Crime Knows No Borders

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

From the Bulgarian sex trade to Nigerian internet frauds, Misha Glenny, author of McMafia: A Journey Through the Global Criminal Underworld, sheds light on organized crime around the world.


Misha Glenny

Comments [5]

James B from NYC

Isa in Istanbul...u go girl!! & I luv the world 'dodgy'... Misha rocks, BUT: ...the 'underground' economy supplies what the 'overground' demands - all these young (& not-so-young anymore) dead heads who wanna save the world by fryin their God-given brains are the funders of the drugs & guns lords. All those tax-the-rich welfare state tax evaders buyin on the black market to avoid paying 'designer' prices & taxes thereon 4 counterfeit designer-like, tax free goods. We have met da enemy & it is US.

Apr. 08 2009 02:44 AM
isa kocher from istanbul

the global criminal underworld rides on the back of the criminal global overworld[sic]. Our secretary of the treasury was instrumentental in creating the instruments which have been been the foundation of a criminal superstructure which sabotaged regulated banking and finance, and they have literally flown that vehicle into the hole left at the WTC. The masters of the universe have sent off terrorists far more guilty of crimes against humanity than anybody engaged in crime. As Nixon/Bush/Cheney/Harriman/Halliburton/Exxon have said in plain English: they write the rules. Government by the corporations for the corporations at the expense of the people.

Apr. 07 2009 11:49 AM

I sure admire people like your guest and William Langewiesche ("The Outlaw Seas") who track these incredible underground issues. And yet, it seems to take forever for them to bubble to the surface of our public consciousness.

Can he address the Canadian crisis stemming from bike gangs/organized crime smuggling of cigs, people and drugs across Indian reservations, mainly the ones straddling NY and Canada?

Is our current approach to indigenous peoples' sovereignty a growing cancer to both countries?

Apr. 07 2009 11:46 AM

I sure admire people who track these burgeoning, underground issues, such as your guest and William Langewiesche ("The Outlaw Seas")

And yet, it seems to take forever to get any real action.

Can your guest address the Canadian crisis stemming from cigarette/drug/people smuggling from the reservations in New York/Canada?

Apr. 07 2009 11:41 AM
Nick from NYC


Is your guest the same Misha Glenny who did a translation of Bulgakov's "Master and Margarita"?

Apr. 07 2009 11:30 AM

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