Roman Catholic Mercenary Armies

"Some Blackwater executives even boast of their membership in the Sovereign Military Order Of Malta, a Christian militia formed in the eleventh century, before the first Crusades, with the mission of defending "territories that the Crusaders had conquered from the Moslems." 
taken from the preface of
Jeremy Scahill's book titled, "Blackwater: The Rise Of The World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army".


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