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September 30, 2006

just watched this

Shadow Company .:The Rules of War Have Changed:.

an informative and compelling look at private security forces and their increased role in modern conflicts - especially in Iraq. really well done with little apparent bias. i recommend it to any of you documentary junkies out there.

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Is there no straw that will break this camel's back?

Posted by: Mary Bon at September 30, 2006 4:53 PM

You may also want to check out "Alive In Baghdad" - www.AliveInBaghdad.org. It's footage shot by actual Iraqis of their day-to-day lives and how they're being affected by the war.

Posted by: Erik Schark at September 30, 2006 5:12 PM

My brother believes that it will be the big corps (i.e. haliburton) who are building there own private armies that will eventually take the U.S. under martial law.

hew Ze, did you read this yet?

Posted by: nybe at October 1, 2006 8:59 PM

Hired Guns, an Esquire Feature Story by Tucker Carlson (March 2004), is what opened my eyes to this situation.

Check it out here: Hired Guns
URL: http://esquire.mondosearch.com/cgi-bin/MsmGo.exe?grab_id=0&EXTRA_ARG=GO.X%3D0%00%26GO.Y%3D0&CFGNAME=MssFind.cfg&host_id=42&page_id=473&query=tucker%20carlson&hiword=CARLSONS%20TUCKERED%20TUCKED%20carlson%20tucker%20CARLS%20

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Posted by: Mario Sundar at October 2, 2006 1:06 AM

I can't believe anyone could see this film as unbiased!

Posted by: MrZiggz at October 2, 2006 2:18 AM

Without having seen the film, it's difficult to form an opinion of its bias. It certainly purports to be balanced.

Unfortunately there are no upcoming screenings in the US yet. Strange.

Posted by: Elle Aswell at October 3, 2006 12:43 AM

This is not unbiased!

Posted by: Christian at October 3, 2006 6:11 PM

Got back in May. Haven't seen the movie, but the private security contractors over there are a problem. Combination of virtually zero oversight coupled with the fact that the job attracts the kind of guy who buys a full length mirror so he can recite lines from Rambo in front of it while wearing nothing but briefs and a tactical vest.

Posted by: Bryan at October 5, 2006 6:40 AM

Well, the U.S. has been sending U.S. troops to protect U.S. "intrests" around the world for over a hundred years. Now we pay Halberton to do it. So Halberton was already peeling the potatos, why wouldn't they peel the bullets?


Posted by: Dave at October 8, 2006 5:26 AM

Unfortunately not many screenings at all. However, this week is the week for the big grassroots screenings, which you can find on the website! Find one near you...

Posted by: gabriella at October 9, 2006 1:46 AM

Wow Ze, this is what my Brother-in-law Erik Prince does for a living! He operates the largest private army in the WORLD and he's a total fundamentalist Christian to boot!

I think it's great that it's becoming more acceptable to have private armies that answer to who pays them rather than the stupid will of the people.

Corporate feudalism, here we come! FEAR THE HEAD!

Posted by: The Disembodied Head of Dick Devos [TypeKey Profile Page] at October 10, 2006 7:13 AM

I just watched that thing called little superstar last night. I don't speak Indian, and frankly, I'm glad after watching that.

Posted by: Crispy at October 20, 2006 2:18 PM

More about Erik Prince and Blackwater USA:

(with pictures!)

Posted by: The Disembodied Head of Dick Devos at October 20, 2006 4:12 PM

you can find it at chomskytorrents for those piraters out there.

Posted by: robo at November 6, 2006 9:39 AM

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