Democracy day here at DAMIJWH, today with the privately owned security firm Blackwater
Presently operating in Iraq, the firm has been likened to the Praetorian guard of the Roman Empire.
The praetorian guard was the personal protection of the Roman Emperors, but in time the guard became a part of the Roman power struggles and killed several Emperors...
In this way it often acted as a form of safeguard for the Roman Empire since the guard mainly killed incompetent or highly unpopular Emperors. The emperor Claudius was installed by the Praetorian guard after they had assassinated Caligula.
Other armed organisations with personal allegiance to a political leader, and not the state: The SS...
Retro babe"...Alright, Cindi - No more Ramones for you!.."
Panzer Pzkpfw III, Ausf C
(unfortunately) Also my people
(regrettably) Also my war