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DRONE DOUBTS STRIKE CIA RANKS

Another warning that Obama is confusing the media impact in the US of drone strikes with successful counter-insurgency policy. Tthe drones are recruiting for al Qaeda and the taliban, not discouraging potential recruits, th author of the article argues.

MEN HELD AT NEW YORK JFK AIRPORT FACE TERROR CHARGE

It is alleged that they were off to join al Shabaab in Somalia. the only problem is that all the evidence will be from talking to an undercover NYPD officer…On the other hand, there will be evidence as to their preparatory activity. We shall see.

WEST MIDLANDS POLICE SAY CCTV EVIDENCE “INVALUABLE”

The local rag doesnt seem to know about the earlier post on the CCTV cameras in Muslim areas. Nor can the Birmingham Post do counting…Met report said only one crime per CCTV camera. They then allow the West Mids coppers to get away with three examples of succesful crime solving…and how many cameras, eh? The Lozells bit gives it away. We expect riots and weve now got the cameras in place to nick the lot of you…Just like the Chinese traffic control system in Tien an men square which caught so many of the demonstrators.

NEW EDITION OF NEWSLETTER NOW OUT!

Clicking on the title will download the newsletter in .pdf format. details of next month’s Summer school on Catania and several fascinating articles:
Stefano Becucci on Nigerians and Prostitution in Italy
Jean-Louis Briquet and Gilles Favaret-Garrigues “Socio-Historical Analysis of Politico-criminal Configurations”
Peter Klerks: exposing Criminal nodes through social network analysis
Bill Tupman: Civil Society and Organised Crime
Daniela Irrera: a Literature Review of Political Corruption

“DUDUS” BACKLASH: US BLASTS JAMAICA OVER EXTRADITION DELAY

Report from Jamaica at begionning of March that US putting pressure on for Jamaica to extradite “Dudus”, who contols Tivoli gardens, an area of Kingston. Subsequent events show that the government had good reason to think twice about going in to arrest him.

JAMAICA CLASHES CLAIM MORE THAN 70 LIVES

500 arrested too. Wonder if US Justice Department carried out a cost-benefit analysis…No cost to them. High costs to Jamaica. Benefits?? None for anyone as yet. Bit like Mexico really…The police end up illegitimate and the Army has to come in. So what do we do? Cut demand in the US maybe? Nah. Export your problems. Always the best way

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