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GIRL GANG’S GRIP ON LONDON UNDERWORLD REVEALED

new book out “Gangs of London” by Brian MacDonald. This being the Guardian, theyve concentrated on the distaff side. Apparently a female gang called “Forty Elephants” was operational in South London from the late 1700s to the 1950s. It would be interesting to know what the rest of the book is about. Maybe another newspaper will review it in the near future. It isnt clear from the review if it is out yet.

NARCOFOOTBALL

article on drug money and football in Colombia…more to be said about many other countries.

CCTV “HELPS SOLVE 6 CRIMES A DAY”

and how many crimes a day are there…and how much does the CCTV system cost? and how much would it cost to get the police a better public image so that the public come forward with evidence? and how many crimes a day does a detective solve? Note also the weasel word “helps”…

NINE CHARGED WITH CONSPIRACY AFTER UK TERRORISM RAIDS

Three from Cardiff, two from East London and four from Stoke on Trent. We will have to wait for the trials to discover what they are alleged to have been up to. West Midlands the lead counter-terrorist organisation in this case.

CHRISTMAS BOMB PLOTTERS WERE RADICALISED IN JAIL

Major source for this article appears to have been a neighbour of the men arrested in Cardiff. The allegation add a bit of colour to the post earlier on the charging of nine men. Twelve were originally arrested.

AL QAEDA FINDS NEW FRIENDS

This is a must read. Asian perspective on the changing nature of al Q and perhaps an insight into the quandries of the ISI.

Note particularly the claim that the insurgency in Kashmir a nexus of local mafias and the underworld ensured logistical support. Then note that graduates from this system have been given command of al Q operations in the West.

AL QAEDA FINDS NEW FRIENDS

This is a must read. Asian perspective on the changing nature of al Q and perhaps an insight into the quandries of the ISI.

Note particularly the claim that the insurgency in Kashmir a nexus of local mafias and the underworld ensured logistical support. Then note that graduates from this system have been given command of al Q operations in the West.

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