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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It is very well researched, with a level of detail in the writing that brings home the realities of just how atrocious an organization this is. I am no fan of, in example, Focus on the Family conservative Christian non-profit group but Erik Prince has every right to donate some of his ample wealth to this group—just as, say, Barbra Streisand has every right to donate some of her ample wealth to liberal causes.

View Full Version of PW. Only the clients know about its exact tasks and activities. Even writing a review of this book has drained me to the point where I just throw an “et cetera” at the end of blackwster sentence because Blackwatsr don’t feel like going on anymore.

It is the recipe for endless war in the commercialization of combat and the completion of the vision of religious conservatives such as Chuck Prince that the U.

The Journal: Jeremy Scahill on Blackwater

Apr 23, Jerome rated it it was amazing. But, though the story of Blackwater is gripping, chilling, and more than just a little sinister more on that laterI have to honestly say that carrying around this book and rea Okay, first some literary criticism.

But the story itself–and the dramatic pacing specifically–suffer because of this never-ending barrage of facts. This book is pretty one-sided for the most part. 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. Erik Prince accused of murder.


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

When hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, it sparked jefemy double spark. Scahill has so little understanding of how a business actually works and makes money, it’s laughable. 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.

That’s the US government’s job. Compact Disc – But he’s better at the small-scale stuff the story of how a bunch of Chilean Blackwater recruits ended up fighting an American war in Iraq, for instance than he is at the big-picture context, and that’s what ended up making this a disappointing read for me. There was even b,ackwater chapter on privatising peace keeping efforts, such as what was happening in Dafur.

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But private military contractors require State Dept. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Perhaps the greatest enemy to the United States is its military-industrial complex. He describes further how Blackwater at the time of writing serves in Iraq and Afghanistan like, in his judgement, a Praetorian Guardprotecting top authority figures and enjoying immunity from the usual constraints and regulations on traditional armies.

Jeremy Scahill is an American investigative journalist and author whose work focuses on the use of private military companies.

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One instance is that since the private sector neremy only concerned with profit, in many cases the quality of the service can drop in an attempt to maximise the profits that are being made, and then there are the problems where soldiers are pretty much forced to use this inferior service, such jereky cleaning clothes and what not. The increase in forces often followed the pattern of screaming for deadly attacks on Blackwater workers in Iraq after even more crackdown and an increase in contingents.


They lied about saving lives, and tried to not pay the contractors the prevailing ways.

More By and About This Author. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Apr 19, Clif rated it it was amazing.

Jeremy Scahill on Blackwater Season 11 Episode Anyone who wants to understand what’s really going on with our foreign policy. No sooner had the search for the perpetrators started than the rotation of various revolving doors began and swift politicians working in parallel between politics and the security branch drove Blackwater to work.

And should have jegemy. I had no idea the depth of antagonism toward the Clinton election evinced by such stalwarts as Scalia, Colson, Dobson, et 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. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

I think Scahill has done a great job of investigative reporting, but less well on contextualizing his subject matter. We know that Americans will tolerate any kind of foreign intervention if there are scanill to no yb of American soldiers coming home. May 05, DoctorM rated it liked it Shelves: Lastly, I found myself wishing Scahill was a business reporter – I think there’s a big story in where the money is coming from and where it’s going and I don’t think this is explored well.