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Jeremy Scahill is the author of Blackwater: The Rise of the World's Most Powerful Mercenary Army.
Scahill: Will the Global War on Terror Ever End?
Posted on: Oct 29, 2013, Source: TomDispatch
Policies initiated under President Bush and continued and expanded under Obama have brought the world to the dawn of a new age, the era of the Dirty War on Terror.
The Secret Story Behind Obama’s Assassination of Two Americans in the Name of Fighting the 'War on Terror'
Posted on: Apr 23, 2013, Source: Democracy Now!
Jeremy Scahill's new book, "Dirty Wars" shines a light on America’s unregulated and increasingly unilateral global assassination program.
Dirty Wars: New Film Exposes Hidden Truths of Covert U.S. Warfare
Posted on: Jan 22, 2013, Source: Democracy Now!
New film exposes the invisible war that’s being fought in our name, but without our knowledge.
U.S. Security Company Offers to Perform "High Threat Terminations" and to Confront "Worker Unrest" in Haiti
Posted on: Jan 19, 2010, Source: Rebel Reports
We saw this type of Iraq-style disaster profiteering in New Orleans and you can expect to see a lot more of this in Haiti over the coming days, weeks and months.
Has Disaster Profiteering Already Begun in Haiti?
Posted on: Jan 18, 2010, Source: Rebel Reports
The Orwellian-named International Peace Operations Association didn't waste much time in offering the "services" of its member companies to swoop down on Haiti.
"Hurt Locker" Star Claims Mercenaries Trained Actors in Middle East, Including in Palestinian Refugee Camps
Posted on: Jan 12, 2010, Source: TheNation.com
In interviews, director Kathryn Bigelow has mentioned the presence of Blackwater men on set, but screenwriter Mark Boal denies that the mercenary firm was hired.
Two Blackwater Guards Arrested by FBI on Murder Charges
Posted on: Jan 11, 2010, Source: Rebel Reports
They are charged with killing two Afghan civilians in May 2009.
"An Absolute Bargain": Blackwater Settles Massacre Lawsuit by Paying Families of Dead Iraqis $100,000 Each
Posted on: Jan 7, 2010, Source: Rebel Reports
Blackwater says it is "pleased" with the outcome.
Hillary Clinton Gives "Shameless Pitch" for Crooked Corporation in Russia
Posted on: Oct 19, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports
Boeing is the third largest U.S. government contractor, with some $24 billion in annual federal contracts. It is also a major recidivist corporate crook.
Cindy McCain Bankrolled Conference That Called for Ban on Mercenaries
Posted on: Oct 16, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports
The "McCain Conference on Ethics and Military Leadership" appears to be ahead of the senator when it comes to the U.S. use of mercenaries.
Greenwald Film on Afghanistan Destroys the Logic of the War, Leading the New York Times to Whine
Posted on: Oct 5, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports
The "paper of record" also complains that Robert Greenwald's film has no 'sympathy' for pro-war views.
[Video] Is the Hypocritical War Against ACORN Unconstitutional?
Posted on: Sep 28, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports
How could any sane person put even the wildest allegations against ACORN up against the systematic misconduct and criminality of massive corporations?
Blackwater Offers Training to 'Faith Based Organizations'
Posted on: Sep 21, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports
This is not a story from <i>The Onion</i>.
NYT Reports on Justice Dept. Charge That Blackwater Saw Killing Iraqis as "Payback for 9/11"
Posted on: Sep 14, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports
When will a major paper report on the allegation that Erik Prince "views himself as a Christian crusader tasked with eliminating Muslims and the Islamic faith from the globe"?
Rep. Mike Pence, Who Led Witch Hunt Against Van Jones, Took $1,000s From Extremist Erik Prince
Posted on: Sep 7, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports
Among Pence's campaign contributors is Blackwater's owner, whom Pence defended after the Nisour Square massacre in Baghdad.
No U.S. Interference in Afghan Elections ... Except James Carville and the U.S. Occupation
Posted on: Aug 20, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports
"The United States of America remains impartial in this election," said Secretary of State Clinton this week. Oh really?
White House Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett: Trust Obama on Blackwater
Posted on: Aug 17, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports
Asked why the mercenary company is still getting paid millions, Jarrett told a raucous NetRoots Nation crowd, "I'm asking you to trust him."
Wall Street Journal Cheers on Obama's Drone War on Pakistan: "Unmanned Bombs Away"
Posted on: Jul 14, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports
WSJ editors attack journalists who report on civilian deaths. Instead, they say, we should all just shut up and listen to U.S. intelligence agencies.
Did Washington Turn a Blind Eye to the Coup in Honduras?
Posted on: Jun 29, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports
At minimum, the U.S. could have flexed its tremendous economic muscle before the coup and told the military plotters to stand down.
U.S. Has Spies On the Ground in Iran: Former National Security Advisor
Posted on: Jun 24, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports
Asked if the U.S. has 'intelligence operatives on the ground in Iran,' Brent Scowcroft replied, "Of course we do."
