Rare insight into relationships between paramilitaries and organised crime. Feud between “Real IRA” and organised crime groups in Dublin. RIRA after control of club door security in order to control drug sales. Somebody must be researching this and writing it up over in Ireland. Classic behaviour.
Frustratingly short piece about the closing of the Dortmund model because of a glut of Bulgarian prostitutes and the gangs that control them. I will check the German press to see if there’s more info.
OBL apparently on the move. Something being planned. A spectacular, a policy shift…Or what? Lots of meetings have been happening, apparently and bin Laden has been present. Strategic rethink in response to change in the Arab World? How to take advantage of Western military intervention? Or even all of these things?
72 migrants who were being smuggled were killed by the Zetas cartel for refusing to work for them. Presumably more will come out at the trial.