Tuesday, February 14, 2006

You can't kill terrorists with a calculator

Dollar billJeffrey Robinson believes that Gordon Brown is looking in the wrong place for terrorist finances:

To get to the terrorists, you’ve got to get down below the radar, where the IRA first settled and where al-Qaeda’s franchisees are crawling around now. Then, why reinvent the wheel? Why build a new “Bletchley Park” when there’s already a group in place that specialises in this sort of thing. The National Terrorist Financial Investigation Unit (NTFIU), part of Special Branch at Scotland Yard, understands the link between terrorism and low- level crime, and happens to be very good at interrupting it. A huge increase in their funding would be a great start. Unfortunately, “Bletchley Park” makes for a better headline.

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