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.

Author: Basida Majas
Country: Turkmenistan
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Technology
Published (Last): 24 January 2014
Pages: 241
PDF File Size: 16.11 Mb
ePub File Size: 13.17 Mb
ISBN: 547-9-36334-401-8
Downloads: 26995
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Mauzshura

View all 24 comments. This is a fine documentary work in the course of which we learn about the religious conservatives with an adamant view of the salvation of the world through tough United States action; the neoconservative outlook. Eager warriors, great pay, hidden casualties and perhaps most important of all, the creation of a powerful business advocacy for both new foreign operations and the extension of those already underway.

This book was published in and updated inbut a June article in Nation magazine written by Scahill brings us up to date: Oh yeah, the same incentive that our current government has–none, to be exact. It’s time for a serious debate on the role of private contractors as instruments of foreign policy, and I suggest it may go beyond the military’s impact.

Scahill cites many quotes and facts in his book, but most of these are from heavily biased liberal writers or blackwate, and most of these cited works are opinion pieces, not factual evidence. But, even though it took forever to get through, this was definitely worth the read. Should they be attacked, it’s most likely whatever administration is in power would come under enormous pressure to send in the troops.


S11 Ep41 53m 17s checkmark Add to Watchlist. Don’t get me wrong, I am disturbed by the fact that our government is semi-secretly building a corporate army the new “Praetorian Guard” as the author calls it to loyally serve the far right, that this army seems so far to be impervious to any attempt to hold it accountable blackwatrr its actions in the way that the actual military is to some degree anywayetc.

Also the short-sightedness, what will happen now that we don’t have a president who matches agendas with the owners of this large private army? Covers Missing – Blackwater. Group 2 Shop Has dropdown.

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

It is exactly the same strategy used by the Chilean military to train members of the secret police and make it easier to annihilate opponents of the dictatorship.

Erik Prince accused of murder.

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. This is dense so I’m glad I listened to the audio book instead.

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

Very informative and disturbing read. What is the downfall of empires associated with? It is so huge and dense with research but it skips along in intense narration. If there is a jereemy area, instead of sending in Nato, or UN forces to the Sudan or where ever they send in Blackwater.

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

Naturally, no proof is required and the US government hides the figures so no one can check — a clear indication that there is something worth hiding. Thank you for helping us improve PBS Video. Nov 16, Valerie rated it jeeremy was amazing Recommends it for: This draws in people retired from jerfmy national military who have the training, like the work of warfare and are eager for action. The event was the murder of Blackwater employees in the city of Fallujah wherein the victims were killed, dismembered, and hung from an overpass to remind Americans that in Fallujah at least, Americans were not welcome.


The nation will not be aroused in opposition if such people are killed or injured and may not even be aware of it as casualties become “proprietary information”. The biggest problem with contractors like Blackwater from the perspective of the county and the world is that they are essentially mercenaries.

No sooner had meremy search for the perpetrators started than the rotation of various revolving doors began and swift politicians working in parallel neremy politics and the security branch drove Blackwater to work.

Government frequently curtail competition to preserve reliability and pay service to particular companies that had contributed to their campaigns. To reduce cost and boost their profits, they cut down on security measures, pushing their employees into dangerous situations with inappropriate protection.

There may well have been up toprivate contractors in Iraq, but few of those are armed men. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. You’ve just tried to add this video to your Watchlist so you can watch it later.