dude, forum rule #17, and you can pm few guys to get a clarification, this has been discussed here in detail and lenght
in short they are not the same, I think your question will be answered in detail, by more qualified people, just give it a time
We've been through this more than enough times here on mp.net.
Originally Posted by FireFightNTx
If I was younger and in better shape, I would become a Merc and go make some $$$. I have great respect for these guys doing this work over there but I have had some heated discussions with a few who have done this work about being called a "Merc". A Merc is a Merc is a Merc. Wish I could be a Merc.