Using mercenaries is not new concept. Throughout history, governments have hired mercenaries to fight their battles. I’m sure you have heard of the Gurkha regiments of the British and Indian armies, and the French Foreign Legion. The Greeks often provided mercenaries, sometimes fighting each other on opposing armies. Of course you have heard of the Swiss Guards who guard the Pope in Vatican City. Indian, Germany and Polish mercenaries were used by the Americans, French and British in the American Revolutionary War. Later, American Native-Indians were employed as scouts in the West. More recently, Montagnard tribesmen were hired by the US Army in Vietnam and used as scouts (Kit Karson Scouts). Enough history.
If we aren’t doing so already, we should be culling the refugees for use as spies to infiltrate #ISIL. A large percentage of the refugees are from Syria, but they also come from Afghanistan, Iraq, Eritrea, Nigeria, Somalia, and Kosovo. We should also consider forming fighting units made up of refugees and commanded by US Army officers. We could hire them straight out as mercenaries or have them join the US Army. It makes sense. They know the language, the terrain and in some cases, they know the enemy.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: To the humorously challenged, this is a satire -- maybe.
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