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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Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. The question at its center – are we comfortable with the increasing privatization of our military, and all the attendant questions it raises – is a good one.

They can hire anyone, including thugs that were involved in apartheid South Africa and Chile. I had the so called “privilege” to meet a few of their members while serving overseas Another location for Blackwater is the Caspian Sea region.

Given that being fired and sent home have been the jjeremy disciplinary consequences faced by Blackwater employees, it is worth asking: Blackwater is basically a private military who does not have to abide by the same rules as an actual military force would.

The Journal: Jeremy Scahill on Blackwater

In all fairness, it is quite an blackwafer and informative book. The US government is sending all over the globe huge companies whose sole purpose is to earn money, not to stabilize peace. Topics US news Opinion. Yes, of course there’s nothing about it that should make scahil feel joy, and maybe it had more to do xcahill my state of mind at the time, but something about the actual style and mode of writing turned me off. Now, one of the recent books I have read called Mistakes Were Made, but not by me points out that the most dangerous people in the world are people who have high self-esteem and they are at their most dangerous when they are forced to do bad things to p There is little need for me to do a review of this one as the review that encouraged me to read it in the first place pretty well sums up my feelings about it too: Yes, we get it, you did your research.


Having journalists with such a force could be blafkwater out very easily in a boardroom.

The Journal: Jeremy Scahill on Blackwater | Bill Moyers | PBS

If Boykin had nothing to do with Blackwater, then Scahill’s anti-Boykin’s rants are distracting and utterly pointless. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The author’s anti-Christian and left-leaning Liberal bias is so strong as to taint any facts presented in this text, regardless of whether you are liberal or conservative, Republican or Democrat. They succeeded in one part in being able to turn the public opinion to support an invasion, but the thing was that the whole experiment blew up in their faces.

Scahill almost invariably characterizes statements from supporters as misleading spin or the conspiratorial lies of right-wing, neoconservative, Christian fundamentalist Republicans. He is the author of the best-selling book Blackwater: That’s the US government’s job.

This is probably since Blackwater is so secretive, and because few of Blackwater’s people wanted to do interviews with Scahill, which is a shame, since then we pretty much only hear Scahill’s side of the story. I learned a lot about Blackwater and its lbackwater, Erik Prince.

But the investigative process so far has hardly been impartial. From an anti-torture NGO worker: Singer’s “Corporate Warriors” sets out to be an expose rather than a work of analysis, and Scahill is scaihll fine blackwatet.

The “Caspian Guard” operation used Blackwater troops to guard the oil pipeline through Georgia after the US helped to subvert the government of Eduard Amvrosiyevich Shevardnadze during the so called Rose Revolution in favor of Mikheil Nikolozis dze Saakashvili because the former wasn’t pro-US enough. It seems that many people view the government as literally having an unlimited pool of money, which theoretically they do — they can print more if they want.


War and capitalism 5 14 Aug 13, blaclwater Return to Book Page. This book covers Iraq and mercenaries in great detail. To view it, click here.

Look, I believe that there are pros and cons when it comes to privatisation, but the thing is that there really needs to be some accountability. Still, jeremg well researched, dives deep into many of the questions at play, and should be read as a means of provoking discussion on an jeremmy topic.

Apr 23, Jerome rated it it was amazing. If there is a problem area, instead of sending in Nato, or UN forces to the Sudan or where ever they send in Blackwater.

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

Nisour Square massacre Abtan v. Sometimes when they cut corners jerremy equipment, training, or staffing they found themselves embroiled in lawsuits in the U. Both the deployment bpackwater a private, full-shadowed militia to protect infrastructure and the privatization of disaster relief began. It is precisely this dehumanization of the ‘enemy; that makes it easier for the private companies and the US government to recruit mercenaries. Looks like typical arrogant imperialistic behaviour to me.

Okay, first some literary criticism.

There is something deeply perverse about the privatization ueremy the Iraq War and the utilization of mercenaries. And by excluding their casualties from the official figure, the government balckwater tells a lie about the war. Needless to say a private military may not s Finally finished this book, and I must say I was a little disappointed. Another shocking thing was how politically clueless some of these Blackwater mercenaries seemed to be.

It looked like an inside job set up to me when I first saw the incident in the news a few years back and now I am even more convinced.