بلاكووتر: أخطر منظمة سرية في العالم

بلاكووتر: أخطر منظمة سرية في العالم By Jeremy Scahill فؤاد زعيتر,
  • Title: بلاكووتر: أخطر منظمة سرية في العالم
  • Author: Jeremy Scahill فؤاد زعيتر
  • ISBN: 9789953880
  • Page: 345
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. Jeremy Scahill فؤاد زعيتر

      Jeremy Scahill is an American investigative journalist and author whose work focuses on the use of private military companies.He is the author of the best selling book Blackwater The Rise of the World s Most Powerful Mercenary Army, winner of a George Polk Book Award.He also serves as a correspondent for the U.S radio and TV program Democracy Now Scahill is a Puffin Foundation Writing Fellow at The Nation Institute and a frequent contributor to The Nation.

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    1. Addendum 8 6 09 Erik Prince accused of murder thenation doc 20090817I 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 The level of their vitriol is astonishing Place the rise of Erick Prinz s private army, the Blackwater folks, an [...]


    2. Okay, first some literary criticism And I hate to do this, because I saw Jeremy Scahill speak a few months ago and I genuinely liked him He s brilliant, he obviously knows what s going on in the world, he s a first class investigative journalist, a crusader for the truth, and I sincerely applaud him for what he does But, though the story of Blackwater is gripping, chilling, and than just a little sinister on that later , I have to honestly say that carrying around this book and reading it over [...]


    3. Yes, I read the whole book Painfully so.No, I don t think it was worth my time or money.Like many other reviewers, I bought this book hoping to get a historical perspective on the Blackwater company Instead, I got a heavily biased opinion piece on the US Government s use of military contractors Scahill cites many quotes and facts in his book, but most of these are from heavily biased liberal writers or publications, and most of these cited works are opinion pieces, not factual evidence Worse yet [...]


    4. First, a little background on my own biases 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 I opposed the invasion of Iraq from day one, though was happy to see one less dictator in the world who had committed genocide against a portion of his own population I used to subscribe to The Nation, but eventually found its reporting to be wildly simplistic, dogmatic and [...]


    5. One can draw a straight line from Tim Weiner s extensive report on the CIA, Legacy of Ashes, and this book by Jeremy Scahill on the outsourcing of American military, security, and investigative duties Scahill centers his work around the event that transfixed the world and brought awareness of Blackwater to the fore for those of us not immediately engaged in military operations The event was the 2004 murder of Blackwater employees in the city of Fallujah wherein the victims were killed, dismember [...]


    6. I picked up this book hoping it would provide some good basic information about Blackwater, with the understanding from the dust jacket that it likely would reach certain ultimate conclusions I might not agree with 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 Mr Scahill almost invariably characterizes statements from su [...]


    7. There is little need for me to do a 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 review show Another excellent review by my mate Eric.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 powerless people You might think [...]


    8. This gives a history and account of various misdeeds by Blackwater and their born ultra rich right wing Christian kook founder Erik Prince It goes in depth with the infamous Fallujah incident where civilian contractors actually they 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 It looked like an inside job set up to me when I first saw the incident in the news a few years back and now I [...]


    9. This book covers Iraq and mercenaries in great detail However, I was unprepared for the section on Blackwater and Hurricane Katrina The author makes the point that guns were on the ground long before humanitarian aid was deployed 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 I was also disturbed by the politic [...]



    10. Perhaps the greatest enemy to the United States is its military industrial complex Add Christian fundamentalism into that mix, and a dash of stupid president, and one has the ingredients for our own downfall.This book is already scary, and I m only 20 pages into it The author clearly has a liberal slant, but it is also clear he has done his homework one can also compare his conclusions with current news on Blackwater.In college, I once wrote a short story called Battle Corp that dealt with a com [...]


    11. Not a book for the conservative republican reader, but very informative as to the privatization of the military A real expose of corruption at the highest levels of government 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 OF all the insane Bush privatization efforts, none is frightening than the corporatizing of military combat forces Michael Moore Blackwater is the utterly gripping and expl [...]


    12. This is dense so I m glad I listened to the audio book instead Insightful and introduced me to the names of a whole cast of warmongers that I now need to stalk and sabotage.


    13. This is a fucking fantastic book It is so huge and dense with research but it skips along in intense narration Classic muckraking on the mercenary, military contractor, peace and security industry, focusing on Blackwater s story in particular.Blackwater began as a couple extremely rich ex Navy Seals who built a training ground and used their expertise to train military and police in the US Then they realized they could take all the other ex special ops dudes like themselves, except poorer, and s [...]


    14. A good book about subject matter that raises a lot of questions, but Scahill doesn t always do a satisfactory job of answering them.Scahill has done 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 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 [...]


    15. When I was a boy, I did want to be a mercenary soldier one day I ll admit that And in grad school I wrote extensively about Fritz Redlich s idea of the military entrepreneur in the late 16th early 17th c So I dislike seeing mercenary always used as a pejorative 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 Warriors sets out to be an expose rather than a work of analysis, and Scahill is a f [...]


    16. This book is full of double standards and petty fault finding I do believe there is an issue with rampant government contracting, but Scahill picks at Blackwater like a sibling annoyed with his little brother EVERYTHING they do is WRONG.He condemns Eric Prince for being a theocon who wants to make God have of a roll in government, but then sees nothing wrong with Iraqi s praising God and talking about how God will kick the Americans out The feeling I go is that religion is okay in a society tha [...]


    17. Seemed to run out of steam toward the end when it shifted from recounting of major events to personnel profiles My major issue with this book was that it was a bit of a disjointed read From a literary perspective, there were odd tense issues, the pacing was off, and I did not come away with a clear feeling of the narrative From a message content perspective, the juxtaposition of the inundation of fact with the author s entirely subjective tone was weird for me But, even though it took forever to [...]


    18. I d quite like to like this book I mostly agree with what the author is trying to say, but don t like his sensationalist style And I have this awful nagging feeling throughout this book that it s terribly biased as Jeremy Scahill makes it quite clear from the start It is biased along what I already opined, but I d be much happier to see something balanced It is one thing to have a strong opinion, but quite another to let that brilliant idea cloud your judgment and from his style, I am rather do [...]


    19. From my Cannonball Read V reviewJust to make sure we re all on the same page Blackwater is a horrible, horrible, horrible company, right Like, everyone with a conscience is aware of that fact Everyone who works there is not a horrible person many are just trying to survive , but we all know that the organization is bloody awful, yes Okay, so starting from that premise, why read a book that tells you in detail about how horrible it is Because it s good Really good It is very well researched, with [...]


    20. This is a tough book to review it s clearly the best researched and most complete work on its topic, but it is also very biased Jeremy Scahill is a first rate investigative journalist, of that I have no doubt, but he also has a clear anti Blackwater, anti Prince family agenda to sell, and he wastes not a single word selling it here While Scahill claims he requested interviews with Erik Prince and other Blackwater executives and was refused any such interviews, this is about as close to approachi [...]


    21. Finally finished this book, and I must say I was a little disappointed Blackwater is basically a private military who does not have to abide by the same rules as an actual military force would I had the so called privilege to meet a few of their members while serving overseas Their reputation definitely precedes them for sure.A majority if not all of the ones I met were ex special operations, law enforcement or counter intelligence specialists.Needless to say a private military may not seem logi [...]


    22. This was great very thorough and well researched addition to the discourse on Iraq and military policy Scahill makes no secret of his opinions, but backs them up with enough evidence that the reader can draw her own conclusions and it s hard not to be equally alarmed at the rise of these private military companies Very informative and disturbing read.


    23. The capitalist looks for opportunity 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 No one can deny that Chuck Prince is a first rate capitalist, one who has seen money in the disorder of military conflict and terrorism.With inherited wealth and his personal background as a Navy SEAL, he put his knowledge and money together to start up Blackwater, hired qualified people, established then made use of connections and went [...]


    24. Jeremy Scahill has an ax to grind and a certain amount of bias shows through in this expose of Blackwater s corporate army That said, the book is well researched, reasonably well written and will definitely switch your paranoia on.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 It s clear that Scahill believes that Blackwater is evil and I can t say that I disa [...]



    25. Well this is the history of Blackwater Formed by Eric Prince and man that feels he is performing his religious duties as a Roman Catholic He is keeping peace by waging war Now let me list the way he follow the religion he claims to strongly uphold 1 He strongly applies Thou Shalt no Kill, by forming a mercenarily army to kill people for money 2 He sternly applies Thou shall not commit adultery, by supporting a married pastor that had children by many women while married and another poster that w [...]


    26. Nation contributor Jeremy Scahill gives readers a terrifying examination of Blackwater, one of the world s largest and most powerful mercenary companies Run by the Christian neocon Erik Prince, Blackwater has numerous ties to the Bush administration and has thousands of mercenaries operating in Iraq.As the US army and public support for military operations are increasingly stretched thin, Blackwater has positioned itself as the perfect solution for the neoconsns for hire that are not accountable [...]


    27. As a journalist, I am personally insulted that someone who writes a book so obviously and venomously opinionated still has the gall to call himself an investigative journalist Anyone with even a scrap of journalistic experience knows that your job is not to add your opinions or bias to your work Your job is to present the facts of the story If you want to make a point, or favor one side in particular, you need to at least try to remain objective If there are enough legitimate facts to support yo [...]


    28. Scahill s book should be highly commended for its incredible wealth of information about Blackwater, the people at the head of the company, and the actors that influenced and supported the private security firms during the first three years of the Iraq War It was astonishing to see how deep the connections ran between extremist religious groups, far right Republicans, and the mercenary industry Scahill critiques I did find, however, that Scahill reached a little bit by stating that Blackwater wa [...]


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