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#1 I wonder what would happen if we offered to return their fighters for $10k or $100k each. Might lower the fighters' morale if they knew their buddies wouldn't pay.
Posted by gorb 2012-04-19 00:54||
#2 Retired IRS employees no doubt!
Posted by Flomble Darling of the Hemps8576 2012-04-19 08:19||
#3 A police source who knows how the extortion system works, tells the Herald that the Taliban usually have detailed information about the wealth, income and assets of the people they call to demand bhatta.
Targeted groups commonly referred by thieves, extortionists, and communists the world overs as the.... "top 2-percent highest earners."
Posted by Besoeker 2012-04-19 08:47||
#4 Seems most terrorist groups turn to drug running, bank robbery, or extortion eventually.
Posted by rjschwarz 2012-04-19 14:41||
#5 At the most basic level, any organization needs to recruit new members, because if not, eventually everyone in the organization will die of old age.
(For example, the Chinese Communists are in trouble, because they have not recruited any new communists in thirty years.)
These terrorist outfits use money to recruit. So we see that they use the recruits they have today to go where the money is now to get more money to be able to spend it to recruit for the future.
Because of that, stopping their access to money is a good policy, but always remember that the policy is not about the money. The policy is a means to deny access to new recruits.
Posted by rammer 2012-04-19 19:40||