by Garrett O’Brien, originally published 06-January-2018

International smuggling has exploded, deepening and accelerating the collaboration of transnational organized crime and terrorist groups.

Attacks like the Charlie Hebdo and Bataclan shootings in Paris, the kidnappings and murders by Boko Haram in Nigeria, and the San Bernardino shooting were partially funded by seemingly harmless illegal goods such as cheap cigarettes, smuggled oil, prostitution, fake Viagra, fake designer bags, and even bootleg DVDs.

But how can this be?

In Blood Profits, Vanessa Neumann Ph.D., an expert on dismantling illicit trade, explains how purchasing illegal goods translates to supporting organized crime and terrorists.

Vanessa also shows how the effects of the collapsed Iron Curtain, USSR scientists and intelligence agents left without work, regional trade pacts, the dissipation of the East-versus-West mentality, and new-age technology have all led to an intricate network of illegal trade.

She will lead you through a variety of cases, both by geography and by industry, selecting industries where illicit trade is generally poorly understood, before extracting lessons learned into some policy recommendations that we can all embrace.

Creative Finance on Steroids

Venezuelan money, Colombia drugs, North Korea, Iraq, Iran, Hezbollah…

Author Vanessa Neumann discusses how money from illegally purchased goods is filtered to terrorist groups and organized crime in her book, “Blood Profits.”

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VIDEO: Vanessa Provides a Reading from Her Book

Here’s a portion of her discussion from Books & Books​ in Coral Gables, Florida​….

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About Garrett O’Brien

Garrett is the owner of DecisiveLiberty.News. Formerly a Liberal then a Republican, Garrett has seen political parties by default look out for themselves and not the people. Garrett now focuses specifically on our Constitution as it is written. He uses Decisive Liberty as a platform to provide a voice to those that believe neither political party are protecting our Constitution nor our Rights to their fullest as our Founding Fathers wrote them in the First 10 Amendments. For the moment, Garrett resides in Brazil with his wife.

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