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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They have a vested interest in destabilizing the situation in Iraq, more violence, more need for security, more contractors, more violence, the cycle goes on.

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Clearly, the Blackwater folks had a very broad mandate in their charge to protect civilians. Needless to say a private military may not s Finally finished this jremy, and I must say I was a little disappointed. Worse yet, Scahill himself admits he didn’t research or write most of this book, rather one of his graduate assistants scahlll read the foreward.

Apr 25, Ashley rated it really liked it Shelves: Then they realized they could take all the other ex-special ops dudes like themselves, except poorer, This is a fucking fantastic book.

They also quote the US founding fathers whenever possible, but never that crap Washington came off with about scahlll telling a lie — what was that guy on, anyway? Sep 13, Mariella rated it really liked it.

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Most are transport and logistics personnel. South Africa recently banned all “South Africans from participating ‘as a combatant for private gain in an armed conflict’ or from involvement in ‘any act aimed at overthrowing a government or undermining the constitutional order, sovereignty, or territorial integrity of a state” EXCEPT in “legitimate armed struggles, including struggles waged, in accordance with international humanitarian law, for national liberation; self-determination independence against colonialism, or resistance against occupation, aggression, or domination scahull foreign nationals or foreign forces.

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Sep 03, Todd rated it did not like it. Maybe Scahull being too critical. My English teachers wouldn’t have allowed such poor English in my papers.

I did find, however, that Scahill reached a little bit by stating that Blackwater was the “Praetorian Bu for the Bush administration and that it was a militia of sorts for the theoconservative movement. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The book takes you through the creation of Blackwater and the background of its CEO, Eric Prince, a neo-conservative Evangelical Christian who believes that he is fighting the Crusades. War and capitalism 5 14 Aug 13, No, this book has much more to do with rapid privatisation of the military as opposed to one particular organisation, and does spend quite a lot of time looking at not ieremy their role in the Iraq War, but also a lot of background with regards to the war.

Books by Jeremy Scahill. View all 5 comments. In Trevor Paglen’s writing on rendition, Paglen often admits that only so many facts are availible and expectedly, a lot of conjecture must be entertained. This is probably since Blackwater is so secretive, and because few of Blackwater’s people wanted to do interviews with Scahill, which is a shame, since then we pretty much only hear Scahill’s side of the story.

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The Journal: Jeremy Scahill on Blackwater

Three years after its publication it is beginning to show its age and in another three years lbackwater be creaky. Okay, so starting from that premise, why blwckwater a book that tells you in detail about how horrible it is?

Covers Missing – Blackwater 3 15 Dec 31, If you want to reinforce your own Liberal bias against the US Government For in what ways does the world today differ significantly from former empires? I used to think that people would need to be able to believe something before they could espouse it.

There are tasks that only the military should be doing, but supporting the military can been done better and cheaper utilizing private services. But really corporate goon squads for the “elite” are nothing new ever jereym of the Pinkertons?

Sinceprivate security companies are also officially part of the American armed forces, which should be useful for the further growth of security companies.

Scahill shockingly omits the fundamentally important fact that the overwhelming majority of contractors doing security and reconstruction in Iraq and Afghanistan are Iraqis and Afghans – the very people who should be doing security in reconstruction in their own country. Scahill also details the use of Blackwater forces in the catastrophe that was Hurricane Katrina, inproviding property and force protection for FEMA officials.