Download e-book for kindle: Dirty Wars: The World Is A Battlefield by Jeremy Scahill

By Jeremy Scahill

In Dirty Wars, Jeremy Scahill, writer of the New York Times best-seller Blackwater, takes us within America’s new covert wars. The foot squaddies in those battles function globally and contained in the usa with orders from the White residence to do no matter what is critical to seek down, seize or kill members precise via the president as enemies.

Drawn from the ranks of the military SEALs, Delta strength, former Blackwater and different deepest defense contractors, the CIA’s unique actions department and the Joint distinctive Operations Command ( JSOC), those elite infantrymen function around the world, with millions of mystery commandos operating in additional than 100 international locations. Funded via “black budgets,” designated Operations Forces behavior missions in denied parts, have interaction in special killings, clutch and seize contributors and direct drone, AC-130 and cruise missile moves. whereas the Bush management deployed those ghost militias, President Barack Obama has multiplied their operations and given them new scope and legitimacy.

Dirty Wars follows the results of the statement that “the global is a battlefield,” as Scahill uncovers an important international coverage tale of our time. From Afghanistan to Yemen, Somalia and past, Scahill stories from the frontlines during this high-stakes research and explores the depths of America’s worldwide killing desktop. He is going underneath the outside of those covert wars, performed within the shadows, outdoor the diversity of the click, with out potent congressional oversight or public debate. And, in line with extraordinary entry, Scahill tells the chilling tale of an American citizen marked for assassination via his personal government.

As US leaders draw the rustic deeper into conflicts around the globe, atmosphere the area level for huge destabilization and blowback, american citizens aren't purely at higher risk—we are altering as a kingdom. Scahill unmasks the shadow warriors who prosecute those mystery wars and places a human face at the casualties of unaccountable violence that's now legit coverage: sufferers of evening raids, mystery prisons, cruise missile assaults and drone moves, and entire periods of individuals branded as “suspected militants.” via his courageous reporting, Scahill exposes the genuine nature of the soiled wars the us govt struggles to maintain hidden.

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Más grave aún que la existencia de esa profunda desigualdad entre los dos tipos de sociedades en que se divide el mundo actual, es el hecho de que la misma, lejos de disminuir, aumenta continuamente. Este hecho, además, no es nuevo, ya que es sólo la continuación de una tendencia histórica de larga data. En efecto, muchos economistas han señalado que, hasta hace unos 200 o 300 años, todas las sociedades tenían ingresos similares: entre 50 y 200 dólares per capita. En términos generales, se puede decir que, hace unos 300 años, el nivel de vida de muchos de los países actualmente subdesarrollados no era sensiblemente inferior al de los países de Europa occidental.

La gravedad de estas deficiencias en el conocimiento de los suelos se refleja claramente en la siguiente afirmación del informe ya citado: Es necesario tener en cuenta, en estos momentos en que se pretende programar el desarrollo latinoamericano, que no es posible pensar en una planificación que en la práctica se traduzca en mejoramien­ tos concretos de la productividad agropecuaria, si no se cuenta con el apoyo de una información completa y segura sobre los suelos. Hasta ahora los países de la región no disponen de esa información, y ade­ más carecen de medios adecuados para obtenerla a breve plazo.

60 Ciencia y política en América Latina Fuente: oea, Consejo Interamericano Cultural, Estrategia para el desarrollo técnico de América Latina, Viña del Mar, Chile, 1959. Las cifras que acabamos de comentar confirman claramente lo que ya habíamos visto antes en forma general: que el sistema productivo de la región, fundamentalmente el sector industrial, no realiza ni apoya investigación científica y tecnológica, limitándose a copiar las soluciones técnicas generadas en otras partes del mundo, o improvisando soluciones pragmáticas sin base en ningún esfuerzo serio de investigación.

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