24 Sep Have to write a discussion post about the followin
Have to write a discussion post about the following topic: 3 paragraphs are enough. Also sources are required. we have tried to make sure that we understand the differencesbetween criminal and terrorist organizations. However, the nexus of thetwo could be an interesting aspect to look into. Criminal and terroristorganizations can closely cooperate and, at times, they have. For thisresponse, try to explore some some aspects of this partnership andprovide some factual examples. an example from another student: (it has to be a different source/topic) Source: The Library of CongressArticle: Terrorist and Organized Crime Groups in the Tri-Border Area (TBA) of South America Link (Links to an external site.)Author: Rex HudsonCriminal groups and terrorist organizations have increasingly become amatter of concern for many nations around the globe. Both turnparticularly dangerous once they find a common shared interest thatstimulates cooperation for substantial material, political, andterritorial dominance gains. The nexus occurrence is not exclusive tothe Middle Eastern and North African region, but it is also present inthe South American Tri-Border Area (TBA), that is, where the territoriesof Brazil, Paraguay, and Argentina meet.Islamic radical groups including Egypt’s Al-Gama’a al-Islamiyya,Al-Jihad, al Qaeda, Hamas, Hizballah, and al-Muqawamah have partneredwith ruling local armed criminal groups and drug smuggling gangs to usethe TBA for fund-raising, drug and weapons trafficking, moneylaundering, plotting, and other activities in support of theirorganizations. One of the most known active groups being Al Qaeda’swhich has not only partnered with indigenous crime gangs but also withcorrupted officials and even Chinese and Russian mafias. Theirdocumented joint ventures are linked to trafficking of arms, drugs, anduranium, as well as money laundering to cite a few examples.The main beneficiaries of these criminal-terrorist engagements aremostly Chinese, Korean, Lebanese, and Taiwanese mafias. The thrivingbusiness of importing counterfeit Compact Disks (CDs) and CD-ROMs fromAsia is associated to wide crime networks in their respective countriesof origin. The Hong Kong Mafia is particularly active in large-scalesmuggling of pirated products from continental China to Ciudad del Estein Paraguay and keeps strong ties with Hizballah in the TBA.Furthermore, movement of unidentified Chinese mafias in the zoneseeking to expand into Argentina in order to establish themselves intothe duty-free zone of San Luis Province have also been reported. Atleast two Chinese mafia groups in the TBA, the Sung-I and Ming families,engage in illegal operations with the Egyptian al-Gama’a al-Islamiyyaradical Islamic organization.