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U.S. Faces Fight At Intersection Of Crime And Extremism

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The Justice Department says about half of all international criminal organizations have links to radical groups, including the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, Hezbollah and the Taliban.

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Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 5:02 am
Probably whats makes them international criminal groups

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 7:06 am
Noted thanks

Winn Adams (179)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 7:40 am
Thanks for this information.

pam w (139)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 9:51 am

Yvonne White (229)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 12:43 pm
"half of all international criminal organizations have links to radical groups" - wonder which half the CIA links with?;)

Jason S (50)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 7:16 pm
Good posting, thanks

cecily w (0)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 8:23 pm
Thank you.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday April 30, 2013, 11:47 pm
Thank you.

Ro H (0)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 3:37 am

bob m (32)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 7:15 am

this intersection is a three way ..or more...the other would be $$.

Marcel Elschot (347)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 11:20 am

Stephen Brian (23)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 12:43 am
While it brings a whole new dimension of danger and opposition, I think this is actually a very good sign. It looks like these criminal organizations actually need lawless zones from which to base operations. This is why they need to ally with militias which keep the government and law-enforcement away. The only reason they would have to go to the enormous added expense of helping to fund civil wars is if law-enforcement in these places has grown to the point where that is the most cost-effective way to continue operations.

The bright side of all of this, strategically, is that rebel militias now need to hold onto territory in order to maintain the allies (criminal organizations) which fund them. I hope they grow dependent on criminal organizations' funding. While it will make the militias more powerful in general, tying them to territory allows government-forces to engage them in something closer to conventional warfare, rather than current anti-guerrilla campaigns. With Western or other foreign support, or even for the most part without such support, those militias don't stand a chance in conventional warfare.

This could signal the beginning of the end for a lot of existing criminal organizations and, perhaps, many of those extremist groups.

cynthia l (207)
Thursday May 2, 2013, 2:30 pm
the cross streets of Greed and Insanity

Deborah W (6)
Saturday May 4, 2013, 7:31 am
International crime surely exists, but not the total picture of the world as we know it. Did you know, for example, that the cartels are now recruiting from Chicago gangs, themselves a force to be reckoned with. The enemy's within my friends.
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