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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If you want to reinforce your own Liberal bias against the US Government Dec 17, Cara M rated it liked it Shelves: Providing Support for PBS. Copied to your clipboard Unable to copy. Johnston, Unger and Kaye.
Clearly, the Blackwater folks had a very broad mandate in their charge to protect civilians. On September 16,machine gun fire erupted in Baghdad’s Nisour Square, leaving seventeen Iraqi civilians dead, among them women and children.
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Well, it turned out not to be the case, and the main reason that it took the title of Blackwater was because not only was Blackwater probably the first company to go down this road, but it was also the company that pretty much set the benchmark. Singer’s “Corporate Warriors” sets out to be an expose rather than a work of analysis, When I was a boy, I did want to be a mercenary soldier one day I’ll admit that.
This further blows out when the contractor employs sub-contractors on a similar basis. It goes in depth with the infamous Fallujah incident where “civilian contractors” actually backwater were former Special Forces guys working for Blackwater were ambushed, yanked out of the car, burnt alive and their corpses were hung from a Fallujah bridge.
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In an interview with PBS on frontline a spokesperson of KBR repeatedly dodged the question about the cost of the operation.
David Cay Johnston who says America’s system has been rigged to benefit the super-rich. An increasingly alienated from the general public and democratic principles Moloch builds up to secure his interests on an unmanageable and uncontrollable mercenary army. It is all about money, not charity, not peace, not security.
It’s like saying “sandwiches of food. He just hasn’t been able to get beyond his need to Find the Bad Guys. Jan 31, Huyen rated it liked it. In reality, the book provides only superficial information, merely regurgitating the reporting of several already-public incidents, then quoting supporters and detractors of Blackwater and similar private military companies. Season 11 Episode 28 53m 31s. Another location for Blackwater is the Caspian Sea region. For other books with similar titles, see Blackwater disambiguation.
The biggest concern I have after reading this book sxahill that the United States government had ceded foreign policy to a corporate entity. Then for the privatization of the war in Iraq. It looked like an inside job set up to me when I first saw the scahil in the news a few years back and now I am even more convinced.
Show 25 25 50 All. There has been nothing but growth in all that he reports on since. Even great men are allowed a moment of weakness, I guess. Singer’s “Corporate Warriors” sets out to be an expose rather than a work of analysis, and Scahill is a fine reporter. After Scahill is done reporting his “facts”, he utterly fails to connect them in any way whatsoever to the larger sdahill about Blackwater. This almost reeks of corruption, especially when these companies are in reality provided a sub par service.
With Dick Cheney leading the way with Halliburton to turn public services into private profit, followed up by Donald Rumsfeld’s forceful application of the idea to the military, more lobbies have been added to the flock that hover over Scahlll directing the flow of federal dollars to private enterprise. By his own figures, there were at most Blackwater armed jeremt ‘trigger-pullers’ worldwide.
While Scahill claims he requested interviews with Erik Prince and other Blackwater executives and was scanill any such interviews, this is about as close to approa This is a tough book to review: But let me try to be more lenient on this book.
No trivia or quizzes yet. My major issue with this book was that it was a bit of a disjointed read.
Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army by Jeremy Scahill
The other thing is that the government makes its money through taxation, and in many cases it seems that this is little more than a shifting of wealth from the poor and middle classes to the wealthy elite.
Bill Moyers The Journal: Jeremy Scahill’s book was written in He cites critics and advocates of Blackwater throughout leaving the facts to speak for themselves. 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.
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 jerremy 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: In the words of a Chilean torture victim turned advocate: This book is blackwtaer one-sided for the most part.
I opposed the invasion of Iraq from day one, though was happy to see one less dictator in the world who had committed jegemy against a portion of his own population.