Organized crime, insurgencies and international politics. ISIL is the Joker…

Here below you’ll find a quotation taken form a recent interview given by President Obama. It well illustrates the nexus between organized crime and insurgencies. Obama refers to the case of the ISIL quoting “The Dark Knight“. I’ll use it in my security courses…

“Advisers recall that Obama would cite a pivotal moment in The Dark Knight, the 2008 Batman movie, to help explain not only how he understood the role of isis, but how he understood the larger ecosystem in which it grew. “There’s a scene in the beginning in which the gang leaders of Gotham are meeting,” the president would say. “These are men who had the city divided up. They were thugs, but there was a kind of order. Everyone had his turf. And then the Joker comes in and lights the whole city on fire. isil is the Joker. It has the capacity to set the whole region on fire. That’s why we have to fight it.”

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