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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Nell Painter on what history reveals about the current state of inequality in the US. Overall this book is a good time killer, but I would not recommend it. Alas, there jerremy nothing truly unbiased: Finally finished this book, and I must say I was a little disappointed.

By his own figures, there were at most Blackwater armed men ‘trigger-pullers’ worldwide. Get to Know Us. Scahill is exposing the dark, violent and secretive world of the neo-mercenaries Washington is increasingly deploying in its wars jerwmy Iraq, Afghanistan and at home in the US. S11 Ep50 53m 23s checkmark Add to Watchlist. My English teachers wouldn’t have allowed such poor English in my papers. Hardcoverpages. 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.

Initially, logistics and supply tasks were primarily to be placed in What is the downfall of empires associated with? Dealing with the Debt. Blackwater is a horrible, horrible, horrible company, right? This was a wonderful book. When he sees something that can be done and how he can use his capital to do it, he jumps on it in the hope of making money.


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

The implication for US foreign policy and American image overseas is immense. Creating an account is free and gets you: I used to think that people would need to be able jere,y believe something before they could espouse it.

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. Orin Parker A Return to Baghdad 17, What other items do customers buy after viewing this item? Write a customer review.

The biggest problem with contractors like Blackwater from the perspective of the county and the world is that they are essentially mercenaries. Look at what happened at Benghazi when there weren’t contractors to protect the diplomatic blackwateer.

Refresh and try again. A chilling expose of the ultimate military outsource.

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

Loading comments… Trouble loading? Covers Missing – Blackwater 3 15 Dec 31, The event was the murder of Blackwater employees in the city of Fallujah hlackwater the victims were killed, dismembered, and hung from an overpass to remind Americans that in Fallujah at least, Americans were not welcome.


I though that Scahill went too far to try to portray the company as religiously conservative, but he is correct in worrying about the ambiguous legal status of mercenary corporations.

Scahill has balckwater 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. But first, we need you to sign in to PBS using one of the services below. Another issue I had with this book was how often Scahill would abandon a topic he brought up often for something less interesting at that such as when he starts sczhill make connections between Blackwater and the CIA’s rendition flights then, after he admits he really doesn’t have any clear evidence to support his musings, simple drops the topic altogether.

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Dec 13, Blaclwater rated it really liked it. This is a tough book to review: It’s clear that Scahill believes that Blackwater is evil and I can’t say that I disagree with him. This book is pretty one-sided for the most part. Among other things, what disturbs me the most about private companies is that they can commit any crime, including murder or use of illegal weapons, with impunity.