Monday, March 17, 2008
Iraq: Taking Down The Gangs of Iraq: "The misfortunes of the Sunni Arab tough guys has provided more opportunities for the Shia gangs. Many of these began as religious fanatics, but are now in it for the money and power. Police are cracking down, and more frequently resulting in gun battles and major raids. It's a beginning, for there are hundreds of gangs. The U.S. intelligence efforts of the last five years have found that all the data collected on terrorists also picked up lots of useful stuff on the gangsters of Iraq."