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weapons for money?

Discussion in 'News' started by gnamla, Oct 13, 2004.

  1. gnamla

    gnamla New Jack

    Joined: Apr 20, 2004 Messages: 36 Likes Received: 0
    so now lots of insurgents have turned in their weapons for money, am i the only one that thinks this is stupid? i mean sure they lose their weapons but now they have money to possible buy nuke technology or nukes or bio weapons, wow now we are funding terrorists maybe we should invade ourselves, yalls thoughts....
     
  2. Dick Quickwood

    Dick Quickwood 12oz Loyalist

    Joined: Aug 25, 2002 Messages: 14,783 Likes Received: 14
    there's often more to be known than what you can find out from the news
     
  3. hottnickels

    hottnickels Junior Member

    Joined: Sep 25, 2003 Messages: 178 Likes Received: 0
    yeah i'm sure that $50 they're getting for each AK is really buying a lot of nukes.

    it's a stupid idea because there is an endless supply of weapons.
    not because it funds terrorism.

    stop buying counterfeited NBA jerseys and Hilfinger gear.
    that shit funds terrorism.
     
  4. ClueTwo

    ClueTwo Veteran Member

    Joined: Nov 30, 2001 Messages: 9,016 Likes Received: 117
    Wheeeewwwww...I'm glad this counterfeit NFL jersey doesn;t support anything but the black guy that sold it to me and his crack habits......
     
  5. hottnickels

    hottnickels Junior Member

    Joined: Sep 25, 2003 Messages: 178 Likes Received: 0
    i am sorta doubting that crackheads have a factory somewhere churning out countrfeit gear.

    i'm just repeating shit i've read recently:
    terrorists have turned to counterfeit clothing as a great way to make money.
    it's smart too, if you consider that they are trying to destroy a consuming society like this one.
     
  6. SteveAustin

    SteveAustin Veteran Member

    Joined: Mar 12, 2002 Messages: 7,042 Likes Received: 2
    ^ yeah...word...I recently read the same article.

    a quick search found this:

    Counterfeit Goods Linked to Al Qaeda

    From the Associated Press

    WASHINGTON – From knockoffs of designer Kate Spade handbags to pirated DVDs, Al Qaeda and other terrorist groups increasingly are turning to counterfeit goods to fund their operations, lawmakers were told Wednesday.

    The global trade in counterfeit goods is estimated at $400 billion to $450 billion a year, said Ronald K. Noble, Secretary general of Interpol, the organization that coordinates information among law enforcement agencies in 181 countries.

    Noble did not have any figures on what percentage of funds may be going directly into the hands of terrorists, but he told the House Committee on International Relations that police agencies are “seeing the connection between terrorist financing and intellectual property crime.”

    He pointed to counterfeit cigarette trafficking by paramilitary groups in Northern Ireland and profits from counterfeit CDs and other goods being funneled to Hezbollah in the Mideast.

    Noble said some supporters of Al Qaeda have been found with huge amounts of counterfeit items.
    “If you find one Al Qaeda operative with it, it’s like finding one roach in your house or one rat in your house,” he said. “It should be enough to draw your attention to it.”

    Larry Johnson, a consultant on counterfeiting and money laundering, testified that sources of state-sponsored terrorism are disappearing, leading terrorist groups to pursue other avenues.
    Committee Chairman Henry J. Hyde (R-Ill.) said that “should make you think twice before buying that knockoff purse or a fake CD.”

    When asked how Americans might tell the difference between counterfeits and the real thing, Asa Hutchinson—Homeland Security undersecretary for border and transportation security—said price is a good indication.

    “If you’ve got a CD on the street corner selling for a dollar, that ought to raise some suspicions that maybe this is not on the up and up.” Hutchinson said.

    Nearly half of the fake handbags, video games and other goods seized in 2002 came from China, and more than one-fourth came from Taiwan, he said.

    Some of the fakes were showcased at the hearing, including Levi’s jeans, batteries, extension cords and Christmas lights.

    Noble testified that, in general, law enforcement around the world has not made counterfeiting and piracy a high-priority crime. He said the focus is often on seizing the goods, and not on investigating who might be receiving the profits.
     
  7. effyoo

    effyoo Elite Member

    Joined: Sep 2, 2002 Messages: 4,703 Likes Received: 0
    Its true what they say about the counterfeit gear. When I was in Asia, the locals I was with wouldn't buy any bootleg cd's or dvd's from the Muslim vendors because it "funded terrorists". This was in August 2001, so I was unaware of the whole Muslim extremist thing, but a few weeks later I understood exactly what they were talking about.
     
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