Jeremy Scahill: The only punishment doled out to US security men involved in deadly shootings is a jet home. Jeremy Scahill is the author of the bestseller Blackwater: The rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army. He is the recipient of the Polk Award for. Meet Blackwater USA, the private army that the US government has quietly hired to operate in Jeremy Scahill is an unembedded, international journalist.

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Show 25 25 50 All. Jun 17, Trevor rated it really liked it Shelves: Fascinating book about Blackwater. Verkoop door Trilejo Books 24uurs levering. In the process, America is letting private companies undermine the principle of scahull accountability.

The shooting spree, labeled “Baghdad’s Bloody Sunday,” was neither the work of Iraqi insurgents nor U. He also serves as a correspondent for the U.

See all reviews. Sinceprivate security companies are also officially part of the American armed forces, which should be useful for the further growth of security companies.

With the building of ever more massive mercenary armies Please note that I put the original German text at the end of this blackwwter. With inherited wealth and his personal background as a Navy SEAL, he put his knowledge and money together to start up Blzckwater, hired qualified people, established then made use of connections and went from one success to another, moving into new areas of blackwated as he went.

Either way, we’re in trouble as a Nation. This further blows out when the contractor employs sub-contractors on a similar basis. Insightful and introduced me to the names of a whole cast of warmongers that I now need to stalk and sabotage.

They can hire anyone, including thugs that were involved in apartheid South Africa and Chile.

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Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Place the rise of Erick Prinz’s private army, the Blackwater folks, and you have a scarry scenario, since Prinz and his family were in the forefront of support for these guys.


I promise I will never again say a bad word about you. Another thing that is quite distressing is the ideology behind BW. In all fairness, it is quite an interesting and informative book. Waxman’s committee scrutinised one incident: An overwhelming amount of relevant detail, which results in a connection of the dots.

Thank you for your feedback. His b,ackwater skill, coupled with his graceful style make this book essential reading. But private military contractors require State Dept. The biggest problem with contractors like Blackwater from the perspective of the county and the world is that acahill are essentially mercenaries.

Another shocking thing was how politically clueless some of these Blackwater mercenaries seemed to be. When I was a boy, I sccahill want to be a mercenary soldier jeremu day I’ll admit that.

Also while the U. A real expose of corruption at the highest levels of government.


Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. He’s brilliant, he obviously knows what’s going on in the world, he’s a first-class investigative journalist, a crusader for the truth, and I sincerely applaud him for what he does. They could interpret that charge in any way they saw fit and we all know that a good offense is the best defense.

Beyond the tasks Blackwater performed in Iraq and Afghanistan, they also ingratiated themselves in the Katrina response, taking part in disaster profiteering. Both the encirclement of Russia with vassal states of the USA; the construction of a pipeline through terrain weakened by Russia’s influence to soften it, as well as the creation of bases for a potential war against Iran form the motive for its deployment.

Ironically, Hillary Clinton was a co-sponsor of the legislation when she was a senator and running for president. And by excluding their casualties from the official figure, the government practically tells a lie about the war. They lied about saving lives, and tried to not pay the contractors the prevailing ways.


You can argue they know what they signed up for, but Blackwater is so shady that who knows what they were really told, and how much time they all had to really review what they signed.

Scahill, than I’ve got from our own government. Scahill has so little understanding of how a business actually works and makes money, it’s laughable.

I would be willing to listen to Scahill’s theories and see what dots he tries to connect even if lacking complete evidence given how murky a topic this is in the first place, blqckwater for him to bring something up then scahil not flesh it out as fully as possible was irksome. The rage and disgust made this book impossible to read at night. In other words, Chilean mercenaries in Iraq is business as usual.

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However, since Scahill delights in dwelling on issues such has pages upon pages explaining how many thousands of dollars the Prince family has contributed to dcahill and Republican causes over the years, it is at times jerey to trust him.

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Het is echter in een enkel geval mogelijk dat door blacowater de bezorging vertraagd is. Sending fundamentalist Christians who want to kill off as many Muslims as possible into Iraq is probably a sign that my friend is correct. Yes, we get it, you did your research.