Private armies in Afghanistan. The business of war shows in this case, the profile of some mercenaries that are tough, outspoken, cold-blooded and hired to kill their employer’s target. American embassy in Afghanistan isn’t guarded by US marines but by the employees of a British security company, one of the many ‘private security companies’, as they like to call themselves.
Shot by Claudio von Planta and presented by Sam Kiley this documentary portrays the life in prison of one of these mercenaries, Jack Idema, a scapegoat? An American citizen employed by the Afghan or American gov? Jailed with mujahidin pals his living standards in prison seem higher than those you would have expected.