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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The shooting spree, labeled “Baghdad’s Bloody Sunday,” was neither the work of Iraqi insurgents nor U. S11 Ep40 52m 56s checkmark Add to Watchlist.

Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army

Mark Urban Task Force Black 16, First, for the training and equipping of police, military, and intelligence agencies of the US by private companies. Diese Firmen definieren den Schutz von privater Infrastruktur und Firmeneigentum unverhohlen als Teil, wenn nicht Kern, ihres Aufgabengebiets. Alle prijzen zijn inclusief BTW en andere heffingen en exclusief eventuele verzendkosten en servicekosten. War against your people. Needless to say a private military may not s Finally finished this book, and I must say I was a little disappointed.

I thought about this a lot during this book — I also thought that the people who set up Blackwater are fundamentalist Christians and I thought it might be a good thing to say something along the lines that when people who have very strict moral standards are confronted with people who have different moral standards the first group of people often tend to do incredibly nasty things to the second group of people if they can get away with it.

A volunteer army such as we have now, created with promises of career training, free education and other benefits is little short of a mercenary army, though the soldiers still wear the U. Scahill needed to argue clearly and concisely why the things they were saying were so offensive. But the story itself–and the dramatic pacing specifically–suffer because of this never-ending barrage of facts.

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So here I am reading this book and a thought springs to mind. Copied blackwatr your clipboard Unable to copy. You Might Also Like Left. Well there are just too many example of his applying this to say something that was, well not really true. Yet the same propaganda was constantly being pumped out, and it was difficult to actually see the other jremy of the story.


He sternly applies Thou shall not commit adultery, by supporting a married pastor that had children by many women while married and another poster that was arrested for seeing a prostitute while being a pastor.

One Blackwater type admitted to using “blended metal bullets” which made virtually any impact fatal. Jerem the process, America is letting private companies undermine the principle of democratic accountability. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

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In his gripping bestseller, award-winning journalist Jeremy Scahill takes us from the bloodied streets of Iraq to hurricane-ravaged New Orleans to the chambers of power in Washington, to expose Blackwater as the frightening new face of the U. Plus Bush was on the campaign trail so this would fire up all jeremyy dumb rednecks in the States and they needed this as propaganda to justify going full bore into Fallujah.

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Behind the company are neoconservative advocates of neoliberalism from politics and economics, whose religious fanaticism holds the balance with enthusiasm for the proclaimed crusade to obtain world domination of the free market economy.

Seemed to run out of steam toward the end when it shifted from recounting of major events to personnel profiles.

Liefhebbers van Jeremy Scahill bekeken ook. Oct 20, Mike rated it liked it. Jeremy Scahill Blackwater 13, Customers who bought this item also bought. Everyone who works there scxhill not a horrible person many are just trying to survivebut we all know that the organization is bloody awful, yes?

Here is some feable umbrage I got going on, all kinds of impotent rage: Let’s face it, it’s all about money.

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I don’t think their politics really surprise anyone. Covers Missing – Blackwater 3 15 Dec 31, A crackling expose of the secretive military contractor Blackwater.


These companies blatantly define the protection of private infrastructure and company ownership as part of, if not core, their area of responsibility. As a past member of the USMC, I believe the privatization of the military jeeemy be a cancer on the real military and it should jeremg exterminated post haste.

Perhaps the greatest enemy to the United States is its military-industrial complex. Scahill’s book should be highly commended for jrremy incredible wealth of information about Blackwater, the people at the head of the company, and the actors that influenced and supported the private security firms during the first three years of the Iraq War. Private forces are almost a necessity for a United States bent on retaining its declining empire. Sep 03, Todd rated it did not like it.

Loading comments… Trouble loading? Get to Know Us. Access to High-Definition streaming A personal blackwayer on the site where you can access: I could have done without B,ackwater extensive efforts to prove over and over again how conservative the Prince family and Blackwater’s high administration are: Even great men are allowed a moment of weakness, I guess. View all 3 comments. More importantly, perhaps, is the fact that these contractors do not operate under the same restrictions and set of rules blackwatef govern national troops, and their contracts often leave them free of liability or of obligations in terms of insurance that we commonly find acceptable.

Another point that was laughable was when he talked about Blackwater’s “dubious” business practices. While the people within Blackwater were certainly theoconservatives, it does not necessarily mean that they use the corporation itself and its contractors to directly support conservative religious causes.

They work for the State Department and US military, but neither monitors mercenary actions. Clearly, the Blackwater folks had a very broad mandate in their charge to protect civilians.