Obama's Undeclared War On Pakistan Continues, Despite Attempts to Downplay It
Posted on: Jun 22, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports
Obama says he has 'no intention' of sending troops to Pakistan. In reality, they're already there -- and U.S. drones attack Pakistan regularly.
So-Called Members of the 'Responsible Left' Try to Justify Their $100 Billion Pro-War Vote
Posted on: Jun 18, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports
The cowardly Democrats who checked their spines at the door when they voted Tuesday try to defend their flip-flop on war funding.
A 'Perfect Storm for Disaster' Brewing With Washington's 'Unprecedented' Shadow Army
Posted on: Jun 15, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports
As troops and private contractors surge in Afghanistan, a new report reveals a system rife with abuse.
Revealed: Blackwater Still Working in Iraq for John McCain-linked 'Non-Profit'
Posted on: Jun 10, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports
A new lawsuit reveals that the notorious mercenary firm is working, under a different name, for the International Republican Institute in Iraq.
Obama Has 250,000 'Contractors' Deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan and is Increasing the Use of Mercenaries
Posted on: Jun 1, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports
Newly released Pentagon statistics show that in both Iraq and Afghanistan the number of armed contractors is rising.
Gen. Taguba Alleges Existence of Prisoner Rape Photos; White House Press Secretary Attacks ... British Media
Posted on: May 28, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports
Hey Gibbs: Instead of attacking the 'British media' why don't you go after Gen. Taguba, who lost his job for confronting Bush-era torture?
After US Strikes, Afghans Describe "Tractor Trailers Full of Pieces of Human Bodies"
Posted on: May 7, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports
How many innocent civilians will die before the US changes its approach to this war?
Al Jazeera Strikes Back at Pentagon, Releases Unedited Footage of U.S. Soldiers' 'Bible Study' in Afghanistan
Posted on: May 5, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports
The network released unedited tapes of the 'hunt for Jesus' one day after the Pentagon accused it of being 'irresponsible' for its initial report.
Caught on Tape: Military Officials at Bagram Urge U.S. Soldiers to Evangelize in Afghanistan
Posted on: May 4, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports
A new report by Al Jazeera shows U.S. troops being told to "hunt people for Jesus ... so we get them into the kingdom."
British Iraq "Withdrawal" a Microcosm of Obama's Bad Iraq Policy
Posted on: Apr 30, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports
Britain ends 'combat operations' in Iraq, but, taking a cue from the U.S., London is escalating its neoliberal economic efforts and military training.
Spain Launches Wide-Ranging Criminal Investigation Into U.S. Torture. When Will Obama?
Posted on: Apr 29, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports
Spain is doing what should be done in the U.S.: Treating these severe crimes as crimes. Human rights lawyers say Obama should follow suit.
22 Arrested at Blackwater's Illinois Compound
Posted on: Apr 28, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports
More people have been arrested for protesting on Blackwater property than mercenaries who have killed innocent Iraqis.
A Closer Look at Obama's 'New' Position on Torture Prosecutions
Posted on: Apr 22, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports
Is Obama really opening the door for accountability? Or will the result be a bipartisan whitewash commission?
Bombshell: Rep. Jane Harman Caught on Tape Agreeing to Lobby for Alleged AIPAC/Israel Spies?
Posted on: Apr 20, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports
Harman was allegedly heard saying she'd 'waddle into' the AIPAC case in return for support for her bid to become chair of the Intelligence Committee.
Impeach Bybee: The Growing Movement to Unseat Bush Torture Lawyer Turned Federal Judge
Posted on: Apr 20, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports
While Democratic leaders stay silent on Obama's refusal to hold torturers accountable, activists call on Congress to impeach.
Will Obama Block the Release of Key Bush-era Torture Memos Today?
Posted on: Apr 16, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports
On Wednesday, two officials reportedly said the White House plans to "propose redacting parts of the memos."
U.S. Mercenaries to UN: Stop Using the Word 'Mercenary' in Your Investigation into Mercenaries
Posted on: Apr 15, 2009, Source: AlterNet
The U.S. mercenary trade association asks the UN to join its rebranding campaign.
Respecting Human Rights in Cuba Would Mean Ending the Embargo, Total Freedom to Travel and Shutting Down Gitmo
Posted on: Apr 14, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports
Actual change in U.S.-policy would decriminalize travel to Cuba by any U.S. citizen or resident and allow Cuba to do business and trade freely.
Gen. Petraeus Implements Military Surge Against Four Somali Pirates in a Lifeboat
Posted on: Apr 10, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports
In today's episode of "Pirates," the most powerful Navy in the world remains in a stand-off with four pirates in a small boat in the Indian Ocean.
Why is the Center For American Progress Cavorting With Neocons?
Posted on: Apr 2, 2009, Source: Rebel Reports
Obama's favorite think tank is hosting a party on April 3rd, and they've invited leading neocon, Frederick Kagan.
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