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2020-09-09 Africa North
Turkey Reduces Salaries of Mercenaries from $2,000 to $600
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Posted by Fred 2020-09-09 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6474 views ]  Top
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#1 ...Oh, that's gonna go over real well.

Posted by Mike Kozlowski 2020-09-09 04:18||   2020-09-09 04:18|| Front Page Top

#2 Like H1B visa hires, the mercs probably don't have much leverage, far from home with nowhere tp go. Except maybe over to the other side...
Posted by M. Murcek 2020-09-09 06:20||   2020-09-09 06:20|| Front Page Top

#3 ^The Sultan haven't studied Italian history.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2020-09-09 06:25||   2020-09-09 06:25|| Front Page Top

#4 Peter Falk paying a departing truckload of his Chinese workers with Amex card application slips, 'No need to thank me boys.'
Posted by Cesare 2020-09-09 07:00||   2020-09-09 07:00|| Front Page Top

#5 IIRC they weren't ever receiving the promised wages, if they were paid at all
Posted by Frank G 2020-09-09 07:31||   2020-09-09 07:31|| Front Page Top

#6 For $600 you could pay jihadis to fight each other, it would be a lot cheaper and safer than using the military.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2020-09-09 07:44||   2020-09-09 07:44|| Front Page Top

#7 This is per month, I presume?
Posted by Raj 2020-09-09 07:59||   2020-09-09 07:59|| Front Page Top

#8 Yippy did get these miscreants out of his neighborhood, though.
Posted by Mullah Richard 2020-09-09 09:36||   2020-09-09 09:36|| Front Page Top

#9 Historically, it is a really bad idea to not pay your mercenaries.
Posted by DarthVader 2020-09-09 10:03||   2020-09-09 10:03|| Front Page Top

#10 ..unless they're far away, exiled in some distant land. However, it will cut down on further recruitment of viable replacements. Cannon fodder is cheap. See - Seattle, Portland, et al
Posted by Procopius2k 2020-09-09 10:41||   2020-09-09 10:41|| Front Page Top

#11 They can look at the bright side - think about all those taxes they're gonna save on!
Posted by Raj 2020-09-09 12:29||   2020-09-09 12:29|| Front Page Top

#12 /\#10 ditto. A classic plan was to move troublemakers to another province, settle them on the local peoples' land (i.e. steal it), and tell them to "keep things orderly". You tend to be loyal when the natives want to come down from the hills and kill you.
Posted by magpie 2020-09-09 16:02||   2020-09-09 16:02|| Front Page Top

#13 At this point, I wonder if the US should clandestinely pay these to turn coats and start shooting Turks? Might be the most cost effective move. And it would conveniently reduce the numbers of baddies, and also of mercs of that sort.
Posted by Theager Borgia1057 2020-09-09 17:07||   2020-09-09 17:07|| Front Page Top

#14 It's a fixed budget; the fewer of you there are, the more the live ones will make.
Posted by swksvolFF 2020-09-09 17:38||   2020-09-09 17:38|| Front Page Top

#15 .."our cuts just got bigger"
Posted by Procopius2k 2020-09-09 20:21||   2020-09-09 20:21|| Front Page Top

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