U.N. law and the U.N. stand in the way of stopping genocides by the natural means of self-defense. The member nations will protect their sovereignty first and foremost.
States canít allow international mercenaries or defense firms on principle. For if defense firms can operate internationally, what is to stop them logically from operating domestically? No state can operate, committing the domestic crimes it does, if its officials are being detained and brought to trial. Therefore, we can always expect states vigorously to condemn mercenaries and paint them as some sort of lawless beasts who are out for money at the expense of some poor and persecuted people.
In this season, our messages are supposed to be of love and peace. I can only convey the message that has come to me this day, the message you are reading. There is no peace on earth. There are many vicious, brutal, and evil men. They need to be stopped and brought to justice. The system of states is designed to protect and coddle many of these beasts. Genocide is one result.
My peace message this year is that the new year and all future years will be much happier when people gain the basic right of hiring their own defense.



December 25, 2006

Michael S. Rozeff [send him mail (http://www.lewrockwell.com/rozeff/mailto:msroz@buffalo.edu)] is a retired Professor of Finance living in East Amherst, New York.


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lei.talk
Tuesday, December 26th, 2006, 01:03 PM
If a state is committing genocide, the people being killed have the right to self-defense. They have a right to hire mercenaries and recruit volunteer soldiers to defend them.that sounds like
a revolutionary political philosophy (http://www.isil.org/resources/introduction.swf).

Hoarsewhisper
Tuesday, December 26th, 2006, 01:25 PM
If threated, any rules stops existing and any methods are acceptable for selfdefense.

Sometimes attack is the best selfdefense, that would in practice say attacking units that advocates genocide, before they can do any harm.

Frans_Jozef
Tuesday, December 26th, 2006, 01:30 PM
that sounds like
a revolutionary political philosophy (http://www.isil.org/resources/introduction.swf).

Given the incompetence of the current regime in the RSA to stop the farm murders, or shouldn't we rather make the dire assumption that it's turning a blind eye to these scandalous events, relying on thugs to decimate the Afrikaander presence in their so extolled rainbow nation, hired guns could be advanced as a solution, when all other, peaceful resources fail.

Another possibility is to set up a taskforce of rangers, recruited among the famers themselves or contracting a specialized security agency, patrolling the areas of tension and dispute day and night, counterstriking the roisterers.

Frans_Jozef
Tuesday, December 26th, 2006, 02:23 PM
Back in Europe, a unholy trinity of political caste, corporations(media, haute finance...) and NGO's (including 'street' or 'social' workers) works against the interests of its native citizens and deliberately intends first by free migrations, open borders policies, thereafter downseizing our liberties in favour of anti-discrimination laws and a retrograde social vialibility of the coming generations of our people due to positive discrimination and cheap labour from wherever the wind blows, the forced but in reality divided coexistence of two communities manouevred into assimilation of the intruders and so forth, reeks of an antagonistic eugenic program not just to alter a country into a multiracial potpourri but rather to disfranchise completely the autochtones and make them redundant.

It's a slow-burning, very delicately handled genocide, stretched over time but also more concentrated, intensified.

Since we're disowned by the state, our answer should be:public and legal disobedience against its institutions and representatives, secession; eventually para-military warfare to replace a government that serves foreign interests by a state owned as a communal property by the people.

Hoarsewhisper
Tuesday, December 26th, 2006, 03:55 PM
...delicately handled genocide, stretched over time but also more concentrated, intensified.

The State has grown mighty enough to become the nations enemy, the peoples, and the individuals enemy.

Help! We have created a monster!

In this situation any countrys original population is paralyzed, as the State stands with the gun in the neck of it:

Do as I will!

Actually it should be opposite, the State should serve the Nation.

And a house that is divided, are doomed to untergang...

The State has become a criminal, and should be considered the enemy of the nation.

But the State is in power, and the obligitions to it are forced,
not of love, but of nescessity.

Forced or broken oaths are traditionally not nescessarily valid. ( Odin building Valhall.)

The loyality to the nation, on the other side, the people, is another matter.

DoctorWolff
Wednesday, December 27th, 2006, 12:47 PM
Franz_Jozef, I agree with you on the matter of the SA Gov turning a blind eye, but you are making a grave mistake if you think the goverment will support protection squads. These squads will simply be hunted down and their weapons will be given to their farm murdering supporters to complete the job. This will be a follow up of the Boeremag joke, those Afrikaners simply made all Afrikaners look like chimps (idiots like those should be behind bars).

You are definitely right that there is a genocide going on in SA, the only problem is that there is so much crime and murders happening that no-one is realizing that it's a genocide and not just random killing.

I would love to live in SA without having to look over my shoulder in co-existance with my black neighbours, but this will only happend when they stop playing the Apartheid card (we are in the same boat as the Germans). Unfortunately what I said above is wishful thinking and will never happen.

When Aids rationalizes the population in SA things will be very different, that is something the current government simply doesn't understand. There will definitely be a reckoning for all the injustices done to the Afrikaner people.

By the way and this I don't think is a secret, If anyone is expecting the UN to do anything productive or helpfull then you're an idiot (luckily with Annan gone, there might be something for the better).

Hope my mad ravings didn't upset too many people ;)

Horagalles
Wednesday, December 27th, 2006, 01:12 PM
Given the incompetence of the current regime in the RSA to stop the farm murders, or shouldn't we rather make the dire assumption that it's turning a blind eye to these scandalous events, relying on thugs to decimate the Afrikaander presence in their so extolled rainbow nation, hired guns could be advanced as a solution, when all other, peaceful resources fail....Good question: Incompetence, blind eye or Intention? They usually will deny any of the charges. But most people will at least believe in incompetence. Call the cops and wait two days for them;). Unless you tell them, that you killed one of the offenders :D. Then they will be very quickly out their to lay charges against you:thumbdown. No, I think anybody in South Africa knows that Courts and Police are at least "unreliable".

Generally speaking "genocide" is barely committed by governments themselves, but by elements that know that their is no threat of retribution against them (by that government) - That is actually what happened in Ruanda etc. On a low level that is what happened in Zimbabwe as well. Mugabe did not order farm invasion. It was thugs from the public that simply did do so. He just was to timid to oppose him, he already made his money and didn't care about further taxes. Those Blacks that lost their jobs have now to work elsewhere for pressed wages. But nevertheless Mugabe and his thugs made sure that Westerners learnt some lessons about racial equality and Black governance:D. Let's hope that main stream intellectuals draw the right conclusions from this.