Efforts to Prosecute Blackwater  Collapse Author and journalist, Jeremy Scahill, talks about the private contractor mercenary company, Blackwater, on the Portland stop of his book tour for the launch of the paperback edition of his book.

Blackwater is the elite Praetorian Guard for the ‘global war on terror,’ with its own military base, a fleet of twenty aircraft, and 20,000 private contractors at the ready. Run by a multimillionaire Christian conservative who bankrolls President Bush and his allies, its forces are capable of overthrowing governments.” From Iraq to New Orleans, Blackwater has continued to pull in multi-million-dollar government contracts, mostly without accountability and in near-secrecy.

BLACKWATER: THE RISE OF THE WORLD’S MOST POWERFUL MERCENARY ARMY.

Here are some related links;

  1. Oct 2010, Wired Magazine – Blackwater Wins 10 Million Dollar Mercenary Deal
  2. Efforts to Prosecute Blackwater Collapse, New York Times, October 20