Obama has declared no boots on the ground enough times that we can be sure of one thing. If boots are seen on the ground he won’t have directly ordered that to happen. And I’m not saying that Obama lies, very often, but is it a coincidence that we got a call the other day from a Civilian Contractor who had put together a small army of ex US military guys that were going to work as soldiers for the Kurdish military? Now we have missed a few news broadcasts but none of us could remember the words wealthy and Kurdish being used in the same sentence. Where are they getting the money to rent an army?
Just to give you an idea what kind of money people are making in war zones for regular jobs, it can range from air traffic controllers making $120k a year to specialized security forces, or workers making $200k+ and they aren’t involved with day in and day out incoming and outgoing bullets and rockets. They aren’t being targeted by nut case suicide bombers. These guys I’m talking about will be front line military, not advisers. They will be Kurdish military in every aspect but birthplace. Just in case thee wrong notion is given here, know that we applaud anyone brave enough to go kick ISIS butt and I really wish we could give them life insurance like our own military has or even like other civilian contractors have, but the underwriters at Lloyds of London say no.
Since their policies exclude active participation in a war we even argued that our own White House Resident Obama has declared it isn’t a war, but that didn’t fly either. So, back to the wealthy Kurdish renting an army. We’re thinking that’s not cheap, although the Kurds probably won’t have to arm, clothe or feed them. While the president has said no boots on the ground he hasn’t said he won’t drop packages of food, clothes and armaments. For that matter, I wonder if Obama isn’t slipping tons of money to the Kurds as “foreign aid” so they can afford to hire our ex military to be military again.
There we went and got all political with it. The answer to life insurance for rental soldiers is, unfortunately, no. Wish we could! I applaud them for doing what our president won’t do and putting Kurdish boots on the ground with Americans in them to put a stop this Islamic extremist scourge. If you have questions about insurance for other civilian contracting jobs in war zones and other dangerous places, call or email. We can help.
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