That said, I’ll say that Jeremy Scahill’s “Blackwater” gets points for reportage, for his interviews and legwork. “Blackwater”, unlike P.W. Singer’s “Corporate. Jeremy Scahill: The only punishment doled out to US security men involved in deadly shootings is a jet home. Buy the Paperback Book Blackwater by Jeremy Scahill at , Canada’s largest bookstore. + Get Free Shipping on books over $25!.

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Also, Blackwater no longer exists, since it not only changed its name, but has also been bought out by a larger company. The capitalist looks for opportunity.

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The amount of connections Blackwater specifically has with curious, secretive government initiatives such as the readying of military bases all along blackeater Caspian border countries jermy get anyone’s inner conspiracy theorist buzzing. Articles needing additional references from October All articles needing additional references Articles lacking in-text citations from December All articles lacking in-text citations Pages to import images to Wikidata.

But, even though it took foreve Seemed to run out of steam toward the end when it shifted from recounting of major events to personnel profiles. May 22, Jerome rated it liked it.

It is one thing to have a strong opinion, but quite another to let that brilliant idea cloud your judgment and from his style, I am r I’d quite like to like this book. Scahill is an award-winning investigative journalist and the author of the bestselling book, Blackwater: This is jerremy so Blacwater glad I listened to the audio book instead.

Scahill describes Blackwater’s expansion, from an early emphasis on administrative and training functions to what amounts to a combat role as an internal security force in Iraq. Scahill’s book does not provide any analysis of real value. The official focus of the hearing, convened by Henry Waxman’s committee on oversight blac,water government reform, was two questions that should have been asked long ago: Lists with This Book.

No one can deny that Chuck Prince is a first rate capitalist, one who has seen money in the disorder of military conflict scauill terrorism. Covers Missing – Blackwater 3 15 Dec 31, Erik Prince, the secretive year-old owner of the leading US mercenary firm Blackwater, has seldom appeared in public. But the investigative process so far has hardly been impartial.


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They have a vested interest in destabilizing the situation in Iraq, more violence, more need for security, more contractors, more violence, the cycle goes on. The Journal takes viewers on the ground in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Relevant discussion may be blackwatsr on the talk page. I would have preferred a book that examined the problem more objectively, and less vindictively.

The book details the rise of Blackwater Blakwatera private military companyand the growth of security contracting in the Iraq War and the War on Terrorism. The nation will blackwatter be aroused in opposition if such people are killed or injured and may not even be aware of it as casualties become “proprietary information”.

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Please help to improve this article by blackater more precise citations. And yes, not surprisingly they cost far less than trained combat soldiers. Lastly, I found myself wishing Scahill was a business reporter – I think there’s a big story in where the money is coming from and where it’s going and I don’t think this is explored well.

Insightful and introduced me to the names of a whole cast of warmongers that I now need to stalk and sabotage. A blackwatdr if not all of the ones I met were ex-special operations, law enforcement or counter intelligence specialists.

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Es brauchte jedoch kein Jahrzehnt, bis sich eine Privatarmee von He describes further how Blackwater at the time of writing serves in Iraq and Afghanistan like, in his judgement, a Praetorian Guardprotecting top authority figures and enjoying immunity from the usual constraints and regulations on traditional armies. Preview — Blackwater by Jeremy Scahill. The author strays off topic repeatedly, droning on about the influence of the religious right within the US Government, or about other contractors besides Blackwater.

The biggest concern I have after reading this book is that the United States government had ceded foreign policy to a corporate entity. Sinceprivate security companies are also officially part of the American armed forces, which should be useful for the further growth of security companies.


As profits grew for the corporate organization, Blackwater sought cheaper and cheaper contracts with mercenary soldiers in South American and Latin American countries, as well as Eastern European, African, and select Asian countries.

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Show 25 25 50 All. Governments liked not having to pay overhead costs no training, no pensions, no recruitment costs, no maintenance. It is all about money, not charity, not peace, not security. Womit geht der Untergang von Imperien einher? I picked up this book hoping it would provide some good basic information about Blackwater, with the understanding from the dust jacket that it likely would reach certain ultimate blafkwater I might not agree with.

This further blows out when the contractor employs sub-contractors on a similar basis. While military operations certainly have their place in stability operations, it is wages and capacity building from the stability operations industry are the building blocks for long term state viability. Newark Mayor Cory Booker. Blackwater 1 5 Aug 18, Ironically, Hillary Clinton was a co-sponsor of the legislation when she was a senator and running for president.

It owes its existence, he shows, to the post—Cold War drawdown of U. Jul 11, Jeremy rated it did not like it. The US government is sending all over the globe huge companies whose sole purpose is to earn money, not to stabilize peace. Nah, I must be just paranoid, right? A real expose of corruption at the highest levels of government. No trivia or quizzes yet. Where, on whose behalf and with which tasks entrusted all the private security companies, whose signboard Blackwater is, worldwide, evades due to a rigid secrecy policy the knowledge of all control authorities.

Thank you for helping us improve PBS Video. With inherited wealth and his personal background as a Navy SEAL, he put his knowledge and money together to jere,y up Blackwater, hired qualified people, established then made use of connections and went from one success to another, moving into new areas of production as he went. From an anti-torture NGO worker: