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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Covers Missing – Blackwater 3 15 Dec 31, This book is already scary, and I’m only 20 pages into it. David Cay Johnston who says America’s system has been rigged to benefit the super-rich. I checked Blackwater’s website and they claim to have donated time and effort, although jeremg hide behind wording like ‘in the first few days’, leading one to believe this book’s claim that they were well paid after those first few days.

Scahil discusses the problems of a mercenary army – recruitment, payment, accountability well, lack thereoflawlessness.

The scandal of Blackwater

Vertaling Originele Titel Blackwater: To view it, click here. Blackwater is basically a private blackwtaer who does not have to abide by the same rules as an actual military force would.

This gives a history and account of various misdeeds by Blackwater and their born ultra-rich right wing Christian kook founder Erik Prince. They lied about saving lives, and tried to not pay the contractors the prevailing ways. Sending fundamentalist Christians who want to kill off as many Muslims as possible into Iraq is probably a sign that my friend is correct. Between it being a last minute assignment, at least one of the guys was in the doghouse with higher ups, the Iraqis not only had a camera there to record the whole event but they had an anti-American sign written up in ENGLISH all ready to show.

The capitalist looks for opportunity. Government frequently curtail competition to preserve reliability and pay service to particular companies that had contributed to their campaigns. The Complete Saga Kindle Edition.


If you xcahill any interest in this, and want to have some details to back up your understanding that Blackwater is just appalling, check out the book. Dec 06, Andrew Obrigewitsch rated it liked it Shelves: I had no idea the depth of antagonism toward the Clinton election evinced by such stalwarts as Scalia, Colson, Dobson, keremy al who, in public statements, suggested that any ruler, elected or otherwise, who was not following the divine mandate as they understood it to be, deserved to be overthrown, violently if necessary.

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.

What organization in the United States would have the manpower, the most to lose, the true belief, and the money to engage in regime change in the United States. If the worst comes to worst, glackwater ruling authorities will be protected by their hired killers, while the vast majority of the population will sink into chaos, civil war, and misery. Sometimes when they cut corners on equipment, training, or staffing they found themselves embroiled in lawsuits in the U.

Preview — Blackwater by Jeremy Scahill. Which is what Blackwater and other private security staff do– they fucking kill so many Iraqi people with complete blaciwater. They can hire anyone, including thugs that were involved in apartheid South Africa and Chile. Scahill almost invariably characterizes statements from supporters as misleading spin or the conspiratorial lies of right-wing, neoconservative, Christian fundamentalist Republicans.

As blcakwater 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, blackwxter select Asian countries.

Classic muckraking on the mercenary, military contractor, “peace and security” industry, focusing on Blackwater’s story in particular. The level of their vitriol is astonishing. For example, Scahill quotes people comparing Blackwater to Hitler’s SA brownshirts, which is laughable. My major issue with this book was that it was a bit of a disjointed read.


I learned a lot about Blackwater and its founder, Erik Prince. Scahill has done his best to penetrate the veil of secrecy that surrounds Blackwater and its operations, and has probably done as good a job as anyone could in the circumstances.

Insightful and introduced me to the names of a whole cast of warmongers that I now need to stalk and sabotage. The analogies to events in world history show to what such tendencies lead. What was particularly shocking to me was the overt tone of the speeches and promotional material produced by the leadership of the organization, in that it completely resembled ISIS rhetoric about holy wars, and fighting for the will of God. Thank you for helping us improve PBS Video.

Actually, there are probably a lot of aspects of army life that can be farmed out to the private sector so that the force can become a lot more leaner.

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View all 24 comments. South Africa recently banned all “South Africans from participating ‘as a combatant for private blxckwater in an armed conflict’ or from involvement in ‘any act aimed at overthrowing a government or undermining the constitutional order, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of a state” EXCEPT in “legitimate armed struggles, including struggles waged, in accordance with international humanitarian law, for national liberation; blackeater independence against colonialism, or resistance against occupation, aggression, or domination by foreign nationals or foreign forces.

This article scahilk a list of referencesrelated reading or external linksbut its sources remain unclear because it lacks inline citations. This almost reeks of corruption, especially when these companies are in reality provided a sub par service.

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