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Jeremy Scahill talks about Blackwater - June 16th, 2007

 

Background

 

“[…] The often overlooked subplot of the wars of the post-9/11 period is their unprecedented scale of outsourcing and privatization. From the moment the US troop buildup began in advance of the invasion of Iraq, the Pentagon made private contractors an integral part of the operations. Even as the government gave the public appearance of attempting diplomacy, Halliburton was prepping for a massive operation. When US tanks rolled into Baghdad in March 2003, they brought with them the largest army of private contractors ever deployed in modern war. […].”

 

Excerpt of an article by Jeremy Scahill from March 15th, 2007.

Erik Prince (left) & Jeremy Scahill

 

The Video

 

 

 

 

External link: http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8353942004369311258

Video & Photo Credits

 

Background

 

1) Blackwater USA Chief Executive Erik Prince - September 2007 - Sarah Davis/Associated Press;

2) Jeremy Scahill - 2006 - Laura Hanifin;

 

The Video

 

1) Author Jeremy Scahill speaks in Chicago at “Socialism 2007: Socialism for the 21st Century”. The video was filmed by Paul Hubbard on June 16th, 2007. The Title of Mr. Scahill’s presentation: “Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army”.

 

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