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Meet Blackwater, USA, the world’s most secretive and powerful mercenary firm. Based in the wilderness of North Carolina, it is the fastest-growing private army on the planet with forces capable of carrying out regime change throughout the world. Blackwater protects the top US officials in Iraq and yet we know almost nothing about the firm’s quasi-military operations in Iraq, Afghanistan, and inside the US. Blackwater was founded by an extreme right-wing fundamentalist Christian mega-millionaire ex–Navy Seal named Erik Prince, the scion of a wealthy conservative family that bankrolls far-right-wing causes. Blackwater is the dark story of the rise of a powerful mercenary army, ranging from the blood-soaked streets of Fallujah to rooftop firefights in Najaf to the hurricane-ravaged US gulf to Washington DC, where Blackwater executives are hailed as new heroes in the war on terror. This is an extraordinary expose by one of America’s most exciting, young, radical journalists.
Auteur: Scahill, Jeremy Jaar: 2007 ISBN: 9781560259794 Pagina's: 452 Taal: English Uitgever: Nation Books Uitgever stad: New York Verschijningsdatum: