Blackwater

Der Aufstieg der mächtigsten Privatarmee der Welt

Author: Jeremy Scahill

Publisher: Antje Kunstmann

ISBN: 3888978548

Category: History

Page: 351

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Kaum jemand hatte von der Firma Blackwater gehört, als am 16. September 2007 im Irak 17 Zivilisten erschossen wurden – von einem Söldnertrupp. Schnell stellte sich heraus, dass sie zu einer Art Privatarmee gehörten, die im Irak und anderswo für die USA Krieg führt, unbemerkt von der Öffentlichkeit und immun gegen Strafverfolgung. Blackwater: die mächtigste militärische Dienst­leis­tungsfirma der Welt. Ihr Gründer Erik Prince, Multimillionär und christlicher Fundamentalist, hat beste Kontakte zur Regierung. Und erkennt nach dem 11. September 2001, wie viel Geld sich mit dem »Outsourcing« militärischer Leistungen verdienen lässt: Bushs »Krieg gegen den Terror« ist die Steilvorlage für den kometenhaften Aufstieg der Firma. Blackwaters Elitesoldaten schützen US-Politiker und Geschäftsleute im Irak – gegen ein Gehalt, von dem GIs nur träumen können. Blackwater kann bei Bedarf Truppen und eine Flugzeugflotte zur Verfügung stellen, groß genug, Regierungen zu stürzen. Blackwaters Söldner bewachen Öl-Pipelines, seine »Sicherheitskräfte« patrouillierten nach Katrina in den Straßen von New Orleans. Doch erst jetzt fällt dem US-Kongress auf, dass die martialischen Rambos keinerlei parlamentarischer Kontrolle, keiner Gerichtsbarkeit unterliegen. Mit seiner glänzend recherchierten Geschichte der Firma Blackwater zeigt Jeremy Scahill überzeugend auf, welche Gefahren der Demokratie drohen, wenn die Regierung ihr Gewaltmonopol privatisiert.
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Dunkle Wasser

Roman

Author: Louise Doughty

Publisher: C. Bertelsmann Verlag

ISBN: 364118942X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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John Harper liegt in einer abgelegenen Hütte auf einer indonesischen Insel nachts wach, horcht, wie der Regen auf das Dach trommelt, und fürchtet um sein Leben. Doch er hat weniger Angst vor dem, was kommt, als vor einer Tat, die er begangen hat. Bei einem Besuch in der nächstgelegenen Stadt begegnet er Rita, einer Frau mit eigener schwieriger Vergangenheit. Sie lassen sich auf eine Affäre ein, die Harper ungeahnte Möglichkeiten des Exils eröffnet – doch bringt er Rita damit gleichzeitig in Gefahr. An wechselnden Schauplätzen – Europa während des Kalten Krieges, die amerikanische Bürgerrechtsbewegung in Kalifornien und Indonesien –, zeigt Louise Doughty meisterhaft, wie John Harpers Lebensstationen mit finsteren Kapiteln der jüngsten Weltgeschichte verknüpft sind.
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Black Water

Author: D.J. MacHale

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439112120

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 448

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Breaking the rules Just when fifteen-year-old Bobby Pendragon thinks he understands his purpose as a Traveler -- to protect the territories of Halla from the evil Saint Dane -- he is faced with an impossible choice. The inhabitants of Eelong are in danger of being wiped out by a mysterious plague. The only way Bobby can stop it is to bring the antidote from another territory. Since moving items between territories is forbidden by the Traveler rules, if Bobby chooses to save Eelong he could endanger himself, his friends, and the future of every other being in Halla.
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Geschehnisse am Wasser

Roman

Author: Kerstin Ekman

Publisher: Piper Verlag

ISBN: 3492951619

Category: Fiction

Page: 576

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Mittsommer 1974: Die junge Lehrerin Annie Raft irrt mit ihrer kleinen Tochter durch die nordschwedischen Wälder, auf der Suche nach ihrem Freund Dan, der sie eigentlich abholen wollte. Auf dem Weg bemerkt sie einen fremdländisch aussehenden Mann, und wenig später macht sie einen grausigen Fund: ein Zelt mit den Leichen zweier junger Menschen. Achtzehn Jahre später sieht Annie ihre mittlerweile erwachsene Tochter in den Armen eben jenes Fremden ... Eine faszinierende Geschichte im düsteren Milieu der nordschwedischen Wildnis.
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Die Privatisierung des Militärs: Das Beispiel Blackwater

Author: Jochen Kosel

Publisher: diplom.de

ISBN: 3863417925

Category: Political Science

Page: 40

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Die Gesamtwirtschaft eines Staates setzt sich zusammen aus dem öffentlichen und dem privaten Sektor. Allgemein kann man für den öffentlichen Sektor festhalten, dass der Staat für die Bürger bestimmte Dienstleistungen erbringt, die von den Bürgern durch die entrichteten Steuern finanziert werden. Im Gegensatz dazu bieten im privaten Sektor gewinnorientierte Privatunternehmen Güter und Dienstleistungen auf dem Markt an, die von den Verbrauchern erworben werden können. Das bedeutet, dass sich die beiden Sektoren in Bezug auf ihre Finanzierungsquellen, das Verhältnis zwischen Anbietern und Verbrauchern und den rechtlichen Status des Anbieters grundsätzlich voneinander unterscheiden. Seit den 1990er Jahren erobern privatwirtschaftliche, gewinnorientierte Unternehmen einen Bereich des öffentlichen Sektors, der bis dato ausschließlich dem Staat vorbehalten war - den Bereich des Militärs. Die Unternehmen, die sich in diesem Bereich etablieren, bezeichnet man als Private Military Companies, kurz PMCs. Die zunehmende Privatisierung des militärischen Bereichs verändert nicht nur das Akteurspektrum, sondern auch das Wesen von Kriegen. Der Einzug von Begriffen wie Privatisierung und Outsourcing im täglichen Sprachgebrauch von Verteidigungsministern suggeriert, dass Krieg nicht mehr als ultima ratio verstanden wird - als letztes Mittel nach Ausschöpfung aller anderen Mittel -, sondern als eine Dienstleistung, die von privatwirtschaftlichen Unternehmen im Auftrag von Staaten erbracht wird. Der rasante Aufstieg der PMC-Branche im Allgemeinen und des Unternehmens Blackwater im Besonderen, das aus einem der am schnellsten wachsenden Wirtschaftszweige noch herausragt, wirft eine Reihe von Fragen auf: Was unterscheidet Söldner von PMCs? Wie kann man PMCs definieren, um sie in ihrer Gesamtheit zu erfassen? Welche Faktoren haben zum Aufstieg von PMCs beigetragen? Wie gelingt es Blackwater, aus der Fülle der PMCs eine exponierte Stellung einzunehmen?
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Black Water

A Jane Yellowrock Collection

Author: Faith Hunter

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698188152

Category: Fiction

Page: 112

View: 9951

Three stories from New York Times bestselling author Faith Hunter, starring shapeshifting skinwalker Jane Yellowrock. In Snafu, a young Jane shows up for her internship with a securities firm. But before she even gets her foot in the door, she’s accosted by two street toughs and is forced to draw on her new-found Beast-magic to defend herself… In Black Water, Jane encounters a dire situation involving an escaped prisoner and endangered hostages. With a helpful—and oddly sane—werewolf, Jane goes after the criminals, but can she stop them in time to bring the kidnapped women home alive? In Off the Grid, Jane goes on what looks like a simple mission for the Knoxville blood-master—finding a missing Mithran. Her search leads Jane to a young woman named Nell, a woman with a scarred past and a strange power, a woman who may hold the key to saving the missing vampire, if Jane can convince her to assist. Includes an exclusive preview of the Jane Yellowrock novel, Broken Soul, coming October 2014 from Roc! Snafu and Off the Grid are never before published. The story Black Water was previously published as an Audible Audio Edition. Praise for Faith Hunter’s Jane Yellowrock Novels “Jane Yellowrock is smart, sexy, and ruthless.”—New York Times Bestselling Author Kim Harrison “There is nothing as satisfying as the first time reading a Jane Yellowrock novel.”—Fresh Fiction Faith Hunter is the New York Times bestselling author of the Jane Yellowrock series, as well as the Rogue Mage novels. She lives in Rock Hill, South Carolina.
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Summary: Blackwater

Review and Analysis of Jeremy Scahill's Book

Author: BusinessNews Publishing

Publisher: Primento

ISBN: 2511000229

Category: Political Science

Page: 44

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The must-read summary of Jeremy Scahill's book: “Blackwater: The Rise of the World’s Most Powerful Mercenary Army”. This complete summary of "Blackwater" by Jeremy Scahill, an award-winning bestseller, presents his insight on the powerful private American army operating in international war zones. It is the explosive story of a company who came from rural America to become one of the most powerful participants in the Iraq War. Added-value of this summary: • Save time • Discover the surprising story of an unlikely player in the Iraq War • Expand your knowledge of American politics and warfare To learn more, read "Blackwater" and discover the fascinating story of a small mercenary army's rise to power.
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Blackwater

Author: Conn Iggulden

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0007285450

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

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A dark, chilling psychological thriller from the number one bestselling author of the Emperor series. Blackwater was published as part of the Quick Reads initiative on World Book Day 2006.
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Blackwater

Author: Kerstin Ekman

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446484432

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 3939

Startling in its revelations, disturbing in its implications - a thriller of gripping intensity and immense literary power. Two violent deaths in the Swedish wilderness; the hurried flight of a sinister stranger: terrible events long buried in Annie Raft's memory - until she sees her daughter in the arms of the man she believes responsible for the killings...
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Blackwater

Author: Eve Bunting

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062044206

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

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Thirteen-year-old Brodie Lynch was ready for the perfect summer of adventure along the awesome Blackwater River. That was before everything changed forever. When a harmless prank goes too far, the unthinkable happens. Brodie's lies make him a hero, but inside, his guilt tears at him like the treacherous current of the Blackwater itself, which has become a horrifying reminder of his part in the tragedy. In this gripping new coming-of-age novel, a young boy is faced with a choice between right and wrong and ultimately learns that truth can offer hope in even the darkest moments. 01-02 Golden Sower Award Masterlist (YA Cat.) 2000 Quick Picks for Young Adults (Recomm. Books for Reluctant Young Readers)
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Black Water: Lake of Secrets

Author: James Erwin

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing

ISBN: 1612048439

Category: Fiction

Page: 418

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People fear there is a monster in a Lake. When divers go into the lake they not only find a dead body but the monster as well.Murder, monsters, and mayhem all play a part in the new thriller Black Water: Lake of Secrets. Public Safety Diver Ethan Grey is haunted by the violent death of his wife, changing the otherwise affable Renaissance man into a dark shell of his former self.
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Black Water: By Strength and By Guile

Author: Don Camsell

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 144813241X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 2004

Don Camsell joined the men in black of the SBS in 1974. From the deserts of Oman to the hills of Port Stanley, from the bottom of Gibraltar harbour to the deep, cold, black waters of Loch Long and from the QE2 to the back alleys of Belfast, his new role demanded that Don fought in just about every theatre of war - overt or covert.
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Blackwater

Author: Paul McParland

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0244131120

Category: Fiction

Page: 396

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From the author of Fortitude A chilling ghost story from 1980's New England James has lost his job as a hotshot Boston attorney and his idyllic marriage to Karen is on the rocks. In an attempt at rekindling their former life, the couple relocate with their children to the small town of Blackwater, Vermont and a grand Victorian Manor. But the house has a history and a terrible secret. A deathly menace lies in wait inside Blackwater House.
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Black Water

Author: Louise Doughty

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 057127868X

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Harper wakes every night, terrified of the sounds outside his hut halfway up a mountain in Bali. He is afraid that his past as a mercenary has caught up with him - and that his life may now been in danger. As he waits to discover his fate, he meets Rita, a woman with her own past tragedy, and begins a passionate affair. Their relationship makes Harper realise that exile comes in many forms - but can Rita and Harper save each other while they are putting each other very much at risk? Moving between Indonesia, the Netherlands and California, from the 1960s to the 1990s, Black Water turns around the 1965 Indonesian massacres, one of the great untold tragedies of the twentieth century.
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Literaturbericht - Rezension zu "Blackwater" von Jeremy Scahill

Author: Jan Tröster

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640400267

Category: Political Science

Page: 9

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Wissenschaftlicher Aufsatz aus dem Jahr 2008 im Fachbereich Politik - Sonstige Themen, Note: 1,3, Helmut-Schmidt-Universität - Universität der Bundeswehr Hamburg (Fachbereich für Internationale Politik), Veranstaltung: Völkerrechtspolitik und Anti-Terror-Kampf , Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: I. Einleitung Jeremy Scahill ist ein Autor, der überwiegend für die US-Wochenzeitschrift „The Nation“ berichtet. Zudem ist er als Korrespondent von „Democracy Now!“, einer Radio- und Fernsehschau, tätig. Scahill gilt als erfahrener Kriegsberichterstatter. Dies stellte er durch Reportagen aus Krisengebieten wie dem Irak, Jugoslawien und Nigeria unter Beweis. Das vorliegende Buch „Blackwater“ ist sein erstes Werk dieser Größenordnung. Es umfasst 320 Seiten und ist im Original unter dem Titel „Blackwater. The Rise of the World’s Most Powerfull Mercenary Army“ bei Nation Books in New York erschienen. Ich werde im Folgenden die deutsche Übersetzung von Bernhard Jendricke und Rita Seuß, erschienen 2008 im Antje Kunstmann Verlag, rezensieren. [...]
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Blackwater Mine

Author: N.A

Publisher: Nelson Thornes

ISBN: 9780748759279

Category: Readers (Elementary)

Page: 32

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Bookwise is a carefully graded reading scheme organized into five cross-curricular strands, encouraging links to other subjects. Comprising 16 fiction and ten non-fiction titles, the 25 books at each level span a two-year reading age and the three-tier levelling system within each level facilitates an accurate match of reading ability and text. The full-colour readers are accompanied by teacher's guides and resource sheets to help teachers get the most out of their guided reading and writing sessions.
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Joint Audit of Blackwater Contract and Task Orders for Worldwide Personal Protective Services in Iraq

Author: Harold W. Geisel

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437928250

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Page: 59

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The Dept. of State, Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS), is responsible for protecting personnel, facilities, and info. ¿ both domestic and abroad. Over the years, DS has been unable to provide long-term personal protective services solely from its pool of special agents, and it has turned to contractual support. This report focuses on the Blackwater contract in Iraq and associated task orders. This audit addressed four objectives: 1. What was the contracting process? 2. What were the key requirements and provisions of the contract and task orders? 3. What are the costs and funding sources of the contract and task orders? 4. How did the Dept. administer the contract and task orders to provide proper oversight of Blackwater¿s cost and performance in Iraq?
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Civilian Warriors

The Inside Story of Blackwater and the Unsung Heroes of the War on Terror

Author: Erik Prince

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698154002

Category: History

Page: 416

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No company in our time has been as mysterious or as controversial as Blackwater. Founded by former Navy SEAL Erik Prince in 1997, it recruited special forces veterans and others with the skills and courage to take on the riskiest security jobs in the world. As its reputation grew, government demand for its services escalated, and Blackwater's men eventually completed nearly one hundred thousand missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Both the Bush and Obama administrations found the company indispensible. It sounds like a classic startup success story, except for one problem: Blackwater has been demonized around the world. From uninformed news coverage to grossly distorted fictional portrayals, Blackwater employees have been smeared as mercenaries, profiteers, jackbooted thugs, and worse. Because of the secrecy requirements of Blackwater's contracts with the Pentagon, the State Department, and the CIA, Prince was unable to speak out when his company's opponents spread false information. But now he's able to tell the full and often shocking story of Blackwater's rise and fall. In Civilian Warriors, Prince pulls no punches and spares no details. He explains his original goal of building an elite center for military and law enforcement training. He recounts how the company shifted gears after 9/11. He honors our troops while challenging the Pentagon's top leadership. And he reveals why highly efficient private military contractors have been essential to running our armed forces, since long before Blackwater came along. Above all, Prince debunks myths about Blackwater that spread while he was forced to remain silent-myths that tarnished the memory of men who gave their lives for their country but never got the recognition they deserved. He reveals new information about some of the biggest controversies of the War on Terror, including: • The true story of the Nisour Square massacre in Baghdad. • The actual details of Blackwater's so-called impunity in Iraq. • The events leading up to the televised deaths of Blackwater contractors in Fallujah. Prince doesn't pretend to be perfect, and he doesn't hide the sometimes painful details of his private life. But he has done a great public service by setting the record straight. His book reads like a thriller but is too improbable to be fiction. From the Hardcover edition.
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Of Blood and Blackwater

Author: T. C. Heffernan

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781467806541

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Weve all had nightmares. But what if you started to believe your scary dreams were somehow related to a series of grisly murders? Ethnobotanist Gareth McKenna faces just such a dilemma. In Of Blood and Blackwater, he struggles to piece together nightmares he cant quite remember. Dreams that leave him thinking of the years he spent living with an indigenous Amazon tribe. When a curare-laced dart recovered at one of the crime scenes matches the analytical fingerprint from a sample he collected years earlier in the Amazon, Gareth finds himself the lone suspect. His life begins to crumble as his name surfaces in the press. With nowhere else to turn, Gareth must do the unthinkable; he must look beyond science and trust in the strange dreams that offer the only clues to the killers identity. He travels back to the Amazon, and deep in the rainforest, makes a chilling discovery. One that sends him racing home, desperate to stop a brutal murderer intent on destroying his family.
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