Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Executive Outcomes

Members of the private military firm, "Executive Outcomes". Based out of Pretoria, this PMF successfully intervened in the Angolan civil war from 1992-94, "to the point that the company claimed to have won the war"(Oliveira 116)

The company was hired by Sonangol at the "behest" of major oil companies such as Chevron and Texaco

"The resources available to the oil state allow it to confound reality with displays of force that poorer states cannot afford to enact"(Oliveira 113)

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