Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army is a book written by independent journalist Jeremy Scahill, published by Nation Books in. 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. Book Review of Jeremy Scahill, Blackwater: the. Rise of the Most Powerful Mercenary Army. (/) and From Mercenaries to Market: the Rise and.

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Group 2 Shop Has dropdown. It is to be hoped that the shift to a more sustainable economic order will be untypically slow and peaceful, rather than culminating in a more and more delayed and thus exacerbated collapse. With inherited wealth and his personal background as a Navy SEAL, he put his knowledge and money together to start up Blackwater, hired qualified people, established then made use of connections and we The capitalist looks for opportunity.

The Journal: Jeremy Scahill on Blackwater

Scahill cites many quotes and facts in his book, but most of these are from heavily biased liberal writers or publications, and most of these cited works are opinion pieces, not factual evidence. Newark Mayor Cory Booker. I saw September 11th with my own eyes, and fully supported a military response of whatever form necessary to capture Osama bin Laden and break up Afghani training camps for Al-Qaeda.

Nah, I must be just paranoid, right? And here we have non-peacekeeping forces with dubious credentials getting paid shit loads treating locals like dirt just to get their job done. Scahill’s book should be highly commended for its 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.

Scahill quotes the statements of opponents as though they were transparent utterances of unalloyed truth. John Grisham John Grisham, best-selling author, on money, politics and justice in America today.


By creating an account, you acknowledge that Blackwateg may share your information with our member stations and our respective service providers, and that you have read and understand the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. It looked like an inside job set up to me when I first saw blackwxter incident in the news a few years back and This gives a history and account of various misdeeds by Blackwater and their born ultra-rich right wing Christian kook founder Erik Prince.

No, I don’t think it was worth my time or money. Even writing a review of this book has drained me to the blackaater where I just throw an “et cetera” at the end of my sentence because I don’t feel like going on anymore. Not only that, but the companies insist they are not responsible for benefits for the families of those killed while under contract. But the story itself–and the dramatic pacing specifically–suffer because of this never-ending barrage of facts.

As a past member of the USMC, I believe the privatization of the military to be a cancer on the real military and it should be exterminated post haste.

Dealing with the Debt. I came to realize while reading this that this man and his type are a cancer on humanity that get rich from the tax payer dollar while committing the worst crimes imaginable all with impunity.

View all 3 comments. I could have done without Scahill’s extensive efforts to prove over and over again how conservative the Prince family and Blackwater’s high administration are: Unfortunately, the author’s answer is a foregone conclusion from page one, and the reader is expected to agree from the same starting point.

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Beyond the tasks Blackwater performed in Iraq and Afghanistan, they also ingratiated themselves in the Katrina response, taking part in disaster profiteering. Discover what to read next. The focus is almost entirely on Blackwater’s involvement in Iraq with a few ancillary chapters on their involvement in other localities. Second, he basically summarizes the whole book in the beginning and then schaill them, often repeating himself without any more insight. There is something deeply perverse about the privatization of the Iraq War and the utilization of mercenaries.


And he said that if you want to be good you should follow his example and give everything you own to the poor. He strongly applies Thou Shalt no Kill, by forming a mercenarily army to kill people for money. Also while the U.

This is a nightmare coming to pass. Now think about that, they were saying, in essence, go ahead and make all the money you want, however you want, and screww the government all you want, because we say it’s OK. The author makes the point that guns blackwatter on the ground long before humanitarian aid was deployed. I checked Blackwater’s website and they claim to have donated time and effort, although they 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.

Governments liked not having to pay overhead costs no training, no csahill, no recruitment costs, no maintenance.

Also, spying for corporations, with a division composed of retired CIA agents. They can refuse bblackwater provide information about their business conduct on grounds that the contracts contain proprietary information. Scahill makes no secret of his opinions, but backs them up with enough evidence that the reader can draw her own conclusions and it’s hard not to be equally alarmed at the rise of these private military companies.

For other books with similar titles, see Blackwater disambiguation. The basis for the tremendous success of scahil now repeatedly renamed security firm Blackwater put the Republican initiatives in the term of George W Bush, which relied on the massive privatization of the American military.